Cheers to Corona Extra for Achieving ‘Total Social’ Success Online and Offline

Engagement Labs Announces Rankings of Top U.S. Beer Brands Based on Social Media and Word of Mouth Performance

TORONTO, ON – November 10, 2015 – Technology and data company Engagement Labs (TSXV:EL), creator of eValue Analytics™, today released its ‘Total Social’ data rankings on the top U.S. beer brands for both social media and word of mouth (WOM) conversations.

‘Total Social’ combines Engagement Labs’ proprietary eValue social media measurement tool and TalkTrack®, the leading measurement source of WOM conversation from the Keller Fay Group, an Engagement Labs company.

Top Ten U.S. Beer Brands - Online and Word of Mouth Conversations

Source: Engagement Labs eValueTM 2015 rankings of U.S. beer brands and Keller Fay’s TalkTrack® 2015 ranking U.S. beer brands’ word of mouth conversation.

“Beer has immense appeal to a broad audience, therefore after analyzing dozens of beer brands, it’s no surprise to see the top U.S. beer brands making a significant impact on social media, indicating that their content is reaching the masses,” said Bryan Segal, CEO at Engagement Labs.

Corona Extra is a stand out in the rankings, with strong performance both in terms of its social media engagement as well as its WOM momentum. Momentum demonstrates the increase of brand mentions annually based on a six-month comparison. Corona Extra ranked first on Facebook with the highest overall eValue score and scored significantly above its peers with respect to Engagement and Impact. Online success of the beer brand also translated to WOM success, with Corona Extra scoring the highest for WOM momentum indicating that the brand’s marketing efforts are successfully driving conversation both on and offline.

Second place brand on Facebook, Pabst Blue Ribbon, was the most Engaged brand, scoring 68.49 out of 100, when isolating this metric. The brand’s frequent posts on the channel gave its followers ample content to engage with. Third place finisher Budweiser, which had the most followers in the top ten, led the pack for Responsiveness. Bud Light, which placed fourth, ranked the highest for Impact with a score of 83.94.

“The most successful beer brands that we have seen online are the ones using content to generate participation from their audiences,” continued Segal. “For example, Pabst Blue Ribbon shared artwork and images from their customers that incorporate the drink, while encouraging the use of their hashtags #Pabst or #PBR. Furthermore, Corona Extra took a similar approach posting professional photography of their beverage accompanied with food or beach scenery and asked a question to fans, which enabled their followers to engage with the post or tag a friend they knew would be interested.”

On Twitter, Miller Lite ranked first. The brand had the highest Twitter following and scored significantly higher than its peers when it came to Engagement and Impact, scoring 71.26 and 82.18, respectively. Taking advantage of their expansive reach, the brand consistently posted on Twitter using short, witty and entertaining content that caught the eyes of its audience. Bud Light, ranked second on Twitter, and had the second highest Responsiveness score, followed by Budweiser which was the most Responsive brand with a score of 48.14, more than double the group average score.

Measuring WOM momentum, Coors and Coors Light ranked second and third respectively, behind Corona Extra. When it comes to the quality of WOM conversation, Heineken, Sam Adams and Blue Moon are the brands with the strongest positive sentiment.

“Ultimately, online conversations can have a major influence on how much people talk about your brand and the word of mouth volume it receives. For example, Corona Extra’s online marketing efforts do not just focus on marketing their beer. The brand markets an experience, such as associating their beer with the enjoyment of a beachside vacation. It’s through marketing strategies like this that a brand stays relevant across various mediums and not just in the online space,” stated Segal.

About Engagement Labs

Engagement Labs (TSXV:EL) offers intelligent ‘Total Social’ data, analytics and insights for marketers and organizations enabling them to track, measure and benchmark the conversations happening around their brand or industry both online and offline. These conversations are proven to drive critical business outcomes, including sales, while Engagement Labs’ tools provide data and actionable insight to help guide business decisions and power marketing effectiveness.

Engagement Labs’ eValue™ Analytics tool is the global benchmark for social media scoring. eValue’s proprietary data technology offers real-time analysis to measure a brand’s social media and digital marketing efforts, distilling it down to a single meaningful number between 0 and 100 - an eValue score. Composed of a series of metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), an eValue score measures social media Engagement, Impact and Responsiveness which is benchmarked against 100,000+ handpicked and verified brands. The Keller Fay Group, an Engagement Labs company, is the only firm to regularly measure offline conversation via TalkTrack ®; independent research finds offline conversation is a significant driver of sales with twice the impact of online conversation.

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