Stoli Takes Page From Coors Light’s Playbook

from Adweek: Stolichnaya wants to own “cold.” After a campaign that celebrated “little truths” found during a night out, the premium vodka brand has refined its positioning with an effort touting the fact that Stoli tastes best chilled.
Allied Domecq bought the brand in 2001. Since then, it has been researching how the target 21- to 29-year-olds relate to vodka brands.
“They were looking for a true, authentic product and any research we’ve done says true vodka is Russian,” said Joanne Kletecka, brand director at Stoli.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.