December 21, 2015 Leave a comment
It’s that time of the year again. You’re hunting for christmas presents. You find yourself caught in both physical shopping spaces as well as on e-commerce websites. This year’s annual Christmas routine brought me into the Nespresso store. Accidentally something positioned as “Nespresso compatible sugar” caught my eye. It was an instant flashback to thoughts I had four years ago, in a blog post called “where’s my Nespresso sugar?” I believe it’s very cool to see Nespresso introduce this sugar (regardless of the fact that this is pure marketing trickery). However, I feel like they left loads of opportunities behind them when implementing.
What’s next for “Nespresso Sugar”?
I think what we might see next is a complete range of sugars. That’s fully in line with the coffee range. And it also makes sense. There are many sugars in the world. And many tastes in the world. In this respect, Nespresso could easily market different kind of “sugars”. While doing so, they could have a look at the sugar packaging. Clearly, today’s packaging is not branded as the coffee is. It doesn’t breathe emotion. Redesign of the sugar package is highly recommended. Not only in terms of branding and identity, also with regards to “usability”.
Furthermore, why not push it a little further and conceive “coffee+sugar combos”?
50 Shades of Sugar. What else?
So to introduce their sugar product line, Nespresso could launch a very cool campaign from the concept “50 shades of sugar.”
Think about the power of this concept for both traditional advertising and so-called new inbound marketing communication.
Is sugar truly a money-maker? What about milk: 50 shades of white?
I noticed Nespresso is recently starting to push their “coffee + milk” machines. Would it be a good idea to have a “50 shades of white” milk line? What can be said about coffee and sugar, holds also true for milk.
Looking forward to some creative communications about milk and sugar, Nespresso!