AB InBev Global Director of Customer Experience Honored with Consumer Goods Technology Visionary Award

Daniel Ingram’s Vision for Collaborative Social Advertising Initiative Aids Recovery and Revitalization of Restaurants and Bars Worldwide

Tiger Pistol, the only Collaborative Advertising Platform™ that makes high performance social advertising simple and scalable for brands and their channel partners, has announced that Daniel Ingram, Global Director of Customer Experience at Anheuser-Busch InBev, has received the Consumer Goods Technology 2021 Visionary Award. Tiger Pistol nominated Ingram for the award based on his innovative mission and proactive engagement of Tiger Pistol to execute Ingram’s COVID revitalization initiative at scale.

“Innovators use their creativity, vision, and compassion to solve the unsolvable,” said Paul Elliott, Tiger Pistol CEO. “Ingram’s collaborative social advertising initiative helped thousands of businesses worldwide prosper in ordinary times and is further helping save thousands more businesses and jobs in a time of instability. He continuously goes above and beyond to support AB InBev trade partners, utilizing Tiger Pistol’s platform technology to ensure strategic alignment, global knowledge share, and local adoption. It was a no-brainer and a point of pride to nominate him for this honor.”

Ingram led the partnership with Tiger Pistol to execute a scaled social advertising program to empower AB InBev’s global network of bars, restaurants, and retailers with brand-funded, direct-response local social campaigns to drive foot traffic, all run directly from the establishments’ own Facebook Pages. The ads utilized AB InBev’s recognizable brand creative assets and more with dynamically localized messaging, directing consumers to their local tavern, steakhouse, sports bar, or convenience store. The scale and efficiency provided by the Tiger Pistol’s Collaborative Advertising Platform offered a game-changing competitive advantage, increasing localization, personalization, and relevancy with the ability to publish global campaigns from local establishment and retailer social pages.

As the pandemic traveled across the globe, restaurants and bars were closing in its wake. Ingram quickly realized that driving foot traffic wouldn’t work for every location. With each region affected differently, Ingram and Tiger Pistol worked closely to create a new social strategy. The focus was to support small businesses during this crisis, helping them recover with ads structured around community building, gift cards sales, home delivery, no-contact curbside pickup in impacted communities. As local Covid orders lifted, the ads shifted to drive foot traffic to open locations.

“AB InBev’s support initiatives for the recovery and revitalization of restaurants and bars focused on the essential role restaurants and bars play in fostering memories and connections in the lives of consumers,” said Elliott. “This work allowed AB InBev to build stronger, longer lasting bonds with their points of sale.”

“I am extremely honored and humbled that Tiger Pistol nominated me for the Visionary Award,” said Ingram. “I knew I needed a top-notch team like Tiger Pistol with best in-class technology to realize this trade partner program. Together, we deployed a unique capability to provide hyper-localized social media marketing services at scale, and mobilized communities to support local businesses.”

Ingram adds that moving forward technologies such as hyper-localized social media advertising will have the biggest impact on the industry. “Post-Pandemic, local retailers, pubs, and restaurants will remain the lifeblood of our business so collaborative social advertising must be center stage in our marketing efforts,” said Ingram.

Ingram’s Consumer Technology Goods Visionary Award is the latest in a string of industry recognitions for Tiger Pistol and AB InBev’s partnership. Their work together served as the basis for the following honors: Digiday Technology Awards, Best Social Media Marketing Platform 2019 and 2020; Street Fight Innovator Awards, Best Social Media Campaign; AdExchanger Awards, Best Social Media Campaign; U.S. Social Media Awards, Best use of Facebook/Instagram and the Innovation Award, and 12th annual Shorty Awards finalist, Best Facebook Campaign, Best Strategic Use of Localization, Best Use of Social for Consumer Products.

3 Ways to Increase the Effectiveness of your Collaborative Advertising Creative

Collaborative creative permits brands to speak to communities by localizing messaging and media through local points of sale. These points of sale might be an independently operated SMB, a chain store, sales agent, or even a vending machine. No matter the front, collaborative creative is all about making the local merchant the hero of the campaign while promoting a brand product. Localization is a term used ad nauseam in ad tech these days, but what does it really mean? Is it just inserting a city name and tightening your targeting radius? It can be. But do it well, and it will be that and much more. True collaborative creative is scalable, relevant to the consumer, and still tied to ROAS.

There are three components to effective collaborative creative:

1. Locality and Community 

People like to buy things from stores and merchants they are already familiar with; therefore, it’s easier to move someone towards a transaction from a store they visit regularly than to try to convince them to buy something from an unfamiliar shop. This is why location- specific information is so important. The benefit of collaborative advertising™ is being able to connect a brand’s product to a specific place to drive consumer activity, this can only happen if you tell them where. 

Ads with recognizable brand creative launched from the location Facebook or Instagram Page offer the ability to dynamically adjust offers or other elements of the copy. Get Directions, button links to map applications to show exactly where to buy.

2. Relevance

Collaborative creative can also be used to ensure your featured products or services are presented most effectively to local consumers. This means allowing specific stores to choose which products to feature in their ads or running multi-variant campaigns which present multiple different products at the same time — enabling real-time creative optimization to discern which to display in each local market.

Text overlays compliment relevant imagery to further personalize and localize the advertisement. 

3. Proximity 

No collaborative creative is complete without the proper delivery vehicle. While the behind-the-ad targeting may not always be thought of as “creative” in the classic sense, social targeting should always be inextricably linked with your imagery and copy; therefore, targeting is an important element of collaborative creative. This means always linking hyper-localized images and text with hyper-targeted campaign concepts. An ad that says “Buy this product right here and right now” is only effective if it reaches consumers within a reasonable distance to do so. What’s more, the efficiency gains from collaborative creative come in part, from the hyper-localized targeting. 

Bringing Cohesion to Your Collaborative Creative

You can have all the components, but how does one take some localized components and make into a cohesive ad unit? Specialized analytics can help here. Understanding performance retroactively can guide future creative development. Furthermore, scalability is also of great import with collaborative creative because it works best with many differentiated ad units and campaigns that are based on your sales network of stores, merchants, and agents. With Tiger Pistol, not only can you get the best creative analytics for collaborative advertising, with analysis that crosses nearly 200 billion data points, but you also get a powerful publishing engine that can deploy thousands of localized ads with a single button click. Tiger Pistol’s platform allows you to speak to consumers in their local communities, pointing them to their nearest point of sale, with relevant brand messaging showing them products they desire.

Only Tiger Pistol’s collaborative advertising solution allows you to localize and personalize all parts of your social ads, from copy to media to call to action. Collaborative creative templates give brands the power to distribute personalized, relevant content based on their points of sale to effectively drive business. See how it works