NJ Wine Shop Thrives on Marketing Differentiation

Amanti Vino is different than its competitors, and that means special benefits for customers.

The Montclair, NJ retailer (wine, spirits, and specialty microbrew) is led by Sharon Sevrens, a former investment banker turned sommelier and wine educator.

Sevrens and her store generate significant earned media coverage. She’s been featured on CNBC and CBS (New York) television, profiled in The Wall Street Journal, and is a Huffington Post blogger.

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Amanti Vino. Montclair, NJ. Credit. Amanti Vino.

Amanti Vino – Montclair, NJ. Credit. Amanti Vino.

Hand-Selected Wines

“We taste thousands of wines each year so that I can identify the very best for each region, varietal, price point, etc. We taste the bad wines so you don’t have to!”

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Marketing is Fun, Differentiation is Hard. Part 3 of 3.

This is the final post in a three-part series this week on marketing differentiation.

Part 1 highlighted New York City wine retailer Taste Wine Company (User Experience Innovation Creates New Kind of Wine Store). The innovative idea propelling this new venture: shoppers can taste every bottle before buying!

Part 2 featured European hotel brand Mama Shelter, and their USA launch in Los Angeles (Redefining the Boutique Hotel Experience for an American Audience).


In this final installment, we’ll take a look at the Jewish National Fund (JNF). Why did a nonprofit best-known for planting trees in Israel participate at this year’s South by Southwest® (SXSW®) festival?

Kosher Carne - JNF at SXSW 2015

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Marketing is Fun, Differentiation is Hard. Part 2.

This is part two of a three-part series on marketing differentiation.

Part 1 highlighted New York City wine retailer Taste Wine Company (User Experience Innovation Creates New Kind of Wine Store).  The innovative idea propelling this new venture:  shoppers can taste every bottle before buying!

Today, in Part 2, we take a look at global hotel brand Mama Shelter, and how its founders are putting a different spin on the US boutique hotel business.

Credit: Mama Shelter.

Credit: Mama Shelter.

 

 

Redefining Boutique Hotel Experience for an American Audience

The Mama Shelter hotel brand is an example of both marketing differentiation and a global-brand applied geographically. Continue reading