New App, Swigr, ‘Animates’ Beverage Labels
A clever way for consumers to discover the story behind their favorite drinks will soon be a feature on whiskey, gin, and vodka, with the popular concept expanding beyond the beer industry. Swigr, a new-generation smartphone App, enables consumers to scan labels with their phones to discover the stories behind the product.
The stunning concept uses augmented reality to virtually animate packaging, playing multimedia content and offering interactive experiences directly via the product label.
According to Dave Chaffey, whose team is behind the technology, the popular concept, which first launched to brewers, is expanding into the distilled spirits industry: “It’s absolutely stunning to see first-hand – bringing labels to life to tell the story behind the product.”
The concept is designed to appeal to a new generation of consumers, with a solution that harnesses new technology and social storytelling.
“Consumers love the experience,” Chaffey said. “It’s a new form of storytelling that’s authentic and engaging. It offers brands a great opportunity to connect with today’s digital savvy consumers. It’s a compelling drawcard for millennials – the under forties, who are socially connected, and always on their phones. They love the experience – it’s a new form of storytelling that’s authentic and engaging.”
According to the swigr.com website, Swigr enables any beverage brand to harness the power of augmented reality, to offer a richer customer experience from the label of every product.
“Swigr makes it easy for any beverage producers to tell their story, virtually, from the labels of their products,” said Chaffey. “It’s a brilliant way to stand out, and it’s an experience that delivers the Wow factor; customers can’t wait to share it – in the company of friends, and throughout social media.”
The technology, which was initially launched to the beer industry in 2021, has more than fifty breweries from around the world have using the technology, including Budweiser, Paulaner, Abita, Harpoon Brewing, and AB in Bev.
The team attributes the rapid industry adoption to the ready-to-go platform, which eliminates barriers to entry, including no requirement for QR codes or specially printed labels, integration with existing products and quick setup.
“It’s no secret,” “we set out to offer a new experience for consumers, and to create a new place for producers to engage consumers, right from their product.”
“We see this as a new opportunity for drinks makers to really connect with their audience,” Chaffey said, “and we’re looking forward to seeing how the spirits market develops.”
More information is available on the Swigr website – swigr.com.