White Claw Hard Seltzer Brand Development & Digital Assets

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Launched White Claw Hard Seltzer and developed digital assets to drive initial awareness and engagement.

White Claw is a new-to-world brand under the Mike’s Hard Lemonade portfolio created to jump-start a segment of spiked sparkling seltzer drinks in a newly forming category. Target consumers are health conscious millennials looking for a flavored alternative to light beer to accommodate their active lifestyle.

Situational Analysis

White Claw is a 5% ABV product and was primarily offered to grocery channels in 12 oz. skinny can, 6 packs.

Key Issues

Although the flavored malt beverage category has become more defined over the past 5 years, spiked seltzer is an evergreen category needing definition through defined brands and consumer education.


Use fitness trends, millennial desires and brand attributes to find moments in time through media, social, event and retail outlets to define the category and bring brand awareness together.

  • Creative: Communicated in a healthy-living, community-oriented manner.
  • Website: Designed and built mobile first, the site is meant to educate consumers on what the product/category can offer and keep users engaged through animations for all devices.
  • SEO Blogs: Designed and built three unique brands and blogs with SEO tactics to promote the name and myth of White Claw prior to the website launch for search result optimization.
  • Retail: Messaging was clean, direct and clear on product attributes to provide on-shelf and store placement versatility across spirits, fresh ingredients and healthy -food alternatives.


The website saw over 15,000 unique visitors in the first 3 weeks of the product on the market with 2 minutes plus off-site engagement and the lowest bounce rate in the mike’s hard lemonade portfolio. The blogs and site also held the top search engine results within the first 3 weeks of launch. The implementation of these solutions has resulted in the most successful product launch since the 1999 introduction of Mike’s Hard Lemonade.