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As a seasoned traveller who undertakes several international trips a year, John Jewell implemented a new travel strategy in 2015, undertaking shorter, more frequent trips, allowing leads and subsequent projects to be followed up faster and more effectively. With 2016 well underway, what are John’s thoughts on the new strategy?
The new approach to travel worked incredibly well in 2015. It allowed for increased exposure to international trends and even more dedicated face-to-face time with existing clients. When you travel as much as I do, it’s important to continually evaluate and refine the year’s travel strategy to make sure the time spent abroad is as productive as possible for both myself and my clients.
John spent almost 3 months overseas in 2015, attending wine shows such as Prowein, London International Wine Fair, Bordeaux Wine Fair and the Bulk Wine Exhibition in Amsterdam. The time abroad is also used to visit retailers to identify emerging trends and any shifts in the market. Of his discoveries for 2015, John says,
Supermarkets and wine stores are ranging wine by flavour profile rather than grape variety (i.e. Red wines are listed as either light, easy of powerful. White wines are listed as dry, medium sweet or sweet and Rose is listed as either fresh or sweet. Sparkling is still listed under the sparkling category), this is a big change in the way wine is displayed and we’ve yet to see this reflected in Australian retail outlets.
The other shift that has become evident in the last 12 months is the move in London and China from conservative wine label designs to more modern and contemporary styles. Specifically in China, this change seems to be driven by young entrepreneurs having an increased influence on the market.
Year after year, John still believes Prowein in Dusseldorf is his most successful, saying,
I’ve been attending Prowein for 12 years now and it continues to be the stand-out. In 2015 I was booked out for 3 days straight with meetings every 45 minutes for 8 hours each day.
The continual success of John’s visits to Prowein means this year he’ll be accompanied by Melissa, another member of the JJD team to help in delivering even greater outcomes from the fair.
The extra pair of legs on the ground isn’t the only change for the year ahead, 2016 will also see John attending additional wine shows in New York, Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong.
With all this locked in and other plans in the works, 2016 is already shaping up to be a busy one!
It’s already been a busy year for John, his passport and his ever-growing insights into emerging wine trends throughout the globe. John is undertaking shorter, more frequent trips to the UK and Europe so that he can be responsive in sharing his international knowledge with his valued clients.
John recently attended ProWein in Dusseldorf Germany, which is now regarded as the biggest trading show in the world. John says…
Prowein is a fantastic opportunity for me to meet with as many international clients as possible in a concentrated period of time. These exchanges are incredibly productive and the resulting work often hits the office before I’m even back in the country.
John was back in Australia for a few weeks after ProWein before heading off to the London Wine Fair, which he has participated in since 2002. This year saw him conduct six meetings a day, primarily with distributors. Regarding developments in the industry, John said…
It’s interesting to note the move towards trendy, quirky wine label designs in the U.K. I’ll be keeping an eye out to see how this develops further in the coming year.
John will be back for a total of 13 days before heading off again, this time to Vinexpo in Bordeaux. Stay tuned for further travel updates on this and subsequent trips.
John travels have seen him recently return from Prowein in Germany and Chengdu Wine Show in China.
Prowein – Germany
John spent his time in Prowein catching up with our European clients, meeting with potential new ones and, with what little time he had left, exploring & researching the international market discovering new styles, trends & labelling techniques in the wine industry.
John’s discoveries will help John Jewell Design develop an extremely creative and varied style of labels whilst also focusing on developing a portfolio of BIB designs that are both revolutionary in the packaging and the imagery.
John also travelled extensively throughout Germany meeting with clients and printers.
It is always fascinating to see what the world is doing in wine and beverage packaging and discovering new wine trends like the “Hugo” brands in Germany and the raft of fruit wine blended products in the market in Europe. It is particularly gratifying to see the explosion of Prosecco sparkling styles now available John Jewell
John also found a number of brilliant printers in Germany that can produce the packaging that the John Jewell Design team needs to be able to satisfy our creative desires. There are some exciting design developments on the horizon.
After John attending a full three days at Prowein in Germany, John has made some amazing contacts along with an array of future business opportunities for John Jewell Design.
We received this testimonial from Saskia A. Prum after John’s trip to Prowein.
“Dear Mr Jewell, It was very nice to meet you personally at Prowein. Thank you again very much for your great design for our new labels. Great job of your team!”Saskia A. Prum
John was also given fantastic feed back regarding our bespoke labels and the quality of work that has been produced recently.
This year John’s annual trip to Prowein will continue. With him spending the full three days researching the market and looking for new innovative ways to design and produce effective wine labels. John will aslo be meeting with new and existing clients.
John Jewell visited Prowein in Dusseldorf, Germany where he met with new and existing clients. It was a very successful trip securing several new clients and opening the door to exciting new future business.
John has just returned from will meetings in Phoenix, Arizona, Greenville, South Carolina and then Prowein 2011 in Dusseldorf, Germany where he met with new and existing clients from Chili, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Finland and Norway.
John Jewell visited Prowein in Dusseldorf, Germany where he met with new and existing clients. At the completion of the Trade Show, John flew to the US to have meetings in Phoenix, Arizona and LA. It was a very successful trip securing several new clients and opening the door to exciting new future business.