• Julie Hamil: How Rochester Regional Health Negotiated Its First Beverage Partnership

    If you've ever wondered what negotiating your first beverage partnership might be like, this episode is for you.

    Julie Hamil, Senior Director of Food & Nutritional Services at Rochester Regional Health, joins the podcast to walk through her experience bringing to life her organization's first pouring rights agreement.

    On the episode, Julie discusses the reasons why her organization pursued a beverage deal, what the process looked like (including doing the process 100% virtually), how she handled objections brought up during the project, and what results she has seen.

    E16 - 22m - Apr 13, 2021
  • 6 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement with a Beverage Deal

    Can beverage agreements really help you improve employee morale at your organization? Yes!

    Join us as Heather Neisen, Healthcare Practice Leader, brings 6 real-life examples in which companies used their beverage partnership to bring to life employee engagement programs.

    E15 - 23m - Mar 9, 2021
  • Why You Should Re-Think Your Approach to Vending

    Vending is old, dirty and unhealthy, right? Wrong!

    Many times, when negotiating and creating beverage partnerships, beverage vending is treated as an afterthought. Martin Strobel, Enliven's Aviation Practice Leader, joins us to explain why that's a mistake.

    In this episode, Martin explains the benefits of a well-thought out vending program, ways to make vending a healthier platform, and how to structure vending to be one of the most profitable ventures in your organization.

    E14 - 31m - Jan 19, 2021
  • How Exclusive Beverage Deals Lead to Increased Sales

    "If I go exclusive, won't my beverage sales suffer?"

    The surprising answer: "No!"

    On this episode, Monica Harris, Enliven's Director of Operations, shares a few case studies to sho why exclusive or semi-exclusive beverage agreements lead to increased beverage sales and profits.

    E13 - 17m - Nov 3, 2020
  • Do Beverage Deals Promote Bad Health?

    The major beverage companies have often been named as primary culprits in "the obesity epidemic". Does forging a partnership with one or more of these companies mean you are promoting unhealthy products to your customers and employees?

    Join us this week as Heather Neisen, Healthcare Practice Leader at Enliven, pushes back on this common misconception, and shares 3 ways that beverage deals - if structured the right way - can promote health and wellness in your organization.

    E12 - 27m - Oct 20, 2020
  • 3 Pitfalls to Avoid Converting Your Property to Your First Beverage Deal

    Adopting your first pouring rights agreement means converting your property to the winning beverage company's equipment, products, signage, account teams, ordering and delivery processes, and more. If you are not prepared, it can be a challenge to keep all of the pieces straight.

    Listen as Michael Kuhn, Enliven's Director of Account Services, shares three insights to help you navigate the conversion stage and handle the process with ease.

    E11 - 19m - Oct 6, 2020
  • Ryan Donovan: How Avera Health Saved 40%+ on Beverage Spend

    What's it like to negotiate your first beverage partnership? How do you ensure your staff don't revolt once you adopt pouring rights? What are the pitfalls to avoid?

    Ryan Donovan, Director of Avera PACE, joins the podcast to share about his experience with a beverage deal and how he helped his organization achieve 40%+ savings.

    E10 - 27m - Sep 22, 2020
  • 3 Reasons Beverage Companies Want to Partner with Airports

    Airports can receive a number of benefits (funding, traveler engagement programming, renovated public spaces, sustainability initiatives, etc.) by partnering with a soft drink company in a sponsorship and pouring rights agreement. But what motivates the beverage companies to compete so aggressively for these relationships? How do the largest beverage companies in the world view airports? Martin Strobel, Airport Practice Leader for Enliven, joins the show to discuss three reasons why beverage companies love to partner with airports.

    E9 - 20m - Sep 8, 2020
  • Dan Kelly: Outcomes Based Negotiation

    What can a former FBI agent teach us about negotiation? Are you framing your entire negotiation in the wrong way? What makes negotiating with billion-dollar brands different?

    In this episode, Dan Kelly, Founder and Senior Partner at The Negotiator Guru, sits down to share some practical tips on how to set up your negotiation for the best chance of success.

    E8 - 36m - Aug 25, 2020
  • The Key to Improving Any Beverage Deal

    What's the best way to attract the most dollars in a beverage partnership negotiation? How do you get the attention of the beverage company? How do you incorporate beverage marketing into a traditional "pouring rights" agreement in a way that makes sense for your brand?

    Rob Waid, former Vice President of Foodservice Sales at PepsiCo, joins us for part 2 of our 2 part series.

    E7 - 21m - Aug 11, 2020
  • Pouring Rights vs. Beverage Marketing Agreement (...And Why it Matters)

    What's the best way to attract the most dollars in a beverage partnership? How do you get the attention of the beverage company? What are "pouring rights" and how are they different from a beverage marketing agreement?

    Rob Waid, former Vice President of Foodservice Sales at PepsiCo, joins us for part 1 of our 2 part series.

    E6 - 24m - Jul 28, 2020
  • Why Major Brands Love Healthcare

    People trust their healthcare provider more than they trust their banker, judge, or newscaster. It's no wonder that major brands want to partner with the healthcare sector. Heather Neisen, Enliven's Healthcare Practice Leader, joins the podcast to explore all the reasons that brands crave healthcare partnerships - and how healthcare executives can take advantage of it.

    E5 - 17m - Jul 14, 2020
  • How Beverage Deals Help Small Businesses & Concessionaires

    Beverage deals are for the big guys, right? Wrong! On today's episode, Enliven's Airport Practice Leader, Martin Strobel, joins us to share four ways that small businesses and small concessionaires can benefit from a pouring rights program.

    E4 - 19m - Jun 30, 2020
  • Jose Hevia: Touchless Fountain Dispensers in a Post COVID-19 World

    In the wake of COVID-19, restaurant and foodservice operators are looking for ways to make fountain drinks safer and more sanitary. Jose Hevia, CEO and Founder of Draftserv, shares about the software platform his company has developed which allows for touchless soft drink dispensing.

    E3 - 19m - Jun 16, 2020
  • How Sports Sponsorships Are Sold

    How does the PGA Tour attract big brands to pay big money for a sponsorship? Michael Kuhn, Enliven's Director of Account Services, shares insights from his time at the PGA Tour and running a sports sponsorship rights agency on how to get big brands excited about a partnering with your business.

    E2 - 20m - Jun 2, 2020
  • How to Get Every Cent Owed in a Beverage Deal

    Are you getting ripped off in your beverage contract? Heather Neisen, Enliven's Healthcare Practice Leader shares 3 simple tips for how to ensure you get every penny that you are due.

    Links Mentioned:

    Three Ways that Unmonitored Beverage Deals Cost You Money

    E1 - 17m - May 19, 2020
  • Welcome to the Enliven Beverage Deal Podcast (Trailer)

    A podcast about negotiating and managing world-class beverage deals. Tune in for bite-sized insights on negotiating million dollar savings in your Coca-Cola or PepsiCo contracts, tips on managing your beverage supplier to deliver moments of "wow" to your customers, and a fresh perspective on the state of the beverage industry.

    1m - May 5, 2020
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