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How to use generative AI for wine marketing

How to use generative AI for wine marketing

Learn how AI-driven prompts can power captivating content that connects with wine enthusiasts.

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Wine marketing is both an art and a science. Wineries have to balance the technicality of the production process with the emotional experience of drinking a glass of their product. In today's digital age, marketers are also expected to deliver clever, shareable, and data-driven content that would keep their brand top-of-mind amongst consumers. 

As expectations continue to rise, an increasing number of wine brands are embracing AI-generated tools to enhance their marketing efforts. This heralds the dawn of a new era, where digital assistance and content generation seamlessly intertwine, offering unprecedented support in achieving marketing goals.

Every AI technology has its own distinct advantages, and they all rely on thoughtfully crafted prompts to maximize their potential. In this article, we will delve into the art of creating captivating AI prompts specifically tailored for wine industry marketing, unveiling the secrets that lie within.

Short summary

  • Leverage ChatGPT and other tools such as JasperAI
  • Create a tailored prompt with a voice for the target audience
  • Make sure the AI prompt is clear so results match your messages
  • Employ human experts when necessary for quality control
  • Make data-driven content choices and use analytics to make decisions
  • Focus on an emotional, fresh tone of voice that works for your brand
  • Consider risks and responsibilities before counting on AI solution
screenshot of JasperAI prompt bar

ChatGPT is not the answer to everything

While ChatGPT has made significant ripples in the world of AI, earning the reputation as a renowned conversational model, it is by no means the only player in the game. Numerous other AI technologies exist, each bringing their unique skill sets to the table, ready to revolutionize your strategies and deliver unparalleled results.

ChatGPT, born from OpenAI, is a language model that converses in a human-like manner, providing answers and generating articulate content. Jasper AI revolutionizes content marketing with high-quality, SEO-optimized content creation in seconds. Perplexity AI is an avant-garde language model, responsive to a wide range of commands, enabling customization. GrammarlyGo is a user-friendly writing assistant that not only checks your text for grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, punctuation inaccuracies, and even style inconsistencies but also offers valuable feedback and suggests improvements. Lastly, Surfer AI optimizes content for SEO with real-time data, enhancing digital visibility and boosting website rankings. 

If you're looking to broaden your AI horizons, consider exploring the intricate world that lies beyond ChatGPT — you will be surprised!

Understand your target audience before diving into AI

Before you jump into creating AI-generated content, it's essential to understand your target audience. For instance, if you're targeting millennials, your content needs to be quickly appealing, shareable, and humorous. However, if you're concentrating on connoisseurs, the content should be more educational and technical. Use market research to develop buyer personas that would help you understand what your target audience wants and needs. 

By creating content that resonates with your target audience, you're more likely to generate leads and sales.

screen capture of Jasper AI Chrome extension
Tell the AI source how to write in a voice that appeals to your target audience

Take a look! Here’s the voice exercise we mentioned above

We added the prompt and told Jasper what tone of voice to use. Look at what it came up with, given only that small bit of direction. It’s so easy to determine a style that works for any target audience!

Original, in Outshinery’s tone of voice

Understand your target audience

Before you jump into creating AI-generated content, it's essential to understand your target audience. For instance, if you're targeting millennials, your content needs to be quickly appealing, shareable, and humorous. However, if you're concentrating on connoisseurs, the content should be more educational and technical. Use market research to develop buyer personas that would help you understand what your target audience wants and needs. 

By creating content that resonates with your target audience, you're more likely to generate leads and sales.
Witty tone of voice

Know thy audience!

Before diving into AI-generated content, grasp the essence of your target audience. For millennials, make it snappy, shareable, and hilarious. But for the connoisseurs, get serious and technical. Use market research to develop buyer personas and cater to their wants and needs.

Catch their attention and reel 'em in! 😉 It'll lead to more leads and sales.
Engaging tone of voice

Get to know your target audience on a whole new level!

Before diving into the world of AI-generated content, it's crucial to grasp your target audience. Whether it's appealing to millennials with quick wit, shareability, and humor, or educating and satisfying enthusiasts, understanding their desires is key. Conduct market research and develop buyer personas to uncover what your audience truly craves.

Crafting content that deeply resonates with your target audience will not only generate leads but also drive sales. Get ready to captivate and convert!
Conversational tone of voice

You gotta understand your target audience, you know?

Before you dive into creating AI-generated content, it's crucial to understand your target audience, you know? For example, if you're targeting millennials, your content should be quick, shareable, and funny. But if you're focusing on connoisseurs, the content needs to be more educational and technical. We should use market research to develop buyer personas, which can help us understand what our target audience wants and needs, you know?

By creating content that resonates with your target audience, you're more likely to generate leads and sales. Pretty cool, right?

Be dedicated to clarity in your AI prompts

It’s important to be clear and concise in your prompt. AI systems rely on precise and structured data to generate content, so the more straightforward and specific you can be in your messaging, the better. Avoid using flowery or overly complex language, and stick to clear, concise sentences that convey your message effectively. 

It’s also ok to run your prompt through a few iterations to make sure it is as effective as possible. Try different angles, emphasize different benefits, and experiment with different language or messaging approaches to see what resonates most with your target audience.

Through our experience, we have found that starting the prompt with a description of the content creator establishes a solid foundation for the task at hand. By precisely outlining the individual whom the AI should "impersonate" before constructing the prompt, we can achieve superior results. This approach enhances word choice, structure, readability, and eloquence while preserving the original meaning.

screen capture of the welcome screen of ChatGPT
Clarity in the AI prompt will help ensure that the results match your needs

Collaborate with human experts to make the most of AI

AI is great, but it's not everything. Wine is a complex subject, and to create content that resonates with wine enthusiasts, you need expert input. Collaborate with wine experts to develop prompts that are relevant, factual, and engaging. Wine experts can offer unique insights into the different varietals, winemaking methods, and pairings that would impress your target audience.

You want to watchout for AI fabrications. In AI’s own words, thanks to JasperAI:  

“AI fabrications, often referred to as "hallucinations", occur when an AI model generates content that seems plausible but is not based on real facts or data from its training set. This phenomenon is particularly common in generative AI models, where the AI is tasked with creating new, unique content. It's crucial to understand that while these "hallucinations" can appear quite realistic, they are essentially fictitious outputs of the AI's algorithm and not grounded in objective reality. Thus, it's essential to validate the AI-generated content against authentic sources, especially when using it for decision-making or factual reporting.”

Working with wine experts can take your AI-generated content to the next level. While generative AI tools like Chat-GPT mine the internet for accurate information, there is no guarantee they will be correct. Be sure that you fact-check the output, or hire someone to do that for you. Your customers will lose trust in your brand if what you publish contains errors or conflicts with the realities of your products.

Use predictive analytics to power your AI approach

Determine if any of the sales or customer management systems can help provide data on your target audience. By using predictive analytics, you can create content that aligns with your target audience's interests, habits, and preferences. Predictive analytics can help you identify patterns and trends in the data that would allow you to use prompts that create more effective content.

Perplexity AI, along with its Copilot feature, proves to be extremely valuable. Unlike chatGPT, this AI is internet-connected, ensuring it maintains up-to-date information and properly cites its sources. Additionally, what we find particularly appealing about this tool is its ability to generate related and insightful questions based on your search. This enables you to delve deeper into your area of interest and refine your knowledge.

By creating content that people want to see, your AI-generated prompts would be more likely to receive shares, likes, and engagement.

screenshot of a search using Perplexity AI for wine DTC in the USA
What is the state of wine DTC in the United-States in 2023?

Create emotional connections even when using AI

Wine is an emotional experience, and your AI-generated prompts should reflect that. Create prompts that are relatable, inspiring, and emotional. Use storytelling to create prompts around the winemaking process, winery history, or local vineyards. 

Watch out for excessively long and convoluted AI-generated content. If a message can be conveyed effectively in one paragraph, avoid using three lengthy and meandering ones. Instead, strive to engage your target audience with emotionally impactful content. 

Creating genuine emotional connections can foster loyal customers who will share your content with their networks.

flat lay image presenting pages of a PDF guide with 99 prompts

Need ideas to for your AI prompts?

Here are 99 ideas to get you started. Get marketing topic starters that enegage your audience, with seasonal and evergreen content.
Start building your ChatGPT content

Test and iterate your AI prompts and outputs

Testing and iterating your AI prompts and outputs is a fundamental step in ensuring the effectiveness of your AI content strategy. This process involves evaluating the quality and relevance of AI-generated content and making necessary adjustments to your prompts to enhance the end results. It's through this continuous cycle of testing and refining that you can truly harness the power of AI, promoting a dynamic content creation process that evolves with your changing needs and objectives.

Take note that generative AI operates within a specific context. By continually engaging in conversation within the same thread, the AI will gradually familiarize itself with you and your business. Rather than starting a new thread for every query like you would with a Google search, the goal of the AI is to facilitate natural and coherent conversations with users. It can address inquiries, partake in discussions, and provide information that factors in the ongoing dialogue, making the interactions feel more human-like and informative. 

Nonetheless, it is worth mentioning that the AI's responses are generated based on patterns in the data it has been trained on, and may not always be flawlessly accurate or contextually precise.

screen capture of ChatGPT AI answer to what makes it contextual
ChatGPT tells the user about itself in this example

Crafting effective AI prompts for wine industry marketing requires iterative effort and time. Utilize insights from the output to refine and enhance your prompts. Regularly test and iterate until you develop a set of compelling prompts that drive leads, sales, and engagement.

Don’t lose your brand identity with AI

Although generative AI has the potential to support the wine marketing industry, overuse of AI-generated content may compromise the authenticity and personalized touch that sets brands apart from the competition. 

One of the main issues with generative AI in marketing is the lack of human creativity and emotion. AI can generate content according to algorithms, patterns, and data analysts, but it struggles to capture the human touch that makes marketing campaigns relatable and engaging. Even if the language is eloquent and grammatically correct, it may lack the nuances of human emotion and persuasion that truly resonate with customers.

But we have good news! The majority of generative AI solutions are diligently addressing this issue, consistently rolling out enhancements on a monthly or even weekly basis. Outshinery, in particular, highly favors Jasper AI. By scanning our entire website, it not only grasps the essence of our service but also adopts our unique tone of voice as a default setting when assisting us in crafting fresh content, like this article!

generative AI tools like ChatGPT offer solutions to keep tone of voice
ChatGPT allows users to customize instructions to match their brand voice
generative AI tech like Jasper AI is capable of defining your business' tone of voice to stay on brand
Jasper.AI has templates so that it "remembers" brand voice

Pay attention to risks when using AI

Moreover, generative AI poses issues with originality and copyright infringement. AI algorithms often learn by analyzing existing content online, and if not carefully monitored, they may inadvertently produce content that is too similar to existing work, violating copyright laws and diminishing the uniqueness of a brand. 

Another risk of using generative AI in marketing is the potential for erroneous and offensive output. AI is only as unbiased as the data it learns from, and there is a risk that AI-generated content may contain cultural, racial, or gender biases that alienate customers. Additionally, AI may produce content that is inappropriate or offensive, leaving brands liable for inappropriate messaging. 

Remember that you are ultimately responsible for the content generative AI produces on your behalf, and the duty to responsibility falls on you. Users should exercise critical thinking and verify information when needed.

Some cutting-edge AI technologies, such as SurferAI, provide a comprehensive Plagiarism tool. While not entirely foolproof, it offers a valuable and convenient feature that allows users to thoroughly review their content for originality and ensure authenticity.

Note: Don’t put anything into an AI system that contains sensitive information that needs to be kept private. What you share with consumer-grade applications like ChatGPT will contribute to the overall dataset for future modeling.

plagiarism checker is offered in certain AI tools, like Surfer
Remember, you are ultimately responsible for the outcomes, even if AI is being used

Generative AI for wine marketing, in conclusion

In summary, leveraging AI to power your wine marketing can be an incredible opportunity that blends both art and science. While it's important to approach generative AI with caution, when used thoughtfully, it enables marketers to create authentic, impactful content that connects with customers and propels businesses forward. 

Remember, the key is to harness the power of AI to complement and enhance human creativity, not replace it. By following this guide, you'll unlock the potential of AI and craft compelling content that resonates with wine enthusiasts. Stay true to your brand, stay relevant, and engage your audience with factual, engaging prompts. Gain loyal customers who share your content and watch your wine business thrive.

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Interesting fact about this article (!)

This piece itself was written in collaboration with generative AI, namely JasperAI and ChatGPT. However, it went like this. First, a draft was written by a person, then we sourced content working with the AI tools, and then it was refined and edited by two separate humans before being published by yet another human. Nothing gets done without #teamwork — even artificial intelligence needs friends!

Key takeaways

  • Understand the target audience and develop buyer personas to meet their needs
  • Collaborate with wine experts for relevant, factual, and engaging content
  • Use predictive analytics to align content with the target audience's interests
  • Create emotional connections through storytelling
  • Test and iterate content to optimize results
  • Maintain your brand’s authenticity and beware of risks
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