A full-service agency with UNQUENCHABLE passion for the beverage industry.

About Big Thirst Marketing

We’re infatuated with breweries, distilleries, and wineries. We started this company as Pen & Tell Us in 2014 to tell the fascinating stories behind the process, the makers, and the creators that make every sip worthy. To further sharpen our focus on the beverage industry, we rebranded the agency to Big Thirst Marketing in 2020. It’s our mission to get people talking about you. Cheers!

Who are we?

Drinkers. Eaters. Sommeliers. Marketing Experts. We are a nimble group of creatives, PR people, digital media folks and web designers who totally geek out about beverage and food. We have deep industry experience and expertise to connect you with consumers.

What We Do

We’re a full-service marketing agency built to help our clients grow to the next level. Fostering relationships between your brand and loyal customers is what we do best.  

 

Our Clients

News

Slate Mill Wine Collective (formerly 1851 Vineyards) has selected Big Thirst Marketing as their agency of record. The expansive winery estate located four miles from downtown Fredericksburg, Texas, features a 40-acre vineyard, a restored historic homestead, custom crush facility and a tasting room that promotes hospitality, education, experimentation and discovery. Wines made with grapes grown throughout Texas are available in the gracious tasting room.  

Full Service, At Your Service

Fostering relationships between your brand and loyal customers is what we do best.

Brand Identity

Turn your idea into relatable, recognizable, and easy to remember logos and personalities that bring your company to life.

Graphic & Package Design

From label design to in-store display, we understand what it takes to design materials that pass the TTB and state alcohol regulations and catch the eye of the consumers so your products fly off the shelves.

UX & Web Development

Our team can develop and design your site from the ground up or maintain and manage your current infrastructure. 

Public Relations

We know how to tell stories and will get you coverage in prominent news outlets using a mix of deep industry understanding, extensive media relationships, and solid narrative development. 

E-Commerce

In today’s world it’s vital to bring your brick-and-mortar business into the virtual world so your business can run while your doors are closed. Our team can work with you to find the optional solution for your team and your bottom line.

Social Media & Reputation Management

Reach your audience, engage influencers, consumers, and industry luminaries with stimulating social media content that incites action. 

Digital Advertising

Reach new targeted audiences with a defined scope and budget with trackable results via custom social media, POS and POP advertising.

Content Marketing

Attract attention with compelling infographics, beautiful photography, informative videos and engrossing blog posts.

Email Marketing

Build your base of loyal customers with unique and powerful email and SMS messaging.

Consulting

We bring brands to market with a strategic and successful launch to ensure positive and repetitive growth while also providing a full mix of operations, regulatory compliance, and product development.

From Our Clients

“Matt McGinnis and his team of marketing and PR professionals are the best for Texas-owned wine, spirits, beer, hospitality, and restaurant businesses. They are an energetic, creative and an easy group with which to work! ”

Susan Auler

Co-Founder, Fall Creek Vineyards

The team at Big Thirst really understands our business. We rely on them regularly to reach important journalists, influencers and whiskey lovers to tell our story, and beyond that we can count on them for tips and counsel that help in many aspects of our business. They are creative, knowledgeable, fast, responsive, and always a pleasure to work with.

Heather Greene

CEO & Master Blender, Milam & Greene Whiskey

Big Thirst has done a remarkable job of creating amazing marketing content for Little Woodrow’s to share our brand story in advertising, digital display, in-store display, our website, on social media and with public relations for multiple bars throughout Texas. They are marketing geniuses and really get the nuances of hospitality industry.

Rick Engel

Partner, Little Woodrow's

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