Alcohol marketing in the 21st century: new methods, old problems

Subst Use Misuse. 2011;46(7):889-92. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2011.570622.


Marketing and advertising for alcoholic beverages is abundant throughout the United States and the rest of the world. Despite the fact that alcohol advertising is related to earlier initiation of drinking, higher rates of consumption, and positive expectancies among youth populations, alcohol companies continue to design new products and related campaigns with youth-friendly attributes. Alcopops and caffeinated alcoholic beverages are two particularly dangerous types of products, and new social networking technologies make direct promotion easy and voluminous. In order to stop the harm from these alcohol products and promotion, advocacy from the research community is imperative.

MeSH terms

  • Alcohol Drinking*
  • Alcoholic Beverages*
  • Caffeine
  • Culture
  • Humans
  • Marketing*
  • Public Policy*
  • United States


  • Caffeine