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    From NFTs to Boycotts, Food Marketing Aims for Relevance

    In this quarter’s Food Marketing Creative Review, food and restaurant brands enter the metaverse with NFT offerings. Meanwhile, Tillamook hawks a giant hunk of cheese, Zaxby’s appropriates a celebrated internet meme, and Chipotle releases a long-awaited sequel to an award-winning film. And in other food marketing and advertising news, brands…

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    7 Targeting Strategies Food Marketers Need to Know Now

    These days, food magazines and grocery shelves seem filled with new products for very specific audiences—plant-based meat alternatives; allergen-aware cookies and snacks; sustainably-grown, aquaculture fish and shellfish.  Luckily, thanks to the current digital media offerings as well as the shift to digital-like capabilities of more traditional media such as streaming…

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    Flavor Meets Fashion: Merch Mania Strikes Food Marketing Creative

    Last quarter’s creative review called out a burgeoning food and beverage marketing trend centering on fashion merchandise tie-ins among brands including McDonald’s, Heinz, Goldfish Crackers, and more. Since then, the use of the tactic has increased dramatically with CPG brands including Sunny D and Vita Coco, Commodities like Avocados from…

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    How Supermarkets Are Dealing With an Unprecedented Rate of Change in the Industry

    John Paul Getty said, “In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.” That sentiment certainly applies in the supermarket industry right now. Changes keep coming faster and faster, and thinking that what has worked well in the past will work well now is a recipe for disaster….

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    Food Advertising Creative Attempts a Return to Normalcy

    After struggling to find their creative voice during the pandemic, food advertisers started moving toward a new normalcy in their messaging with the apparent decline of the coronavirus. But with the Delta variant now hot on COVID’s heels, who knows how long this trend will last? At least for the…

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