All Posts By

Dennis Hardy, President / CEO

Why We Should Eliminate All Food Commodity Marketing Boards
Consumer Insights & Trends
January 21, 2020

Why We Should Eliminate All Food Commodity Marketing Boards

I have a confession to make. I hate food commodity marketing boards. You may find my opinion surprising, given that my firm has enjoyed a great track record of helping food commodity marketing boards accomplish their goals for over thirty years. I’ll explain my reasoning in a minute. But first, we need a…
Read More
Jonathan Winters-Buckeye Food Marketing Advertising EvansHardy+Young
Food CampaignsFood PR
October 3, 2018

Improvisational Food Marketing: Lessons from Jonathan Winters

I first met Jonathan Winters in a local cigar store that is owned by a pal of mine. Mr. Winters was the only customer in the shop one day when I walked in. A bit of small talk ensued, during which Jonathan asked me where I was from. When I…
Read More
Male and Female in white protective beekeeping suits holding full comb giving thumbs up
Consumer Insights & Trends
April 26, 2018

Beekeeping and Business: The Best Secrets To Success

When EvansHardy+Young first began working with the National Honey Board several years ago, I thought it might be useful and interesting to learn about beekeeping. So I located some bees, purchased some hive boxes and embarked upon a new hobby. What started as a curiosity soon grew into a passion.…
Read More
Dave Thomas Wendy's CEO
Consumer Insights & Trends
December 28, 2017

Lessons Learned from Restaurant Icon Dave Thomas

One of the great benefits of working at a food marketing agency is all of the incredible people you have the opportunity to meet. Some are fascinating characters, some become close friends, and if you’re lucky, you occasionally meet someone who is truly inspirational and has a lasting influence on…
Read More
White plate of colorful food on metal table with hands garnishing
Consumer Insights & Trends
February 10, 2017

7 Habits Of Highly Effective Fruit & Veggie Marketers

Stephen Covey first published his hugely popular book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, back in 1989. Since then, a cottage industry seems to have risen up with various pundits proposing their own “seven habits” lists for all kinds of industries and interests. I’m no pundit—and I’m certainly no Stephen…
Read More