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Kirk Evans, VP/Assoc Creative Director

Impossible Burger Great Patty Pickup Party EvansHardy+Young
Food Campaigns
September 17, 2020

Creative Coronaviral Food Marketing Continues

Last quarter, we were just beginning to see the effects of COVID-19 on food marketers struggling to deal with creative production issues and appropriate tonality in our brave new world. Brands were entering the coronavirus conversation conservatively, taking great care not to offend consumers. But now that a new normal…
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Food CampaignsMediaOther
June 2, 2020

“Viral Advertising” Takes on Whole New Meaning for Food Marketers During COVID-19

When it comes to the state of creativity in food advertising content, it goes without saying that the coronavirus has had a dramatic impact. Commercial shoots, like all nonessential activities, have been shut down during the crisis. But with so many people staying at home, consumers are spending more time…
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White and Pink Ice cream Scoops on Pink Background New Food Ads EvansHardy+Young
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April 22, 2020

Top Trends in Recent QSR, CPG & Branded Commodity Marketing

The first quarter of 2020 was proceeding nicely for food marketing creative efforts, when seemingly overnight, the world changed. Huge repercussions are currently being felt far and wide throughout the industry, and it will be interesting, to say the least, to see how food messaging and content pivots in the…
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Traditions or Trends: Notable Food Marketing Creative
Consumer Insights & TrendsFood CampaignsMedia
January 7, 2020

Traditions or Trends: Notable Food Marketing Creative

The fourth quarter of 2019 saw a slew of creative holiday-themed food marketing and advertising, including two meaty turns on what has become an odd and endearing annual tradition. In QSR news, last summer's Chicken Sandwich War reared its head once again. And in the grocery category, Sam’s Club introduced…
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New Food Ads for Quarter One of 2019 - Food Marketing EvansHardy+Young
Consumer Insights & TrendsFood Campaigns
October 15, 2019

Your Fall 2019 Trends Update: Recent Food Marketing Creative

Fall is here, and with it comes pumpkin spice to make just about everything nice. The third quarter of 2019 saw creative food marketing and advertising capitalizing on the omnipresent annual trend in both humorous and attention-getting ways. In addition, the plant-based movement in fast food continued its momentum, even in the…
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Top Creative Trends in Recent Food & Beverage Advertising
Food Campaigns
July 9, 2019

Top Creative Trends in Recent Food & Beverage Advertising

Current trends in food and beverage advertising are becoming increasingly dictated by millennials and their desires for transparency and accountability from the brands they patronize. The second quarter of 2019 saw several campaigns that speak directly to these concerns, including competing ads from Clif and KIND snack bars over the…
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New Food Ads for Quarter One of 2019 - Food Marketing EvansHardy+Young
Food CampaignsFood PR
April 2, 2019

Here is What Happened in Food Advertising This Quarter

The first quarter of 2019 saw some great breakthrough creative food advertising and marketing efforts from food brands including The Wonderful Company, Devour Frozen Foods, Hidden Valley Ranch and more. Nowadays, of course, high concept campaigns like these are almost always centered around, or at least include, a social and…
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New Food Ads January 2019 Food Marketing Advertising
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January 15, 2019

5 Hilarious Food Advertising Moments to Kick-off 2019

The new year is here, and with it comes new and exciting ideas from the world of food advertising and marketing. In the year ahead, we’ll continue to monitor creative trends and publish a sampling of noteworthy recent work that has caught our eye. For our first installment of 2019,…
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Couple Watching Television Food Marketing Advertisement EvansHardy+Young
Food CampaignsFood PRMedia
December 15, 2018

Top 5 Holiday Food Ads to Get You in the Spirit

It’s been a great year for the food industry. We’ve introduced advanced technologies, made huge strides to evolve our supply chain, overcome outbreaks and major recalls, and made improvements to increase transparency and reduce our impact on the environment. Each week, EHY has enjoyed sharing our perspective on some of…
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5 of the Most Interesting Food Ads September 2018 EvansHardy+Young Food Advertising
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September 18, 2018

5 of the Most Interesting Food Advertisements Right Now

After working in nearly every segment of the food industry for over 30 years, we have developed deep category insights into the consumer behavior and motivations that drive the purchasing, preparation, and consumption of food. As part of this process we’re constantly monitoring food advertising for trends, strategies, and creative…
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