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Foodservice

Partnership Fist bump EvansHardy+Young
Experiential & EventsFood PRFoodserviceOther
February 27, 2020

Planting the Seed for Strong Marketing Partnerships

As most of us have learned through experience, anything forced is likely to fail. (Think square peg, round hole). Conversely, as I've seen during my PR career, organic connections and partnerships – those that develop authentically, based on shared values or goals – tend to yield optimal results. A case in point…
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hands holding plate of plant based foods
Consumer Insights & TrendsFood PRFoodservice
September 20, 2019

Plant-Based or Not, Here is How to Join the Conversation

In the past year, sales of plant-based foods grew 11 percent, bringing the plant-based market to $4.5 billion, as reported in Forbes, July 22, 2019. What’s more, the number of new U.S. food and drink products mentioning “plant-based” grew 268 percent between 2012 and 2018, according to Mintel. Suffice it…
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Chef Collaborations Food Marketing EvansHardy+Young
Food PRFoodservice
January 30, 2019

Chef Collaborations for the Win in 2019

While chef competition continues to drive ratings of popular TV shows like Chopped and Top Chef, an altogether different dynamic is trending off-screen:  Chef Collaborations. A quick online search of “chef collabs” nets a seemingly endless and intriguing menu of chef and cross-concept pairings. Perhaps the Dog Haus Chef Collaboration…
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Seasonal Menu Marketing Food Advertising LTO EvansHardy+Young
Food PRFoodservice
November 29, 2018

Successful LTO Menu Strategies You’ll Want to Consider This Year

With Pumpkin and Peppermint mania upon us, we’re reminded of how a short-term menu offering provides instant excitement at our favorite restaurants. Limited-Time Offers (LTOs) are a powerful tactic to reengage loyal customers as well as reach new ones. The positive impact of an LTO menu on traffic and same…
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Foodservice Technology Food Marketing EvansHardy+Young
Consumer Insights & TrendsDigitalFoodservice
August 21, 2018

New Foodservice Technology You Have to See to Believe

As technology and artificial intelligence (AI) creep into more and more applications within the mainstream foodservice space, it’s clear to see the future of the restaurant world is here. As food marketers, this presents new and exciting ways to attract more customers and give them what they’re craving – an…
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Two Food PR women sitting at table, Girl in stripes from EvansHardy+Young
Food PRFoodservice
July 31, 2018

4 Authentic Ways to Improve Your Food PR Approach

Technology is transforming the food and beverage industry, and along with it, our approach to food public relations (PR). Every day, journalists are scrambling to keep up by producing relevant stories, further pressured by the implementation of digital media. Everyone wants to be the first one to publish the latest…
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Restaurant Menuing Data Food Marketing Agency EvansHardy+Young
Food PRFoodservice
June 12, 2018

What Happens When You Invest In Menuing Data?

While dishing up honey-inspired global fare for our client at a recent foodservice conference, a fellow sponsor asked me candidly, “how do you measure the success of participating in an event like this?” My immediate thought was while we won’t likely see an uptick in sales on the heels of…
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"Cheftitian" holding plate of veggies
Consumer Insights & TrendsFood PRFoodservice
April 3, 2018

Chef and Dietitian: Healthy Foods You’ll Actually Crave

Over the years, chefs and dietitians have approached their crafts with very different mindsets. A chef would create recipes for maximum flavor, favoring savory, high-fat ingredients. Alternatively, a dietitian would focus primarily on a food’s nutritional value. Recently, however, consumer demand for healthful food that doesn’t compromise on flavor has…
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Fresh produce iPhone with Chef on screen
Food PRFoodservice
January 10, 2018

Leveraging Influencers On Any Foodservice Budget

Let’s get straight to the point: Are you spending too much on influencer campaigns, or at the very least, questioning the ROI of your current spend? When it comes to foodservice influencer marketing, I have some good news. Spending more doesn’t necessarily equate to getting more when it comes to…
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Two professional kids yelling with bullhorns at middle kid on light blue background
Food PRFoodservice
December 20, 2017

Ignore the Competition: PR Lessons from Working with Food Commodity Boards

The best way to beat the competition, you ask?  Ignore them. It may sound like marketing blasphemy, but this bit of unconventional wisdom comes from nearly three decades of working on behalf of commodity board clients, who are prohibited from disparaging or even comparing themselves with the competition. Disparaging others…
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