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Demystifying Twitter for Food Brands to Drive Results Food Advertising Marketing EvansHardy+Young
Food
June 25, 2019

Demystifying Twitter for Food Brands to Drive Results

With its abundance of appetite appeal, glamour shots and videos of delicious foods, Instagram seems like the most natural fit for food marketers. Functioning in a similar way as traditional advertising, a powerful image on this platform is worth a thousand words. Twitter, on the other hand, is the antithesis…
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Food Marketing in the Attention Economy EvansHardy+Young Food Advertising
Food
June 18, 2019

Food Marketing in the Attention Economy

When it comes down to it, food marketers are dealing with the issue of consumer’s lack of time and attention. As more marketing spend shifts to digital, it’s important we learn to navigate today’s attention economy. Our digital platforms, perhaps most importantly our social networks, are built using a business…
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New Grocery Formats Offer Big Opportunities for CPG & Fresh Foods
Food
June 11, 2019

New Grocery Formats Offer Big Opportunities for CPG & Fresh Foods

In the movie There’s Something About Mary Ben Stiller picks up a hitchhiker played by Harland Williams. The hitchhiker expounds on his plan to get rich by coming out with a video called “Seven Minute Abs”, blowing the hit video “Eight Minute Abs” out of the water. Stiller responds by…
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Media Training: Last Minute Tips for Your Interview
Food
May 7, 2019

Media Training: Last Minute Tips for Your Interview

I know firsthand the value of media training and how it helps alleviate some of the pressure spokespeople face as they prepare to go on the record. Private or public, and regardless of industry, being well prepared for a media interview can sometimes be the difference between improved ratings and…
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What Does a Customer Really Value in a Meal Kit Food Advertising Marketing EvansHardy+Young
Food
April 23, 2019

What Does the Customer Really Value in a Meal Kit?

If there’s one thing we learned about the meal kit business last year, it’s big business! But it’s also a complex and volatile industry. In this space where food and tech converge, intimately understanding the customer is a real challenge. And just when you think you’ve got everything figured out,…
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4 Changes to Watch in the Grocery Business Right Now
Food
April 9, 2019

4 Changes to Watch in the Grocery Business Right Now

Many years ago, I spent a summer working construction. One day the crew boss told me to pick up all the nails that had been dropped on the site (I was clearly unskilled labor) before quitting time. By 1:30 it was obvious to me there was no way I was…
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New Food Ads for Quarter One of 2019 - Food Marketing EvansHardy+Young
Food
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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Dating and Food Influence
Food
March 19, 2019

Recipe for Love: How Food is Influencing Online Dating

We’ve all heard the saying the way to a wo/man’s heart is through their stomach. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise to learn food plays a central role in people’s feelings toward each other. It may even be a predictor of the people we find ourselves attracted to. Let me…
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Unlock New Food Prospects with Improved Media Targeting
Food
March 12, 2019

Unlock New Food Prospects with Improved Media Targeting

With the rise of the millennial generation, food priorities are shifting. Often more inquisitive about their food from source to plate, this digital native is applying greater pressure on food brands. Demanding transparency, they expect honesty in marketing messaging and public persona. Amanda Topper, Food Analyst at Mintel, captures this…
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PR stunts 2019
Food
February 19, 2019

4 New Food PR Stunts that Attracted Big Media Attention

Share of voice has become extremely competitive within the food industry. Food marketers are going to great lengths to make their voice standout from the rest. This fierce competition has led to some of the most creative food PR campaigns to date. Here are a few noteworthy moments that captured…
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The Food Snacking Trend is Over EvansHardy+Young
Food
February 12, 2019

The Snacking Trend is Over

That’s right, snacking should no longer be considered a food trend. It’s now the new normal and it's here to stay. In fact, 50% of all eating occasions are now snacks. A December Mintel report states that 94% of adults snack daily, which raises the question, what are those other…
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Content Marketing Food Marketing EvansHardy+Young
Food
February 7, 2019

Food Content Marketers: Time to Put on Your Publishing Hat

You’ve definitely heard the old adage, content is king. But how exactly, can your food brand rule the content kingdom? In the year ahead, content marketing integration and adopting a publishing model might just be the most effective and efficient way possible. Perhaps you made a business goal for 2019…
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Chef Collaborations Food Marketing EvansHardy+Young
Food
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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Millennials sitting with coffee looking at phone for Social Media Marketing
Food
January 22, 2019

How to Make the Best Investment in Social Media in 2019

Veteran social media strategists know from experience that what’s true one week may not be the next in this sometimes turbulent digital marketplace. Luckily, we’re tuned in to all the twists and turns of the biggest social platforms, serving up the most important updates your food brand needs to know.…
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New Food Ads January 2019 Food Marketing Advertising
Food
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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Retailer Forecast 2019
Food
January 9, 2019

5 Food Retailer Forecasts for 2019

Have you ever waited in line at Starbucks for your order to be ready, then watched someone waltz in the door and go straight to the pick-up counter, where their drink was ready waiting for them? After I had this happen a few times I asked my daughter (a serious…
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Couple Watching Television Food Marketing Advertisement EvansHardy+Young
Food
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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Seasonal Menu Marketing Food Advertising LTO EvansHardy+Young
Food
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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Meal Kit Watch On the Way Out or Here to Stay
Food
November 14, 2018

Meal Kit Watch: On the Way Out or Here to Stay?

While the meal-kit industry gained momentum this past year, progress hasn’t come without a fair share of challenges. High customer acquisition costs, low retention rates, and operational inefficiencies have strained industry pioneers like Blue Apron and many others. As competition grows to more than 150 meal kit options, companies are…
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Monumental Shifts in the Grocery Supply Chain will Blow Your Mind EvansHardy+Young
Food
November 7, 2018

Monumental Shifts in the Grocery Supply Chain Will Blow Your Mind

Some years ago, I worked on the advertising for a ballot initiative in California. The Proposition was a good one, and it would help improve the health of all Californians, especially children. The initiative was started by a well-known actor. We produced several commercials in support of the Proposition, including…
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