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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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Artificial Intelligence Food Industry Marketing EvansHardy+Young
Food
October 30, 2018

New Ways Food Marketers are Using Artificial Intelligence

Historically, food marketers are not considered early adopters of new technologies. But this is all changing in some very new and profound ways. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one area where food marketers are making use of the latest and greatest technical advances. And with this new technology able to deliver…
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Local Media Strategy Food Marketing Advertising EvansHardy+Young
Food
October 25, 2018

Boost Food Campaign Results with 5 Local Digital Media Strategies

Consumers are increasingly dependent on mobile usage, mobile pay, wearable devices, digital personal voice assistants, and other new technologies to make their life (and purchasing behavior) easier. The heavy adoption of these new technologies also brings forth new opportunities to effectively reach consumers at the local level. Traditional platforms are…
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Facebook Watch Instagram TV for Food Brands EvansHardy+Young
Food
October 16, 2018

The Food Brand’s Guide to Facebook Watch & IGTV

Since its launch in 2005, YouTube has owned the video content niche on social media. That’s changing, if Facebook has any say in the matter. In the quest to expand their internet empire, Facebook has turned its attention to video content with two recent product launches in 2017 and 2018:…
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Food Marketing Pumpkin Spice Latte EvansHardy+Young
Food
October 10, 2018

Food Marketers: Unlock the Magic of Seasonal Marketing

Forget the leaves changing, the fall season officially kicked off August 28, folks. That’s the day Starbucks began selling its seasonal favorite, the Pumpkin Spiced Latte. Or the “PSL” to anyone born after 1981. What’s up with this magical drink? Is it the 50 grams of sugar that has people…
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Jonathan Winters-Buckeye Food Marketing Advertising EvansHardy+Young
Food
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…
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Facebook Instagram Food Marketing Advertising EvansHardy+Young
Food
September 25, 2018

Facebook and Instagram Changes: 5 Things You Need to Know

Just when you think you’ve locked in a social media strategy that works for your food brand, the social media giants change the game yet again. Facebook and Instagram made some recent social media updates to their notoriously mysterious algorithms. As they begin to take effect, we know they will…
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5 of the Most Interesting Food Ads September 2018 EvansHardy+Young Food Advertising
Food
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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Is Your Food Brand in the Conversation? EvansHardy+Young Food Marketing
Food
September 11, 2018

Is Your Food Brand in the Conversation?

Having worked nearly 20 years in the fashion industry, I learned early on how trends come and go with the seasons. You can be hot one day, and easily gone the next. Learning to successfully navigate these swings can be the difference between being a fad or a thriving, sustainably…
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Grocery Shopping Food Advertising EvansHardy+Young
Food
September 6, 2018

7 Winning Grocers Right Now in the Supermarket War

It’s been a year since Amazon bought Whole Foods and turned the grocery industry on its ear. This seems like a good time to get a read on the impact this has had, to take stock of the dizzying acceleration in the rate of change in the industry, and to…
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Great Food Stories Food Marketing Advertising EvansHardy+Young
Food
August 28, 2018

This is What Happens When You Have a Great Food Story

In the PR world the saying goes, “You’re only as good as your last story.” But, as food marketers we know good stories don’t just happen. They’re carefully curated to encourage a specific response. So, who is catching your attention with powerful food storytelling right now? Below are just a…
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