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Food
May 9, 2017

5 Food Crazes To Elevate Your Brand

If you look at the mindset of the current consumer, the food trends make sense. People are more intent on eating food that’s good for them; the concept of “wellness” has emerged as a status symbol. Snacking (a dirty word when I was a child) has turned healthy and hip.…
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Food
May 2, 2017

The Big Idaho Potato Tours The Big Apple

The Big Idaho® Potato Truck had already generated hundreds of millions of media impressions across the country, but it was simply too big to drive on the streets of New York City. We knew it would take a highly unusual event to capture New Yorkers’ interest. It would have to be outlandish…
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Honey Melon Mojito Omni Hotel
Food
April 21, 2017

Secret Ingredient for Next-Level Foodservice Marketing

It may sound like a good thing: foodservice marketing plans so detailed that they account for the smallest details and associated costs. And yet, the best plans are those that leave some things TBD. It’s hard, I know. It takes confidence, vision, and vigilance. But, in my experience, less really is…
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Grocery Store
Food
April 6, 2017

5 Grocery Shopping Trends and Opportunities For Marketers

Target just announced plans to spend billions of dollars over the next three years to redesign 500 stores. The redesign places greater emphasis on groceries, with a second entrance providing easy access to the grocery department, more fresh produce, and self-checkout lanes. The importance of grocery shoppers is not lost on Target. The…
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Food
April 4, 2017

Food CMO’s Guide To Choosing a Social Monitoring Tool

The large number of social monitoring tools available makes choosing the correct one a challenge for food commodity and CPG brands. At EvansHardy+Young, we take an aggressive approach to tool selection, and you should too. We know selecting the right tool is a crucial business decision. The wrong decision will…
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Idaho Potato Farmer in blue hat with dog sitting on couch watching TV of EvansHardy+Young Commercial
Food
March 11, 2017

TV Ads Still the Most Powerful Medium for Building Food Brands

In 2017, for the first time ever, digital media spending is expected to overtake TV advertising: businesses around the world will spend more in internet advertising than television. According to eMarketer, in the US, TV’s share will be at 35.8% of Total Media Ad spend and Digital at 38.4%. So it…
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Food
February 28, 2017

Harnessing The Power Of Networking For Foodservice Clients

After nearly a decade managing foodservice accounts and despite the ascendency of the Digital Age, one thing is clear: industry networking remains a critical ingredient of foodservice marketing and public relations. When I map the most successful partnerships and programs executed on behalf of long-standing client, National Honey Board (NHB), for example,…
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Food
February 14, 2017

What Food Brands Need To Know About Influencer Marketing

For food brands, content marketing works to attract and engage the right audience with the intention of selling product directly to consumers or increasing exposure on menus. Building an audience usually takes time, but there is one proven shortcut: work with influencers. Influencer marketing is a form of relationship-building—a way to…
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Food
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…
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Honey Recipe Cupcake
Food
February 4, 2017

3 Ways To Make Readers Crave Your Food Brand Newsletters

They flood our email inboxes daily, but how many do we actually read? With more than 200 billion emails sent and received daily, standing out in an overflowing inbox is no easy feat. Email newsletters are one of the easiest and most direct ways to market food brands to consumers, so everyone and…
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Food
January 27, 2017

6 Ways Commodity Boards Build Relationships With Foodservice Operators

When I was starting out in my career, I vividly remember walking into my first menu ideation session with a large-scale foodservice operator. Despite my nerves, I felt a rush of energy getting a glimpse behind the magic of a brand I had known since childhood. I had the opportunity…
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Food
December 21, 2016

Yogurt Category Innovation Fuels Consumer Interest

For eons, yogurt has been the ultimate superfood for many cultures and its popularity in the United States continues to grow. According to Nielsen, the yogurt category is projected at $7.7B, up 3.3% from last year. Over the last four years, the category drove $1.47B in growth, making it the 17th fastest growing…
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Food
December 14, 2016

How To Extend Media Reach & Increase Added Value For Food Brands

When I was a kid in France, we travelled all over Europe camping with the family. My mother would always overpack our little French car, which would infuriate my dad, who tried his best to make it all fit. Mom would keep all the family toiletries in the BOAC travel…
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Food
December 7, 2016

Marketing Food To Millennials Is All The Rage, But Don’t Forget Boomers

Boston University researchers estimate that 3 million baby boomers will live to be 100 years old. So when it comes to marketing food brands, while it’s all the rage to market to millennials right now, it’s also a good idea not to forget boomers just yet -- mainly because they’ve got a lot…
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