Category: Content Marketing

Do You Have to be Extreme to Reach Millennials?

A Mean Green Machine one day and a Franken Cream the next. Millennials post both their indulgences and their healthy eating on their Instagram. But is that what they are really eating? According to a study done by Ypulse, 63% of young people ages 13 to 32 said that they post food pictures on social media. They post everything from avocado toast, to indulgences, like Unicorn Frappuccinos and Coney Waffle, but not much in between. Whether it is healthy or gluttonous, the Instagramming of extreme food is changing the way we eat. There is lots of food being specifically...

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The New Normal: Little Brands are beating Mass Brands

There is something happening in CPG as mass brands realize that the success of small brands is the new normal. It has become obvious that many of these little guys who seemed like a passing fad, are here to stay. And if they’re not, there are 10 more brands waiting to take their place. In the condiments, dressings and marinades category alone there are literally thousands of unique brands all fighting for the attention of their consumers. Smaller brands are now real forces that need to be acknowledged, dealt with, and maybe even imitated. These little guys are leading...

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Healthy Food Marketing: Breakfast = An Irresistible Marketing Opportunity

I have to admit that for me, most days, coffee is breakfast. But I’m in the minority. 93% of Americans think that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In fact, breakfast consumption is going up each year. But only 44% actually eat it. That represents about 40 million opportunities to get your brand on the table. What do we need to know? Breakfast is on the Rise Culturally, as more families begin to see breakfast as quality time, incredible opportunities are being created for brands to make a connection early and often. That also means “involved...

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Healthy Food Marketing: Why Chobani Created a Food Startup Incubator

What are the benefits of creating an Incubator? So why would a successful yogurt brand like Chobani create an incubator for small brands instead of just acquiring? There are several reasons, but for Chobani, it seems to start with their mission. Chobani believes that “Every food maker has a responsibility to provide people with better options. And that’s just what they are attempting to do by using their power to lift up other health conscious brands. Chobani’s famous CEO, Hamdi Ulukaya, wants to pass on their incredible knowledge about effective brand building to young food companies with similar values. They...

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Influencer Marketing. What’s it really all about?

Influencer Marketing continues to grow and become a critical part of any marketing program. Especially for brands marketing to the health conscious! So, I thought it would be interesting to share an interview we had with an inspiring Influencer. It may give you a peek into how Influencers get started and how they interact with brands today. After reading about Sarah Billstein of Rosé Season, it may even make you want to become one! Sarah’s story is part luck, part timing and part hustle. She started the summer of the famous Pink Wine Panic of 2014. And in just...

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What can Healthy Food Marketers Learn from these Millennial-loving Legacy Brands

Legacy Brands, it’s no secret you’re running to catch up with the newer, sexier brands. I’ve been discussing your hip and beautifully packaged competitors’ brands for a while. But the good news is, not all Legacy Brands are losing the battle to the new guys. There’s a lot to learn from Brands that are succeeding. As a more experienced brand, you have inherent strengths you can use to win over today’s consumers. See how these three powerful brands are beating the odds and opening themselves up to Millennials. Haagen-Dazs is Getting a Makeover Haagen-Dazs is over 50 years old....

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4 Things About Millennial Marketing Your Brand Can’t Live Without

Millennials. They’re on my mind, your mind, on every single marketer’s mind. And they should be. After all Millennials are spending $600 Billion dollars a year. So if you haven’t registered for our webinar next week, now’s your chance. You’ll find out what really matters to Millennials and what they need most from you. We’ll also tell you exactly how to connect with Millennials and stay connected for the long haul. Until then, here is some of my favorite, must-have Millennial info to whet your appetite. I pulled highlights of my most popular posts on marketing to Millennials into...

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Healthy Food Marketing: Food on the Millennial Mind

Marketers are constantly talking about millennials; we are obsessed with what they love, consumed by what they’re eating, drinking and thinking. This summer I have some awesome interns who just happen to be Millennials, and it occurred to me that maybe some of you would like to hear directly from this coveted demographic. So this week, Health-Craze was written by my first-ever guest blogger and fabulous Millennial, Eli Rallo. Read on for HER perspective on healthy food marketing, and what it’s like to be a Millennial Consumer and Foodie. Marketing Millennial Minds It’s not difficult to crack the code...

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The do’s and don’ts of marketing healthy food through social media.

Social Media and Digital campaigns can absolutely boost sales for food brands, even ones marketing healthy food. But not in the way we are used to. Brands must use social the way it was intended to be used—to talk TO consumers until they talk about YOU. In other words, talk to consumers in a way that gets them feeling more connected to your brand­­­ by demonstrating an understanding of what they to know, see, and experience. This shouldn’t be that difficult. They are very public. This has always been a challenge for brands, but it’s even harder on social....

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Healthy Food Marketing: How did Rosé go all the way?

The Skinny on Rosé Marketers, did you know that Rosé is a confirmed “Certified Food Trend” by the beloved Millennial news source, Refinery29? This isn’t just a wine, it’s full fledged phenomenon. Rosé infused cocktails, Rosé themed t-shirts and purses, and foods are flooding the hearts and minds of consumers. Rosé is made when red grape skins touch the wine for a short time, creating  the incredibly lovely pink color that has Rosé everything flying off the shelves.. This is a trend that marketers might want to keep in mind as we enter the season of Rosé. So What’s...

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