Tag: Authenticity

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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Re-modeling: The shift from skinny to fit and what it means for marketing healthy food

The way that consumers look at food is seeing a sweeping shift; we are now defining health based on fueling and strengthening the human body, not cheating it.   Going to the gym, eating well, and strengthening fitness has become the centerfold of today’s health campaigns. The affect it’s having on body image is not only fascinating, but it’s something marketers need to pay attention to (especially those marketing healthy food).   The message: super skinny doesn’t equal super healthy, and we’re seeing it everywhere – in food, fitness, and fashion.   Despite doubts and controversy, the fact that there...

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Healthy Food Marketing: Personalization Is Key

  What all consumers, but especially the valuable health-conscious ones want most these days is personalization. They want to feel like marketers understand them, and more importantly listen to and appreciate them. But attaining this aspect of personalization is growing more and more difficult for healthy food marketing as the health food category grows. So, how do you make a product feel personal, while still appealing to the masses? There are some companies that are doing an incredible job, and are really leading by example in showing us where brands are headed. Two MIT grads, Richard Yau and Joe...

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Healthy Food Marketing: Health-Concious Millennials Crave Community

Everyone in healthy food marketing knows that Millennials are health-obsessed and goal-oriented, and being part of a bigger fitness community keeps them inspired and on-track.   Every day it seems that there are more and more ways to do that. The days of secret dieting and personal fitness plans are becoming a thing of the past. The Whole 30 diet is just one of many examples when it comes to eating plans.   Despite all the super-tough restrictions that are part of this plan, it has an incredible Millennial following. More evidence that they are serious when it comes to...

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Healthy Food Marketing Trends: There’s a more exciting way to find out what’s next

Marketers can spend a fortune on research when they are trying to uncover what health minded consumers will want next, or perhaps just take a quick trip to a city that’s always a few steps ahead.   For example: Portland, Oregon. Simply taking a walk in this trend zone might make research more robust and more exciting than merely looking at the latest statistics.  Healthy food marketing research just became more fun.   Coffee Portland takes their coffee really seriously (so not the place for those in a hurry!), and they know that high quality coffee is what consumers want....

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When it comes to marketing healthy foods, brands might want to take a look at Italy.

Our obsession with healthy, natural foods has consumers asking all the right questions. Where exactly does it come from? What exactly is in it? And for the right answers, food brands marketing healthy food need only to look to the country that’s mastered it. I just returned from a trip to Italy, three days of which were spent in Bologna, Italy’s self-proclaimed food mecca. One thing I can say with absolute certainty-The Italians really know how to get people excited about food. And they are not just selling taste. On my favorite day of the trip, I had the...

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Marketing Healthy Food: The fight against excess sugar

  Marketers could learn a lot from yogurt brands like Siggi’s and Blue Hill. Not just what they are saying, but what they are doing while marketing healthy food. It’s pretty radical. These two brands are just a couple of the brands on a mission to retrain American taste buds. They are helping people to realize that their bodies don’t need near the amount of sugar they’re eating now. Both brands have been successful by being clear about what they stand for. Siggi’s is already making a huge impact in the category. Their tagline is simple and direct and...

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Festivals, Millennials and Healthy Food Marketing

From Coachella to the Warped Tour, the millennial generation is crazy for festivals. In fact, a recent study by Eventbrite, a global marketplace for live experiences, found that 1 in 5 American millennials attended a music festival in the past twelve months. Thanks to strong attendance numbers and the wide range of demographics represented, brands and healthy food marketing are looking to find their place in the latest events to draw in this increasingly influential generation. Here are just a few ways to succeed when involving your brand at a festival: 1. Show an unexpected side of the brand...

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Healthy Food Marketing Starts With Honesty

The most successful health food brands today are the ones that pride themselves on having an open dialogue with the consumers that choose their products. The takeaway? If you want to market health food successfully, you must be as transparent as possible. There is no denying the fact that consumers today, especially Millennials, demand to know where their food comes from, how it’s treated, who handled it, etc. For the brands out there that have chosen to ignore this trend in health (and in our national psychology), it’s time to either get with the program or get into a...

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