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April 29, 2019

Hello…Is Your Brand There?

Jamie Allebach
Jamie Allebach Chief Executive & Creative Officer

When consumers are looking…is your CPG food or beverage brand anywhere to be found?

In order to be found, you have to occupy space in two places: 1) in the minds of consumers, and 2) on the shelf at retail.
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April 2, 2019

6 Ways To Cut Through Inundation With Distinct Content

Nathan Allebach
Nathan Allebach Social Media Manager

Everyone is trying to do everything with their brands these days. There’s so much content competing for clicks and attention real estate every moment of every day in every category. Competition is inevitable. Inundation is everywhere. So what can we do about it? Read more…

February 27, 2019

The Death Spiral of Price Promotions

Jamie Allebach
Jamie Allebach Chief Executive & Creative Officer

Price promotions. I like to refer to them as the race to the bottom. Who can win the competition of having the lowest price and commoditizing their brand?
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Are You Listening?

Jamie Allebach
Jamie Allebach Chief Executive & Creative Officer

“Be slow to speak and quick to listen.” I’m sure you’ve heard this familiar proverb. We all need to practice being better listeners, right?
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February 11, 2019

The Power of Lateral Thinking

Scott Cooter
Scott Cooter Creative Director / Senior Copywriter

As food marketers, we tend to think that telling potential customers how delicious our products are is enough. It’s why most new product launches and ad campaigns simply feature high-appetite food photography showing products at their mouthwatering best. Add a headline calling out product attributes and a few lines of aspirational body copy, slap “New” on it, and call it a day.
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February 4, 2019

Leveraging Social Advertising for CPG Food & Beverage Brands

Nathan Bachynski
Nathan Bachynski Digital Marketing Coordinator

How much time do you spend on social media each day? 5 minutes, 10 minutes—some, even couple hours. Just think about that, then think about how there are currently over 3 billion social media users and that 69% of US citizens use some type of social media. To put that into perspective, that’s roughly 225 million pairs of eyeballs that could potentially be seeing and spending time with your brand!
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January 29, 2019

The Social Media Food Phenomenon

Jamie Allebach
Jamie Allebach Chief Executive & Creative Officer

People are posting thousands of images every day—of the food they are eating! Instagram alone has hundreds of millions of posts, pics, and videos just about food.

So, why is #foodporn so obscenely successful on social media? Lots of reasons, let’s start with some of the basics…
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January 22, 2019

The Advertising Benefits of Branded Reaction GIFs

Nathan Allebach
Nathan Allebach Social Media Manager

Across the landscape of social media platforms there seems to be an endless set of tools to utilize for your content creation. Emoji’s, memes, Vine-style videos, long-form videos, branded photography, text joke formats, leetspeak, the list goes on. One tool that users have been all over the past few years has been GIFs. The GIF file was invented by Steve Wilhite in 1987 and they’ve been around since the beginning of Internet culture in one form or another. The “dancing baby” and “hamster dance” were classics from the late 1990s. Countless GIFs were shared across Myspace in its heyday and many more are created every day on platforms like Twitter or Reddit.
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November 3, 2018

Frozen in Time

Scott Cooter
Scott Cooter Creative Director / Senior Copywriter

Want to win in the frozen aisle?
Be dull.

During a recent shopping trip to the frozen section at my local Walmart, I was struck by how difficult it was to find the products I was looking for, even when I had a general idea of where they should be.
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