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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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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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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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October 15, 2018

Time To Man-Up!

Jamie Allebach
Jamie Allebach Chief Executive & Creative Officer

I hope there’s no one reading this article who is still targeting women 25-54, to advertise their food or beverage brand. If you are, please call me. I can help.
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October 10, 2018

The Art Of Seduction

Scott Cooter
Scott Cooter Creative Director / Senior Copywriter

Love is cheap. Desire sells products.

Okay, we’ve written about Love and Love Brands before (spoiler alert: it’s really just ‘like’). Truth be told, love is not what you’re after.
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September 20, 2018

Aligning Sales & Marketing

Jamie Allebach
Jamie Allebach Chief Executive & Creative Officer

Marketing vs. Sales—an age-old rivalry. “Sales are down because ‘marketing’ isn’t supporting our brand with the consumer.” “The new product launch failed because ‘sales’ didn’t do their job!”
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September 18, 2018

5 New Consumer Purchase Triggers

Jamie Allebach
Jamie Allebach Chief Executive & Creative Officer

Having been in CPG marketing, and primarily working with food brands, for nearly 30 years, there have always been certain constant pivotal drivers in consumer purchasing — the “go-to”s that always drive consumer response. Well, things are changing. In fact, there has been a definitive paradigm shift that all marketers should be paying close attention to.
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May 15, 2018

Want Brand Loyalty? Target Millennial Parents.

Scott Cooter
Scott Cooter Creative Director / Senior Copywriter

According to popular belief (and many old studies), millennials are not particularly brand loyal, with theories ranging from low attention spans to price-sensitivity due to lower income levels as being the cause. However, according to a new study just released by the National Retail Federation, all that begins to change once millennials become parents themselves and start shopping for their own families.
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April 30, 2018

The Death Of Demographics

Jamie Allebach
Jamie Allebach Chief Executive & Creative Officer

“Our target audience is women, ages 25-54!”

For decades CPG food and beverage brands have used this key demographic targeting the primary, kingpin shopper of every household. So, why change? After all, women still do all the shopping, right? Sounds kinda stupid when you say it out loud.
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