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Go There: Data-Driven Marketing

Activity trackers have recently been making news with their data collection and aggregation capabilities—most notably, the heatmaps that fitness-tracking app Strava generated and published based on user data from around the world. While the conversation has largely been focused on tracking of military personnel and national security implications, the story has three key components that… Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Trends to Look for at IFT14

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Trends inform and inspire all of our work. In the food industry, this means knowing when cupcakes are “out” and doughnuts are “in”; what’s happening with the FDA’s decision on the GRAS designation of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs); and what the next hot protein ingredient will be (could it be microalgae powder? or, perhaps, cricket… Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

A Brand in a Bow Tie

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During my teenage years, I worked at a local frozen custard stand. Our uniforms consisted of button downs and bow ties. We punched in with paper time cards. Orders were taken and called out in paperless fashion. It wasn’t quite Mayberry, although it did have a distinctive charm marked by nostalgia. Coupled with delicious frozen… Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Gluten-Free We Go

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Going gluten-free isn’t new to us. As a food branding agency, staying apprised of food industry opportunities and challenges is part of the gig. So, when the chance to attend Gluten and Allergen Free Expo arose, our team was delighted to plan a trip dedicated to partaking in the gluten-free exchange of knowledge (and samples).… Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

The Transparency Trend

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Transparency. It’s what consumers have come to expect from the brands they buy, especially when it involves their food. From the geographic origin of ingredients to how – and by whom – they are grown and harvested, consumers expect more from their loaf of bread than simply to serve as bookends for a sandwich. With… Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

A Very (Food) Trendy Thanksgiving

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A Thanksgiving menu with a trend-inspired twist While recalling classic dishes that make Thanksgiving meals memorable, we reimagined a classic turkey day menu with inspiration from some of our favorite food trends. From the donut domination of 2013 trends to the predicted popularity of ginger in 2014,  here are a few dishes and drinks that we… Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Show Time: How we helped 5 stand out among 1,191 at IFT

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One of the biggest opportunities to make an impression with current and potential food industry partners is the Institute of Food Technologists Expo. A symposium of 1,191 exhibitors, thousands of attendees, and a million split-second opportunities to get the attention of your audience, companies rely on the IFT Expo to build brands, introduce new ingredients,… Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Every Day is a (Food) Holiday

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As the taste of Thanksgiving fades with the last leftover turkey sandwich, we begin to anticipate the arrival of upcoming holidays and the dishes that will mark those occasions. While Christmas or Hanukkah may come to mind, there are a number of lesser-known holidays right around the corner. Take November 30th, for instance; it’s National… Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

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