Why “Human-Grade”? Investigating a Pet Food Claim

Among the industries we serve, the pet products segment ranks as one of the most dynamic: new products and companies rise and fall on a regular basis, and consumers show themselves willing to at least trial new products frequently. In this ever-changing marketplace, however, pet food and products steadily mirror […]

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The Challenges and Opportunities of a B2E (Business-to-Everyone) Era

“B2B or B2C?” Often among the first things agencies ask their prospective partners is this question of initialisms, delineating whether the company aims to reach an industry or a consumer audience. Conventionally, B2B and B2C marketing share little in terms of technique, channel, or sensibility. A categorical difference in audience […]

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What Consumers Want in a Supplement Brand

If you’re here, there’s a good chance you were at SupplySide West 2019 and you attended Tracy’s talk, “What Consumers Want in a Supplement Brand.” Firstly, thank you for attending! We hope it was a good use of your time in Vegas, where you otherwise could have been making a […]

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Faster Survey Results With Mobile and Video Capture

We Do Have Time for Faster Survey Results There’s a lot of waiting around in consumer research. Days go by waiting on folks to take your survey. It could take a week for focus group transcripts to arrive. You most likely have no time for that. The CEO definitely has […]

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Add Color to Your Marketing Mix with A White Paper

In my last blog post, I talked about the benefits of print advertising as part of an integrated advertising campaign for B2B companies. In this post, I’ll show you the power of papers – white papers, that is – as part of the mix. Fall is not only PSL season; […]

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A Case for Custom Photography

We’re pleased with the results of photographing our partner Blue Dog Bakery’s treats: our studio now smells amazing, we have human-grade treats to munch on if we get hungry, and the custom photography will help us better tell our client’s brand story. As much as—and often moreso than—any other element, […]

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The Ghostbusters Were Wrong: Why Print Isn’t Dead

We’ve all heard the news—PRINT ADVERTISING IS DEAD—and has been for a long time. Egon Spengler, media-astute Ghostbuster, even made the declaration on the big screen more than 30 years ago. We hate to pit the Ghostbusters against our B2B food and ingredient media partners—who are telling us that print […]

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Walking the Walk: Upcoming Trade Shows

Walking the floors of a trade show can be a quick reference for emerging trends, up-and-comers, repositioning of brands in the market, new product launches and innovation, as well as stagnating or declining markets. Trade show participation has long been part of informing our perspective on the industries we serve—food, […]

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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 […]

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Best Pet Marketing Agencies

Who are the best pet marketing agencies? Chances are good that you’re reading this because you searched for “best pet marketing agencies” or something close to it (“pet advertising,” e.g.). That would make perfect sense; though your situation is personal and specific, it’s much easier to start big and narrow […]

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Don’t Bury the Lede—or the Lead

As a student of journalism, “don’t bury the lede” was one of the first lessons learned—the most compelling and important part of a story should be communicated clearly, early. In branding and marketing, the mantra also applies. One could also further extrapolate this thought to leads (you certainly wouldn’t want […]

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