Innovative and Disruptive Brands of 2020 in Pet

Here at the end of 2020, we’re looking back at some of our favorite discoveries of the year in some of the sectors we serve. In this final post of the series, we look at the pet and animal category. As it changed so many things, the COVID-19 pandemic changed […]


A Regenerative Supply Chain

More and more, when we eat, we look for food that meets a certain profile: what we might call, following the science writer Jo Robinson, “eating on the wild side.” In a previous generation, savvy consumers looked for food produced by human intervention through modern science, food that was hygienic, […]


Insights For Building a Post-pandemic Supplement Brand

In the fall of 2019, we conducted a survey to uncover insights into what consumers want in a supplement brand. These findings were presented at the SupplySide West conference in Las Vegas. To better understand how COVID-19 has affected supplement consumers, we recently conducted a follow-up survey. Our CMO Tracy […]


Marketing Close in A Time of Social Distancing

Here’s something that you don’t need team meetings for: showing empathy to your customers. This is the time to turn off your regularly scheduled posts and to communicate as thoughtfully as possible. To be sure, it’s not insensitive to try to continue business while flattening curves and social distancing, but […]


Innovative and Disruptive Brands of 2019 in Pet

Now that 2019 has come to a close, we’re looking back at some of our favorite discoveries of the year in a series of posts covering each of the sectors we serve. In this, the third of the series, we look at the pet and animal market. As Americans have […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Digital Advertising: The Best Medium for a Modest Budget?

It’s no secret that launching a brand requires significant investment, from product development and manufacturing to brand development and promotion. And while both consumer and B2B brands can benefit from a healthy media mix, digital marketing endures as one of the most cost-efficient ways to reach the audiences who are […]


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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