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Banner Ad? No Whey!

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When’s the last time you clicked on a banner ad? Or felt anything but annoyed by one? After years of increasingly aggressive banners – flashing, expanding, even sneaking onscreen – we’ve started to train ourselves, when not actively despising them, to ignore them. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be worth the investment. So why… Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Chia is the New Flax


In 2008, flax was all the rage among health-conscious consumers. Declarations of its near-magical powers significantly boosted consumer recognition of this cancer-preventing, menopause-easing superfood. Cooking shows made classic baked goods healthier with the incorporation of flaxseed. Magazines urged consumers to sprinkle it on their cereal and yogurt for an added health boost. Boasting high fiber… Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

The Technology of Trust: Building Brand Equity on Social Media

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Typically, I pay more notice to my VHS collection of MacGyver episodes than to political conventions, but in 2004, even I cared about politics, as a handful of bloggers was issued press credentials for the Democratic and Republican conventions. This small act of validation signaled a large-scale shift in the way that Americans consume media.… Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span>


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I love this word: “Particibrands.” (an entity I have a strong affection for) defines the Particibrands trend as “to remain relevant, brands have no choice but to follow, adapt to, but most importantly participate in consumer culture, in all its joyous chaos and excitement.” So what does this mean for the food and beverage… Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Fresh Positioning

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Landshire is a manufacturer and marketer of packaged sandwiches and snacks distributed throughout the United States. Landshire had a business-to-business website and needed a consumer-driven website that also promoted their companies’ growing capabilities. Moreover, Landshire was receiving pressure from Walmart to boost sales or face the loss of shelf space. We worked with Landshire to… Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Brand Extension

sweet treats

Baldwin Richardson Foods is a manufacturer of ingredients and products for the industrial and foodservice markets.  Additionally…they produce and market (3) distinct consumer brands.  Challenging?  Yes.  In approaching the development of this new website, our two largest tasks were to 1) develop a brand face for Baldwin Richardson as an identity did not exist and… Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span>