In an increasingly crowded food and beverage industry, finding fresh ways to communicate your brand message can set you apart. But often it seems like every good idea has already been used. And while that might be true, revisiting old ideas with a fresh approach can jumpstart your food & beverage marketing to better engage your audience. More
With online, direct-to-consumer, and click-and-collect options, buying CPG products is easier than ever before. When marketing CPG brands, providing those flexible options to consumers, and building awareness through social media marketing, are both essential for staying competitive and building online and in-store sales.
Social media marketing gives marketers the ability to reach vast numbers of potential consumers while getting instant feedback about their brand. More
COVID-19 is changing consumer behavior across all industries. Some of those changes are easy to see, and others were easy to predict. Who could miss the worldwide shortage of toilet paper that we’re still experiencing, even today? We probably could have predicted the increase in online shopping and stockpiling our pantries as well.
We don’t know yet how permanent these changes will be, though we can take a few hints from history. For instance, smart gyms and telehealth services were already on the rise before the pandemic. Continued popularity with consumers once life returns to “normal” isn’t hard to foresee. More
Influencer marketing is nothing new. Ninety-two percent of consumers say that recommendations from people they know or follow are more powerful than brand advertising, and 74% say that word-of-mouth influences their purchasing decisions. It’s also why 67% of brands plan to increase their influencer marketing budgets this year.
In our new reality, with US consumers currently sheltering in place, influencer marketing has become even more powerful. With less access to non-essential items, consumers are relying on word-of-mouth recommendations more than ever before. More
The current state of the world has most of us housebound and cleaning everything in sight—especially our hands. As important as spring cleaning the house may be, now is the time to also consider spring cleaning your marketing program.
If you’re planning to do some spring cleaning for your brand, here are a few things to address. More
It seems like everywhere we turn there is advice on how to market our brands, with new digital marketing innovations promising to bring success beyond our wildest dreams.
And even though some of these new strategies will stand the test of time, there are also marketing pitfalls to avoid. Following are three to watch for. More
Influencer marketing shows no signs of slowing down in 2020, having evolved into a core marketing strategy that is practiced by over 93% of marketers. Predicted to be a $10 billion industry by the end of 2020, the role of influencers will clearly continue to help brands connect with their consumers in highly relevant ways.
Following are some trends that will likely dominate the industry this year. More
Though still a relatively new industry, CBD is surging in popularity and is expected to be a $2.5 billion industry by 2026. Considered a viable alternative health option for decades, the stigma surrounding it is changing rapidly and CBD is now popular with mainstream audiences, particularly women, because of its potential to help alleviate a multitude of everyday ailments.
Women are an important audience, as they make the majority of household health care decisions and 93% of all over-the-counter medication purchases. They’re also most likely to talk to their neighbors, families, and friends to spread the word about health & wellness brands they’ve discovered and found effective. More
The health and wellness industry continues to grow, with $179 billion in revenue projected for 2020. For marketers to help their brands earn a portion of that expected revenue, understanding emerging trends is crucial.
Several of the health and wellness trends expected to continue through 2020 include wearable tech, athleisure, yoga (with fewer goats and more high-intensity interval training), and professional coaches. Some trends that emerged in 2019 will also gain more traction to become full-fledged revenue machines. Take a look. More
Halloween may not be here yet, but brands are already pulling out the stops for holiday food and beverage marketing. And why not? It’s the time of year to eat, drink, and be merry! But it’s also a lucrative time of year for brands that make the most of their food and beverage marketing strategies.
Last year, consumers spent $707.5 billion, with a large chunk of that directed at holiday meals and parties. Those numbers are expected to climb by at least 4% by year’s end, for a total of $730 billion.
Read on for tips on how to enhance your food and beverage marketing this holiday season. More