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If you’re not going on an exotic vacation this summer, chances are, your mouth will anyway - particularly if you’re a Millennial. Consumers are branching out in their curiosity when it comes to exotic foods - open to trying new, bold flavors - see what's fueling this growth.
Following the issuance of the Executive Order Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, interest and conversation surrounding this policy has truly come to a head. This "Travel Ban" has communicated to all international residents that maybe their trip to the States should be put on hold. What does this mean for your brand?
The party’s over and the lights are coming on. More than past generations, today’s 20-somethings are foregoing lifestyles conducive to heavy drinking. The motivation behind the Millennial moderation movement goes beyond career aspirations, as Millennials are increasingly embracing a transition into adulthood characterized by self-improvement and enrichment – in doing so, reengineering the image of young adults in pop culture.
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Mommy blogs occupy an important place in the current marketing landscape, and for good reason. There are over 4 million mothers who blog, and they mention brands an average of 73 times per week. Better yet, 81% of Americans trust information from blogs. Mommy blogs have become such an important source of advice and ideas for busy moms, there’s even a term for the trend: momsourcing.
If you work at an ad agency, no doubt your clients were recently asking whether or not next year’s Super Bowl might be a good investment for them - having looked at all the fun and buzz garnered from the Big Game. For food and beverage brands in particular, It may look like a great way to boost visibility and get on consumer shopping lists. But like any $5-million marketing investment, the answer is “it depends.”
This year, Super Bowl advertisers tackled culturally divisive issues like never before. Instead of relying on crowd-pleasing humor that typically fuels Super Bowl spots, some brands took big risks by tackling a range of politically charged issues like immigration, diversity and equality. Check out our rundown of four of the most talked-about ads and their underlying strategies.
The modern cooking experience is no longer a solitary function between user and recipe. There has been a clear shift from cooking + creation to curation + innovation in the kitchen. The contrast between these two cooking experiences is obvious, but what does this mean for brands?
We set out to evaluate perception of those ads released in advance of the game – surveying agency staff members on metrics such as favorability and memorability, as well as likelihood to drive purchase and connect with audiences.
It used to be that on Super Bowl Sunday, we all gathered around our TVs to watch the big game and the even bigger commercials. And we all did it at the same time. It was appointment television for everyone, everywhere. There were no pre-released spots, no YouTube, no Top Ten best commercial list before […]
While a New Year brings excitement and a fresh start, for many travel and tourism marketers it also ushers in the long, slow season. With the winter months come greater challenges in filling beds and selling tickets, especially during the week. How can brands crack the midweek code? This year, Peter Mayer asked 578 U.S. residents […]
Getting your message in front of in-market tourists can be a challenge, but there’s a real strategy to positioning yourself as the thing that deserves their time. But it’s all about targeting tourists once they arrive, rather than trying to reach them before they arrive. Here are Four Tips For Reaching Spontaneous Bookers.
Traditional food photography is part art, part science, part artifice. It’s often slow, expensive and complicated. But the rise of social media has changed the way consumers see food. In the age of Instagrammed meals, it’s helpful for brands to take a second look at the way they show food online. We put together a handy guide to make things a little easier.