For those of you looking to strengthen your brand strategy to differentiate yourself in a crowded market, this episode is a gold mine for creative inspiration. 

On the show, we’ve got Fred Hart, partner and Creative Director of Interact, one of top branding and packaging design firms in the food and beverage industry, and they’re based in our home state of Colorado – so bonus points in my book. 

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Today’s episode is a little longer than usual, but it’s well worth taking the time to listen. Richard Cran, former VP of Marketing at Jack in the Box, is on the show discussing the new era of advertising and how to capitalize as a growing brand. Get ready, because he’s about to drop some serious advertising and branding wisdom on you.

jack in the box facebook campaignRichard’s resume would make Don Draper jealous. Throughout his career,

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A commitment to donating profits to charity says a lot about a company. If you’re thinking of implementing a similar program, cpg marketing agencytoday’s guest discusses the benefits and challenges you can expect, especially in regard to CPG marketing.

On the show today, we’ve got Kris Ford, Marketing Director at Deep River Snacks, a company on a mission that makes some delicious, better-for-you chips.

Deep River’s tagline is We Give a Chip™,

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On the show today, we’ve got Jenny Burns, Marketing Director of Dang Foods.

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If you’re not already familiar with Dang Foods, I’m sure you’ve seen their packaging and would recognize their line of toasted
coconut chips on the end caps of most grocery stores around the country.

Dang Foods was the trailblazer in the coconut chip category and since their founding several years back,

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When you’re talking about competitive landscapes, most industries have something in common. You’ve got a few big fish with huge marketing budgets, and then you have the challengers, waking up each day looking for innovative ways to compete for the same customers in the same market.restaurant marketing resources

Some challengers lean on creative marketing, some invent unique business models, others are absolute
fanatics about building customer relationships. Today’s guest, Kim Bartley, is the CMO for a company that’s happened to have mastered all three of those things.

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Over the past several years, marketing to millennials has been a hot topic of conversation. By most definitions, millennials are anyone born between the early 80’s to the late 90’s, best known for their love of snapchat, obsession with traveling, and most importantly, their massive spending power and large makeup of the US work force.

It’s no surprise that many brands have shifted marketing budget to engage this generation – whether through relevant product offerings,

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Here’s a fun fact: the human brain processes visual information up to 60,000 times faster than plain text alone…pretty crazy. But it would explain why infographics, pictures and videos have exploded in popularity on the internet these past few years, and why mastering your visual marketing is essential in today’s world.

Today, we’re talking with Stephanie Hall who is the visual graphics coordinator of Enstrom Candies.

Stephanie spends a majority of her time translating written messages into visual form.

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What does challenging food industry norms in the CPG industry really take?

Some might say time, or creativity, others might say strategy. The guest in this episode would likely say, “all of the above”. If you’vestubbs barbecue suace scott jensen never heard of Scott Jenson before this, then surely you’ve heard of his first food startup, Stubbs BBQ.

Scott Jensen is a true serial entrepreneur in the food industry.

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“We were lucky to be told early on to take our time, be strategic and make sure that we have the right items in the right stores.”  Lizzie Ackerman on the strategy behind Birch Benders’ success.

Lizzie Ackerman is the COO ofBirch Benders – one of the fastest growing, bootstrapping food startups in Colorado. Having their big launch at Expo West in 2014, Birch Benders went from being in just 20 stores to now over 5000 – quite the increase in distribution in less than two years.

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Do you ever stumble upon a trend and wonder where the heck it came from?

As a marketer, especially in the food and beverage industry, learning how to spot and capitalize on food trends can make or break your brand. Spotting trends before they hit critical mass takes a lot of time and intuition, and today’s guest will tell you what and where he looks for changes in consumer behavior to set his clients up for success.

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