Category: Marketing to Moms

LEGO AR-Studio: Augmented Reality Brings New Adventures to World’s Most Valuable Toy Brand

LEGO AR-Studio: Augmented Reality Brings New Adventures to World’s Most Valuable Toy Brand
LEGO was ranked the world’s 91st most valuable brand by Forbes in 2017, and the world’s most valuable toy brand, according to Brand Finance Toys 25 2018 report, ahead of My Little Pony, Monsters High, Nerf and Fisher-Price. Despite this brand success, the company reported an 8% decline in sales and a 17% decline in... Read more »

B2B at the Pharmacy: Adding Value by Helping Customers Do More

B2B at the Pharmacy: Adding Value by Helping Customers Do More
Pharmacies are busier than ever. Walgreens, the largest drug retailing chain in the US, is ranked in the top five retailers for visitors and foot traffic. The retail pharmacy is an increasingly popular format that offers ever-expanding service options. Recently, I had occasion to visit my local CVS MinuteClinic for a flu shot, and found... Read more »

Try These 4 Modern Trade Show Practices

Try These 4 Modern Trade Show Practices
Experiences, Young Customer “Experts,” Social Media and Audio Branding Bring Pizzazz to Trade Shows Many B2B firms spend considerable time and energy on trade shows and industry conferences.   Several we experienced in 2017 focused on well-honed techniques, including thought leadership presentations and case studies along with attractive booths offering free samples, manned by knowledgeable executives.... Read more »
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Mattel Re-Energizes 72-Year-Old Thomas & Friends Brand for New Generation of Kids

Mattel Re-Energizes 72-Year-Old Thomas & Friends Brand for New Generation of Kids
Everyone is familiar with the smiling engines of Thomas & Friends, chuffing along the island of Sodor and learning valuable life lessons that the characters share with rapt toddler audiences. Iconic Wooden Railway toys can be found in playrooms, preschools, libraries and children’s museums across the world—anywhere young children usually gather. Previous Thomas & Friends... Read more »

Hard Soda Brands Built Business by Understanding Millennial Drinkers

Hard Soda Brands Built Business by Understanding Millennial Drinkers
The 2016 IRI Top Ten Pacesetters highlight food and beverage brands that create novel or unexpected experiences. Earning spots #3 and #10 are competitive alcoholic beverages Not Your Father’s Root Beer and Henry’s Hard Soda. These brands started strong and celebrated strong success, although more recently other beverages have stolen market share. While they both have experienced sales... Read more »

Farmers Markets Provide Innovative Food for Thought

Farmers Markets Provide Innovative Food for Thought
Since moving to California in 2015, I’ve been able to enjoy one of my favorite experiences more often: shopping for fresh produce and other local products at the farmers market. Both Santa Monica and El Segundo (where I’ve lived) have year-round farmers markets.   While I still miss the Mirai corn as a highlight of Chicago... Read more »
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Cobblestone Bread Soars to Success with its $60 ‘Million Dollar White’ Bread

Cobblestone Bread Soars to Success with its $60 ‘Million Dollar White’ Bread
Each year, research firm IRI releases its “New Product Pacesetters” report describing successful CPG product launches. In the Top 10 Pacesetters for Food and Beverage are product launches from well-known brands like McCafe, Oscar Meyer Deli Fresh BOLD and Cheerios Protein. But among these brands is nestled a surprise winner at #9: Cobblestone Bread Co.,... Read more »

Driving Front-End B2B Strategic Innovation by Understanding End-User Experiences

Driving Front-End B2B Strategic Innovation by Understanding End-User Experiences
B2B firms often develop products and services that are ultimately experienced by end users with whom the firm has no contact. It can be challenging to develop market strategy and product innovation to suit these users’ needs while achieving results for the B2B firm’s direct customers. Here are two B2B examples from my firm, Insight... Read more »

Is Ultra-Filtered Milk the Next Greek Yogurt? Coca-Cola and fairlife Hope So.

Is Ultra-Filtered Milk the Next Greek Yogurt? Coca-Cola and fairlife Hope So.
In the dairy category, cow’s milk isn’t usually considered the prime area for product innovation or market share growth. We’re all familiar with the concept of grocery stores placing milk at the back of the store and following a loss-leader approach to encourage shopping for other items. Contrast with the yogurt category, specifically Greek yogurt,... Read more »
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Wal-Mart Takes the Lead on a Surprising, Half-Billion Dollar Growing Grocery Category

Wal-Mart Takes the Lead on a Surprising, Half-Billion Dollar Growing Grocery Category
Pizza is a staple food in most American households. Over the next 12 months, the average American will eat 46 pizza slices. It’s surprising then how few mainstream supermarkets have taken the steps needed in merchandising to capture the refrigerated pizza purchase occasion, which is related to, but different from the frozen and hot pizza... Read more »
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