Category: Marketing + Advertising

Danone2

What Made Whitewave so Irresistible to Danone?

You probably already know that Danone just acquired Whitewave, the plant-based, non-dairy enterprise. Our office was abuzz over this news, because we had just literally finished our benchmark studies of Whitewave’s Silk and So Delicious. Danone strikes consumer gold Why would a dairy giant be interested in acquiring a non-dairy giant? Because they’re in tune […]

Read More
Healthcrazephoto

Healthy Marketing Lessons from the Elite Fitness World

Group Training is super trendy and getting trendier. People love it. And it’s not just SoulCycle. Innovators like Pure Barre, Orangetheory and CrossFit have added to the already Irresistible community class category. These brands turn consumers into “Groupies.” They turn marketing into full-on lifestyle inspiration. Marketers, if you want lessons that can help your brand […]

Read More
sawtooth-teavana-tea

Health Food Marketing: Tea is HOT Right Now

It’s no secret that coffee is my first love. But  right now I have a big crush on tea. And seeing the tea market explode is pretty exciting. Tea is on the rise with 15% growth in the last ten years. Marketers, here’s what you need to know about this hot, hot trend. Why is […]

Read More
healthcraze-nutella-toast

Nutella vs. Peanut Butter: Will Nutella’s lead last?

Today’s consumers are getting more and more health conscious. So it makes perfect sense that their favorite spread is… Nutella?! Yes it’s true. And peanut butter brands are waging war. Read on marketers. Because this is a juicy tale of a brand that has withstood the test of federal legal scrutiny and even a public […]

Read More
amazonVSwalmart[2][1]

Healthy Food Marketing: Walmart’s Quest to Stay Relevant

I like many others, am watching Walmart closely right now. It’s not surprising to see how relentless this legacy giant is about staying relevant. Until Amazon came along, Walmart seemed untouchable. So much so, that brands approached them with reverence and even fear. While there is still a lot of that, Walmart has no choice […]

Read More
legacy3

Healthy Food Marketing: Reviving Legacy Brands

In this crazy, fast-changing environment, the love consumers have for legacy brands just isn’t not enough. Because in I-Factor™ study after study, one thing keeps coming through…

Read More
costco

Healthy Food Marketing: An Unlikely Love Story, Millennial Parents and Club Stores

By now you know millennials are obsessed with locally sourced, hand crafted and artisanal brands. So it makes perfect sense that they love… Costco?! It’s surprising and true. Whether it’s Costco, Sam’s Club or BJ’s, the generation that’s redefining shopping and retail “are on the rise at clubs.”

Read More
2017.2.13_Ifactor_blog

Healthy Food Marketing: What makes a brand truly irresistible?

Chop’t, Aleve, So Delicious, RiteAid, Happy Baby/Happy Tot, Larabars, Polar, Nutella, Baskin Robbins, Goldfish, Snapple. What do these brands have in common? High consumer knowledge and the highest I-Factor™ scores in their category. I love figuring out what makes a brand irresistible. It’s not just cool (which it is), it’s crucial. It’s information a brand […]

Read More
2017.1.18_AmazonGo

Healthy Food Marketing: Is Amazon Go good for brands and shoppers?

Could Amazon Go be the next Facebook or Spotify of the grocery world? Think about the similarities. Facebook and Spotify are obviously great services for consumers but they are great for businesses because of the massive access to data they offer related to customer behavior. That’s exactly what Amazon Go could do for grocery and eventually all […]

Read More