96% of people say they want to eat “healthy.” But, they’re actually baffled about what that really means.
People are confused when it comes to what to eat and why. So they bounce around from brand to brand and trend to trend. You will gain loyalty and get beyond impulse trial if you help them. And here’s where I come in. Yes, I’m a marketing guy with a full-service agency behind me (LRXD.com). Do I want you to hire me and us? Of course, and you should because we’re a bunch of brilliant, results-driven people. But instead of shouting, “choose me,” I’m gonna earn your trust by giving away everything I know about food marketing. So we can all win, starting with the people that need to win the most, your consumers.

Nutrition marketing with more Rhythm

Every brand talks up the benefits of its product, but how about going beyond that one thing to a bigger idea? You’ll seem less like you’re selling and more like you’re helping. Here’s an example, featuring Rhythm Superfoods.

Hey, it's Eric with the Thirty Second Marketing Snack, a highly digestible brand and a tip for making it even more so, Rhythm Superfoods. These guys are making it so easy for people to get more fruits, vegetables, and fiber into their diets. I'd love to hear them say, "Hey, our snacks are amazing, but try roasting kale, carrots and beets and see how incredible they can be too." Okay, be digestible, like Rhythm and thanks.

Grass-Fed Nutrition Marketing

Plant-based “meats” are all the rage — but guess what — grass-fed beef, pastured chicken and other humanely-raised animals are good for us and the planet. If you’re one of these brands, you need to be talking about it, like Country Archer does.

Video Transcript: Hey, it's Eric with The Digestible Brand and the new and improved 30 Second Marketing Snack. One brand, one thing they're doing that makes them digestible. Today, we're featuring Country Archer Beef Jerky. You see that right there? 100% grass-fed beef. Better for you, better for the animals, better for the planet. While these new plant-based meats are trying to help solve this problem, guys like Country Archer, The New Primal, they are too. Listen, be digestible like these guys and thanks.

Nutrition Marketing That Slows down to Move Faster

I know, you’re going a million miles an hour, trying to build your food brand; trying to beat competitors to the punch. But so are they — and they’re missing things. So in this edition of #thethirtysecondmarketingsnack, I want to spend half a minute talking about that. Slow down, move faster and win.

Video Transcript: Hey, it's Eric with the 30 Second Marketing Snack, one tip to help your brand grow. Today we're featuring UnReal. All right. Slow down to move faster. Think about all the things your competitors are moving too fast to ever do, like building the ultimate retailer support program, getting to know your consumers better like I've talked about, finding a deeper, emotional way to tell your story. Do all that. Slow down a little bit, man, and you will win. All right. Be digestible, and thanks.

Nutrition Marketing with some Sweet Advice

Sell, sell, sell, sell, sell. That’s all consumers see from most food brands — but what if you took your foot off the gas a little? You’d show the consumer you have respect — and you’d show some confidence too. This Thirty Second Marketing Snack features Smart Sweets and some sweet advice from Bob Moore of Bob’s Red Mill.

Video Transcript: Hey, it's Eric with the 30 Second Marketing Snack: One Tip To Help Your Brand Grow. Today, we're featuring Smart Sweets! I heard a cool quote the other day from Bob Moore, founder of Bob's Red Mill. He said, "I don't sell products. I offer them." I just thought, "That is such awesome advice for all of us to follow." Instead of: Sell, sell, sell, sell, sell all the time, let's slow down, show our consumers some love and care, and it'll come back at us. So, be digestible ... Hey, little bear! And thanks, sweet! [...]

Nutrition Marketing That Sings

What happens when food brands (or anyone) constantly sell? People not only resist, they never become truly loyal. But when you focus on delivering value instead, you can break through. Caution: food marketing rapping ahead!

Video Transcript: Hey, it’s Eric! And, I know it's another Monday and your LinkedIn is all filled up with people trying to sell you something; trying to tell you how to market your food brand for success, but at The Digestible Brand we do things a little bit differently. We believe that if we give away value, it will create long-term value for our brand and maybe we'll do business down the road together. So, we're more about information, maybe some education, some provocation, occasionally, but hopefully there's never any frustration. It kind of sounds like I'm rapping, [...]

Nutrition Marketing That Saves Dinner

Dinner is one of the biggest problems people face — but it’s not just for dinner brands to solve. Any food brand could help consumers get past this harrowing part of the day, to gain loyalty and preference. What could you learn from the latest dinner-solver, Suvie?

Meet Suvie, described by the website as, the “Smart WiFi Kitchen Robot Refrigerator and Cooker.” It’s pretty cool. You just preload in the morning with the makings of an entire meal for up to four people, tell it when you want to eat and Suvie does the rest, refrigerating and then cooking everything at the exact right time to deliver a perfect “5-star” meal when you get home. What? Huh? It’s a freaking miracle, right? What’s it cost? Well, as of this writing, they’re running a Kickstarter campaign and Suvie’s dinner-saving tech can be yours for the cool, buy-ahead [...]

Nutrition Marketing That Mashes it Up

Conagra’s CEO Recently Complained of Disappointing Innovation, but After Buying Pinnacle Foods, the Brand Has a Million “Mash-Up” Opportunities. How Can Your Brand, Big or Small, Use This Crazy-Cool Concept to Create Something New Without Going Back to the Drawing Board Every. Single. Time?

Video Transcript:  Hi, it's Eric. At The Digestible Brand, we believe if you can reduce food confusion, you can increase loyalty and stop being a commodity. Now, on LinkedIn the other day I shared an article about how Conagra, which has bought Pinnacle Foods for $10.9 billion was closing Pinnacle's Boulder offices. Now, that's really kind of bad. But, within the article the president and CEO of Conagra, Mr. Sean Connolly, not Connery, was quoted as saying he was disappointed in the innovation efforts of Conagra. Mr. Connolly, not Connery, I would respectfully say you've already got innovation [...]

Nutrition Marketing That Wins Through Trial

If your product is delicious and fits consumers’ lives, you’ve got to get it into their mouths. See how this Trial Pack from Enjoy Life Foods does it. Then, borrow a page from their book!

Video Transcript: So I wrote an article a while back about the power of the sample kit, and today I want to show you one that's a little bit different. It's a trial pack from Enjoy Life Foods. This cost me $15. Shipping was free, and I got a ton of stuff. I got ten products. Now if you know anything about Enjoy Life, you know that their whole thing is about being free of the top eight allergens which is a big deal for a lot of people. They do a great job throughout this piece of [...]

Nutrition Marketing That Gives a Cluck

You want to do more than talk about transparency? You want to really be honest with you consumers and convince them to be a part of your brand? You want to help them make better decisions about food in general, not just eat more of your products? Then take a page from the Vital Farms brand book. Actually, take the whole flockin’ thing.

Man, I’ve written so many articles about food brands — and every single time, I’m able to add some thoughts about what each one could do better to reduce food confusion. But the folks at Vital Farms may have just stumped me. They seem to be doing every single thing, right! I had a conversation with Dan Brooks, Director of Brand Communications and Design at Vital Farms. He told me, in the beginning, research proved people were confused about, “Cage-free,” “Free range” and “Pasture-raised.” According to Dan, “People thought these terms meant pretty much the same thing. When, in [...]

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Marketing Nutrition to Confused Consumers

Consumers are confused enough about nutrition. Don’t let your packaging make the problem worse. What’s my proof this is a huge problem? All I have to do is visit a food brand trade show. For instance, during my most recent trip to the 800-pound gorilla in the food trade show world, Natural Products Expo West, I saw the same product over and over, in every aisle, in every category. I call this product, “Huh?” Of course, it wasn’t one product — but it seemed that way, thanks to the fact that, while the vast majority of exhibitors have gotten [...]