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 that educates without the heavy hand

You can warn people against bad ingredients without scaring them or putting anyone else down. Like Quinn Snacks does. So want to be competitive without the grumpy tone? Apply what Quinn is doing to your brand.

Hey, it's Eric with the Thirty Second Marketing Snack. A highly digestible brand, and a tip for making it even better, Quinn's snacks. You know, a lot of snacks are made with GMO corn, and these guys are saying that's not good in a really friendly way. I'd love to see them say hey, “don't just cut things out of your diet because some blogger tells you to. Get a food sensitivity test and find out for real what your body really likes and what it doesn't.” Okay, be digestible, like Quinn, and thanks.

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.

Nutrition Marketing That Lets People Enjoy Life

Restriction doesn’t turn anyone on. So what can your brand promise that helps people eat better without feeling they’re sacrificing? See how Enjoy Life does it. Then apply the brilliance to your brand.

Hey, it's Eric with the Thirty Second Marketing Snack, a highly digestible brand and a tip for making it even more so. Enjoy Life. Hey, did you know there's an allergen-free publication out there called “Living Without?” Wow, man, way to make people feel sick and weird. But on the other hand, Enjoy Life says, "We're free from the top 14 allergens, which means you can eat freely." Hey, I'd love to hear them say, "We care so much about you, we'll even recommend brands that aren't our own that we think are the real deal." All right. [...]

Nutrition Marketing That Helps People Clean Things Up

80% of consumers say they’re confused about what to eat. Why not help them out and get yourself higher on the Kiker Scale of Meaningful Difference — from trial to preference to loyalty to BRAND LOVE. A great opportunity for Clean Cause, and you!

TRANSCRIPT: Hey, it's Eric with the Thirty Second Marketing Snack, a highly digestible brand, and a tip for making it even more so. Clean Cause, 50% of their profits go to drug and alcohol rehabilitation, amazing mission. I'd love to see them say, "Hey, we can help you clean up your diet, too, by showing you easy, delicious ways to add more fruit, vegetable, and fiber to your diet." That's it. Be digestible, like Clean Cause. 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 Maximizes Opportunity

Just about every food brand uses Amazon, demos and social media — but are you using each to its best advantage? Maybe not. Here’s a video with some thoughts — have a look and win more loyal consumers.

Video Transcript: Hey, it's Eric. Interesting story from a conversation with a perspective client the other day, they were bemoaning the fact that Amazon is not the best place to make money for some people. The margins are thin, it's not really a great place for revenue, but we talked about the idea that it's a great place for review. If you can build a whole bunch of great reviews on Amazon, you can use those to build a case with new retailers and open up more distribution, open up more doors. So I got to thinking, what [...]

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 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 [...]