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What Makes a Love Brand?

What Makes a Love Brand?

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For every “Love Brand” that RMD has had the honor to work with or has helped to shape in the food category, each shares three important qualities that ultimately contribute to its success.

They have the makings of a “love food brand“, which lead to their success in every respect – from concept to creation.

1. People.
Perhaps most critically, the people behind cult brands are passionate in a way that pours into the brand’s story. Energy is injected into the brand from every side of the company. This creates a unique company culture that inspires the quality of work necessary of the most successful brands.

2. Head.
Cult brands also do incredible work serving consumers with the pure intention of becoming a part of their lives, aligning with their pre-conceived notions of what makes a brand honest and trustworthy. It is in this way that they connect with them on both an intellectual and highly emotional level. Relying once again upon one of our current cult brands, Graeter’s Ice Cream proves the power yielded by becoming a part of generations of families that now hold their own Graeter’s experiences and stories close to them.

The proof is in the fact that “baby’s first ice cream” is now a common Graeter’s fan photo spontaneously shared with the brand from guests in every market. Consumers intellectually trust and feel good about eating the brand, and are excited to build another chapter in their family story that includes Graeter’s Ice Cream. It is a brand their parents trusted before them and is a tradition they hope their children will incorporate into their lives.

3. Heart.
Distinguishing cult brands even further is the fact that they consistently align with consumers’ hearts. Enjoying the brand reconnects them to a time, place or memory. It is emotive.

Graeter’s Ice Cream is an expert in crafting these types of moments. For many fans, the moment their favorite Graeter’s Ice Cream flavor hits their tongue, they are reminded of fond memories as children, summer days spent with friends or celebrations of life’s big moments with family. Food is emotional, nostalgic and woven tightly into our sense of family. Dinner tables oftentimes feature America’s love brands regularly, and consumers feel reconnected to their loved ones when those weekly celebrations occur.

Every food brand certainly can become a cult brand if it commits to the people and passion behind the company. However, not every brand is fortunate enough to be led by a family or a group of people that is as dedicated to the romance that must be cultivated to create that heart and head connection within consumers.

When there is an impassioned group of individuals that are committed to that level of connectivity, magic occurs – the kind that is passed from generation to generation.

Of course we love National Food Days … doesn’t everyone?

Of course we love National Food Days … doesn’t everyone?

Why we love National Food Days, why some people hate them (psh), and why you should adore them:

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August is National Sandwich Month, but don’t think we’re celebrating this yummy month just to perpetuate some obscure marketing gimmick. While it may be an opportunity to highlight all of the best our sandwich-loving clients (like Klosterman Bread, Qrunch Foods, and Panera Bread) have to offer, we’re all about celebrating food!

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Food is love and love is life. It would be a shame to throw away the meaning that we’ve given to our food. Like Peeps on Easter or BBQ on the 4th of July, some foods hold happy memories that make special moments that much more … special!

… And that’s why we’re celebrating National Sandwich Month! Join us!

Donnelly is a millennial and a food writer based in Columbus, Ohio.  She started writing from a very young age, and her writing skills are a reflection of her passion for food, baking and the creative arts, overall.  She moved to the agency world after a stint as a ballerina.  On her journey, she learned a range of skills, including creative writing, the art of influence in advertising and PR, and how food helps people of differing backgrounds connect on an emotional level.

Columbus Advertising Agency Grows with Two Delicious Frozen Food Accounts

Columbus Advertising Agency Grows with Two Delicious Frozen Food Accounts

S&F Foods and Crunchtables join RMD Advertising’s prestigious list of food clients
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COLUMBUS, OH (July 7, 2015)RMD Advertising, an advertising, brand strategy, social media, and public relations agency considered an expert in the food industry, has recently added both S&F Foods and Crunchtables to its roster of blue-chip clients. Under the insightful eye of RMD Advertising, both companies, leaders in their respective categories, will now effectively grow their footprints in the frozen food aisle. This level of success will be accomplished through enhanced social media, public relations and creative expertise. RMD will focus on growing the Crunchtables brand overall while striving to increase sales through their strategic work in the social and digital space. Similarly, RMD will work to grow and launch the S&F Foods brand name in social media, the digital space, and through public relations.

S&F Foods is a Michigan-based manufacturer of proprietary, private label and co-pack brands for retail, institutional and school food services. Crunchtables, a Wisconsin-based brand, presents consumers with delicious crouton and pretzel coated vegetable snacks. Distinguished by what current clients describe as unwavering work ethic and commitment to the food category overall, RMD Advertising is proud to work with these two new clients, proving just how versatile and nimble the agency is in each aspect of the food industry.

“Both S&F Foods and Crunchtables are brands we are honored to help grow,” shares Donn Ditzhazy, Managing Partner of RMD Advertising. “These new additions to the RMD roster of clients are sure to stretch our breadth of experience and further establish the agency’s impact within the industry — while proving our passion for growing such strong brands.”

RMD Advertising’s expertise in the food industry spans more than two decades, giving it the right credentials for such unique clients as S&F Foods and Crunchtables. “With a sales driven mind set and the discipline to follow through on each project they adopt, the RMD Advertising team often attracts growing and emerging food focused clients that are passionate about their future,” notes Ditzhazy. The addition of these two companies to their list of clients is a welcomed challenge to which the agency is eager to apply their extensive knowledge of the food industry. The proof of RMD Advertising’s success is in the way lasting relationships have been built with such brands as Rudolph Foods, Tandoor Chef, Champion Foods, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Panera Bread, and Graeter’s Ice Cream. RMD Advertising plans to use its 23 years of experience and its expansive industry knowledge to cultivate strong relationships with both S&F Foods and Crunchtables.

 

Celebrate National Junk Food Day with
the RMD Foodies!

Celebrate National Junk Food Day with
the RMD Foodies!

When National Junk Food Day comes around on the 21st, team RMD will be armed and ready with our very favorite healthier-for-you indulgences. If you wanna “pig out” but don’t wanna feel, well, like a pig, follow our guide to go-to snacks and desserts.

Tweet: How are you celebrating #NationalJunkFoodDay on the 21st? Sound off! https://ow.ly/P00CsHow are you celebrating #NationalJunkFoodDay on the 21st? Sound off! https://ow.ly/P00Cs

 

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1. The Piping Gourmets Whoopie Pies:
The Piping Gourmets Whoopie Pies are allergen-friendly and crafted specifically for gluten-free, dairy-free, Kosher and vegan diets. Bonus! They’re also free of GMOs, trans fats, hydrogenated oil and artificial flavors and colorings. Each All-American Whoopie Pie also boasts rich, indulgent frosting sandwiched by two scrumptious cakes.

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2. Graeter’s Low Glycemic Ice Cream:
Butter Pecan recently joined Madagascar Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Chip, and Mint Chocolate Chip in bringing Graeter’s fans an ice cream containing 50% less sugar than their traditional ice cream. Crafted using the distinct sweetness obtained from the monk fruit, each low glycemic ice cream boasts the Graeter’s Ice Cream taste that has garnered a cult following with a Low Glycemic Certification.

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3. Wholly Wholesome’s Deep Dish Pizza Bites: This recipe uses Wholly Wholesome’s Gluten Free Pizza Dough to make delicious miniature deep dish pizzas that you can gobble up in one bite. Don’t feel guilty snacking on these little guys … We sure won’t!

RMD Foodies Celebrate the 4th

RMD Foodies Celebrate the 4th

If you’re looking for the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day this year, then you’ve come to the right place. RMD is an agency full of foodies … And if you’re not one when you join the team, you soon will be.

We serve each and every one of our clients with passion for advertising, enthusiasm for the brand, and pure love for delicious food!

Tweet: #Celebrate the #4thofJuly with some pizzazz! Here’s how we’ll be partying on #IndependenceDay: https://ctt.ec/aA6L3+#Celebrate the #4thofJuly with some pizzazz! Here’s how we’ll be partying on #IndependenceDay: https://ctt.ec/aA6L3+

 

Qrunch Foods
Burgers for all! Whether you’re a carnivore or a veggie lover, stop by the RMD Independence Day festivities for a burger you’ll love. Qrunch, quinoa-based, soy-free burgers are downright delicious … And grill up nicely for a flavorful crunch the gluten-free party goers will crave! Check Qrunch out in the news!

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Snack on! In between bites of a your Southwestern Qrunch Burger and sips of refreshing lemonade, snack on our favorite salty snack: Rudolph’s Pork Rinds! There’s no other rind like ’em. See what everyone’s talking about here!

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End the night on a sweet note! There’s no doubt that Graeter’s Ice Cream is the only way to end an All-American celebration. Sit back with a cup, a cone … or even the whole pint and enjoy those gorgeous fireworks. Those dreamy chocolate chips in their classic Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is part of the reason we L.O.V.E this brand! And hey, we’re in the news!

Hungry for food brand success

Hungry for food brand success

We at RMD play many different roles when it comes to helping our clients succeed. Whether through social media and media relations, digital advertising and/or brand strategy, we do what it takes to ensure success. Our very own Alexandra (once again) stepped in to talk on air about one of our favorite clients, Hungry Girl pizza. She does a great job bantering with the morning show talent while making you hunger for some healthy pizza. And dare we say … this girl is hungry for our clients’ success? Ok, a bit too far … enjoy the clip!

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I’m an RMD’er because …

I’m an RMD’er because …

RMD is an office full of passionate people, creative minds, and intriguing personalities. Like all of those who are truly inspired by their jobs, coming into work each day isn’t a mandate. It’s a necessity.

The word “passion” has been thrown around quite a bit. So much so, in fact, that it has begun to lose its luster. That’s why we’re re-defining it. Right here. Right now.

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When we asked RMD’ers to explain why they are in advertising, we got a range of answers. Because we believe we’re all important parts of a greater whole, we make each day count. When it really boils down to it, we’re all here to contribute something that wasn’t there before. We are fueled by the thought that we could brighten one client’s day. We are inspired by the idea that the words we write could help grow a brand. We are passionate about the prospect of our packaging design influencing one consumer to pick up a new product in the grocery store.

So now we ask you. What are you passionate about? What can you contribute to the world today?

We’re in for a Sweet Deal with Graeter’s

We’re in for a Sweet Deal with Graeter’s

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Sweet deal
Graeter’s Ice Cream has signed on with Columbus-based RMD Advertising. The agency handles https://www.rmdadvertising.com/expertise for food-industry companies, including Panera Bread. Graeter’s is headquartered in Cincinnati and has 10 ice cream shops in Columbus and surrounding suburbs.

March is Frozen Food Month

March is Frozen Food Month

The month of March is dedicated to frozen foods and we couldn’t be happier! National Frozen Food Month is the perfect time to take inventory … of your freezer! Are you taking advantage of all that the frozen food industry has to offer?

Here are a few myths that need to be dismissed. NOW! We’ll have you drooling in the frozen food aisle in, well, about the time it takes you to jump in your car and hurry on over to your nearest grocery store!

MYTH #1: All frozen foods contain preservatives.

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FACT: Added preservatives are not necessary to preserve frozen food. Freezing in itself acts as a natural preservative. In fact, many frozen foods today are actually all-natural, including The Piping Gourmet Whoopie Pies, Wholly Wholesome pie crusts and more.

MYTH #2: Fresh vegetables are better for you than frozen vegetables.

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FACT: Frozen vegetables, as opposed to fresh vegetables, can be flash-frozen. Flash-freezing quickly freezes vegetables to lock in quality and flavor, ensuring the vegetables are just as nutritious as those found in the produce aisle.

As a matter of fact, Mom Made Foods are packed with healthy vegetables and grains, are full of flavor, and have no added junk. From wholesome ingredients like organic apples to organic sweet potatoes, each nutritious bite tastes as good as it sounds!

MYTH #3: Frozen meals don’t use real ingredients.tandoor

FACT: Many frozen meals use the highest quality ingredients available and are made the way you might prepare them if you had the time at home!

Want to know one of our favorite frozen food brands to grab when we’re craving a delicious meal with rich flavor? Tandoor Chef makes Indian food classics like Palak Paneer and innovative meals such as Naan Pizza that use only all-natural ingredients … You’ll never look at frozen food the same way again!

Everyone Screams for Graeter’s Ice Cream!

Everyone Screams for Graeter’s Ice Cream!

At RMD, we love celebrating our client’s success – especially when our Media Relations team is part of it! Truth be told, we are food brand lovers, so when we approached the foremost food reviewer Phil Lambert, he knew we were handing over a winning product. Watch as he rates Graeter’s French Pot Ice Cream Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip as one of his favorites.Tweet: Watch as he rates Graeter’s French Pot Ice Cream Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip as one of his favorites. Try it for yourself and you’ll agree.


 

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