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5 ways to connect with food consumers on the radio

5 ways to connect with food consumers on the radio

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Despite misnomers that radio is a dying medium, 93% of adult consumers tune into the radio each week, according to the Nielsen 2015 Music Report. Are you making your voice heard?

With a broad spectrum of consumers as your captive audience, a CPG brand can make an impact on consumers’ buying patterns and shopping behavior. Taking advantage of valuable learned media and airtime to position yourself as an expert in the food industry as well as a confidant consumers can learn to lean on is critical and smart!

Here are five easy ways to make sure your food brand is connecting with your ideal consumer on the radio.

1. Make it educational.
Among all of the news headlines that bombard consumers from the moment they get out of bed, your radio segment should offer them a break from all of that noise. Whether you’re sharing ways health-conscious families can make an easier transition to gluten-free or tips for hosting the perfect homegating party, give your audience a reason to listen. Make their lives better!

2. Make it timely.
Your advertising agency should be able to expertly tune into today’s timeliest headlines. They are usually a great way to take the nation’s pulse. What do your consumers care about? Does sustainable farming intrigue them? Do non-GMO foods fill their pantries? What inspires their buying decisions? Take a walk in your audience’s shoes to better cater to their wants and needs!

3. Make it simple.
In the age of the “listicle”, an article presented in a numbered or bullet-pointed list, consumers have learned to digest information in bite-sized chunks. Your listeners may be multi-tasking or preoccupied, but make sure you fit into their on-the-go lives. By making sure your radio segment is easily digestible, you can better capture the attention of those who matter most. Your consumers!

4. Make it actionable.
Give listeners a clear way to take action. Once you’ve reeled them in with an interesting segment, don’t let them tune out just before you can plant one final seed: How to find your brand. Now that the consumer sees your product as one to trust, make it easy for them and outline a clear call-to-action (CTA). Often overlooked, CTA’s are the last thing your consumer will hear before they make the decision to support your brand!

5.Make it personality-filled.
The radio is a unique platform in that you must portray the essence of your brand in a short interview or sound clip. Without the help of a visual element, this can sometimes be a challenge. Make sure to represent your product well with excitement and an authoritative voice. Next, match your tone and content to the essence of the Brand. Finally, be descriptive! Direct shoppers where to go once they enter the grocery store. Should they head to the deli section? Or perhaps the snack food aisle? This is a great way to ensure you leave a clear impression on the mind of each listener!

Alexandra Brazie As the Senior Media Specialist at RMD Advertising, Alexandra Brazie makes meaningful media contacts and positions our food clients in the print, on the screens and on the airwaves that make the biggest impact on their Brand. She loves pitching food, talking about food and eating food. She’s a girl after our hearts!

Happy Marketing Week!

Happy Marketing Week!

This Marketing Week, we’re asking ourselves: What makes us proud marketers?

Smart Marketing Week

What makes us think hard? Think big? Think out of the box? What inspires us? What pushes us to be better today than we were yesterday?

Marketing.
From October 5th through October 9th, join us everyday as we celebrate the marketing world and everything it’s done for all of us. From agency to brand to consumer, marketing touches everyone … and it has since before the first printed advertisements appeared in 1450.

We love this infographic Entrepreneur shared. Today, our mission is to honor the founders of marketing (like David Ogilvy, Mary Wells Lawrence and Edward Bernays) and start the important conversations that really matter between our clients and their consumers.

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We’ll miss you forever.

We’ll miss you forever.

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It’s a sad day at RMD. Our longest tenured team member has died. Some knew her by the title on her business cards Director of Stress Management, others by the inquisitive way she poked her head in the conference room just to make sure the meeting was going okay (and to hopefully grab a bite to eat) and still others knew her simply by her name, Boone. Ever see the bumper sticker that reads Who Saved Who?. That was Boone.

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After 14 years there are far too many stories to tell. I can tell you, I believe she taught a lot of people along the way. In her hey day she would give the “Border Collie stare” anytime an unruly sheep (better known as a team member) got too argumentative. Take a lunch and don’t eat at your desk (or I will eat your lunch when you turn your head), stress less love more, step away from the task at hand more often (as you take me outside to get fresh air) and finally the biggest lesson; we should all care for one another because life is way too short. And to all the past RMD interns who lost their lunch from their desk … always remember, you gotta be smarter than the Border Collie to be in advertising. Good bye little girl, we’ll miss you terribly.

 
 
 
– D. Ditzhazy, ECD

 

Our first back-to-back winner!

Our first back-to-back winner!

It’s not that we’re playing Mojo favorites, because selecting last week’s MOJO WINNER was a really tough decision. So many great things happening for our food clients by our amazing team members.  Sometimes, the good Mojo just follows you … and to that we thank our first bad-to-back winner, Alexandra B. It was due to her tenacity that our clients not only got media hits, but got big media hits last week!  Thank you Alex for all you do, and enjoy some burritos on us!

Paleo and Gluten Free Muffins Leader Selects Ohio Food Advertising Agency

Paleo and Gluten Free Muffins Leader Selects Ohio Food Advertising Agency

Mikey’s Muffins turns to food brand expert RMD Advertising for
continued growth.

RMD Advertising, a fully integrated advertising, public relations and brand strategy agency, focusing exclusively on growing and emerging food brands, announces the addition of Mikey’s Muffins to its list of established clients. Mikey’s Muffins, a low calorie, Paleo-friendly muffin product meets consumers with an allergen free way to reintroduce a clean bread product to their diet. Mikey’s Muffins will rely on RMD’s strategic counsel through an increased focus on public relations to enhance sales and brand awareness.

Mikey's MuffinsOut of an increasing demand to meet the needs of the consumer with dietary restrictions and those choosing to eat clean, Mikey’s Muffins created a tasteful English muffin to fill the needs of consumers. Mikey’s Muffins are Paleo friendly, low calorie, gluten free, dairy free, soy free and grain free. Simplicity and clean eating is the driving force behind Mikey’s Muffins and is reflected
in their six ingredients, one muffin product.

“Mikey’s Muffins meets the needs of a growing number of consumers looking for good tasting products with a clean label and sensitive to dietary restrictions,” said Sue Reninger, Managing Partner and Brand Strategist of RMD Advertising. “We are excited to add this client to our array of amazing food clients, and look forward to working with their passionate team to continue to fuel their growth.”

The Piping Gourmets Selects Ohio Food Advertising Agency

The Piping Gourmets Selects Ohio Food Advertising Agency

The Piping Gourmets turns to food brand expert RMD Advertising for continued growth and public relation expertise.

RMD Advertising, a fully integrated advertising, public relations and brand strategy agency, focusing exclusively on growing and emerging food brands, announces the addition of The Piping Gourmets to its list of established food clients. The Piping Gourmets will rely on RMD’s strategic counsel to enhance sales and awareness for its nationally recognized brand through public relations.

Whoopie PieThe Piping Gourmets offers a line of all natural, Whoopie Pie desserts to provide healthier dessert alternatives to meet the needs of conscious consumers. The Whoopie Pie is offered in a variety of six flavors and is gluten-free, Kosher-Pareve, vegan, non-GMO certified, dairy-free, and egg free. The Piping Gourmets was created by co-founders Leslie Kaplan and Carolyn Shulevitz and launched in 2011 to fill the growing demand of consumers for health conscious desserts.

“The Piping Gourmets offers dietary and health-conscious consumers a tasteful, all natural dessert and to address the need of people that have a food intolerance,” said Sue Reninger, Managing Partner and Brand Strategist of RMD Advertising. “They’re such a delicious way for consumers to be allergy free, so we’re proud to add The Piping Gourmets to our roster of amazing food clients, and to work with them to continue to grow their brand in the homes across the nation.”

Hidden Villa Ranch Selects Ohio Food Advertising Agency

Hidden Villa Ranch Selects Ohio Food Advertising Agency

Hidden Villa Ranch turns to food brand expert RMD Advertising for continued focus, influence with key BtoB segments, customers and media.

RMD Advertising, a fully integrated advertising, public relations and brand strategy agency, focusing exclusively on growing and emerging food brands, announces the addition of Hidden Villa Ranch to its list of established food clients. Hidden Villa Ranch will rely on RMD’s strategic counsel to enhance sales and brand awareness for its nationally recognized brands, including NestFresh and The Country Hen.

Hidden Villa Ranch, established more than 40 years ago, distributes a number of national brands that include NestFresh, The Country Hen, Horizon Organic, Gold Circle Farms, California Sunshine, and California Ranch Fresh brands. Hidden Villa Ranch is committed to offering only the highest quality product.

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“Hidden Villa Ranch is a strong and established brand that consistently delivers to consumers supreme products,” said Sue Reninger, Managing Partner and Brand Strategist of RMD Advertising. “A leader in the non-GMO and certification process for the egg industry in the U.S., we’re proud to count Hidden Villa Ranch among our roster of amazing food clients, and to begin working with them to continue to grow their presence in the poultry industry across the United States.”

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NestFresh, based in Colorado, offers consumers certified organic eggs from 100% cage free hens for the best tasting, highest quality farm fresh eggs. The brand touts humane, sustainably-farmed eggs from hens that are fed a 100% vegetarian diet without growth hormones, antibiotics or animal byproducts.
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The Country Hen offers certified organic eggs nested by free-roam hens that are fed local, organic feed. The brand delivers fresh eggs that contain six times the amount of Omega-3’s, which help reduce the risk of blood pressure and heart disease, than normal eggs.

 

National Fundraising Program Selects Ohio Food Agency

National Fundraising Program Selects Ohio Food Agency

Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program turns to food brand expert RMD Advertising for continued growth.

RMD Advertising, a fully integrated advertising, public relations and brand strategy agency, focusing exclusively on growing and emerging food brands, announces the addition of Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program to its list of established clients. The Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, a leader in the fundraising segment for schools, charity and community groups, is based in Detroit, Michigan. The nationally recognized program will rely on RMD’s strategic counsel through an increased focus on social media to raise awareness and knowledge about the program for charities and schools.

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From Little Caesars’ strong commitment to community emerged the Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program. The program offers value-added fundraising opportunities to groups. With one of the industry’s highest standards for quality, financial returns and families overall, the fundraising program now expands beyond pizza kits to pizza cone, cookie and specialty kits.

“Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program puts the fun in fundraising by offering exciting products at a high margin to help raise funds for thousands of schools, sports teams and non-profit organizations.” said Sue Reninger, Managing Partner and Brand Strategist of RMD Advertising. “We are thrilled to add this amazing client to our array of amazing food clients, and look forward to working with their passionate team to continue to fuel their growth.”

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