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Tue., May 31, 2016
Cohn & Wolfe Dines at Applebee's
By Editorial Staff
ApplebeesApplebee's has served global PR duties to Cohn & Wolfe, following a competitive pitch.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Wed., May 11, 2016
FDA Examines Definition of 'Healthy'
By Jon Gingerich
US FDAThe Food and Drug Administration plans to re-evaluate its current definition of the term "healthy," which could have a direct impact on how food companies market their products.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Wed., May 11, 2016
Chuck E. Cheese's Chooses Current as AOR
By Jon Gingerich
Chuck E. CheeseIconic restaurant chain Chuck E. Cheese's has named Current its public relations agency of record.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Mon., May 2, 2016
Teuwen Sets Up San Francisco Shop
By Jon Gingerich
Teuwen CommunicationsFood, wine and spirits agency Teuwen Communications has broken ground on a San Francisco office.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Thu., Apr. 14, 2016
SodaStream Pours US PR to Pollack After Review
By Editorial Staff
SodaStream USASodaStream USA, the home soda kit marketer, has engaged The Pollack PR Marketing Group to as AOR focused on the health and wellness market, following a review.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Thu., Mar. 31, 2016
Mfa Bakes Messages for Megpies
By Jon Gingerich

megpiesNew York-based agency Missy Farren & Associates has been named agency of record for Brooklyn wholesale bakeshop Megpies.

Category: Food & Beverage PR
Fri., Mar. 25, 2016
360 Brews Communications for Crabbie’s
By Jon Gingerich
Crabbies360 Public Relations has been named U.S. agency of record for UK brand Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Wed., Mar. 23, 2016
Making Sense of Personalized Nutrition
By Jeannie Houchins
Jeannie HouchinsAs more become conscious of the connection between the food we eat and health, it’s not surprising that personalized nutrition is piquing consumer interest.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Mon., Mar. 21, 2016
Deveney Slings PR for Bayou Rum
By Jon Gingerich
Bayou RumDeveney has been named agency of record for Lacassine, LA-based spirits distiller Bayou Rum.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Fri., Mar. 18, 2016
Real Ingredients, Real Stories
By Max Martens
Max MartensFood marketers in 2016 find themselves in a situation similar to political campaign managers, struggling to position their candidates for an electorate now with dramatically different perspectives than generations prior.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Thu., Mar. 17, 2016
Marketing Functional Ingredients
By Lindsey Carnett
Lindsey CarnettHow to navigate today’s regulatory environment when executing PR campaigns for food and beverage brands that contain health claims.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Tue., Mar. 15, 2016
Where Diet Fads Meet Dietary Advice
By Jenna Bell
Jenna BellWhile the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans inform the direction for marketers and food manufacturers alike, consumer food trends as well as diet preferences and purchase drivers are just as important to consider. (1 reader comment)
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Mon., Mar. 14, 2016
Keeping Food Safety Crises at Bay
By Stacey Stevens
Stacey StevensHere’s how PR pros can work lock-step with operations counterparts to prevent safety compromises and keep brands’ reputations intact.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Fri., Mar. 11, 2016
How Purpose Builds Consumer Trust
By Atalanta Rafferty
Atalanta RaffertyWhen it comes to food and social responsibility, few issues today remain so personal yet so complex.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Tue., Mar. 8, 2016
Boost Your Brand With Social Media ‘Spokescreatures’
By Rafael Sangiovanni
Rafael SangiovanniMany companies hire a spokesperson to tell a brand or company’s story. Why? Because customers are more likely to forge a connection with people. But there’s another way to interact with customers and engage them: using an animated brand mascot in the digital world.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Mon., Mar. 7, 2016
How Hotels Are Staying Ahead of the Food & Beverage Game
By Adrienne Jordan
Gold Coast BurgerTravelers today are eager to connect with destinations through food. The result? Hotels are now offering innovative programs that are propelling the hospitality industry to new culinary heights.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Fri., Mar. 4, 2016
Burson Aids Chipotle
By Editorial Staff
ChipotleBurson-Marsteller has picked up AOR duties for Chipotle, the struggling fast feeder that split with Edelman over a conflict in January.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Fri., Mar. 4, 2016
Nutrition Cause Marketing: Putting Money Where Your Heart is
By Ronn Torossian
Ronn TorossianAs a shift toward eating healthy foods and “giving back” takes hold, opportunities arise for brands to enhance visibility, extend reach in the social media marketplace, increase relevance and open new markets.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
Tue., Mar. 1, 2016
Roy Rogers Orders Up PR
By Editorial Staff
roy rogersRebuilding fast food franchise Roy Rogers has ordered Maryland-based Maroon PR as AOR, following an RFP process.
Category: Food & Beverage PR
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Tue., Nov. 22
BK Navy Yard Wants Site Redesign
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Fri, Nov. 11
Barbados Tourism Looks for Agency of Record in US
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Fri., Nov. 4
Vidalia Onion Committee Requests Marketing Proposals
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Thu., Nov. 3
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Fri., Oct. 28
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