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January 31, 2018

In beverage category, the big get bigger but the little companies have all the fun

Keurig Dr Pepper. The name just rolls off your tongue, right? Not really, but those three words were uttered or printed by thousands of newscasters, newspapers and bloggers analyzing the latest mega merger in the food and beverage industry. But before we get into that, did you know that there...

 

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January 24, 2018

Case Study: How to Break a Client into a New Market

Client: National Honey Board Breaking into a new market is always a challenge, regardless of the product or service. In 2017, Brightly Creative was tasked with breaking the National Honey Board into the craft spirits market. The goal was to replicate the success we had three years earlier breaking honey...

 

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January 20, 2018

What to Make of 2017 Beer Industry Sales

The number of new craft breweries in the United States is exploding through the roof. The number of people drinking beer has remained stable. Something’s gotta give, and recently released sales stats from IRI Worldwide provide a bit of insight. I’ll attempt to mine this insight into a cognitive blog...

 

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January 20, 2018

On the Road: Reno, Nevada

When: January 10-12, 2018 Why: American Beekeeping Federation’s Conference and Tradeshow Thinking about visiting Reno? Don’t. That’s probably a bit too harsh of an assessment considering I was only in the city for two days, and spent most of the time in a hotel at meetings. Still, the times I...

 

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January 20, 2018

Food and Beverage Trends in 2018

A blog post in which I join the countless others making predictions about what to expect this year in the food and beverage industry. Hopefully, I mined some insights in here others have not covered. Without further ado….predictions about the food and beverage industry in 2018. Authenticity will become imperative...

 

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January 12, 2018

On the Road: Nashville, Tennessee

When: December 12-15, 2017 Why: National Honey Board Photo Shoot I’ve always struggled with getting a handle on Nashville. The city is in such growth and flux that every time I visit I find myself in a new pocket with new things to explore. This was my second trip to...

 

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January 12, 2018

Brightly Creative: Chapter One

Year one in the books, and what a year it was. If you’re not familiar with our origin story, check out this blog post from last year. In summary, we started Brightly Creative at the beginning of 2017 to follow our passions. To work with great clients in the food...

 

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January 12, 2018

On the Road: Top Three Trips of 2017

On any given day, you’ll find one of us on the road, somewhere in the United States representing our clients. We attend events, host our own events, teach classes and conduct intensive educational and technical seminars. All, for our clients. It’s one thing we take pride in at Brightly Creative....

 

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January 5, 2018

2017 in Review: Our Favorite Beers

We work quite a bit in the beer industry, and we quite enjoy the products that craft brewers craft, from hazy IPAs to tart Berliner Weisses. Through our travels in 2017, we’ve had the opportunity to taste some amazing beers, whether it’s at one of the Honey Beer Summits we...

 

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January 5, 2018

On the Road: Craft Brewers Conference 2017

Dates: April 10-14, 2017 City: Washington, D.C. Brightly Team: Keith, Jonathan and Alison One of my favorite shows of the year! Great beer, great friends, great coworkers and a new city to explore. Plus, three days talking about honey. What’s not to love about the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC)? Jonathan,...

 

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