Consumers now prefer healthy foods to sugary drinks and junk food. Gluten free and vegan food are becoming increasingly popular and people seek such products when they make such informed decisions. People are willing to pay more money for healthier food options for food that is made of healthier options. A brand that wants to establish itself as a healthy food brand needs to think carefully about its marketing strategy.
Given below are some things to consider while marketing or doing food PR for healthy foods.
Do research on market positioning
Competitive research is important for brands to understand where they can fit in their products in the market. Research should also be done on branding and packaging and growth of online presence. Understanding competition is important , enough research should be done on local and national competition and how they are planning their advertising. Rigorous research is important so that a brand understands everything from certification to right pricing.
Have a clear idea of the target audience
It is essential to have a clear idea of the target audience. Is the target audience composed of young people, busy workers, or anybody who is too busy to prepare healthy food? Developing a customer “avatar’ is also helpful as it helps the staff to understand the ideal customer. After the customer ‘avatar’ has been developed, it is time to answer some questions. Would the products appeal to the ideal customer? Why would they choose the brand above others? The messaging targeted at them has to be authentic and not sensational as customers these days are wary of sensational messaging.
Clubs, spas, and clinics can be requested to distribute newsletters. The newsletters should have relevant information about products. There can also be information on how the product is unique and how it is made. The benefits of the products can be highlighted. For instance, if the products are organic or gluten-free, then that fact can be emphasized. To earn the trust of customers, the best thing to do is to tell them how the product has been made and from where the ingredients have been sourced. Providing evidence from health experts will also create a sense of trust. The newsletters can also include articles on nutrition. Ideally they should be brief and should include contact information.
Get YouTube exposure
YouTube amplifies brand awareness and also helps in the overall SEO performance. The viewers enjoy videos from brands that sell healthy foods. There are customers who want to know about the nutritional benefits of different food items and teaming up with influencers who can do that on this platform can be extremely helpful. Meal prep ideas and healthy recipes make great content. Some people are interested in weight loss and weight management and if the products of a brand can help customers with such needs then marketing on YouTube can be very effective. The videos should include relevant keywords particularly in the transcript so that the audience can easily find the videos through search.