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Versatility Has Never Tasted Better

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic took a heavy toll on the foodservice industry. Operators were faced with a whole new set of challenges, and suddenly the word “pivot” was top of mind for virtually everyone—including foodservice manufacturers.

Tyson Foodservice was quick to respond, and they enlisted us to help get the word out about how the Tyson Red Label® product line was already tailor-made for today’s leaner kitchen staffs, tighter food budgets and greater demand for takeout and delivery.

The approach was simple: use short, engaging videos to demonstrate the virtually unlimited recipe applications for core products within the Tyson Red Label® line. Promoted through paid and organic social media, these videos also drove operators to digital product booklets with more product info and recipe ideas. Pivot accomplished.

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Beans Love a Good Refresh

Bush’s Beans have always been doers, adding nutrition and protein with ease and yum factor. While that will never change, evolving the Beans Do campaign to reflect the brighter palettes and playfulness of the new retail campaign was in order. Keeping the functional spirit of “Beans Do [fill in the blank]” along with the desire to nurture and inspire foodservice operators, “Beans Love” allows Bush’s Best to communicate its platforms of support with feelings of warmth synonymous with the brand.

The approach to photography called for brighter pops of color with the propping, while making sure that the food still stood out the most. Sustainability and plant-based opportunities, the versatility of beans, and global inspiration drove new recipe development and photography as well as operator-focused tools including landing pages, tasty-style videos, and quick-tip build sheets. The global landing page also features resources specifically tailored to Colleges & Universities with promo calendar ideas and social media assets.

The Beans Love campaign exceeded expected click-through rates in digital media placements and garnered a large number of impressions. Brand unification across retail and foodservice channels (including updates on multiple existing assets) has invited operators into the warmth and supportive approach of the Bush’s brand that keeps their operational needs in mind.

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Your Own Personal Prep Squad

Tyson Foodservice understands what restaurant operators are up against today. Ongoing labor challenges. Heightened food safety concerns. And the prevailing need to “do more with less.” So they wanted to reach operators with a message that emphasized, “we’re ready to help.”

Marlin was ready to help, too. As we looked at Tyson Foodservice’s portfolio of ready-to-serve product solutions, we had a thought: it’s almost like the operator has a personal prep squad right there in the kitchen. And with that, help was indeed found. Our “Prep Squad” campaign was born.

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You Won’t Believe What Beans Can Do

Everyone knows Bush’s Best® Beans can complete a plate, but operators may not think about all of the surprising things beans can build—especially when it comes to snacks. With creative recipes that give operators new ways to use the beans they already buy, and further explore the snacking occasion, we whipped up the Sips and Dips campaign.

Seeing is believing (and in this case, mouthwatering), so we kicked it off with recipe development and a photoshoot featuring 20 smoothie and hummus recipes. To drive operators to the website and build excitement around beans, the recipes were featured on bushbeansfoodservice.com, in digital media, and became part of a trend-focused Flavor & The Menu article that was accompanied by a spread ad. Targeted emails and a recipe overview sheet helped communicate the flavor-trend opportunities with these simple, unexpected blends including the Sweet Heat Better Brownie Smoothie and Brown Sugar Bacon Hummus.

What did operators think about putting beans in smoothies? At Flavor Experience 2021, the Bush’s Best® team handed out Sips and Dips recipe booklets, insulated smoothie travel cups, and got rave reviews on all the samples, most especially the Sweet Heat Better Brownie Smoothie. And The Berry Boba Smoothie looked so darn good that the Bush’s retail agency asked to feature it on their social media feed. Admit it. You want to see what it’s like to sip on beans. Our advice? Grab a straw for a delicious bean smoothie (and some chips to go with all those dips).

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