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BrandHive, a global healthy lifestyle branding agency providing high level strategic planning and branding expertise to consumer packaged goods and value-based ingredient companies, was retained by Spinato’s, a Phoenix-based specialty frozen pizza brand, to create a new website and execute their public relations and social/influencer outreach programs.

In 1971, Chicago residents and entrepreneurs Ken and Elaine Spinato purchased land in Arizona with recognition that their new soon-to-be residence lacked authentic Chicago-style pizza. After finally moving in 1974 to escape harsh Chicago winters, Ken and Elaine established the first restaurant in their new home. The family spent the next 35 years refining and perfecting the recipes, which have made Spinato’s pizzas famous. Customers became increasingly interested in their pizza recipes, regularly requesting take-home options. In an exciting evolution, Spinato’s business expanded to retail.

While the Spinato’s legacy has hinged on it’s family roots, retail demand has increased for the fresh ingredients and authentic family recipes that inspire Spinato’s growing line of frozen gluten free Pizza’s, including their highly anticipated plant-based pizzas, and pasta sauces. Spinato’s retail products are distributed in 750 stores nationwide with plans for expanded distribution to over 1000 additional storefronts this year.

“Spinato’s is a family-owned business that has operated successfully for over 40 years,” said Spinato’s Vice President, Anthony Spinato. “We’ve reached a vital point in the development of our retail business. For this reason, we sought to collaborate with an organization with both communications expertise and knowledge of the industry. We’re truly looking forward to working with BrandHive to support our continued momentum.” 

BrandHive was retained by Spinato’s to capitalize on this rapid growth, focusing on synergistic creative development of its core consumer outreach.

“Spinato’s is at a pivotal stage,” said Jeff Hilton, BrandHive’s co-founder and chief marketing officer. “The company’s retail success dovetails nicely with the growing demand for healthier frozen meal alternatives. Spinato’s has the innovative products; now we can make a connection with consumers to engage, educate and motivate. The company’s website, social channels, etc. are key omnichannel touch points for food and beverage brands to connect with consumers in a powerful and compelling way. We’re truly excited to work with these bright entrepreneurs.”

Some of BrandHive’s other retail clients include Coffee Blocks, Glutenfreeda, Quantum Health, Lifestix, and Lehi Roller Mills. For more information, visit brandhive.com.

About BrandHive
BrandHive is branding the natural, organic world. Like any good hive, we’re collaborative and work closely with our client partners to achieve remarkable results for natural brands. BrandHive can help you strategically position your brand within the healthy lifestyles industry. BrandHive clients benefit from our long-standing relationships and decades of experience crafting messages that engage natural businesses and consumers. We specialize in finished goods and raw materials for dietary supplements, personal care, healthy foods and healthy beverages. For more information, visit us at brandhive.com.

About Spinato’s
Spinato’s was born from the passion for fresh, flavorful and authentic Italian recipes. Founders Ken and Elaine Spinato responded to the increasing demand from restaurant patrons for the recipes of its famous Spinato’s pizzeria by introducing frozen Gluten Free Pizzas, tomato sauces and dressings at retail. Found in 750 retail stores, Spinato’s is quickly becoming a favorite among the specialty pizza products coast to coast. Spinato’s offers its signature pizza sauces, dressings, and pizzas at spinatosfinefoods.com.

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BrandHive to Present Marketing Insights at Future of Nutrition Summit and Health Ingredients Europe

BrandHive, a leading global healthy lifestyle branding agency, announced that its co-founder and CMO, Jeff Hilton, will present consumer marketing insights and custom content at the Future of Nutrition Summit and Health Ingredients Europe Conferences in Frankfurt, Germany, November 26-29, 2018. Jeff’s sessions at this year’s conference are detailed below:

Future of Nutrition Summit

Jeff will be presenting on the topic of personalized nutrition at the Future of Nutrition Summit (Stream A). The track, Personalized Nutrition for the Future Consumer, will be moderated by Mariëtte Abrahams, Director, Mariette Abrahams Consulting. Jeff’s session, titled “Mapping the evolving relationship between industry and consumers”, will explore how personalized nutrition is providing both opportunities and challenges for brand owners, as well as suppliers.
Date: November 26, 2018
Time: 17:00–17:25
Location: Sofitel Frankfurt Opera Hotel

HI Europe Conference

Session One: How to Build an Authentic Brand

Jeff will be presenting a session within the Industry Insights track on “How to Build an Authentic Brand”. The session will address how manufacturers can address consumer’s evolving needs regarding cleaner, more transparent labeling.
Date: November 28, 2018
Time: 12:00 – 12:45  
Location: Industry Insights Theatre (Messe Frankfurt)

Session Two: Tackling Misinformation Around F&B: How to Ensure Objective Analysis Wins

Jeff will be a participant on a panel focused on food category evolution. The session is titled “Tackling misinformation around F&B: how to ensure objective analysis wins” and will take place prior to the screening of the documentary FOOD EVOLUTION, funded by the Institute of Food Technology on misinformation in discussions about food. The moderator will be Bertrand Emond, Chair, IFT – British Section.
Date: November 29, 2018
Time: 10:00 – 11:30
Location: Discovery Theatre (Messe Frankfurt)

HI Europe is one of the largest trade events in Europe for functional food, health ingredients and finished products. For more information, please visit: https://www.figlobal.com/hieurope/.

BrandHive, a leading healthy lifestyle branding agency, today announced that its co-founder and chief marketing officer, Jeff Hilton, will be a featured speaker at the SupplySide Workshop “Blurring Lines of Supplements, Foods, Pharma and More”. The workshop will take place on Friday, November 9th from 2-4:00 PM on the Lower Level, North Convention Center.

Jeff’s session will be moderated by Informa’s Health and Nutrition Senior Editor, Todd Runestad. The session will cover varying perspectives related to health products in supplement, food and pharmaceutical categories. Jeff will be joined on the panel by fellow experts Jeffrey Hendricks (M&M Labs/Alaska Springs Pharmaceutical), Sean Murphy (Hempo Business Journal), and Greg Stephens (Windrose Partners). The following topics will be discussed:

• Actionable steps suppliers and manufacturers can take to partner in the development, formulation, and delivery of efficacious supplement ingredients across product categories.
• Case study: Can cannabis really succeed as a food, drug, supplement and street medicine?
• What are the challenges in developing and marketing medical foods?

SupplySide West attendees and exhibitors are welcome to attend the workshop. To register, visit: here

First time SupplySide West attendees will also be able to meet Jeff at a reception on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 5 to 7 pm. The reception will take place at the Mandalay Bay Rx Boiler Room.
 
For more information on Supplyside West, visit west.supplysideshow.com.

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BrandHive, a leading healthy lifestyle branding agency providing high level strategic planning and branding expertise to consumer packaged goods and value-based ingredient companies, today announced that its co-founder and partner, Jeff Hilton, was invited as a featured speaker as part of Nutrition Capital Network’s (NCN) Webinar Series. The free webinar event, “What’s behind the Omnichannel marketing shift?” will take place on Tuesday, October 30th at 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET.

NCN is an organization that connects investors with high-potential start up and early stage companies in the healthy products industry. As part of their mission, NCN presents educational opportunities for companies both seeking and looking to make investments.

Jeff’s webinar will precede NCN’s annual meetings in Las Vegas and San Francisco. Attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of how to build a cohesive and effective strategy to execute a consumer-centric, OmniChannel marketing effort. To register, visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1575773180004571137. Registration is free of charge.

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BrandHive, a global healthy lifestyle branding agency providing high level strategic planning and branding expertise to consumer packaged goods and value-based ingredient companies, announced that its co-founder and CMO, Jeff Hilton, will chair and present consumer marketing strategy content at the Vitafoods Asia exhibition on September 11-12, 2017 at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre at Marina Bay, Singapore. 

Hilton will chair the following sessions within the “Consumer Insights and Marketing Strategies Forum” track as part of the Vitafoods Education Program Theater on September 11, 2018:

Session One: Changing consumer behavior: Understanding the opportunities that come with consumers becoming increasingly aware of health and nutrition
Speaker: Anika Nafis, Mintel’s Trend and Innovation Consultant
Time: 3:10-3:50 PM

Session Two: Comparative consumer analysis in Asia: Aging in Japan, changing in India
Speaker: Rieko Shofu, Sensing Saia Limited’s President and CEO
Time: 3:50-4:30 PM

Session Three: The machine taught me the narrative: Using machine learning to research the narratives that matter to brands, categories and businesses
Speaker: Dave McCaughan, Al Agency Thailand’s Chief Strategy Officer
Time: 4:30-5:10 PM

Jeff will also present on “How to Successfully Market your Science to a Consumer Audience”. Delegates will leave the session with a cohesive understanding of the benefits of making science more accessible to consumers, and how to effectively present technical in a way that is accessible, compelling and most of all memorable. The presentation will take place on September 11th at 5:10-5:45 PM in the Education Program Theater.

Vitafoods Asia is the only event in the region dedicated exclusively to ingredients and raw materials for nutraceuticals, functional food and drinks, and dietary supplements. It attracts over 170 international exhibiting companies and 3,000+ visitors from across the Asia Pacific region. For more information, please click here.

BrandHive, a global healthy lifestyle branding agency providing high level strategic planning and branding expertise to consumer packaged goods and value-based ingredient companies, will present at the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo (IFT18) Conference, July 15-18, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Jeff Hilton, BrandHive’s CMO and Co-Founder, will present “Getting Personal with Consumer 2.0” as part of the IFTNEXT Explore track on July 16, 2018 at 4:45 PM-5:15 PM (Central Time). The session will take place on the IFTNEXT stage.

Hilton will take session participants on an exploration of how personalized nutrition, the biggest trend in food innovation, is changing the landscape of healthy food and beverage formulation and marketing. Hilton will discuss the OmniChannel and other macro-trends driving consumer 2.0 demand for more custom dietary solutions for improved health. Don’t miss his 10 Insights on Personalizing Your Brand.

Participants in this engaging panel discussion will also include Dr. Ashley Vargas, a scientist and clinician focusing on diet, genes and health for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dr. David Dunaief, an internist specializing in integrative medicine, and Dr. Emily Contois, a food and culture scholar at Brown University.

The IFTNEXT session is collaboration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. For more information, please visit: IFTNEXT Virtual Event on Emerging Trends in Health Technologies and the Promises of Personalized Nutrition.

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BrandHive’s strategic marketing team is expanding to accommodate the needs of its growing clientele. The global branding firm, which specializes in the healthy lifestyles industry, is pleased to announce that marketing professional, Cuauhtemoc (C-moc) Sandoval has joined its ranks. C-moc comes to BrandHive with over 10 years of experience managing traditional, digital, and integrated communications programs for both consumer and B2B clients. He has joined the BrandHive team as Account Director.

C-moc has a long history with prestigious marketing and advertising agencies, including United Entertainment Group, Atmosphere Proximity | BBDO, MullenLowe Profero, and R/GA. His clients included high profile accounts such as Asics, Emirates Airline, Unilever, Lufthansa Airlines, Diageo’s Zacapa Rum, Sun Products Snuggle, and Ameriprise Financial.

“We’re very pleased to welcome C-moc to the BrandHive team as our marketing clientele continues to expand globally,” said Jeff Hilton, Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer. “C-moc has demonstrated extraordinary leadership on large and highly visible national accounts. He will be an incredible asset to BrandHive and our valued clients.”

C-moc is a graduate of New York University’s Stern School of Business and has a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

For more information on BrandHive, visit www.brandhive.com.

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BrandHive, a leading healthy lifestyle branding agency providing high level strategic planning and branding expertise to consumer packaged goods and value-based ingredient companies, today announced that its co-founder and partner, Jeff Hilton, has been invited by Nosco to join their 5th Annual MasterMinds event as a subject expert. The educational event, designed to “help solve complex packaging challenges”, will take place at the Tange Verde Ranch in Tucson, Arizona on May 21-24, 2018.

Hilton will present “Is Your Packaging Doing It’s Job?” as part of the Day One agenda. His presentation will highlight the changing role of packaging and the increased weight it now carries to facilitate attention, engagement and education with consumers. Hilton will offer tips for improved packaging strategies in the digital age.

Nosco is a full-service packaging solutions provider focused in the healthcare industry. Their focus is on improving efficiencies related to the supply chain, cycle times, lean initiatives and product launches for their customers. This year’s MasterMind V event, themed as the “Wild Wild Best”, will bring together the best speakers in the industry to discuss innovation in packaging. Hilton’s presentation, “Is Your Packaging Doing Its Job?” will walk participants through ways to evaluate and improve a brand’s presence through packaging considerations.

For more information on the MasterMinds V event, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/save-the-date-masterminds-v-tickets-41213120553

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BrandHive, a leading healthy lifestyle branding agency providing high level strategic planning and branding expertise to consumer packaged goods and value-based ingredient companies, has been retained by Lehi Roller Mills for brand identity development, and implementation of a comprehensive marketing program to generate awareness. At the heart of the initiative is the desire to optimize the company’s retail footprint and engage with consumers at greater depth.

Founded in 1906 by a co-op of farmers, Lehi Roller Mills is a manufacturer of high quality baking flours and mixes for pancakes, muffins, breads, cookies, brownies and other baked goods. Armed with a solid reputation and established history, Lehi Roller Mills has focused more of its recent effort on innovation in production capabilities for high quality flours. The company’s growth in the retail sector has provided tremendous support for the brand and its commitment to delivering high quality products.

“We’re excited to represent a Utah-based brand with a successful history in milling and farming,” said Jeff Hilton, co-founder and chief marketing officer at BrandHive. “Lehi Roller Mills is at a pivotal point in development of their brand. We’re looking forward to supporting their growth in the retail sector by leveraging unique engagement programs. The work we’ll be doing is a demonstrated commitment on the part of Lehi Roller Mills to their retail network, as well as their loyal consumers.”

For more information on Lehi Roller Mills please visit www.lehirollermills.com.

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BrandHive, a leading healthy lifestyle branding agency providing high-level strategic planning and branding expertise to consumer packaged goods and value-based ingredient companies, was recently named one of the top 22 advertising agencies in Salt Lake City by Expertise.com. Sixty-three agencies were reviewed, and the selection criteria was based on reputation, credibility, experience, availability and professionalism.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized as a leader among the advertising agencies here in Salt Lake City,” said Jeff Hilton, co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of BrandHive. “We’ve been serving local Utah clients, as well as clients worldwide, for more than 20 years, and are honored to be listed alongside some of the most talented agencies in the state.

Expertise.com is a website dedicated researching and identifying the top service professionals in more than 100 business categories in cities across the U.S.