Author Archives: Hugh Williams

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The Avocado Test: Has Amazon made Whole Foods pricing more competitive?

When Amazon announced it’s purchase of Whole Foods back in August of 2017, The Atlantic wrote, “one of the company’s first moves will be to lower prices on several grocery standards, such as bananas, eggs, and ground beef, as well as Whole Foods standbys like avocados, kale, and almond butter.” This was a signal to ..Read More

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3 Local Event Marketing Lessons from Super Bowl LII

Everyone talks about the TV ads around the Super Bowl, but it’s also the king of event marketing in the city in which it is held. This year with the Super Bowl in my city of Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), I wanted to see how brands of different sizes were activating the event at the local level. ..Read More