As the booths get unpacked, stations get prepared and materials unloaded the last thing on your mind at Expo West might be your social media strategy for the show. But with top brands, buyers and consumers in the natural foods industry all converging on Anaheim this week, there is no better time to reach this large audience of potential partners.
Deep green, light green, pistachio – the more being green becomes mainstream the harder it can be to exactly define the green consumer.Taking the time to define those consumers- how they live, where they get information, what drives them can provide insight and a much better idea of how to target your brand. No longer does the green consumer rule for green brands…unless you consider all of the different shades.
This of course leaves the deep green demographic in a quandary. What to do when your favorite green “hippie” brand goes mainstream? While this seems to be a question that marketers are pondering with great concern, I think it is perhaps overblown. There is a history of niche brands going mainstream. That’s more or less how this economy works. Smaller companies come up with great ideas. The idea gains traction. Big companies buy smaller companies in niche or start their own competition brand or small niche company hits the jackpot on their own and goes mainstream.