Maybe it’s because of where I grew up or maybe it’s because of my parents’ obsession with small details, but poor grammar and spelling errors drive me crazy! When I was younger, my parents always proofed my homework with a red pen. As a result, the importance of correct spelling and proper grammar usage was burned into my brain at a young age. [Read more…]
Today, the meat industry has a great opportunity to communicate directly with consumers about the meat products they are consuming at home and in restaurants, from production to plate.
In our 2012 Consumer Trends Report: Breaking the Pattern, we uncovered a trend called “Security Through Disclosure.” With consumers’ ongoing distrust of government, institutions and big business, they continue to question what is in the food they eat and where it comes from. In a recent Midan Marketing survey, 44% of consumers said they are very concerned about where their fresh meat comes from versus only 36% of consumers that said they are very concerned about where their food in general comes from.
With offices in three different states, it is imperative that the whole team is brought together periodically face to face. It reconnects the team in ways that Skype™, Facebook®, instant messaging, emails and other communication channels cannot. The various types of electronic media are wonderful, don’t misunderstand me, I am thankful for them; however, meeting face to face is still the best way to communicate and build relationships.
At Midan we get together at least once a year. During this time together we do a variety of activities and not all of it is work related! I have coordinated three of these team meetings. Each meeting has been different, successful and fun! [Read more…]