Products including hemp for dogs as well as humans are being introduced and promoted at a breakneck pace. The editor of Petfood Industry weighed in on this topic in the July 2018 issue. One of the most interesting things about this trend from a marketing standpoint is the legal standing not only of these products … Read moreMarketing In the Gray Zone with Canine Cannabanoids
The Michigan Canine Resource Guide is a unique publication targeted to dog owners in Michigan. Beth Mitchell launched this guide to dog-related events, products, and services in Michigan in 2015 and it has steadily grown as more organizations and advertisers contribute. Beth was inspired by the Arizona Equine Resource Guide, published by her sister who … Read morePromoting Michigan Dog Events, Products, and Services
Grain free dog foods are the fastest growing segment of the dog food market, up 9% in the past year, while sales of foods with grains are down slightly. Over half of all new dog foods introduced in 2017 were grain free, and companies that stated earlier they would not jump on the grain free … Read moreMarketing Boosts Grain Free Dog Food Sales
I’m back from my hiatus from blogging while I was working at Pet Supplies Plus in their corporate headquarters, aka Pet Central as a Marketing Analyst. I thought my job and this blog might be a little too close for comfort for their social media policy. That job was eliminated in January, so I … Read moreI’m Back!
This week the New York Times reported on a new cable channel, Dog TV; the story was also picked up by MediaPost. The first thought that came to my mind, was how are they monetizing this? What advertiser in their right mind would buy space targeted to the canine demographic? Turns out it’s a pay … Read moreDOGTV – The First Television Channel for dogs
Pet Product News reported on a co-marketing promotion between two of food giant Nestle’s divisions, Jenny Craig weight loss and Purina pet foods work together to promote weight loss for both pet owners and their pets. Project Pet Slim down is marketed through veterinarians as a New Years resolution for the pet and is not … Read moreLose Weight in 2012 with Purina and Jenny Craig
Southeast Michigan’s local MetroMode media outlet reported on Bingo Pet Salon an upscale pet business opening in Royal Oak, one of the hippest inner ring Detroit suburbs. Bingo Pet Salon offers a contemporary look and feel and in addition to dog and cat grooming services, offers pet sitting and locally made specialty pet products, including … Read moreBingo Pet Salon Offers Upscale Pet Services
Overweight pets are snacking too much and not getting enough exercise.
It looks like good news for pet retailers this holiday season. An annual AP-Petside poll conducted by GfK found that pet owners are planning on spending more on their pets’ Christmas gifts in 2011 than in 2010. About half (51%) of pet owners plan to buy their pets a Christmas gift, a percentage which has … Read moreChristmas Gifts for Dogs
Home Furnishings Business reports on the launch of Arf Van home furnishings for dogs from Art Van Furniture. This is the first human furniture player I’ve seen enter this area; the products range from modestly priced dog beds which are similar to those sold in pet stores to hard goods which resemble traditional furniture. Prices … Read moreArf Van Furniture for Dogs by Art Van