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How to Win With Grocery Retail Giants

Align your organization with key retailer priorities.

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8 Ways to Command Attention

Consumers want attention for their personal brand. Here’s how you can help.

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Hungry: the new JTM Internship Program

We’re excited to launch our new internship program this year and looking forward to hosting our first group of interns starting on June 6th!

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Culture

We turn 46 today!

It all started at Jay Mega’s kitchen table on January 31st, 1976. He’s the one on the left holding this incredibly long sub from our first client, Clark’s Submarine. Some days it seems like we’ve done it all—from neighborhood sandwich shops to kitchens around the world—but there’s always another mouth to feed and another smile to make.

Community Involvement

School Supply Drive

This fall we collected school supplies to support under-resourced students in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area through the Kids in Need Foundation.

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2021 JTM Scale Award: Baba’s Hummus

We recently announced the winner of this year’s JTM Scale Award: Baba’s Hummus.

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JTM Foodie Series hosts Michael Giacomini

This month we hosted Michael Giacomini, Director of Finance for Red Cow and Red Rabbit. Michael is the Director of Finance for the Red Cow and Red Rabbit restaurants throughout the Twin Cities. He shared insights on how these establishments have had to adapt over the last year and also discussed ways they’ve promoted community involvement.

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BrandLab Workshop – Words Matter: Intent vs Impact

This week, the BrandLab team led our 2nd workshop about race, identity, and inclusion. The goal of this workshop was to examine intent versus impact, discuss examples of microaggressions, and address biases.

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Community Involvement

JTM Participates in Grow North’s Founder’s Forum

Digital Director/SVP Sandri Dekker, VP Digital and Strategic Planning John Schneider, and VP/Director of Business Development Anna Braun participated in Grow North’s Founder’s Forum last month. Our team members were able to chat with a small group of entrepreneurs regarding digital strategy and problem-solving. Thanks to Grow North for having us!

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BrandLab Fearless Workshop – Three Fearless Questions

Big thanks to The BrandLab for kicking off the first of four workshops in the 3 Fearless Questions series with our team. We look forward to continuing our agency-wide education around race, identity, and inclusion with such a great organization.⁠

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Thought For Food: Foodie Series – Rick Nelson

This month we hosted StarTribune Restaurant Critic Rick Nelson, who gave us an interesting look into the Twin Cities dining scene.

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Gene Rator generates excitement

How do you inject a little energy after a long pandemic? Intrigue and surprise are just what the doctor ordered.

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Awards

JT MEGA TAKES HOME 5 BRONZE WINS

At the 2021 ADFED Show

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Raising money to help kids graduate ready for the world

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JTM Annual Farmers Market Raises $1,500 for Northside Achievement Zone

What do you do if you’re a food agency and you’re hoping to raise money for an important cause? Hold a Farmers Market!

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Playing Santa to Seniors

This is the 3rd year we participated in this program and every year in touches us to be part of this.

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JT Mega Speaks at Grow North MN’s Intro to Ecommerce Event

Digital Strategist Caitlin Scanlon and Front End Developer Amy Dalrymple speak on successful digital marketing strategies you can employ to drive online sales, touching on SEO, UX and all things social media.

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This year’s JTM Scale Award: HOYO

We recently announced the winner of this year’s JTM Scale Award: HOYO.

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Star Tribute Top Work Places 2020

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JT Mega named Top Workplace 2020

We’re proud to be recognized as a StarTribune Top Workplace based on employee responses to survey topics such as engagement, organizational health, and satisfaction at their workplaces.

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Research & Insights

Unlocking An Unmet Need In Breakfast

Consumers want more excitement out of their first meal of the day. Global breakfasts can provide it.

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An Emerging Idea in Sustainability: Powdered

Virtually any food can be reduced to powder. Learn more about how that benefits bottom lines, people and planet.

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6 Ways to Be Relevant to Consumers Who Fast

Abstinence from food does not mean a food or beverage brand has to lose out. We’ll show you how to play.

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Research & Insights

Clear As Mud

Struggling with what to expect in foodservice? Here’s our take on what foodservice might look like in the future, broken down by segment.

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Texture Is The New Taste

While taste is consistently the top driver of preference in food and beverage, another attribute – texture – cannot be overlooked.

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Shopping Goes Live

Explore the idea behind livestream shopping and why we will start to see more of it: this is not your mother’s QVC.

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What do your brand colors say about your company?

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The Language of Color

Color can influence up to 90% of a first impression. Learn how to maximize your own color palette.

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Why you should experiment with savory flavors in 2021

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Why You Should Experiment with Savory Flavors in 2021

2020 was a sweets-filled year, but many signs are pointing to a savory 2021 and beyond.

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5 Tips For Branding A Virtual Restaurant

For restaurant operators pursuing virtual concepts, we are offering up our short list of branding advice.

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WE GOT CREATIVE SIMULATING A TRADE SHOW EXPERIENCE IN A 3D POP-UP BOOK

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Staying Prepared

COVID-19, shopper decline & reduced offerings have resulted in unimaginable losses for retail foodservice growth. How can we reverse these trends?

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Small businesses give back

JT Mega is featured in the StarTribune as a small company sharing strategies for surviving and flourishing into the future.

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Toolkits to help support local restaurants

Our goal was to keep Takeout top of mind. Share what you’re carrying out from restaurants using the hashtag #LetsTakeoutTogether

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Research and Insights

We’re thrilled to expand our leadership team with the addition of Katherine Plueger, Director of Research and Insights.

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MN Cup Pitch Slam

This year’s MN Cup Pitch Slam didn’t disappoint – and we had a blast co-MC’ing the event.

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