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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know the DMA Solutions Team?

Posted by: Beth Atkinson

Oct 18, 2016 11:25:33 AM

It’s no secret that the talent at DMA Solutions has doubled in the last few years in order to support the need for more specialized marketing in fresh produce. You may have met several new faces at Fresh Summit, or engaged with our team via email and on social media, but how well do you think you know the DMA Solutions team? We’ve got a fun way for you to find out!

Comment below with who you think belongs to each fun fact, and we’ll choose 3 winners by October 25 who will get a fun prize pack! Watch for hints this week via @TheCoreBlog on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as well!

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Topics: Culture & Creativity

How Do We Stay Creative?

Posted by: Laura Hartman

Jul 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Creativity is the lifeblood to our business; blogs, brand designs, social media, photography, promotions, copywriting…they all require us to grind our mental gears together to come up with unique yet relevant ideas. Fresh produce marketers across the industry can relate to this, as we are all tasked with crafting inspiring and creative ideas that will propel our companies forward. While it may come more naturally to some than others, it isn’t always easy to consistently be creative on a daily basis. Some of you may be surprised to hear that we also have days where our imaginations can feel like a barren dessert, and we struggle to think of anything valuable or “creative.”

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Topics: Culture & Creativity

A Fresh St. Paddy’s Feast with Recipes for the Taking

Posted by: DMA Solutions Team

Mar 16, 2016 11:17:12 AM

It’s no secret that around the DMA offices, we love any excuse to EAT and enjoy a few libations along with it – and Saint Patrick’s Day is the perfect occasion for this. Many of our clients grow beautifully GREEN products, so we decided to put these to use in a feast that would make any leprechaun proud. Our team created some wonderful FRESH (and admittedly some not-so-fresh) dishes for a St. Paddy’s Day potluck that feature many of your products. We’ve included our recipes below for fresh produce marketers to share on your social media networks tomorrow to inspire your followers. Feel free to share any of these images and recipes and happy St. Paddy’s Day!

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Topics: Culture & Creativity

Why We Love Working in Fresh Produce [GIFs]

Posted by: DMA Solutions Team

Feb 11, 2015 9:00:00 AM

It’s that time of year when love is in the air. Red roses, dipped berries—so many sweet things to share. But there’s much more to love than things that are purchased. Show you care and pronounce that your love is well worth-it. And what has more worth than our love for fresh food? What sprouts from the earth makes us feel so very good! And so we have gathered to show off our devotion, to an industry so special, it’s forever in motion. Read on below for love expressed in a meme— a tribute to the produce industry from each member of our team:

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Topics: Thoughts on FRESH, Culture & Creativity

This Was Supposed to Be a Post About Social Media …

Posted by: Dan'l Mackey Almy

Dec 17, 2014 12:37:00 PM

Well, I confess, I got a little distracted.  Just as I poured a cup of hot tea and sat down to write about why CEOs should care about social media, I received a sweet text from my colleague and friend, Ms. Amy Gates. 

Her text made me feel so great, I instantly turned on my all-time favorite playlist!  And well, from that moment on, I was overcome by sweet emotions only a special tradition can deliver.

You see, this playlist is one of my most favorite holiday traditions. I have been crafting and sharing it with others for years.  This playlist is special for many reasons, and the first song happens to be from the Dolly & Kenny SMASH HIT ALBUM form 1984 – Once Upon a Christmas.  It’s not a traditional holiday song collection, but rather a compilation of country, pop and R&B songs that are not the standard sing-a-long favorites we all know and love.  These songs range from upbeat, toe-tapping tunes to ballads that evoke emotions and memories.

So while social media and marketing remain ever on my mind, I am mindful that this is also the time of year to let our senses take over and immerse ourselves in all things merry and bright.  And for me, sharing music does the trick every time!

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Topics: Culture & Creativity

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