Diversifying your marketing strategy to reach pet owners

Learn about some unconventional marketing strategies in the pet food space that are reaping rewards in terms of consumer awareness and engagement.

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There are more ways than ever to reach pet parents, and deciding which avenue to take can make the difference between standing out or getting lost in the crowd. | damedeeso, iStock.com

Modern marketing channels have opened the world of consumer engagement in ways that would never have been possible even 10 years ago, and as a result it can be both heartening and daunting to connect with your audience. Add to that the fact that marketing a product in the pet food world means addressing a crowded market with multiple segments and angles to address, and it’s no wonder companies are looking for unique ways to stand out and catch the eye of a potential customer — or strengthen the loyalty of an existing one.

Natural Balance’s latest marketing strategy is aimed strictly at pets, with ads created for cats and dogs to watch with their humans. | Courtesy Natural Balance


Bundle x Joy is constantly looking to reach potential customers in non-traditional places, such as being promoted on a non-pet-specific channel (QVC) alongside other like-minded businesses. | Courtesy QVC Inc.


Canidae’s kibble refill stations promote sustainability, convenience and flexibility … as well as provide a very visible marketing opportunity. | Courtesy Canidae

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