Working Wit

Formulated with with humor, grace, and a dash of wit, Erin Hallstrom's Working Wit blog offers a different perspective on issues affecting the food and beverage industry.


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Why I Loved M&M's Spokescandies' Super Bowl Commercial

Feb. 13, 2023
I thought the candies' Super Bowl LVII ads to be the perfect amount of sweet and salty, particularly to a very specific audience.
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Are Food & Beverage Companies Flipping The Bird at Elon Musk?

Nov. 9, 2022
As some food and beverage companies suspend their ad dollars on Twitter, one can't help but notice their complete silence on the app since the billionaire took over.
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Renaming Rights: Which New Food Name Would You Create?

June 29, 2022
If you had a chance to rename something edible to something with a more creative name, what name would you go with? Now's your chance to become the marketer you always dreamed...
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The Perfect Formula For a Parental Breakdown

May 23, 2022
Between formula shortages and peanut butter recalls, we're standing on the precipice of a total and complete breakdown of trust in food companies by consumers in America.

A Socially Acceptable Trend That Is Out of This World

March 25, 2022
When it comes to speaking the languages of our generations, there are a few food and beverage companies out there doing and out-of-this-world job on social media.

The Deeper Conversation We Should Be Having About The 'New' M&Ms

Jan. 23, 2022
In the process of rebranding M&Ms to be more 'inclusive,' can we also rebrand the mentality that all women are adversarial and don't get along in the workplace?

One Way to Solve Food & Beverage’s Labor Issues

Sept. 22, 2021
I think I’ve single-handedly figured out one way to solve the food and beverage industry’s labor issues. It comes down to one simple word with extraordinary implications.

Cause for Applause: Is it Performative or is it Allyship?

Aug. 26, 2021
How much applause should we be giving big brands for doing the bare minimum when it comes to equality?

A Basic FYI on NFTs

Aug. 1, 2021
Almost everything you wanted to know about Non-Fungible Tokens, but didn't know where, who, or how to ask.

The Politics in My Pantry, Part 2: Morale Edition

Jan. 4, 2021
My purchasing habits may be of little consequence to most people reading this post, but I do represent a growing market that grocers and food and beverage manufacturers are doing...

Will History Repeat Itself? An Ode to 2020

Dec. 28, 2020
I sincerely hope that years from now, when we look back at 2020, we'll remember this as the year that changed everything.

Inflammatory Response: When Science & Ag Collide

Dec. 15, 2020
It's a precarious thing to report on the food and beverage industry while simultaneously questioning where its pieces and parts fit into your own life.

Swiping Right on Humaning

Nov. 13, 2020
Through its new marketing strategy, Mondelēz has managed to do with snacks, what people still have yet to figure out on apps. This is precisely why I'm swiping right on Mondel...