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Topic: General Mills

Fallon Has Found Its Chief Strategy Officer

Anette Lillegard fills vacancy left by Michael Fanuele

Fallon has finally filled its top strategy role in Minneapolis.  Anette Lillegard, a client-side veteran who most recently was director of marketing for IMS Health, has joined Fallon as chief strategy…

5 Cereals Twitter Users Are Desperate to Bring Back

French Toast Crunch is only the beginning

When General Mills relaunched its sugary French Toast Crunch cereal on Friday after an eight-year hiatus, Twitter exploded with gratitude. Ever since, the cereal has been consistently trending on Twitter. And…

General Mills Scraps '100% Natural' Label After Multiple Lawsuits

Repackaging Nature Valley granola bars

As the American food industry continues to debate what a "natural" ingredient really is, General Mills Inc. agreed to drop the term from boxes of Nature Valley granola bars and…

Brand of the Day: What Is Madeleine Albright Doing on the Wheaties Box?

A different kind of champion

In case you missed it, Wheaties made a commemorative box with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on it. For the General Mills cereal, known as the "breakfast of champions,"…

5 WPP Shops Will Now Handle Shopper Marketing for General Mills

A few independent shops had handled the business previously

In shifting its shopper marketing efforts to WPP Group shops like Geometry, General Mills is consolidating business within a single holding company that previously had been scattered among a handful…

Cheerios' Camille Gibson Champions Diversity

2014 Brand Genius winner for CPG/food

It’s not that Camille Gibson thinks people get sentimental about their breakfast cereal exactly—though she’s not averse to tugging at a few heartstrings to market Cheerios, one of the most…

Cereal Sales Keep Declining, So Some Brands Try Nostalgia

But it doesn't appear to be working

Cereal sales continue to decline as health-conscious consumers start their days with healthier fare, according to a New York Times report, which cited a Euromonitor International stat that shows the…

Does See-Through Packaging Really Boost Sales?

Maybe but some things are best left unseen

Marketers are beginning to see the benefits and pitfalls of transparent packaging more clearly. Products like tortilla chips, granola bars and yogurt are increasingly showing up in clear packaging showcasing their…

Pulpo Media Debuts Data Platform for Hispanic Advertisers

Brands' targeting gets more sophisticated

Pulpo Media, an agency that services brands such as Kellogg's, Nike, General Mills, Disney, Best Buy and FedEx, has announced a data platform that is designed to better define Hispanics…

Social Signals Guide CPG Product Development, Says General Mills Vet

Gayle Fuguitt talks future and past

Gayle Fuguitt spent 32 years working on General Mills' consumer-packaged-goods prowess before switching executive gears to lead the Advertising Research Foundation in 2012. She took a break from getting ready…

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