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August 26, 2011 Greek Yogurt: So Hot Right Now

Apparently Greek yogurt—the thicker, tangier cousin to, uh, American yogurt—is all the rage these days, with sales going up by a whopping 2500% over the past six years. Who’s driving this dairy-fueled revolution? Why, rich East Coast women, of course!

NPR talks to a food analyst to get a handle on who’s suddenly buying all this yogurt: “You know, sort of what I would envision to be the Starbucks crowd,” he says. “It’s a higher-educated, higher-income user that resides in the Northeast.” And they’re usually a member of the fairer sex, because women attracted to the purported health benefits and air of cosmopolitanism that Greek yogurt holds over plebeian regular yogurt. Or, wait—no!— says The Atlantic— it’s actually because Americans now want foods that are considered “purer, simpler, and more natural—not yogurts purporting to taste like key lime pie or strawberry cheesecake.”

Of course, the real reason that Greek yogurt is suddenly so popular has nothing to do with any of the aforementioned social or economic reasons, and everything to do with this new commercial of sexy hunk of man meat John Stamos charming the ladies with Oikos:  http://gothamist.com/2011/08/24/greek_yogurt_so_hot_right_now.php

August 10, 2011 Streamline Content shoots Jamie Lee Curtis for Dannon Yogurt

On the heels of a very successful Dannon shoot with John Stamos, Y&R and Dannon once again chose to work with Peter Kagan, this time to shoot the uber-talented Jamie Lee Curtus for Activia.  Beauty lighting and comfortable dialogue added up to an exceptional presentation on screen.  Streamline Content has had a busy summer even in the midst of economic turmoil.  Referencing the recent Dannon work, Peter joked, “Our low fat production model is definitely working for our low fat clients.”