Brand Strategy


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    PepsiCo experiments with Smart Cans, AI tech to improve personalization

    At Cannes Lions, the marketer showed off a new AI Hydration Coach for Gatorade and connected device for Pepsi inspired by its can shape.

    By June 24, 2024
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    3 major hurdles in marketing campaign planning

    Uncover three key planning inefficiencies that are costing enterprise marketing teams time and money.

    June 24, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Marketing Dive

    A look at how areas of growing investment, including retail media networks and the creator economy, could be impacted by the death of the cookie and generative AI.

    By Marketing Dive staff
  • People at a cookout in a Johnsonville ad
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    Johnsonville looks to juice social media algorithms with positive content

    The sausage company is collaborating with influencers and other brands to push social media algorithms to serve “more outreach and less outrage.”

    By June 21, 2024
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    Gopuff’s brand-building drive gets celebrity boost from Tom Brady

    The NFL icon, already an investor, will aid with content creation and is curating a new health and wellness category on the delivery platform. 

    By June 20, 2024
  • Jameela Jamil poses as an anthropologist for E.l.f. Cosmetics' "Peculiar Behavior" campaign promoting its new Bronzing Drops.
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    Why E.l.f. stepped into the wild for its latest entertainment play

    Chief Brand Officer Laurie Lam explains the social-listening inspiration behind the beauty marketer’s documentary-style “Peculiar Behavior” campaign.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Dunkin’ readies celeb-heavy ‘intern’ class for summer of culture plays

    The QSR pivots from Ben Affleck and friends to a group of celebrities and content creators that span music, fashion and gaming.

    By June 17, 2024
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    A year after marketing turmoil, a more subdued Pride Month

    Quietest of all is Target, which took the brunt of protests in 2023, though the retailer says it stands behind the LGBTQ+ community in other ways.

    By Daphne Howland • June 17, 2024
  • Illustration of an online shopping interface with various products linked to a reward system. Products displayed include body wash, cherry soda, a blender, and blue sandals. A pop-up in the interface shows an offer to redeem $8.50 for a pair of teal headphones. The central text reads 'Shopping rewarded' with an icon of headphones next to it.
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    Driving consumer engagement through digital rewards

    Discover how leveraging strategic digital rewards can boost your brand's customer retention and foster deeper loyalty in today's competitive landscape.

    June 17, 2024
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    Walmart targets Gen Z with apparel brand relaunch

    Launching via the retailer’s Roblox experience, the overhaul of the “No Boundaries” private label is its latest attempt to gain traction in fashion.

    By Daphne Howland • June 14, 2024
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    Ben & Jerry’s first ad campaign in years is a call for more activists

    Created with DCX Growth Accelerator, the effort calls out a variety of change-making causes even as other brands pull back on purpose-driven marketing.

    By June 13, 2024
  • A sign is posted at the Nvidia headquarters on May 25, 2022 in Santa Clara, California.
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    Kantar: AI pivot helps fuel brand value growth following down year

    Chipmaker Nvidia grew brand value 178% this year while the enterprise tech and services category was the fastest gainer tracked by the firm. 

    By June 12, 2024
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    How BodyArmor’s CMO is playing catch-up in the crowded hydration market

    Tom Gargiulo explains how the Coca-Cola brand is rolling out bottles with AR functionality that feature MLB and NFL athletes to engage with Gen Z.

    By June 12, 2024
  • Ocean Spray Cranberries' new brand character, Johnny, appears in a still for the brand's latest creative under its new masterbrand "Just Add Cran."
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    Ocean Spray unveils ‘Just Add Cran’ campaign to fuel future creative

    The effort introduces a new brand character, Johnny, the “straight-shooter cousin” of the iconic farmer duo featured in the marketer’s past creative. 

    By June 10, 2024
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    How Dr Pepper passed Pepsi by marketing around football, flavor innovation

    The 140-year-old soda brand has relied on investment, patience and agile marketing to become the number two soft drink in the U.S.

    By June 10, 2024
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    On Running appoints Zendaya as brand partner in multiyear deal

    As legacy rivals like Nike face fresh pressures, On is looking to shore up its sport and fashion credibility with help from a major star. 

    By June 7, 2024
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    Campaign Trail: Crayola reunites adults with childhood art to spur creativity

    In partnership with Dentsu Creative, the effort features a tear-jerking short film that shows the power of creative self-expression across generations.

    By June 7, 2024
  • Givenchy Beauty's Roblox experience, the Givenchy Beauty House, overhauled in celebration of Pride Month.
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    Givenchy Beauty makes over Roblox space for Pride Month

    The luxury brand overhauled its space on the platform to feature rainbows, flags and a pop-up showcasing virtual wearables from LGBTQ+ designers.

    By June 6, 2024
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    What Ballantine’s has learned from 10 years of music marketing

    The Pernod Ricard Scotch whisky brand’s True Music platform has showcased over 800 artists and hosted events in 32 countries.

    By June 5, 2024
  • J. Smith-Cameron and two actors in Jif's "The Merger" campaign
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    Jif dips into ‘Succession’ to promote peanut butter, chocolate merger

    A short film starring J. Smith-Cameron documents a fictional deal between ​​The Peanut Butter Group and Chocolatey Corp. in the style of the HBO hit.

    By June 4, 2024
  • Two Toyota Camry cars in front of a music venue in a new ad
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    Toyota turns review into music video for ‘vibe’-heavy Camry campaign

    The automaker’s campaign is the latest effort from T2, the multiagency model that brings together mainstream and multicultural marketing.

    By June 3, 2024
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    Inside Sonic Drive-In’s new brand platform and ‘crazy fun’ campaign

    CMO Ryan Dickerson explained how the Inspire Brands QSR is personifying the chain with a new duo years after replacing its fan-favorite "Two Guys."

    By June 3, 2024
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    Tastemade launches shoppable home improvement series using Shopsense AI

    Tapping Hedley & Bennett’s founder as host, the series focuses on redesigning kitchen spaces while viewers shop the products.

    By Xanayra Marin-Lopez • May 30, 2024
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    Purely Elizabeth rides explosive growth with first large-scale ad campaign

    The granola and breakfast foods marketer is encouraging consumers to “Savor the Start” on the heels of 56% year-over-year sales growth in the first quarter.

    By Aaron Baar • May 30, 2024
  • A black and white portrait of Michael Jordan, seen dripping in Gatorade-colored sweat, as part of the return of the PepsiCo marketer's "Is It In You?" tagline.
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    Gatorade revives iconic ‘Is It In You?’ tagline for largest-ever campaign

    The return of the nostalgic tagline is supported by a spot narrated by Michael Jordan and custom filters on Instagram and Snapchat. 

    By May 29, 2024
  • Puttshack brand spokesperson Ace Puttman sits on the edge of a table inside one of its locations.
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    Puttshack tees up quirky spokesperson to highlight high-tech mini-golf

    The growing chain is relying on humor to differentiate itself in the competitive mini-golf space, explained CMO Susan Walmesley.

    By Amanda Baltazar • May 29, 2024