Brand Strategy: Page 3

  • An attendee holds a new Apple iPhone 14 Pro during an Apple special event on September 07, 2022 in Cupertino, California.
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    How brands can leverage Apple’s Live Activities feature

    With the iOS 16.1 update, consumers can pin a third-party app on their iPhone lock screens for up to 12 hours at a time, but such a spot must be earned.

    By Nov. 3, 2022
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    High stakes: Netflix’s ad-supported tier arrives as marketers face uncertainty

    With ad spending expected to take a hit in the fourth quarter, the streamer has a lot to prove, though it’s already attracted major names like AB InBev.

    By Nov. 3, 2022
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    Forrester: Sustainability presents new opportunities for marketers

    The global economy is fundamentally changing as the demand for environmentally friendly practices grows louder.

    By Aaron Baar • Nov. 3, 2022
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    Michelob Ultra spotlights first woman in Boston Marathon for empowerment campaign

    The effort is timed to this year’s New York City Marathon and features Kathrine Switzer, who faced significant pushback against her ground-breaking run.

    By Nov. 2, 2022
  • Two Fortnite avatars stand in front of a mountainous landscape in Ralph Lauren-branded clothing.
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    Ralph Lauren debuts Fortnite clothing capsule tied to physical apparel collection

    The clothing brand has redesigned its iconic Polo Pony logo for the first time in its history as part of the collaboration.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 2, 2022
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    Walmart invokes ‘Office Space’ to promote holiday deals on Mondays

    The retailer revives a cult classic to make the case for its Monday deals as an alternative to the traditional Black Friday shopping frenzy. 

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    Kohl’s deals-focused holiday blitz features bevy of mobile tactics

    The retailer is making use of a new TikTok feature that lets users shake their phones to reveal a Black Friday discount. 

    By Nov. 1, 2022
  • A Juicy tracksuit designed in collaboration with Kraft.
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    Kraft Real Mayo channels nostalgia with Juicy Couture tracksuit tie-up

    The deep blue velour tracksuit sells for $150 with mayo-inspired features, like a “Mayo Couture” white tube top and bottoms that read “smooth.”

    By Nov. 1, 2022
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    Agencies to accelerate Web3 investments as clients pursue latest ‘shiny object’

    Along with bigger bets on the metaverse, Forrester foresees a further “changing of the guard” at the top level for agencies next year. 

    By Oct. 31, 2022
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    Little Caesars promotes digital trailblazer to CMO

    Greg Hamilton takes the reins for marketing as the chain ramps up digital transformation and its relationship with the NFL.

    By Oct. 31, 2022
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    McCain Foods envisions the future of farming on Roblox

    To support its new Regen Fries and a commitment to regenerative agriculture, the brand is also partnering with a real-world NFT-themed restaurant.

    By Aaron Baar • Oct. 31, 2022
  • Two people standing wrapped in a blanket as part of American Eagle's 2022 holiday campaign.
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    Inside American Eagle’s holiday social media strategy

    The Gen Z retailer looks to immerse consumers in celebrations as company research found this holiday season is all about “revenge living.” 

    By Oct. 31, 2022
  • The Coors Light "Chill Harder" logo carved into a pumpkin.
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    Coors Light contest offers pay out for local recreations of its logo

    A new program shifts advertising budget so consumers can win money by carving the “Chill Harder” logo into a pumpkin or otherwise recreating it.

    By Oct. 28, 2022
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    Burger King teams with Call of Duty for expansive international promo

    The tie-up comes just over a year after the chain’s former CMO Fernando Machado joined Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard as CMO.

    By Aaron Baar • Oct. 28, 2022
  • Kim Kardashian at a KKW Beauty and Fragrance pop-up opening at Westfield Century City in Los Angeles.
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    What Kim Kardashian’s $1.26M fine says about influencer marketing

    Enlisting an influencer can often be a high-risk operation, but there are a few steps marketers can take to avoid the chaos.

    By Jim Singer, Brooks Levering, Piyush Gupta, Luis de Lencquesaing • Oct. 28, 2022
  • A clip from Mastercard's campaign spot that features themes from "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"
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    Mastercard celebrates Black women business owners with ‘Black Panther’ tie-in

    The campaign includes a Black women-owned small business marketplace on Instagram and a metaverse activation.

    By Aaron Baar • Oct. 27, 2022
  • Several avatars attend a concert in Claire's virtual destination.
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    Claire’s targets ‘Gen Zalpha’ with Roblox virtual destination

    The chain is investing in phygital retailing to secure its position with the microgeneration of consumers who came of age during the pandemic.

    By Aaron Baar • Oct. 27, 2022
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    How Bushmills bottled a successful ‘Peaky Blinders’ partnership

    Though prohibited from paying to integrate into the show, the distiller created a themed special-edition bottle during a period of growth for Irish whiskeys. 

    By Oct. 26, 2022
  • Oscar Mayer "BacOFF" campaign image for World Vegan Day featuring a piece of blurred out bacon.
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    Oscar Mayer gives away a lifetime supply of bacon for World Vegan Day

    To be eligible to win, consumers must pledge to “BacOff,” or abstain from eating bacon for 24 hours via Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

    By Oct. 26, 2022
  • Diageo's regenerative agriculture program for Guinness production.
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    Future focused: How Diageo prioritizes sustainability

    The company’s Society 2030 program tailors sustainability goals by brand, avoiding a one-size-fits-all approach.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
  • McDonald's McRib sandwich sits against a black background and underneath glowing golden text reading, "The McRib Farewell Tour."
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    McDonald’s double dips on nostalgia with ‘Farewell Tour’ for McRib

    Following the success of adult Happy Meals, the brand is dropping a throwback merchandise line celebrating the history of the boneless pork sandwich.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
  • Outback Steakhouse "Steak it to the House" campaign's collegiate athlete partners.
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    Outback Steakhouse expands NIL partnerships for latest campaign

    In the coming months, the chain plans to add 50 additional college athletes to its TeamMates roster.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
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    IPG says ‘majority’ of clients are making contingency plans for a downturn

    The ad holding group still raised its full-year organic growth guidance, joining Publicis and Omnicom in bucking macroeconomic trends.

    By Oct. 24, 2022
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    Gillette kicks off first NFL live broadcast mixed-reality commercial

    The stadium activation features a razor being built before viewers, with participation from mascot Pat the Patriot.

    By Oct. 24, 2022
  • Oreo Thins and Microsoft 365 promo image for its "Thinvite" campaign.
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    Oreo Thins, Microsoft 365 encourage workers to take a snack break

    The tie-up will see three 15-minute snack breaks added to consumers’ schedules, with a Microsoft Teams invite linking to a video of playful puppies.

    By Aaron Baar • Oct. 24, 2022