Brand Strategy: Page 3

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    81% of consumers embraced influencer marketing in the past year, study finds

    Top performing influencer categories include food and beverage, health and wellness and beauty and personal care, according to Matter Communications.

    By Feb. 23, 2023
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    Coke joins AI hype train in search for next-gen creative capabilities

    The marketer is the first to take advantage of a new alliance between Bain & Company and ChatGPT developer OpenAI.

    By Feb. 23, 2023
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    The Marketing Dive Outlook on 2023

    Key into where the industry winds are blowing in 2023 across media, emergent technology and the public mood.

    By Marketing Dive staff
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    Kraft Heinz goes luxe with immersive hotel integrations

    To promote its premium Heinz 57 brand, the ketchup maker has partnered with upscale hospitality firm Ennismore for in-person and digital experiences. 

    By Feb. 23, 2023
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    Silk gives nepo babies milk mustaches to boost plant-based alternative

    Children of David Beckham, John Travolta, Christie Brinkley and Shaquille O'Neal give "Got milk?" and its iconic mustaches a plant-based spin.

    By Feb. 23, 2023
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    Hostess launches new snack brand to invigorate category, shed staid reputation

    Kazbars, a candy-bar-inspired innovation, has chocolate cake, cream, crunch and a gooeyness from fudge and caramel. It is the latest in a string of major product launches in recent years for the sweets maker.

    By Christopher Doering • Feb. 22, 2023
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    Walmart ad sales hit $2.7B as execs eye greater scale

    Walmart Connect was up 41% in Q4, supporting healthy holiday performance and serving as a bright spot in light of an uncertain 2023 outlook.

    By Feb. 22, 2023
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    Shake Shack serves up fine dining experience with White Truffle Menu

    Ten Shake Shack restaurants are taking reservations for a prix fixe tasting menu that costs $20 per person.

    By Julie Littman • Feb. 22, 2023
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    What a podcasting industry slowdown means for advertisers

    Podcasts still represent a viable space for advertisers despite layoffs, budget cuts and fewer acquisitions by major players in the arena.

    By Feb. 21, 2023
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    How Molson Coors tackles the cost and clutter of football marketing

    Heavy activity around DraftKings and podcasts like Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take” have helped the beer marketer connect with young fans of the sport.

    By Feb. 21, 2023
  • PATRÓN® Tequila Announces New AI Art Generator to Craft the Margarita of Your Dreams
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    Patrón Tequila serves AI-generated cocktails for National Margarita Day

    Consumers can share their margarita creation on Instagram or Twitter for the chance to win two tickets to a Becky G concert.

    By Feb. 21, 2023
  • P&G’s Pritchard says AI, algorithms are improving ad effectiveness

    With more sophisticated in-house teams and the marketer saving millions, Pritchard said agencies will need to “see around corners” more than ever.

    By Feb. 17, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    A new era for alcohol advertising gets a slow start

    AB InBev ended its 33-year hold on alcohol advertising for Super Bowl LVII, inviting new entrants like Crown Royal and Rémy Martin to capitalize on the hype.

    By Feb. 17, 2023
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    Campaign Trail: ESPN revives iconic ‘This Is SportsCenter’ spots

    Creative talent at new agency partner Arts & Letters worked on the campaign during its Wieden+Kennedy days.

    By Feb. 17, 2023
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    Jameson serves cardboard ‘desk decoys’ for St. Patrick’s Day to boost PTO

    Regina Hall stars in a humorous campaign informed by a finding that 61% of Americans feel guilty for taking paid time off.

    By Feb. 16, 2023
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    7Up’s international rebrand seeks to uplift consumers

    The overhaul is the first for the brand in seven years and is meant to help the soda compete with Sprite.

    By Feb. 16, 2023
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    How social media marketing for Super Bowl LVII performed against traditional ads

    The hashtag #SuperBowlLVII on TikTok collected 225 million views, more than double the game’s TV viewership, according to new findings from Captiv8.

    By Feb. 15, 2023
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    Coke promotes Fanta shakeup with mobile game, Gen Z creators

    A reformulation and visual overhaul for the soda is also supported by murals that disperse an orange scent and multi-sensory experiences.

    By Feb. 14, 2023
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    AOR model declared ‘dead’ as brand needs diversify beyond creative, media

    New business wins at agencies increased 11% in 2022 but the value of that business decreased by 35%, according to a new report by R3.

    By Feb. 13, 2023
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    Coca-Cola debuts ‘transformation-flavored’ soda in its latest limited-time offering

    Move, part of its Creations platform, doesn’t promote a flavor, such as cherry or vanilla, but rather a mood.

    By Christopher Doering • Feb. 13, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    ‘Safe, lazy, boring’: How Super Bowl LVII ads mostly fumbled

    Celebrity fatigue was prevalent in a night overly reliant on famous faces doing goofy humor, while a handful of emotionally driven spots hit the mark.

    By , Feb. 13, 2023
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    McDonald’s readies first-ever duo meal with Cardi B and Offset

    Timed to Valentine's Day, the effort includes tie-ups with dating apps and a kiss cam billboard in Times Square.

    By Chris Kelly and Emma Liem Beckett • Feb. 13, 2023
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    How Behr Paint connects with millennial homeowners on TikTok

    A competition series, “To DIY For,” highlighted ways in which do-it-yourself projects can bring new life to old objects, boosting the brand’s followers.

    By Aaron Baar • Feb. 13, 2023
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    38% of marketers shift strategy from customer acquisition to loyalty

    While 30% expect higher budgets this year, 54% think resources will remain the same, while the agency outlook is less rosy, per Advertiser Perceptions.

    By Feb. 10, 2023
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    Uber Eats readies post-checkout ads for Super Bowl LVII launch

    Brands such as Paramount+ will be able to reach app users as they check out during one of the busiest weekends of the year for the delivery service.

    By Feb. 10, 2023
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    How Gorton’s Seafood is using TikTok for a product launch

    The brand recruited an eight-person team of influencers to create ongoing exclusive content as part of its push toward younger audiences. 

    By Aaron Baar • Feb. 9, 2023