Posted by Dale Buss on November 25, 2013 09:22 AM
Walmart names new CEO.
Gap scraps fourth-quarter TV advertising on slowing sales.
Hyundai stuns industry with launch plans for fuel-cell vehicle and gets swift reviews with online feedback about dealerships.
AOL pauses to rethink live video programing.
Apple buys PrimeSense motion-sensing startup.
BlackBerry shakes up top management.
Boeing warns of icing risk on some planes.
Carl's Jr. pushes fresh buns in new fast-food battlefield.
Chrysler could raise up to $2 billion in IPO but postpones it until 2014.
Coca-Cola acquires rest of Zico coconut water brand.
Comcast and Charter said to weigh bid to buy and divide Time Warner Cable.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on September 13, 2013 09:31 AM
Twitter opts for "confidential" IPO.
7-Eleven debuts healthy-snacking section.
Apple takes pre-orders for new iPhone 5C.
Bayer comes under scrutiny in China.
Berkshire and AIG battle for talent.
Clear Channel and Warner Music rewrite rules on royalties.
Clif launches single-serve performance drinks.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is acquired by private equity.
Dell gets shareholders to back buyout.
Dunkin' Donuts returns to UK.
Facebook tests video posts that play automatically, in prelude to ads.Continue reading...
Posted by Sheila Shayon on March 27, 2012 11:18 AM
What do you get when the second largest quick-service sandwich chain in the U.S. goes Plink? The opportunity for customers at 3,500 Arby’s restaurants to earn 10 Facebook Credits for every $5 spent.
Plink, the online-to-offline social media-based loyalty program already counts Taco Bell, Outback Steakhouse, 7-Eleven, Red Robin, Quiznos, and Dunkin’ Donuts as affiliates. Now you can add the Atlanta-based Arby’s Restaurant Group, purveyor of the classic Roast Beef and Beef ‘n Cheddar sandwiches, Curly Fries and Jamocha Shakes, to the Plink roster.
“Facebook Credits is the missing ingredient that’s been needed to connect social media to offline sales,” stated Peter Vogel, co-founder of Plink, in January. “Now with the ‘glue’ of Facebook Credits our national restaurant and offline retailer partners have a way to tap into the nearly 800 million users on Facebook, motivate them to become loyal customers, and reward them.”Continue reading...
social media watch
Posted by Sheila Shayon on January 30, 2012 11:01 AM
What does money sound like online? Plink, the latest arrow in the quiver of digital behemoth Facebook.
Plink, a social media-based loyalty program, leverages Facebook Credits to reward members for dining and shopping at their favorite restaurants and offline retailers. Plink’s inaugural partners include 7-Eleven, Dunkin’ Donuts, Quiznos, Red Robin, and Taco Bell.
“Facebook Credits is the missing ingredient that’s been needed to connect social media to offline sales,” stated Peter Vogel, co-founder of Plink, in a press release. “Now with the ‘glue’ of Facebook Credits our national restaurant and offline retailer partners have a way to tap into the nearly 800 million users on Facebook, motivate them to become loyal customers, and reward them.”Continue reading...
Posted by Sheila Shayon on August 24, 2011 11:01 AM
Though Boston-headquartered Au Bon Pain dates back to the late '70s, CEO Sue Morelli is positioning the brand as contemporary, approachable and kind of chic, she explains in the above video. Their brand promise includes fresh, flavorful food, consistency, and a staff that loves what they do. Pandemic Labs, a pioneer in dedicated social media marketing (“marketing is a dialogue, not a monologue”), just landed the Au Bon Pain account.
Au Bon Pain ("the place of good bread") currently operates in 318 locations, and is considered the leader in the fast casual restaurant category, for the past three years earning Health Magazine's designation as one of America's Top 5 Healthiest Restaurant Chains.Continue reading...
movers and shakers
Posted by Mark J. Miller on June 7, 2011 04:00 PM
When many Americans think of New England, they likely think about lobsters in Maine, a game at Fenway, a vacation to Nantucket, or (cue Sarah Palin joke) Paul Revere’s Wild Ride.
But when the approximately 400 marketers across the US were asked to think New England, they had quite different things on their minds: Timberland, T.J. Maxx, and ESPN, among 22 others.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on April 5, 2011 09:00 AM
Google may be the target of a Us antitrust probe, as brand's bid for Nortel’s patent assets coincides with Larry Page’s first day back as CEO.
Japan sets new radiation safety level for seafood after nuclear plant spews highly contaminated water into sea as Tepco shares plunge to record low. Also, Toyota reports misunderstanding over US impact and Honda targets rise in US sales but faces supply restrictions.
Amazon, Costco and Kohls are top brands for customer service in a new survey.
BAT to develop “safer” nicotine products for long-term use.
Boeing and Southwest deal with aftermath of fuselage tear.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on February 4, 2011 09:00 AM
Super Bowl XLV combatants, brand marketers including Kraft and Verizon, automakers and other game advertisers and fans gird for the game in north Texas this weekend between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Apple and Campbell Soup say that iAds are twice as effective as TV.
AT&T reaches out to business users.
BJ’s Wholesale places itself on auction block
BMW may lease, not sell, its Megacity EV.
Dunkin’ Donuts foresees 50% hike in expansion deals this year.Continue reading...