Harry & David’s Omnichannel Marketing Strategy Is Starting To Bear Fruit

Loyalty has never been a problem for Harry & David, an 84-year-old company that sells and delivers premium foods and gift baskets. When December rolls around, most of its customers don’t need to be reminded that it’s time to order their holiday-themed gourmet treats. The challenge is getting people to engage with the 1-800-Flowers-owned brandContinue reading »

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Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s And … Froot Loops? Inside CKE’s First-Ever All-Digital Campaign

When CKE Restaurant Group, the owner of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, launched a Kellogg’s Froot Loops-inspired mini doughnut last Thursday, it needed to make sure customers walked through its doors to buy. So CKE went all-in on digital with a campaign that spanned YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Spotify and Twitter and included a custom partnership withContinue reading »

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MassMutual-Backed Insurance Startup Lives For Relationship Marketing

Marketing challenge: Selling your product requires getting millennials to contemplate their own impending mortality. That’s John Latona’s job. He oversees marketing at Haven Life, a three-year-old digitally-focused subsidiary of MassMutual. Haven was one of the first companies in the sector to sell low-cost medically underwritten no exam term life insurance online for people who don’tContinue reading »

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Can Digital Audio Be Big For Branding? Bacardi Experiments With SoundCloud To Find Out

Bacardi sees a big branding opportunity in digital audio. The rum brand turned to SoundCloud to launch an experiential activation with electronic music trio Major Lazer as part of an ongoing campaign that centers on music and dance. Starting Tuesday, artists from the US, the Bahamas and Puerto Rico can upload Bacardi-inspired tracks to SoundCloudContinue reading »

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Billie, A Direct-To-Consumer Women’s Razor Brand, Has A Leg Up On Legacy CPGs

Harry’s and Dollar Shave Club went from upstarts to behemoths, shaking up the century-old razor category in just a few short years. But there’s still more market share to shave off the top. What about women’s razors? That’s the question that Billie, a razor subscription service for women founded last year, is aiming to answer.Continue reading »

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Bacardí Takes A Shot At IGTV

Cheers to IGTV, Instagram’s new long-form video offering. Bacardí is one of the first brands to raise a glass. On Friday, less than two weeks after the service was launched, the liquor brand was already running its first live experience. “Any platform that gives you full view and a longer time for storytelling is great,”Continue reading »

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Data Driven And Daring: The 10 Boldest Marketers

by Allison Schiff, Alison Weissbrot, Sarah Sluis, James Hercher and Ryan Joe Getting a big brand to shift its marketing approach is about as easy as moving a planet out of orbit. Yet, many see the writing on the wall: If they don’t change, consumers will leave them behind. As such, big marketers have toContinue reading »

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Samsung CMO To Marketers: Empower Creators And Don’t Be Afraid Of Data

Marc Mathieu, CMO of Samsung Electronics, America, knows his job is about more than just promoting devices. He’s marketing a lifestyle. From smartphones to smart watches, smart appliances, cameras and health apps, the purpose of Samsung’s marketing is to demonstrate how the brand’s products and features can integrate into people’s lives and help them doContinue reading »

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Roy Rogers Restaurants Taps New Marketing Chief To Beef Up On Digital

Mark Jenkins spent his first two weeks as the new senior director of marketing at Roy Rogers Restaurants, manning the drive-thru window, making gravy, frying chicken and prepping salads. “As a marketing guy, I need to really understand the ops platforms inside the restaurant, the experience and the way things are built,” said Jenkins, whoContinue reading »

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Church’s Chicken CMO Hector Munoz Tries To Reinject Life Into The Brand With A New Campaign

Hector Munoz knows quick-service restaurants (QSRs), having worked in the space for more than 25 years. Munoz rose through the ranks at Burger King, then spent six years as CMO of Popeye’s Chicken. In February 2017, he became CMO at Church’s Chicken, which launched a brand campaign called “Here’s the Deal” on Friday. “If weContinue reading »

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