Anheuser-Busch Makes Emergency Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Bud Light wants to help America’s bars and restaurants survive. To help consumers locate bars and restaurants across the country that are #OpenForTakeout, the brewer is launching a new resource at BudLight.com/OpenForTakeout. Bar and restaurant owners and operators can sign up now and be listed soon. I don’t know what percentage of the brand’s sales […]

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An Upside for Some: Food Preparation, Meal and Grocery Delivery Businesses All Soaring

Let’s look at the winners. There are always winners. No matter what. Blue Apron’s Stock Is On Fire Right now, Blue Apron is a winner. Shares of Blue Apron jumped over 100 percent Monday afternoon after seven counties in the Bay Area announced shelter-in-place orders. Its stock jumped another 70 percent on Tuesday amid several […]

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Snarky Wendy Gets Egg McMuffined

Social media marketing is for grown-ups. Naturally, adults come in all ages, because adulthood is about exercising emotional maturity, not about circles around the sun. Case in point, Wendy’s social media team decided to support its own product launches (Wendy’s has launched a Breakfast Baconator, a Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit, and a Maple Bacon Chicken […]

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That’s Creamy: noosa Yoghurt is Full On Tasty

Appetite appeal. It matters a great deal when marketing food. Also, did you know that approximately 45% of consumers picked breakfast as the time of day they usually consume regular yogurt products? In North America, consumers also prefer to have regular yogurt at lunch, and as an afternoon, a late morning, and a late-night snack. […]

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Chili’s for Dinner? That’s so ‘Ita

A neologism is a term, word, or phrase in the process of entering common use, but that has not yet been fully accepted into mainstream language. A protologism is a word coined by an individual or small group that has not yet been published somewhere independent from the coiners. A homophone is a word that […]

McDonald’s/UK Stacks Nouns In Sandwich Formation (And It Works)

These outdoor ads are great. For one, they’re legible from a car, train, bus or on foot. Also, the ads do not mention the product name or company name. There’s no logo to make bigger. By taking an intelligent minimalist approach, there’s room in the campaign for the customer to “do the math.” Created by […]

It’s Unquestionably Good; There’s No Bud Light In It

Spiked seltzer is a billion-dollar industry. Sales of hard seltzer surged by nearly 200% in 2019 compared to the previous year, according to Nielsen. White Claw is the industry leader, commanding 58% of spiked seltzer sales. Now, Bud Light is making its move. https://youtu.be/m2PCmNIRRyU To support this product launch, Bud Light located the hamlet of […]

There Are No New Ideas. There’s An Abundance of New Ideas.

When someone utters the words, “there are no new ideas,” he’s either advocating for execution (where the magic happens), for the value of mashups and derivatives, or he has no imagination at all because new ideas sprout like fields of wildflowers in the minds of creative people with advertising problems to solve. But what about […]

The Ramen Looks Amazing in New Culinary Arts Campaign from P.F. Chang’s

Restaurant advertising is often created with the intent to create appetite appeal. To achieve this, the quality of photography and videography is critical. This new ad campaign from P.F. Chang’s, care of The Richard Group, uses powerful visual storytelling to take viewers on an epicurean adventure that is meant to entice the senses while revealing […]

Ding Dong. Where’s Your Candy Converter?

Reese’s is not sorry. The Hershey’s brand is not sorry that its candy is superior. Now that Halloween is here, Reese’s is not sorry if you choose to be an anti-social candy hoarder, instead of a good neighbor. In Related News Ad Age reports that Hershey Co. last year put brand PR within its marketing […]

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Did You Know That Bon Appétit Has 4.61M Subscribers on YouTube?

People love food-focused programming. Yet, many food brands rely on TV to carry their messages, which is an expensive way to build an audience of buyers. San Antonio-based grocer H-E-B, one of the nation’s largest family-owned businesses with 350 stores throughout Texas and northeast Mexico run lots of TV commercials but only has 32K subscribers […]

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The Glenlivet Introduces Scotch-Infused Edibles at London Cocktail Week

Edibles. They’re not just for stoners anymore. Thanks to this new product innovation from The Glenlivet, whisky drinkers are now able to nibble their way toward a more blissful state. Described as a first of its kind for a spirit brand, the edible capsules are 23ml in size, fully biodegradable and provide the “perfect flavour-explosion” […]

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This Land Is for Johnnie Walker Drinkers

Where do brands fit into the larger cultural landscape today? It’s a question that some brand managers and ad agency partners would rather not answer. At the other end of the pole, there is Diageo’s Johnnie Walker, which has a definitive answer to the non-rhetorical question. Let’s watch and listen… The spot was created by […]

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BBH Will Work for PBR

Agency compensation is a hot topic today. An industry that grew up on the billable hour has been looking for a new remuneration model for years, unsuccessfully for the most part. Some agencies want to tie compensation to performance. Others, like BBH New York, are willing to barter. For example, the well known creative agency […]

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Legal Sea Foods Is A Safe Harbor for Wayward Stoners

A new ad campaign from DeVito Verdi for Boston’s Legal Sea Foods celebrates the legalization of marijuana in the Bay State. The TV and print ads play off the restaurant’s baked, fried and smoked menu items. “Baked” and “smoked” makes sense. “Fried” is something that happens when you drink too much, work too much, and […]

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Tanqueray Says This Is Gin, and Gin Is In

Gin is a spirit on the rise. Global alcohol consumption dropped last year, but gin’s popularity continues to soar. Vogue speaks of London’s fast-moving gin renaissance. Actor Ryan Reynolds bought Pacific Northwest–based craft brand Aviation Gin. According to data published by the International Wines and Spirits Record (IWSR), the juniper-infused distillate experienced an eight-percent sales […]

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Thanks to Leo Burnett, Coors Light Is Now “Made To Chill”

Coors Light is cold. The brewery in Golden, Colorado has spent countless millions to make and remake this point, but mostly failing to explain what cold means to the beer drinker. For what it’s worth, Coors Light is cold-filtered and the beer never gets to room temperature—it’s delivered to the store in refrigerated trucks. Now, […]

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Yoplait Is A Pacifier for Kids and A Trophy for Mom

Moms need magic sauce to help them navigate the chaos of raising kids. Yoplait seeks to provide it. The brand’s new “For Big Little Wins” campaign from Pereira & O’Dell is about celebrating little moments when kids accomplish great things. According to the brand, Yoplait helps moms get more little wins and celebrate those little […]

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Open Up Twelve Or More Ounces of Yee-Haw

People love sparkling water. Sparkling water is a thing. Therefore, the sparkling water market is getting crowded. Mexican-made Topo Chico (now owned by Coca-Cola) is dominant throughout Texas, but in Austin, there are five local choices and La Croix ain’t on the menu, much less Perrier. Big Swig Sparkling Water, Rambler Sparkling Water, Richard’s Sparkling […]

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Tame Beer Drinkers Asked to Return to the Wild with Rainier

Once upon a time in Pacific Northwest advertising, an anthropomorphic creature known as Wild Rainier roamed the deep woods around Seattle. In order to get a glimpse of the beer in the wild and experience the refreshment, beer drinkers had to leave the comforts of their couch or bar stool and go outside. Seattle agency, […]

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