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Mascots might be the key to a successful TikTok strategy for brands

The TikTok algorithm works in mysterious ways, but one thing’s for sure: Brand mascots have been popping up left and right on the platform lately. Duolingo’s owl mascot, Duo, might be the category’s A-lister, helping the language-learning app rack up nearly 3 million followers on TikTok (compare that with McDonald’s, which currently has 2

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How Coke gives its 130-year-old logo contemporary flair

Certain brands are forever attached to a color scheme or particular typeface. Coca-Cola, for example, over the years has linked a bright red can with white cursive script to its classic soda. Even with the text in another language, the product is universally recognizable. Click here to read the story

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El Pollo Loco launches its first retail shop

El Pollo Loco earlier this month launched its first-ever merchandise store, selling branded shirts, totes and even skateboards designed by Latino creators. Click here to read the story at restaurantbusinessonline.com. Discussion Questions: What is a brand? What is branding? Why would El Pollo Loco offer branded merchandise to its customers?

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Dew Nation has an opening for a MTN DEW Outpost Ranger

For many people in the Dew Nation, the great outdoors offers that sense of adventure. The new MTN DEW Outpost not only celebrates the majesty of Doe Mountain but it looks to forward a positive conversation on the inspiration that nature provides. Click here to read the story at foodsided.com.

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Hormel unveils bacon-scented wrapping paper

When Hormel says, “Everything is better wrapped in bacon,” it means it. While asparagus, dates, and even steaks are often wrapped in these savory slices of pork, Hormel Foods is hoping fans will also enjoy gifts wrapped in its new bacon-scented wrapping paper. Click here to read the story at

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