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Earth Day 2022: initiatives from brands that stood out

For over 50 years people have used April 22 to celebrate Earth Day and demonstrate support for environmental protection. More than ever people are starkly aware of the dangers of climate change and the extreme measures that need to be taken in order to maintain our way of life. Click

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Why McDonald’s leveraged buzzy Szechuan sauce to boost its app

McDonald’s last month brought back its Szechuan sauce — the source of countless internet memes — for a limited time. The offer had one key condition: The savory condiment was only available through the burger chain’s mobile app. Click here to read the story at marketingdive.com. Discussion Questions: Why do you think

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TikTok gets some ‘peepsonality’ ahead of Easter

Just in time for Easter, Peeps has joined TikTok to bring some “peepsonality” to the platform. Click here to read the story at prweek.com. Discussion Questions: According to information from this story, when did Peeps officially join TikTok? Why do you think they waited until this February to launch a

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Coke’s new ‘Pixel’ flavor first appeared in Fortnite

On Monday Coca-Cola unveiled a new, limited-edition flavor that’s supposed to taste like…pixels. Yes, pixels. Click here to read the story at cnn.com. Discussion Questions: What is promotion? Why do brands engage in promotions? What are the different forms of promotion? What type of promotion is a limited-edition product? What is Coca-Cola’s new

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Aerie Flips the Social Media Algorithm Positive for Spring 2022

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) announced today the evolution of #AerieREAL focused on sharing positive messages across feeds to help create a safe and happy place for content consumption–extinguishing the negative impact of social media. Click here to read the story at businesswire.com. Discussion Questions: What are brand values?

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