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Southwest Stole Christmas. It Still Has Superfans.

It’s a tough week to be a Southwest Airlines influencer. Take Kody and Kyler McCormick, brothers who have been making videos and social media posts boosting Southwest for years, in exchange for vouchers or cash from their favorite airline.  Click here to read the story at nytimes.com. Discussion Questions:

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Coffee Mate Will Pay You $5,000 to Skip That Thanksgiving 5K

Coffee Mate is intervening in your misplaced sense of self discipline this Thanksgiving. The company is looking to pay you $5,000 so you don’t participate in your local 5K race, often called the turkey trot. Click here to read the story at thrillist.com. Discussion Questions: What is a Thanksgiving 5K?

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Mount Rushmore float will miss Thanksgiving Day parade

South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore parade float will stay parked during this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, sidelined by a marching band. Click here to read the story at blackhillsfox.com. Discussion Questions: What is Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Why does Macy’s host the parade? How much do you think the parade

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Oscar Mayer gives away a lifetime supply of bacon for World Vegan Day

Oscar Mayer’s World Vegan Day approach is a less-than conventional means of extending a hand to the vegan population and the growing number of consumers who prioritize sustainability, but it may ironically prove to resonate. Click here to read the story at marketingdive.com. Discussion Questions: What is market segmentation? What

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Why IHOP Is Calling A New Food Item ‘Its First NFT’

IHOP has been offering pancakes and other breakfast favorites since the restaurant chain opened back in 1958, and that has never changed. Click here to read the story at tastingtable.com. Discussion Questions: How do you think the pandemic impacted the restaurant business? How did the pandemic impact decisions made at

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