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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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Pepsi and IHOP Team Up for Limited-Edition Pepsi Maple Syrup Cola

Pepsi is celebrating pancake lovers everywhere with their latest limited-edition flavor. In partnership with restaurant chain IHOP, the soda giant has created Pepsi Maple Syrup Cola — a new beverage that they say “combines the indulgent flavor profile of maple syrup with the crisp, refreshing caramel notes of a Pepsi.” Click

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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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KFC Gives Money Away on Social Media

NintenKFC takes a do anything for attention approach to marketing. That has led to a lot of weird products — think fried chicken-scented lip balm and a giant Crispy Chicken Sandwich pillow — as well as a lot of unique food items.  Click here to read the story at thestreet.com.

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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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