Topic: Applebee's

Can MTV and Adam Levine Get Millennials to Hang Out at Applebee's?

MTV sponsorship taps into music, nightlife

Applebee's will launch a multimonth sponsorship with MTV on Monday to connect young consumers with popular bands—starting with Maroon 5. And the restaurant hopes the move will bolster its image…

Brand of the Day: Applebee's Earns a Glowing Review From Critic Who Loved Olive Garden

'A salad to remember'

Marilyn Hagerty, the elderly food critic for North Dakota's Grand Forks Herald newspaper, whose earnest 2012 review of Olive Garden went viral, is back with an equally warm take on…

Food Porn Campaign Gives Applebee's a Social Lift

User-generated content was also a win for McDonald’s Arabia

User-generated content has already been embraced by social and mobile marketers as a go-to means for producing creative that’s fast and free. Now, exclusive data from Applebee’s latest Instagram campaign…

Brands Miss the Mark With 9/11 Tweets

A roundup of the best and worst

Sept. 11 is a difficult time for brands to take on Twitter. While some industry observers applaud brands that try to inject themselves into social chatter, more often than not,…

7 Memorable Moments in the Dubious History of Product Placement

Decades after E.T., brand mentions still feel awkward

Remember when you had to wait until the commercial break to be bombarded with brand marketing? Probably not, since product placement has been a Hollywood addiction since the 1980s. Ever since…

Applebee’s Turns Its Instagram Over to Foodies for the Next Year

In a bold UGC-only experiment

In case you haven’t been seeing enough pictures of food in your Instagram feed, expect to see a lot more of them for the next 12 months thanks to Applebee’s.…

Applebee's Files Trademark Application for 'No Tech Tuesday'

Meanwhile, the chain plans to add tablets to its tables

Technophobes, rejoice. Applebee's has filed a trademark application for "no tech Tuesday," which would presumably curb the use of devices at its restaurants on that day, Today reports. This is despite the…

Man Develops Sweet, Hilarious Friendship With Applebee's Facebook Page

Chip Zdarsky gets sucked in

The Applebee's in Barrie, Ontario, has a Facebook strategy that's familiar for chain restaurants. It posts a lot of images of food and asks the blandest questions imaginable of its…

Ad of the Day: Let a Blow-Up Doll Do Your Job While You Eat at Applebee's

Improved lunch decoys

It's a shame that American employees have all but lost their lunch hour, doomed by office pressure to eat at their desks with packed lunches or a quick sandwich from…