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Topic: Chipotle

Chipotle Explains Why It Doesn't Share Sales Data With Its Agencies

Focusing on long-term brand building, not short-term gains

Chipotle prides itself on being a different kind of fast-food company, and that even applies to how it briefs its ad agencies. For example, the company does not feed real-time, quarterly…

Chipotle's Twitter Got Hacked This Weekend and Pushed Out Some Very Unsavory Stuff

This is not a drill

There's certainly been a social media hacking spree of late. And over the weekend, Chipotle's Twitter feed fell victim to an attack by some despicable and unoriginal ne'er-do-wells. It was only…

Chipotle Is Asking Fans to Write Haikus, and Some of Them Are Truly Impressive

Burritos obviously stir the soul

Chipotle has come up with a pretty clever way to get people to express their deep love for burritos. Today, Chipotle is running a social media campaign asking people to…

Q&A: CAA Marketing’s Fred Levron Trades Paris for the Idea Factory That Is L.A.

'If I'm not scared about an idea, it might not be worth doing'

Specs Who Fred Levron New gig creative director, CAA Marketing Old gig executive director and creative director, Ogilvy & Mather, Paris. Age 36 You went from having a long title at Ogilvy to a very short…

Marketers Dish on Which Brands Are Truly Killing It in Mobile

Intuit, McDonald's, UPS get shout-outs

Depsite the fact that mobile keeps chipping away at digital ad budgets, zeroing in on a few stellar examples of brands that are nailing smartphone and tablet-based marketing can be…

Mobile Will Revive and Redefine Content Marketing

Brand publishing isn't in decline. It's in a golden age

Some think that the brand-as-publisher trend has reached its peak, when in reality it's just getting started. A mere five years ago, Red Bull was an energy drink, not a global…

Patagonia Goes Full Chipotle in This Intense Animation About Goose Down

'What the pluck?'

You'll never think about down jackets or Blue Oyster Cult the same way again after watching Patagonia's darkly informative new video set to the tune of "Don't Fear the Reaper." In…

What Marketers Can Learn From the Fast-Casual Restaurant Boom

Taco Bell and Chipotle’s models go beyond the in-store experience

By now, you've probably heard the back story behind Steve Ells' vision to shake up the traditional quick-service restaurant industry with fresh food inspired by gourmet dishes when he opened the first…

Mark Crumpacker's Farm-Friendly Pitch for Chipotle

2014 Brand Genius winner for restaurants

For the average YouTube viewer, Chipotle’s computer-animated “Back to the Start” video from 2011, portraying a family farmer fighting back against industrial agriculture’s machine-made mystery food, was two minutes of…

McDonald's Will Spend the Next 18 Months Rebranding

New menu and restaurant remodels aim to combat sliding sales

Amid anemic sales, employee pay issues, and an increasingly bad dietary reputation, McDonald’s has announced it will devote the next 18 months to rebranding itself as not only a cheap…

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