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Topic: Frito-lay

Why Celebrities Want to Be in PepsiCo's Ads

A 'symbiotic relationship' with stars like Beckham, Beyoncé and Jordan

Exactly 50 years ago yesterday, the Frito-Lay snack brand (maker of Fritos, Cheetos and Ruffles) merged with Pepsi-Cola (the famous soda) to form PepsiCo. The merger was big news in 1965, but few predicted the corporate…

Here Are Forbes' 50 Most Influential CMOs of 2014

Study says males are 22% more influential than female peers

Male chief marketing officers on Forbes' third annual Appinions CMO Influence Study, which was released today, are 22 percent more influential than their female peers. Although women make up 32 percent…

Frito-Lay Uses Thursday Night NFL Games to Add Facebook Fans

'Click-Off' promo returns for second year

Frito-Lay is counting on NFL fans to drive its Facebook effort for the potato chip brand Stax with a promotion that ties into Thursday Night Football games this fall. Starting Sept.…

Food Brands Capitalize on Fourth of July to Build Long-Term Digital Chops

3 marketers bet on Facebook, Instagram and video

Cracker Jack, Peanut Butter & Co. and StarKist are celebrating the Fourth of July this year with efforts that turn one-off campaigns into more strategic digital plans. All three brands' efforts…

100-Year-Old Pretzel Brand Finds Its Digital Voice

Rold Gold's marketing vp talks tactic twist

Rold Gold reinvented its pretzel and its marketing strategy. With its new Pretzel Thins, the nearly 100-year-old Frito-Lay brand decided to have a little fun for its first major ad…

Anheuser-Busch Is the Super Bowl’s Top Sponsor

Beer giant has spent $149 million in the big game since 2009

The King of Beers also rules the Super Bowl. According to Nielsen, Anheuser-Busch was the top spender in the last five Super Bowls, ponying up $149 million between 2009-2013. That the…

Doritos Is Going Global for This Year’s Super Bowl

Centralizing its Facebook presence for maximum social impact

Even though “Fashionista Daddy” drew plenty of buzz last Super Bowl season, Ram Krishnan, vp of marketing at Frito-Lay, is thinking more “Gangnam Style” for his Doritos brand’s upcoming big…

Frito-Lay Likes the Data From Doritos' 'Crash the Super Bowl'

Facebook-anchored effort hits 100 million views

Doritos’ decision to move its seventh annual "Crash the Super Bowl" campaign to Facebook proved to be a winner. The Frito-Lay brand—which had anchored the effort on a microsite in…

Frito-Lay, Activision Team on Gaming Giveaway

Brand limits involvement to outside-game push

When Activision launched its Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure video game last fall, they—and game developer Toys for Bob—banked on its kids appeal by having players purchase toy action figures to access…

Talk to Her

Despite the strides women have made over the years, marketers are just now waking up to the New Woman

It won’t come as a revelation to many that Harley-Davidson markets to women, the focus of several of the iconic motorcycle brand’s digital initiatives and promotional events. What might surprise…

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