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Topic: McDonald's

Quiz: Can You Match the Fast-Food Chain With Its Old-School Tagline?

McDonald's, Burger King, Arby's and more

It's hard to forget a fast-food chain's tagline. The ads are everywhere, the restaurants are everywhere and those jingles are so darn catchy. But long after they're gone, can you…

Here Are 5 Tips for Making McDonald's a 'Modern, Progressive' Burger Brand

Experts have suggestions for new Global CMO

McDonald's hasn't been lovin' it for some time. Sales are sliding, revenue is down, and fast-casual chains are booming. Its image needs a major refresh. Which is why the fast-food…

McDonald's Hires an Ex-Obama Aide for PR and a New Global CMO

Robert Gibbs, Silvia Lagnado to help build 'more progressive' brand

McDonald's today announced two key hires who will be tasked with helping the brand build a more progressive company. The fast-food giant tapped Silvia Lagnado, former chief marketing officer for…

How Food Brands Can Nail Instagram

It's all about showing some personality

With 300 million monthly users and a burgeoning community of foodie photogs, Instagram has become hashtag heaven for fast-food restaurants and snack brands. A review of more than 8 million food…

How the Build-Your-Own Meal Craze Is Reshaping Restaurants

Chipotle’s not the only game in town

As fast-food giants like McDonald's struggle to get their sizzle back, fast-casual restaurants like Chipotle and Shake Shack have flourished. Fast-casual revenue grew 13 percent in 2014, 10 times that…

Vilified World Cup Brands Should Wonder if FIFA Sponsorship Is Worth the Trouble

Companies attract vitriol amid indictments, abuses

It was not a good day to be a World Cup sponsor. The anti-FIFA sentiment is growing so vocal and the corruption so deep that brands are starting to have…

Fast-Food Mascots That Should Live Again, and Who Should Stay Dead

If it's Mascot Madness, then long live Mayor McCheese!

Last week, KFC gave Colonel Harland Sanders a makeover, tapping SNL veteran Darrell Hammond for the return. Earlier this month, McDonald's brought back the Hamburglar, who was simultaneously reviled and loved.  Are fast-food brands…

'Unboxing' YouTube Marketers Are Accused of Tricking Kids

Brouhaha rises over clips of fun toys

The YouTube Kids app can sometimes feel like a shopping channel, with videos upon videos of kids unboxing toys. The clips star pitch-kids who have mastered the art of the…

Activists Pressure FIFA Sponsors Over ‘Horrific’ Working Conditions in Qatar

Pushing for change at 2022 World Cup site

Brand reputation matters. At least that's what workers' rights advocates were hoping when they kicked off efforts earlier this week to get sponsors of FIFA—including Adidas, Kia, Hyundai, Gazprom, Budweiser,…

The Sticky Story of Krazy Glue (and How It Holds Our Lives Together)

It’s Strong. It’s Clear. Just keep your fingers away from it

In 1968, the Japanese chemical company Toagosei began selling a fast-bonding glue called Aron Alpha. The name didn't exactly roll off the tongue. But neither did the glue's chemical name,…

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