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Topic: Taco Bell

Twitter Has 6 Helpful Periscope Hints for Brands, and Most Involve Buying Ads

Promote the heck out of them

Twitter is encouraging brands to promote their Periscope videos with paid tweets, a win-win that could draw more attention to the new app and lift advertising on Twitter. In a…

5 Bizarre and Innovative Digital Stunts by Fast-Food Brands

Blurring the line between marketing and weird

In terms of building online buzz, fast-food marketers have tried some seriously strange tactics in recent years. While challenged by slumping sales and increasingly competitive fast-casual restaurants, fast-food brands lead the…

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…

Taco Bell Is Offering Booze With That Chalupa. Should Other Chains Follow Suit?

A way to compete with fast-casual restaurants

In an attention-grabbing move, Taco Bell announced earlier this week that one of the chain's Chicago locations would be serving alcohol. Yes, some Taco Bell consumers will finally have a cold beer…

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…

How This Mad Men Co-Producer Made Don Draper's Work Believable

Meet the man behind the show’s ad campaigns

Josh Weltman, a co-producer of Mad Men, created most of the ad campaigns seen on the show. Beginning as an art director in the '80s, Weltman went on to be…

As the McDonald’s vs. Taco Bell Breakfast War Rages On, More Brands Join the Fight

Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks and Carl's Jr. work on innovations of their own

Free breakfast. It's the latest marketing strategy two fast-food giants are wielding in what has been dubbed "the breakfast war." The stakes are high—fast-food breakfast sales last year rang up $34.5…

Taco Bell's Hottest Hot Sauce Yet Is Coming on Cinco de Mayo

Forget Fire. Here comes Diablo

Taco Bell is looking to kick things up a notch.  The Yum Brands' chain announced on Twitter that it will introduce a new hot sauce on Cinco de Mayo called Diablo.…

Ad of the Day: Taco Bell Launches Cold War Against McDonald's With Propaganda Imagery

That despotic clown

Egg McMuffins aren't just mediocre pastries stuffed with microwaved eggs, bright yellow cheese and ham product. They are a form of tyranny. That, at least, is the upshot of "Routine Republic,"…

Here’s Why Your Favorite Brands Are Making Their Own Emoticons

Mentos, Coca-Cola, GE, Comedy Central and more

Cute-Crazed. Selfie-Obsessed. Bad Happy. These are just three of the names of Mentos' new branded emoticons, or "ementicons," which will soon be available for the mint brand's socially savvy fans…

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