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Topic: Taco Bell

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…

Three Founders of Goodness Mfg. Are Heading to Deutsch L.A.

Keister, Cianfrone, Adams named executive creative directors

Three co-founders of Goodness Mfg. are taking senior supporting roles at Deutsch L.A. Paul Keister, who was chief creative officer at Goodness, and fellow executive creative directors Bob Cianfrone and Tom…

See How the Top Fast-Food Chains Are Performing on Facebook and If Fans Are Liking It

Subway proves engagement is what matters

From posting pictures of perfectly styled burgers to responding to consumers' seemingly never-ending complaints, fast-food restaurants' use of social media runs the gamut. To better understand how effective social media really…

Taco Bell Explains Its Social Media Blackout and How It Lit Up Mobile Orders Within Hours

Diners used new app at 75% of stores

One day after launching a mobile payment and ordering app, Taco Bell says its stunt to shut down social media had some initial success. On Tuesday, 90 percent of the chain's…

Why Did Taco Bell Just Wipe Out Its Social Media Accounts?

An unorthodox approach to launching an app

Taco Bell made a bold move today to grab the attention of hungry millennials. It darkened its social media pages (even appearing to wipe out its 1.4 million Twitter followers and erase…

KFC Sets Up Shop in Myanmar, One of the Last Frontiers for U.S. Brands

Plus 8 other fast-food joints in surprising places

How do you say, “Finger lickin’ good” in Burmese? It may not translate literally, but KFC is hoping its secret fried chicken recipe will bring in customers when it opens…

Mobile Ads Could Make or Break the Yahoo-Tumblr Marriage

Will marketers buy in?

Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer's $1 billion bet on Tumblr is undergoing a fresh wave of scrutiny thanks to a disgruntled investor as well as persistent questions from marketers. And later…

White Castle Is NYC's Cleanest Food Chain

But IHOP comes in last

When it comes to choosing fast food, cleanliness is a major factor. Recently, the blog I Quant NY took a closer look at New York City's restaurant inspection data and…

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…

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