Dallas-based Two Trucks LLC will launch its food-truck brand, The Butcher’s Son, in October with two Dallas trucks, followed by five trucks in February, ten trucks in May, and, hopefully, a total of 200 trucks by 2014.
Read More
Twitter is an engaging place, one that, when surrounded by various commentary on universal happenings, becomes a tempting place to chime in. That said, when you’re representing your business on these channels, the rules are a little bit different.
Read More
Foursquare’s new “lists” feature is extremely useful feature for destination marketing in that is allows a tourism organization to create customized lists for visitors, such as lists for family-friendly vacations, girlfriend getaways, romantic retreats and other such niche vacations.
Read More
mGuest offers hotels the means to create deeper and more meaningful connections with their guests, thereby increasing awareness of the property and brand, offering an online functional e-concierge service and even facilitating bookings and in-room services.
Read More
Il Fornaio Restaurants’ Festa Regionale menu offers the finest in authentic Italian cuisine. Diners who participate in the monthly promotion receive a passport to be stamped during each visit. This is an awesome marketing campaign in that it thrives on the roots of the restaurant, and everything ties in to the concept of traveling through Italy.
Read More
Big Train is a leading manufacturer of premium coffees and teas. They offer the ability to subscribe, read reviews and purchase products easily from their Facebook page. To launch their new Fit Frappe, they provided a Klout perk allowing online influencers a chance to test the product and share with friends.
Read More
The Virginia Tourism Corporation is out to prove that love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation. In July, they unveiled oversized LOVE artwork at several Welcome Centers across the state. Then, the local tourism offices jumped into the fun with the Virginia Tourism “Bring LOVE to Your Town” event.
Read More
SeeYourImpact.org is partnering with World Vision to provide food, medicine and healthcare to the millions suffering from famine in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia. One supporter, Sarah Lenssen, created a 5for5 campaign – where you give $5 and get 5 of your friends to give $5 too.
Read More
Yahoo! News recently ran a Forbes article entitled, “Why Facebook is a Threat to Lifestyle Brands.” It argues that the ways we express ourselves via social networks have replaced the expression stimulated by utilizing products of specific brands. Rather, I’d argue it’s enhanced it.
Read More
Pepsi had added QR codes to their regularly mass-distributed cups. This is great since it only requires the development of one QR code, yet the distribution is gargantuan in scale.
Read More
I purchased a TravelZoo deal a couple months ago. The company went out of business, yet didn’t alert their customers, who made appointments and paid. What’s the proper course of action?
Read More
The Gap, one of the largest retail clothing brands, is shaking things up with the debut of its food truck, Pico de Gap. The truck serves to stimulate buzz about Gap’s new 1969 Fall denim collection.
Read More
Earlier in the year, PopChips ran an extremely successful social media campaign seeking out a “VP of Pop Culture.” With one of the most social-media savvy celebrities, Ashton Kutcher, on board, PopChips was able to not only award a winner, but create huge buzz, visibility and excitement about their brand.
Read More
Embassy Suites Hotels is currently running an “awkward family photo” contest. Promotions like these are great because they encourage “audience” participation, and people are going to share the link around simply based on the fact it’s entertaining.
Read More
HootSuite is an efficient social media management tool that is very straightforward and offers a diverse array of functionality. It’s great for multiple-account management, brand monitoring, scheduling content and more.
Read More