As COVID-19 swept across the nation, McDonald’s SoCal wanted to make a bold statement to support local relief efforts. R&CPMK responded by leading a campaign that would mobilize 700+ locally owned and operated restaurants to honor first responders and position the brand as a leader in giving back to the communities it serves. SCALABILITY GOES A LONG WAY A competitive audit revealed QSRs were rolling out fragmented offers for first responders: waitlist for free burritos, donuts on Mondays. Leveraging the size and strength of McDonald’s Southern California system, we made it simple: First responders, your breakfast is on us – at any of our 700+ locally owned and operated restaurants, in all seven SoCal counties, for the foreseeable future. With paid media restrictions in place, R&CPMK took a local earned media approach to drive visibility around McDonald’s small business owners and reinforce their position as pillars of their community, messaging the offer as franchisee-led. Our team secured and coordinated opportunities for SoCal owner-operators to take visible action by delivering breakfast to local emergency healthcare workers and first responders. In just a few days of the “Breakfast On Us” program, McDonald’s SoCal restaurants served more than 90,000 cups of free coffee and 95,000 free Egg McMuffin sandwiches. During a May 5 press conference to provide the daily coronavirus briefing with L.A. County officials, Mayor Garcetti personally thanked McDonald’s owner-operator Veronica Sanchez-Soto for bringing breakfast to the first responders at the City of L.A. Emergency Operations Center on two separate occasions (both coordinated by R&CPMK).
https://youtu.be/cDp0kmCPxYw New Podcast to Deliver Unique Trends and Insights, as well as Engaging Interviews with Cultural Creators and Leaders R&CPMK is excited to introduce the newest extension of its popular monthly digital series, “Culture Soup,” with the addition of the “Culture Soup Podcast.” The new video-podcast series delivers a fresh audio installment of unique insights from the worlds of fashion, entertainment, music, and more, and is available on YouTube or wherever you find your podcasts. Hosted by R&CPMK’s Senior Director, Multicultural Marketing and Communications, Marissa Wallace, the “Culture Soup Podcast” also welcomes cultural trailblazers, creative visionaries, and brand leaders
Meilani Weiss, R&CPMK’s EVP of Brand Integrations, shares the importance of strategic placement in her new op-ed piece for Media Post. To view the article, click here. Media consumption of the modern viewer looks very different than it did just a few short years ago. The COVID-19 pandemic, along with the preferences of both millennial and Gen Z cohorts, have accelerated a fundamental shift to digital streaming. Most young adults under 29 have never subscribed to a traditional cable package, and they likely never will. What’s more, many of the new digital TV platforms are completely ad-free, and nearly