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).
Mastercard’s Pledge of $500 Million to Help Close the Racial Wealth and Opportunity Gap for Black Communities and Businesses Across America R&CPMK Secures Grammy Award-Winner Jennifer Hudson as Face of New Mastercard Ad Campaign Mastercard continues to display its commitment to supporting diverse businesses across America, and R&CPMK is proud to work alongside its longtime client to help make that vision a reality. As part of Mastercard’s pledge of $500 Million to Black-owned businesses over the next five years, the company this week announced a new partnership with two-time Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson to help amplify and support Black
Emma Shuldham, Managing Director of ITB Worldwide, shares her views on which influencers brands should focus on in 2021 and how they can play a role in combating misinformation. “An increasing movement towards conscious and inconspicuous consumerism means people are buying less and investing with more consideration. Flashy, excessive displays of wealth and gleeful unboxing videos just aren’t resonating with a population that is locked down. Engagement is a key indicator of consideration and can increasingly impact conversion but to show true resonance between talent and their audience, brands need to invest time listening to audience conversations and analysing