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).
Senior Leaders from R&CPMK and Sister Agency Octagon Discuss How Brands Can Leverage New Digital Currency and Engage with Consumers As part of a recent IPG DXTRA panel, a collection of R&CPMK and Octagon senior executives, along with pop culture icon and NFT creator Kevin Smith, joined a panel to discuss the exciting new digital currency trend NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) and how brands can potentially best leverage them to connect with consumers. R&CPMK Executive Vice President of Insights & Analytics Michael Fein moderated an engaging conversation with Smith to kick off the session, learning about the award-winning director’s NFT
New Platform by R&CPMK’s Multicultural Practice Highlights Key Cultural Trends in Media, Fashion, Music and More Looking for a smart and simple way to keep up with all the cultural news and trends scrolling through your timeline each day? R&CPMK is dishing out the answers you need on the regular. Introducing R&CPMK’s “Culture Soup,” a monthly serving of unique trends and insights from across the worlds of media, fashion, entertainment, music, and more, all from a diverse perspective. Curated by R&CPMK Executive Vice President and Multicultural Practice Lead, Stephen Macias, along with Multicultural Group Director Marissa Wallace, “Culture Soup”