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).
R&CPMK’S EVP OF STRATEGIC INSIGHTS & ANALYTICS, MIKE FEIN, SHARES HIS INSIGHT WITH PRWEEK, ON THE REACH OF K-POP, ABILITY OF ARTISTS & THEIR TEAMS TO INFLUENCE CULTURE, AND THE STRENGTH OF K-POP FAN BASES Here’s what he had to say: It’s the fan bases that make all the difference, according to Michael Fein, EVP of R&CPMK’s strategy and analytics division, which is working with South Korean rapper CL and represented BTS when the group first broke into the U.S. market. “These groups are naturally doing the types of things that create culture,” he said, which can be as
R&CPMK’S SVP OF BRAND GROWTH SCOT WEINTRAUB, AND THE HARRIS POLL CEO WILL JOHNSON, OFFER BRAND MARKERTERS THREE NEW WAYS BRANDS CAN LEVERAGE NFTS TO CREATE CONSUMER VALUE. To read the full Ad Age article, click here: Everyone is trying to figure out what to do about non-fungible tokens (NFTs). These modern tools, born out of the crypto boom, have been viewed as both a passing fad and a future tool for artistic compensation. Recent research from The Harris Poll and R&CPMK found that about half of consumers familiar with NFTs (47%) are interested in brands offering them as