Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tuesday Night Marketing News from Mediapost

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by Tanya Irwin
The Miami-based cruise line will help people share, fulfill and celebrate first-time experiences throughout the year, driven by the "Didja Ever" campaign headquarters on Carnival's Facebook page and promoted through interactive, broadcast, online, social media and local marketing efforts. ...Read the whole story >>
by Karl Greenberg
Among the ads is the first for its first hybrid vehicle, the Sonata Hybrid. The spot, via Innocean Worldwide Americas, carries the message is that sometimes being in the second-wave of products is better than being first, as the second generation often demonstrates a big advance over its predecessors. ...Read the whole story >>
by Sarah Mahoney
The launch comes just weeks after Weight Watchers, the industry leader, kicked off its new Points Plus program, including a new ad campaign with success story Jennifer Hudson. That program is also based on new weight loss science, featured prominently in its marketing claims. Rival Nutri-System has also intensified its advertising, with spots featuring Marie Osmond. ...Read the whole story >>
by Karlene Lukovitz
Post, which reports that all Pebbles varieties are cholesterol-free, low in fat and good sources of Vitamin D and other vitamins and minerals, described the sugar content reduction as part of its "ongoing effort to address the rise in nutritional concerns among American consumers." ...Read the whole story >>
by Karlene Lukovitz
In addition to enabling digital tracking of customer visits, the new app offers guaranteed rewards, a restaurant locator, a social media interface, streaming videos, menus and nutritional information. "We're dragging the antiquated punch-card type of loyalty programs into the 21st century," comments Carl's Jr./Hardee's EVP, marketing, Brad Haley. ...Read the whole story >>
by Karl Greenberg
Now that the year has just about gone through the hourglass and we are one year older and closer to shuffling off this mortal coil, it might be worth it to add some levity by regarding some brand screw-ups for 2010. Handily, Brand Keys has announced its annual list of "marketing misdemeanors." There are few surprises here. ...Read the whole story >>

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