E.l.f. Cosmetics sees strong digital marketing results | Taco Bell shakes up loyalty program as app use soars | David Madrid, BK game Twitch's donations feature
July 9, 2020
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E.l.f. Cosmetics enjoyed strong results from a digital marketing campaign that leveraged TikTok, Pinterest and Snapchat, reporting a 60% ad recall and a 10% boost in brand awareness. The company also saw a 38% increase in online orders from the brand's website and added 548,000 new users over three months.
Full Story: Mobile Marketer (7/8) 
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Taco Bell shakes up loyalty program as app use soars
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Taco Bell will debut a revamped loyalty program this month, spurred by increasing use of the chain's mobile app during the pandemic. Customers will earn 10 points toward free food for every dollar they spend, and customers who've spent $200 in the past year will be promoted to the Fire tier, which comes with additional points and perks.
Full Story: Nation's Restaurant News (free registration) (7/9) 
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Creativity and Marketing Innovation
David Madrid, BK game Twitch's donations feature
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David Madrid and Burger King used Twitch's donations feature to donate the exact amount of particular offers to gamers and tapped into the platform's personalized message feature so that a bot touted the brand's app and promotions during livestreams. Burger King says it's the first brand to use Twitch donations as an advertising vehicle and a video shows how gamers reacted to the activation.
Full Story: Adweek (tiered subscription model) (7/8) 
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Publicis, Tampax tap Amy Schumer for period awareness
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Tampax has teamed with Amy Schumer to educate the public about periods in a campaign from Publicis Groupe featuring spots co-written by the actress and comedian. "It's Time to Tampax" is directed by Hungry Man's Kathy Fusco and is running across TV, digital and social.
Full Story: Ad Age (tiered subscription model) (7/8),  Adweek (tiered subscription model) (7/8),  Campaign US (tiered subscription model) (7/8) 
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Marketing Insights and Trends
Raja Rajamannar, Mastercard's global chief marketing officer, spells out four errors marketers need to avoid amid current realities, including reducing team size, failing to prioritize customers and pushing generic messaging. "[C]onsumers, employees and partners demand leadership from the businesses they support, Rajamannar notes, adding, "Brands must earn their trust through empathy, purpose and action."
Full Story: Campaign US (tiered subscription model) (7/8) 
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A study from WP Engine and the Center for Generational Kinetics found that 82% of Generation Z members surveyed have more trust in brands that use real people in their ads and 72% are more likely to purchase from brands that support social causes. Additionally, 66% say the internet unites people, 58% don't like being without the internet for more than four hours and 72% want websites to already know their interests.
Full Story: Marketing Dive (7/8),  Adweek (tiered subscription model) (7/8) 
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Unruly/Tremor Video's Les Seifer and Nick Woodford look at the momentum behind shoppable video and how brands can use the format to increase revenue. One key to shoppable video is how it puts consumers in control and optimizes the shopping experience, they write.
Full Story: The Drum (free registration) (7/7) 
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Nonprofit Marketing
Nonprofits try new approaches to fundraising
Ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes runs a virtual 5K race for Earth Day on April 24. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Nonprofits that rely heavily on donations generated via organized running events, which are canceled due to the coronavirus, are finding new ways to engage with participants and continue generating some revenue, writes David Hessekiel. The New York City and Pittsburgh marathons are switching to virtual runs that enable participants to complete their events and collect pledges, while the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's Team Challenge program is encouraging donations with a matching gift program.
Full Story: Forbes (7/7) 
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Brand Purpose and Sustainability
Keurig Dr Pepper intends to spend $10 million over the next five years on a polypropylene plastic recycling initiative as part of its partnership with The Recycling Partnership's Polypropylene Recycling Coalition. This is an ongoing effort for the company, as Keurig Dr Pepper also vowed to switch to recyclable polypropylene K-Cup coffee pods by 2020's end.
Full Story: FoodBev (7/9) 
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ANA Update
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