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Marketing Gimmicks

  1. marketing innovations
    Ads Arrive on Restaurant Menus — and There’s No Going BackWhy chefs want you to swallow the sponsorship.
  2. marketing gimmicks
    Why Is Everyone Falling for IHOP’s ‘Name Change’?Next week, IHOP will become IHOb… maybe.
  3. marketing gimmicks
    You Can Finally Get Guiltless Dairy Alternatives Sourced From ‘Free-Range Trees’A macadamia milk brags it comes from “trees supporting life, not trees on life support.”
  4. the chain gang
    Starbucks Livestreamed an Inert Pumpkin for 80 Hours This WeekendNext year’s PSL rollout may get entrusted to a new marketing team.
  5. the chain gang
    Pizza Hut’s Baffling Pizza-Ordering Shoes Raise a Lot of QuestionsPressing the Pie Tops’ tongue automatically orders a large pizza.
  6. marketing gimmicks
    Heinz Demands America Make Super Bowl Monday a National HolidayIt reminds Congress “Smunday” is one of the country’s least-productive workdays.
  7. probably not
    New Coke Ads Suggest Pairing Your Soda With Sushi and Lobster“It’s an Amateur Move to Limit Coca-Cola to Fast-Food.”
  8. marketing gimmicks
    Roastery Introduces Coffee So Hard-core, You Have to Buy It on the DarknetGet your Bitcoins ready.
  9. marketing gimmicks
    Even Tweens Think Jell-O Is Too Fake to EatKraft claims kids were demanding an “all-natural” line of the gelatin.
  10. the chain gang
    Instant Success of KFC’s Chicken Sunscreen Is Another Step Back for AmericaIt sold out in two hours.
  11. The Chain Gang
    KFC’s Latest Marketing Gimmick: Making Its Food Taste GoodIt’s spent 100,000 hours teaching cooks to make chicken “the way the Colonel intended.”
  12. Marketing Gimmicks
    Company Wants You to Know It Doesn’t Genetically Modify Its SaltNot that there are any genes to modify.
  13. Marketing Gimmicks
    Japanese Chain of ‘Fishing Restaurants’ Finally Planning to Open in“We ask our patrons not to wave the fishing rods around. Just use a gentle dipping motion to snag the fish.”
  14. Marketing Gimmicks
    PBR Won’t Give Up Its Hipster-Beer Crown Without a FightIn an effort to stay relevant, the brand will open a microbrewery in Milwaukee.
  15. Marketing Gimmicks
    McDonald’s Is Launching a Swanky ‘Restaurant M’ Pop-up inFor one day only, people can feast on burger wedges and French-fry vichyssoise.
  16. Marketing Gimmicks
    Chick-fil-A Will Give You Free Food Today in Exchange for Your DignityAll you have to do is show up … “fully dressed as a cow.”
  17. Target
    Target Wants to Overhaul Its Groceries to Be More Like Whole FoodsThe company is reportedly working to put a stronger emphasis on fresh, healthy-sounding foods.
  18. Marketing Gimmicks
    The Band Blur Is Selling Its Very Own Ice CreamIt’s vanilla custard with raspberry sauce — and it’s just like the cover of the band’s latest album.
  19. The Chain Gang
    This New Hamburglar Is a DisgraceStop retroactively ruining our childhood, McDonald’s.
  20. Marketing Gimmicks
    It’s Free Cone Day at Carvel, and OMG They’re Giving Away NutellaHow to get gratis ice cream at Carvel this afternoon.
  21. Marketing Gimmicks
    Japan’s 14-Layer ‘Tokyo Tower’ Burgers Actually Look PrettyWe’d eat one.
  22. Marketing Gimmicks
    Pepsi Will Trot Out ‘Real Sugar’ Sodas This SummerWe prefer Cheerwine.
  23. Marketing Gimmicks
    Companies Market Ecofriendly Coffee Pods, Apparently Unaware That Pod-FreeThe race to create a greener pod continues apace.
  24. Love Mas
    Profess Your Undying Love With Taco Bell Promise RingsA diamond is forever. Taco Bell rings are from Taco Bell.
  25. Insert Coin
    Moët & Chandon Finally Introduces Champagne Vending MachineTiny bubbles on demand.
  26. Cookies
    Papa John’s Unleashes Pizza-Size Cookies on Unassuming CustomersBut think of the ice-cream sandwiches!
  27. Marketing Gimmicks
    World’s Smallest McDonald’s to Open in a TV StudioThe talent will have to eat McMuffins on the air.
  28. Booze News
    Hillary Clinton’s Nonxistent Presidential Campaign Gets Its Own WineClinton Vineyards (no relation) launches Victory White.
  29. Marketing Gimmicks
    Butterball Decides Dudes Can Give Turkey Advice, TooThe Turkey Talk hotline will for the first time employ a male advice-giver.
  30. Marketing Gimmicks
    Kellogg’s Steals Some Dad’s Art-Project Idea to Sell Keebler CookiesInside each and every nook is a magical stash of bleached and enriched flour, soy lecithin, and a light dusting of enchanted polydextrose.
  31. Mittens13 Password Leave
    Chipotle Admits to Staging Bizarro Twitter ‘Hack’“Mittens13 password leave” was just the chain’s way of saying it loves its customers.
  32. Cursed Milk Shakes
    Terrifying Ring Antagonist Finally Gets Signature Milk Shake in JapanAs a bonus, it’s blue-lemonade-flavored!
  33. Video Feed
    Watch These Brooklyn Guys Time-Travel to an 1860s-Era New York SaloonShouldn’t there be more communicable diseases here?
  34. Marketing Gimmicks
    Dunkin’ Donuts Takes Its Glazed Doughnut Breakfast Sandwich NationalThis monster will attack our waistlines on June 7.
  35. Marketing Gimmicks
    Can Coca-Cola Repair Indian-Pakistani Relations?Forget about Kashmir and grab a Coke!
  36. Marketing Gimmicks
    Why You Should Take Mom to Hooters on Mother’s DayThe original breastaurant chain is hoping to appeal to mama this Sunday.
  37. Trends
    Soda Consumption Lowest It’s Been in Two Decades; Companies Respond byPer capita soda consumption in the U.S. is now down to 1987 levels.
  38. The Chain Gang
    McDonald’s Wants to Fool You Into Thinking Egg-White McMuffins Are HealthyThe chain seems to be struggling to get recognition for anything other than its famous burgers and fries.
  39. Marketing Gimmicks
    Roy Choi: The New Face of SPAM?Who’s to say it might not be for the benefit of L.A.’s common good?
  40. Total Hate
    L.A. Chefs Confess: Valentine’s Day Dinner Is Hard To DoBaco Mercat’s chef and owner admits tonight’s famously about gouging diners.
  41. Pricey Pasta
    Here’s What a $2,000 Pasta Dish Looks LikeIt sort of looks like someone vomited black truffles.
  42. Maketing Gimmicks
    Learn to Cook a Few Things With Tony MantuanoThe Spiaggia chef
  43. Deals
    Get Your Pie Face On: Frasca Pizzeria’s National Pizza Week PromosA pizza a day should be the motto for Frasca during National Pizza week.
  44. Marketing Gimmicks
    Dragon Ranch Intros Late-Night ‘Country’ ConceptGet ready for “hillbilly” sandwiches and tempura-fried pickles.
  45. Marketing Gimmicks
    Umami Burger Unveils an End of the World BurgerIt’s got Mayan/Mexican stuff on it like mole and cilantro.
  46. Marketing Gimmicks
    Jack Daniel’s Ribs for the End of the World: T.G.I. Friday’s HostingHave a Mayan Margarita and toast to the end of all things.
  47. Marketing Gimmicks
    Now L.A. Has Its Own Caviar ATM!This one’s Honey Boo Boo proof!
  48. Video Feed
    Quality of Pork Store Bacon Blamed for Lack of Law Enforcement in the HaightAlso, they’ve giving away free bacon this week as part of a promotion.
  49. Marketing Gimmicks
    Palm Springs’ Citron Lets You Pay ‘What It’s Worth’The restaurant will not accept doll hairs or pocket lint.
  50. Honors
    Shamrock Selection Reopens at Tom Bergin’sStaff will nominate the regulars they feel are most dedicated.
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