Burger King’s Surprise Deliveries; Dunkin’s CMO Steps Down: Wednesday’s First Things First

Plus, Adweek reveals its new political tracker

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Burger King’s Mascot Hand-Delivers Food Through Uber Eats

What we’re quickly learning is marketers will use just about anything to create content. In this latest edition of user generated content, Burger King and MullenLowe took advantage of Ring cameras in Los Angeles area homes. As part of a partnership with Uber Eats, the King delivered orders and even dropped off some gift cards. Recipients like Activision’s senior director of digital marketing Justin Taylor uploaded the footage on LinkedIn. The resulting video has generated 67,000 views. Not a bad return for a $25 gift card.

Read more: Learn how Burger King pulled off its latest stunt.

Dunkin’ CMO Steps Down

After just over two years at the helm of the brand formerly known as Dunkin’ Donuts, CMO Tony Weisman is leaving the company on Dec. 1. He oversaw the company’s ambitious rebranding, which included lopping off the Donuts of the brand’s name.

Read more: Brand marketing editor Josh Sternberg looked at how else the company has transformed in a short amount of time under Weisman.

Executives Are Unhappy With Their Companies’ Loyalty Programs

A new report conducted by the Harvard Business Review Analytic Services found that corporate faith in loyalty programs might be weakening: 58% of executives surveyed believe their organization’s approach to customer loyalty is ineffective. Executives aren’t enamored with rewards points anymore, ranking them as the fourth most important part of a loyalty program.

Read more: See what executives value most and where else their loyalty programs are coming up short.

Adweek 2020: A Comprehensive Look at Political Branding

Ahead of last night’s Democratic debate, Adweek expanded its coverage of the 2020 election with a political tracker. We’re logging all the latest developments that affect the brand marketing ecosystem, including how the platforms handle candidates’ false ads, candidates’ branding and their ads.

Read more: The tracker will be updated often, and we’ve launched it with a number of stories and op-ed’s from the campaign trail.

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