Friday, April 17, 2015
Karl Greenberg, Yesterday, 9:50 AM
  • Using Restaurant Design To Reach MillennialsNation's Restaurant News

    Communal tables, open kitchens, sustainability, recycling and, of course, outlets for computers are Millennial-skewing restaurant trends finding their way to QSR chains. Brands like Buffalo Wild Wings and Denny's are joining such younger concepts as LYFE Kitchen and Modmarket in creating dcors to entice younger consumers. The Chicago-based research firm Technomic Inc. recently estimated Millennials wield about $1.7 trillion in spending power, and they are closing in on the long dominant clout of baby boomers. Read the whole story...

  • Social IQ? Nordstrom Is SmartestChain Store Age

    Nordstrom is number one in a study ranking the social media performance of department stores. The study, The Rival Results Index, by digital marketing analytics company Rival IQ scored 12 high-end department stores based on their social media performance during first quarter 2015. Macy's followed Nordstrom in the overall rankings, with Harrods (London), Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman rounding out the top five. Read the whole story...

  • Discover Lets Users 'Freeze' CardChicago Tribune

    Discover credit-card customers can use a "Freeze It" feature to stop new purchases and cash advances, in case their card has been stolen. The feature can be used from a mobile device, online or over the phone. The card holder's account can be turned back on at the customer's discretion. "We're giving card members a fast and simple security feature that gives them more control over their accounts and more peace of mind if a card goes missing," said Julie Loeger, SVP of marketing, in a statement. Read the whole story...

  • Mayweather-Pacquiao Building Money, Hype, HistrionicsNYSportsJournalism.com

    With just over two weeks to go until the (belated) "Fight of the Century" between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr., the marketing and financial potential are all on the rise. Each man is opening the doors to their boxing clubs to give the media and the public up-close looks at their workout sessions, and brands like Tecate are ramping up activation. Meanwhile cable networks Showtime and HBO are supporting their boxers with TV spots and in-depth specials. Read the whole story...

  • Pepsi Challenges Consumers To Redesign CanBrand Channel

    Pepsi has partnered with fashion designer Nicola Formichetti for its "Live For Now" Design Challenge, encouraging consumers to redesign the brand's iconic can. The campaign and contest, which will accept submissions through May 13, includes a $1 donation to the Liter of Light organization for every use of the social media hashtag. Read the whole story...