Monthly Archives: October 2015

How Panera Bread Creates a Local Identity

National restaurant chains usually rely on familiarity to build their businesses. When you visit a Starbucks you know what you’re getting, whether you find yourself in Austin or Chicago. But Panera Bread, the successful chain founded in 1987, manages to … Continue reading

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Now THIS Is Real-Time Marketing

Gatorade‚Äč must be doing a victory dance in the aftermath of the Chicago Cubs/Pittsburgh Pirates Wild Card playoff game October 7. The sports beverage company is enjoying an avalanche of PR and user-generated marketing created when Pirate Sean Rodriguez pummeled … Continue reading

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