BuzzFeed has collaborated with Starbucks, the site’s new partner, to let the audience share their real, personalized reactions to the site’s viral content. The new feature called a “reaction cam” allows to create round GIFs using a cam so that readers can share their real-time visual feedback on the posts.
Starbucks UK has announced it will soon launch a popular charitable initiative “suspended coffee” in its venues. It means that now customers who buy a beverage for themselves can automatically reserve one of the same value for homeless people. According to Independent, Starbucks is the first British chain to adopt this charitable movement, which originated in Naples, Italy.
Nestlé is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its flagship instant coffee brand Nescafé. The brand, which was conceived soon after the Wall Street Crash in 1929, turned to be extremely successful and has spread across more than 180 countries. Nescafé, which is claimed to be the world’s first instant coffee, is now consumed in giant volumes—over 5,500 cups of different brand’s varieties are drunk every second globally.
Lipton has tapped American actress Kat Dennings for a series of online ads highlighting the black tea’s recharging power in a light-hearted humorous way. The new ‘Brighten Your Day with Lipton Tea’ spots sync with the brand’s campaign “Drink Positive” launched in the country earlier this year to promote the brand’s iconic black tea to young adults.
Lipton has launched a new positioning in the U.S. under the “Drink Positive” tagline, which revolves around the great qualities of hot black tea, with no references to the tea-coffee competition. In fact, the “Drink Positive” theme has been reflected in the rand’s positioning outside the USA starting 2011—now, the U.S. market is joining other countries.
Starbucks wants to give its consumers a new reason to love Mondays. The coffee chain has launched a new campaign in the UK, inviting its customers to buy a Tall latte, which normally costs £2.10, for just £1.50 on Mondays. To promote the new offering, which also includes other benefits such as 50p off breakfast items and a free iNewspaper on specific Mondays, the company has launched a nice campaign developed by AMV BBDO to remind us of the great things, which happened on Monday.
Starbucks is tackling the problem of trash from disposable cups with a new offering, a $1 reusable tumbler, which is available across the USA and Canada starting today, January 4. Owners of the new tumbler, which visually resembles the iconic Starbucks paper cup with the brand’s green logo, will have a discount each time they refill it. According to USA Today, the environmentally friendly tumbler “pays for itself after 10 uses.”
After collaborating with Campari on the brand’s annual calendar, Penelope Cruz decided that she definitely needed some coffee to re-energize, so the Hollywood A-lister agreed to star in a new Nespresso USA TV ad. The brand from the Nestlé portfolio launched the first TV campaign by Interpublic’s Martin Agency in the USA earlier this year, and it hopes that the new phase featuring one of the hottest female celebrities will help it stand out this season. Until recently, the brand has been focused on the markets located outside the USA—in 2006, the brand launched a gorgeous campaign starring George Clooney, a true US man, to promote the capsules in Europe. Now, Nespresso has hired a non-American female to appeal to US consumers.