As the year winds down, we’ve overstuffed your Consumer Marketing Roundup stocking with news, trends, and predictions for the coming year. Enjoy what you can and learn from the rest. Happy Holidays, and wishes for a better 2021.
COPING WITH COVID – REOPENING, RECOVERY, & CLOSINGS
Restaurant Owners Say Additional Covid-19 Relief Is Not Enough
Gift Card Giving To Drive Restaurants’ 2020 Holiday Season
Safety Net for Indie Restaurants Frays as Winter Sets In
Food Delivery Fees Take a Bite Out of Restaurant Profitability (Comparison)
What Stays and What Goes in a Post-Covid World
NRA: 10,000 Restaurants Have Closed in the Past 3 Months
Nearly 14% of Washington, D.C. Covid-19 Outbreaks Linked to Restaurants and Bars
Should Restaurants Make Covid Vaccinations Mandatory?
Nearly Half of U.S. Workers Say Employers Should Require Covid-19 Vaccines
McDonald’s Changes Franchise Fees, Eliminates Happy Meals Subsidy
Ohio Business Owner Files Lawsuit Over Long Lines at Chick-Fil-A
Bibibop Asian Grill Offers Entire Month of Bowls for $100, Starting Dec. 22
Orangetheory Expands, Even as Covid Cases Soar
Tasty Restaurant Group Adds Another 37 Pizza Huts
Salsa Fresca Mexican Grill Preps for Franchise Growth
Massachusetts Opts for Different Ways of Making Restaurants Safe
E-Book: 8 Ways To Stay Resilient in the Restaurant and Food Services Industry in the 2020s
MARKETING TECH, TRENDS, TOOLS, & REPORTS
Does Advertising Actually Work? (Freakonomics)
2021: The Rise of the Plain-Text Email Newsletter?
New Ad Fraud Scheme Highlights a Growing Problem for Streaming TV
The State of Quick-Service Technology in 2021 (Netsurion)
20 Restaurant Brands that Unveiled New Store Prototypes in 2020
The 2021 Influencer Marketing Cheat Sheet (Linqia)
6 Ways To Market Sustainability on Social Media
The Ultimate Guide To Generating ROI With Integrated B2B Marketing
Digital Out-of-Home Advertising (DOOH) – The Future of Outdoor Advertising?
The Fastest-Growing Brands of 2020
ANA Blasts Apple’s Newest Move Against Tracking Cookies
Pinterest Shares Trend Predictions for 2021 Based on Usage Data
FTC Suggests Removing Bad Reviews Might Deceive Consumers
Dollar General and Dollar Tree Stores Start Moving Upmarket
Denny’s Raises Over $800,000 for No Kid Hungry To Fight Childhood Hunger in the U.S.
Domino’s Commits More Than $9.6 Million to Front-Line Worker Bonuses
PEOPLE, AWARDS, MILESTONES
Focus Brands President Kat Cole To Step Down by Year-End
Starbucks Names Mellody Hobson Board Chairwoman
TODAY! (2 pm EDT): IFA Reviews the New Covid Relief Package & What it Means for Your Business
On-Demand: The State of Local Marketing 2020-2021 Webcast (Brandmuscle)