Dunkin' Donuts' New Advertising Offers Rallying Cry For 2009: "You Kin' Do It!"
More than $100 Million Ad Campaign Offers Motivational Message for Tough Times
January 05, 2009 // Franchising.com // Canton, Mass. - Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, today unveiled a new $100+ million integrated advertising campaign that offers a new rallying cry for 2009: "You Kin' Do It!". Created by Boston-based Hill Holliday, Dunkin' Donuts' newest iteration of the popular "America Runs on Dunkin'" campaign offers encouragement and a spirit of fun during these challenging times. With "Kin' Do" literally part of the Dunkin' Donuts name, the new campaign cheers on the everyday people who keep America running by reminding them they can take on any task: you kin' make it through the workday, you kin' shovel out that driveway, you kin' pass that exam, you kin' finish that paperwork.
The "You Kin' Do It" national campaign breaks today with three television spots airing during network prime time and national cable programming. Expected to run throughout 2009, the campaign will also include radio, print, online and outdoor advertising, in addition to in-store point-of-purchase, special events, sports marketing and other online marketing initiatives.
According to Dunkin' Donuts Brand Marketing Officer Frances Allen, the "You Kin' Do It" campaign encapsulates the spirit of Dunkin' Donuts and the brand's understanding of what everyday folks need to keep themselves and the country running. "Prevailing over life's daily challenges deserves acknowledgement and appreciation, especially in difficult times. 'You Kin' Do It' shines the spotlight on the accomplishments of hard-working Americans, while reinforcing that Dunkin' Donuts will continue to fuel their busy day and provide a bit of happiness without blowing the lid off their budget," she said.
The "You Kin' Do It" campaign will feature Dunkin' Donuts' core products of coffee and donuts and other baked goods, as well as the brand's new DDSMART menu of better-for-you foods and beverages.
About Dunkin' Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite everyday, all-day stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is the #1 retailer of hot and iced regular coffee-by-the-cup in America, and the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the #1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for two years running. The company has more than 7,900 restaurants in 30 countries worldwide. In 2007, Dunkin' Donuts' global system-wide sales were $5.3 billion. Based in Canton, Massachusetts, Dunkin' Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands, Inc.
About Hill, Holliday
Hill Holliday, owned by the Interpublic Group of Companies and headquartered in Boston with offices in New York, Miami and Greenville, S.C., is one of the top communication agencies in the nation. Hill Holliday has won every major award for advertising excellence and effectiveness and has among its roster of clients leading national and regional brands including Anheuser-Busch, Bank of America, Chili's Grill & Bar, Covidien, CVS/pharmacy, Dunkin' Donuts, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Liberty Mutual, The Massachusetts State Lottery, Novartis, Partners HealthCare, Procter & Gamble, the Rockport Company, TJX Companies and Verizon Wireless.