McDonald’s Spent $50 Million on TV Advertising in April

McDonald | May 08, 2019

Advertising strategy is an important part of the restaurant business. Skift Table continues to look at the top spenders on television ads for the previous month across the industry. The answer to where restaurant chains should allocate TV advertising dollars in April was not as cut and dry as say the Super Bowl in February or the NCAA Tournament in March. But brands again stayed true to their marketing approaches of airing commercials during sports telecasts — this time the NBA and NHL playoffs, and the NFL Draft. McDonald’s easily led all companies in TV ad spend last month for the second time in 2019, spending $50 million to promote its new any size $1 soft drink limited time offer, and mix and match 2 for $5 deal to customers. The Illinois-based chain last topped the list in February when it introduced bacon as a new topping on its signature burgers. McDonald’s was pressed by analysts last week on its first quarter earnings call about when it would also delve into the growing plant-based food trend, which rival Burger King has tapped into with Impossible Foods. CEO Steve Easterbrook said McDonald’s is currently weighing additional complexities of launching its own product, while also assessing the sustainability of the consumer trend.

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Microsft has announced that Bing Ads will now be known as Microsoft Advertising. They will be putting all of their advertising under one name of Microsoft Advertising, which will include all of their search advertising and display advertising options available. In addition, they have announced updates to the Microsoft Audience Network and Sponsored Products.

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Microsft has announced that Bing Ads will now be known as Microsoft Advertising. They will be putting all of their advertising under one name of Microsoft Advertising, which will include all of their search advertising and display advertising options available. In addition, they have announced updates to the Microsoft Audience Network and Sponsored Products.

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Permutive | June 20, 2022

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