What Brand Apps Can Learn from RunKeeper

Apps, Branding, Business, Marketing, Social Media
At a recent networking event, I was talking to someone I hadn’t seen in a while about how great it is to keep up with each other through Facebook. I enjoyed the conversation, except for a remark he made about the fact that I share so much about my running regimen via RunKeeper, a very cool app that not only makes it easy to track your runs and other fitness activities, but distribute the details to your friends. “What’s with you and RunKeeper? Do I really care how many miles you’ve run?” Those weren’t his exact words. But that’s what I heard. The impression he gave me was that he could care less about something that means so much to me. Ouch. The truth is, though, everybody else in my social…
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The Picture of New Marketing — Dunkin’ Donuts

Apps, Branding, Business, Marketing
Their bakery sandwiches, especially the Chicken Salad on a Croissant or the Texas Toast Grilled Cheese, are very tasty. And truth be told, I just love their Caramel Swirl Latte. Their coffee is the best ever. I really like their bagels. And their donuts are always a nice treat. As if those aren't enough reasons for me to be such a big fan of Dunkin’ Donuts, I now enjoy doing business with them even more. That's because I recently downloaded their new mobile app, which makes it possible for me to use my Dunkin' Donuts card to pay for my order with my Android smartphone. What also impresses me about this app is that customers can use it to reward their friends with a virtual DD card – via text,…
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