Posts Tagged ‘Howard Schultz’

The Power of Display and Brand

steveparkhurst | November 29, 2012 in Advertising,Promotional,Visual | Comments (0)

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Let’s say you somehow happened upon some frosted snowman cookies, neatly stacked in a plastic container, turned and rotated properly so the package contained as many cookies as practical. And the entire package was wrapped in cellophane and has a label with nutrition information. You could also possibly find a loaf of banana walnut bread wrapped and labeled. This is kind of what those items would look like:

Starbucks Cookies - The Parkhurst Group

Now, let’s pretend you are standing in line at your local Starbucks, ready to order your favorite drink,and you stare into the pastry case. This is what you would see:

Starbucks Cookies Display - The Parkhurst Group         Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread - The Parkhurst Group

That’s the power of having the Starbucks brand behind your item. I’ve never been under the illusion that Starbucks pastries are actually prepared in the stores, I have afterall read Howard Schultz’s Onward, and I know the items are prepared at another location and delivered to the stores. But, it is still amazing to me to see what the power of the brand and a nice display can do.


Starbucks’ Indivisible Campaign

steveparkhurst | July 9, 2012 in Promotional,Uncategorized | Comments (0)

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Today I tweeted about the “Indivisible” campaign that Starbucks has launched and CEO Howard Schultz has written about:

Join the national conversation with #INDIVISIBLE. Starting today, I invite you to share your view of America, and how we can all put citizenship over partisanship. On Instagram, post a photo of the America we all need to see. On Twitter, provide a link to an innovative idea. Blog about who’s making a difference in your community; or on YouTube, share how you made your American Dream come true. No matter where you post, if you use the tag #indivisible, Starbucks will do its part to collect and amplify your voices.

If for no other reason than to see all the great photos that people will tweet, #Indivisible will be interesting to follow on both Twitter and Instagram. Starbucks is a unique company with a loyal following that will adhere to and follow company requests.