A thoughtful Father's Day present for any dad who loves Denny's

Posted on Mon Jun 14 2010

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Father's Day is this Sunday, and Denny's is celebrating with a Facebook application that lets you send a free (yes, that's the key word) ice-cream float to Dad. The app lets you "customize a special card just for Dad" and send it to him via Facebook. (You can also print it or e-mail it to Dad if he's one of those parents who thankfully is not on Facebook.) Using the coupon inside of the card, Dad can choose from one of three summer flavors: Cherry Coke, Root Beer or the new, Independence Day Red, White and Blueberry Float. Yum, think we'll take the later. Burp.

—Posted by Elaine Wong

What does Denny's stand to gain from being in the Super Bowl?

Posted on Wed Jan 14 2009

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So, Denny's, home to birthday dinners, post-concert waffle stops and lots of trips that were forgotten as soon as they happened, hires Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and is about to air its first Super Bowl ad?
  It's hard to see what Denny's gets out of this, other than a $3 million hole in its pocket. The brand is already well known, so it's not like this is an awareness play. Instead, it seems the chain just feels like it has to do "something." But while the spot might end up being clever, it probably won't do much to enhance or change the brand perception.
  Just seems odd that at a time when so many longtime Super Bowl advertisers are opting out of the game, that Denny's, with little new to announce, is jumping in. But it's getting publicity, which might have been the goal all along.
  (Image courtsey of The Onion and its classic headline "Denny's Introduces 'Just A Humongous Bucket Of Eggs And Meat.' ")

—Posted by Chris Thilk


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