Jack in the Box’s mystery, New Coke’s revival and Dressbarn’s downfall: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device; sign up here. What people are talking about today We're still pondering this mystery: What exactly prompted Kim Kardashian West to send an urgent secret message to Jack in the Box via Twitter? Her tweet to the fast food brand: “I have a serious complaint but I won’t fully put you on blast, check your corporate email inbox or send me a DM with direct person for my team to contact. Pronto!” Whatever the complaint was, the fast food brand followed up, Kardashian West said thanks, and now everything’s apparently fine. (Although other fast food brands poked fun at Jack in the Box over this. Including Wendy’s, which tweeted, “but like, who even goes there?”) So … is there any chance Kardashian West’s mystery complaint was actually a marketing stunt in disguise? Because suddenly everyone’s talking about Jack in the Box and how Kardashian West is apparently a customer. Ad Age sent the brand a question on Twitter but didn't hear back. New Coke is It Enough time has passed that Coca-Cola can poke fun at an inglorious chapter in its history: the failed launch of New Coke, a new formula that was launched in 1985 and quickly discontinued when consumers rejected it. Now “the beverage giant is celebrating its mistake in a partnership with Netflix’s sci-fi thriller ‘Stranger Things,’” which is set in the 1980s, Jeanine... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

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