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Little Caesars

Grow! Grow!

Expanding with new restaurant locations during a global pandemic might seem like an unrealistic goal. But Little Caesars® is no ordinary pizza brand. And we weren’t about to give them just any old marketing plan, either.

Through a deep dive into the Little Caesars® franchise development business, and a test of 9 different creative executions, we were able to hone-in on messages that resonated with potential new franchisees. The result? Year-over-year growth of new openings in 2020.

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Clear Purpose

Copper Creek Brand Development

Savvy operators know that meals are built around protein, so naturally, the quality of what’s featured center-of-the-plate, matters. UniPro’s Copper Creek Cattle Company Upper 2/3rds Angus Beef program makes premium beef more attainable for more operators. And that value is passed all the way to front-of-house giving UniPro customers an edge over other foodservice distributor offerings.

Marlin developed the Copper Creek brand by identifying key competitors, the brand name and identity, brand introduction video, and numerous applications, all reflecting the promise of unwavering integrity and clear purpose.

Copper Creek Cattle Company Primary LogoCopper Creek Cattle Company Band GuidelinesPremium Black Angus – From the passionate pursuit of sustainable cattle ranching, to careful, expert handling at the butcher block, our Prime and Upper 2/3rds Choice Black Angus Beef is raised, sourced and crafted with unwavering integrity. We offer a full line of hand-selected cuts to meet all specialty and high-end applications. Set your menu apart with beautiful marbling and tender, juicy flavor from a company that prides itself in being the authority on Premium Black Angus beef.Copper Creek Cattle Company 100% Premium Angus Beef Integrity PosterCopper Creek Cattle Company Black Polo ShirtCopper Creek Cattle Company Box, Packing Tape & Utility KnifeCopper Creek Cattle Company Magazine Ad Spread – Around here even when it’s not about the beef, it’s about the beef.Copper Creek Cattle Company Sales Sheet Cover – Perfection isn’t possible. Clear purpose is.Copper Creek Montserrat Type Specimen Pangram: Awesome sizzling Copper Creek ribeyes locked-in juices quiet vexing pangs of hunger.Copper Creek Knockout Type Specimen Pangram: Copper Creek’s Hand-Selected Prizewinning Premium Angus Beef is Judged Equally by Flavor, Texture and FreshnessCopper Creek Knockout Type Specimen Pangram: Methinx twelve boot-quaking juicy seared Copper Creek Angus beef steaks sound crazy great.Copper Creek Cattle Company Angus Beef Steak Styro PackCopper Creek Cattle Company Butcher Signoff

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Part Beans. Part Beef. Bush’s Best Blended Burger Feature

Beans make everything better. Even burgers.

People love burgers. But burgers have a bit of baggage. So, what do you do? If you’re Bush’s, you see an opportunity. Combine beans with beef (along with mushrooms and salt) to create a one-of-a-kind Blended Burger.

We worked with Bush’s to launch this savory concoction with a full campaign including print, digital, a unique landing page, product video, promotions, and more. Part beans, part beef, part creative, part great client, all awesome work to help foodservice operators tempt the growing hungry hordes of flexitarians with a flavorful and juicy burger that’s more healthful with less calories and fat than a typical burger.

Bush’s Best Blended Burger and Coleslaw HeroBush’s Best Blended Burger Beef Cuts SteerPart Beans. Part Beef. Bush’s Best Blended Burger Magazine AdPart Beans. Part Beef. Bush’s Best Blended Burger Landing Page

Less Fat. Fewer Calories. All Delicious. Bush’s Best Blended Burger Table TentsBush’s Best Blended Guacamole and Pico de Gallo Burger Hero

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Starbucks Branded Solutions

Solving for Foodservice E-commerce

We designed the Starbucks Branded Solutions (SBS) platform to combine several Starbucks sites into one cohesive branded experience. As a comprehensive online tool, segmented for each of the different SBS account types (there are 8, in case you were wondering), it provides Starbucks brand portfolio information, Starbucks associate and operator training, and an e-commerce shopping platform for each of the different types of accounts.

To help SBS operators transition to the new site, we created a clear and thorough how-to video.

Starbucks Holiday 2017 Seasonal Drinks

We also developed a comprehensive style guide to ensure consistency in all seasonal and evergreen promotional opportunities that drive operator’s choices from inspiration to checkout.

Starbucks Branded Solutions Style GuideStarbucks Branded Solutions Icons

To make this lovely site lovely across all devices, we developed flexible templating content through band stacking to make it seamlessly responsive.

Starbucks Branded Solutions Banded TemplateStarbucks Branded Solutions Promo

Best of all, it’s worked. Really well. Starbucks has led the way in B2B e-commerce product fulfillment and continues to do so in a way that serves operators successfully for every sip and season.

Starbucks Branded Solutions Ecomm PromoStarbucks Branded Solutions Ecomm PromoStarbucks Branded Solutions Ecomm CheckoutStarbucks Branded Solutions Ecomm Suggested Selling

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Bush’s Hummus Made Easy Feature

Great Hummus. No Hassle.

Bush’s Best® mixed it up (literally & figuratively) by creating Classic Hummus Made Easy®—delicious hummus with traditional ingredients that only requires a quick trip to the blender and a can of garbanzo beans to complete.

To showcase the simple yet awesome nature of the hummus, all touchpoints communicated the superfast prep and astonishing flavor by keeping messages brief and the delicious possibilities front and center.

Bush’s Hummus Made Easy Landing pageBush’s Hummus Made Easy 3 Simple StepsBush’s Hummus Made Easy Magazine Spread AdBush’s Hummus Made Easy Sunshine HummusBush’s Hummus Made Easy Sampling KitBush’s Hummus Made Easy Pesto Hummus

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The Passion to Please

Between expanding government regulations, rising labor and food costs and always finicky students, school foodservice directors face a lot of challenges in the lunchroom. PepsiCo wanted to send a message that they get it—and can help.

If there’s one thing that keeps school foodservice directors motivated, it’s their passion for creating delicious meals that their kids will love. So we developed a brand campaign to let them know they have a partner in PepsiCo who shares their passion to please.


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PepsiCo FlavorWorks Hero

Branding a Team of Innovative Culinarians

PepsiCo Foodservice is home to lots of popular, tempting brands — PEPSI®, DORITOS®, CHEETOS®, QUAKER®, just to name a few. And PepsiCo has a whole team of culinary innovators working to uncover ways these products can be used as ingredients to create bold new menu items that serve up tastes people already love in ways they never expected.

Our challenge was to brand this team and process, giving them a sense of pride and excitement while also letting everyone know that when it comes to OMG flavor, this group isn’t messing around.

Marlin’s brand development team designed the identity and developed a comprehensive style guide setting the foundation for clear and consistent brand usage for all of FlavorWorks communications.

PepsiCo FlavorWorks LogoPepsiCo FlavorWorks Style GuidePepsiCo FlavorWorks Tag LinePepsiCo FlavorWorks Logo Embroidered & WebsitePepsiCo FlavorWorks Icons & Style Guide Book

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Miss Vickie’s Made with love and care since 1987

Made with Love & Care

Miss Vickie’s® started in 1987 by a mother making kettle chips for her kids using ingredients fresh from the family farm. It’s a brand that truly started out of love and care and has grown into one of the most recognizable kettle chips in foodservice.

But the wonderful story and moral backbone of the brand was being forgotten. So, we worked with them (and the beautiful new packaging they’d just developed) to relaunch the Miss Vickie’s brand and remind everyone that the very best flavors are born from strong roots.

 

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PepsiCo Foodservice

When We Say Partner, You Say Pepsi

Everyone knows PepsiCo for its cola heritage, but there’s much more than soda going on behind the blue. There’s a massive portfolio of loved and leading brands, and even more than that, there’s a wealth of services and insights to help make sure that foodservice operators who work with PepsiCo can benefit from all that a global powerhouse has to offer. We developed a brand campaign and video to help audiences understand the many ways they can partner with PepsiCo Foodservice.

Designed by the PepsiCo Design & Innovation Studio, the PepsiCo Foodservice logo is the primary brand mark for their foodservice division. Marlin developed a comprehensive brand guidelines around the new identity that served as a wayfinder through the development of all internal and operator facing communications.

PepsiCo Foodservice LogoPepsiCo Foodservice Style GuidePepsiCo Foodservice Embroidered Logo & Moments That Matter AdPepsiCo Foodservice Lunch BunchPepsiCo Foodservice Ads & PepsiCo Partners WebsitePepsiCo Foodservice at National Restaurant Association TradeshowPepsiCo Foodservice Photography & Cola Splashed Cup

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Marlin Reinbeer Feature Image

What Reinbeer Are You?

Holiday parties are known to bring out the personality in even the most humbug of guests. When you mix a little holiday spirit with some holiday spirits, fun and funny things tend to happen.

From Dashale to Hefevixen, Rydolph to Blitzner, this suds-in-cheek holiday site let visitors find the Reinbeer that most matched their holiday party persona.

Marlin Reinbeer Email

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Marlin Motion 2016

The world of food never stands still. It’s only fitting we show it in motion.

Enjoy our new reel of motion and film work. Thanks to our fantastic shooters, animators, and talent that make our work possible. Even enjoyable.

If you’d like to know who did what, drop us a line.

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Knorr’s New Rigid Packaging

Dedicated to making things easier for their fellow chefs in the field, the team at Knorr® completely redesigned their foodservice packaging in 2014. We were charged with creating a piece that outlined the numerous benefits of the new container while keeping viewers visually engaged. Go ahead! Click play and get ready for a show.

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Simple Winter Decadence

Starbucks latest winter promotion follows the hustle and bustle of the holidays with a simple yet indulgent Caramel Brewed Coffee. To promote it, we created a short video that simultaneously demonstrates the offering’s ease as well as its irresistibility. And yes, that’s a word, irresistibility.

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Can Do

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Serving Up Something Bright

SBC Movie Version3 Final-HD from Marlinco on Vimeo.

Sometimes the best way to connect with people is through inescapable happiness. Luckily, that kind of upbeat message is perfect for our client, Seattle’s Best Coffee. And it fit perfectly with the opportunity we wanted to share with our audience, the opportunity to bring great coffee to people everywhere.

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Breakfast with a Side of Burlesque

The Marlin Network Breakfast & Burlesque from Marlin Network on Vimeo.