Here’s the perfect solution to that whole Starbucks red cup controversy




We all know that displaying you holiday cheer on your beverage is of the utmost importance. Now it’s as simple as placing a stamp.

An Italian restaurant in central Illinois called Michael’s Italian Feast has the perfect solution for people who’ve found themselves out in the cold after the Starbucks controversy

Since we can’t have it all with our red cups, you can put a holiday label on one of their to-go cups. Easy as pie. A pizza pie.

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Michael’s didn’t just print labels for Christmas revelers, they also are wishing people a “Happy Hanukkah,” “Happy Kwanzaa,” “Happy Bodhi Day,” “Happy Holiday Days” and just “Happy Days.” Just in case you worship The Fonz. Read more…

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How Starbucks builds brand loyalty


Hear how the caffeine giant uses internal social media to turn employees into brand ambassadors.

By Ragan Staff | Posted: September 14, 2015

With more than 9 million Twitter followers and more than 35 million Facebook page “likes,” Starbucks has established a vibrant social media presence. By encouraging sharing and customizing experiences, it attracts new customers and cultivates current relationships.

The most important followers for Starbucks to connect with? Its employees.

Enthusiastic baristas are the main reason customers keep coming back. That’s why Starbucks created their own internal social media plan to efficiently connect with employees, foster relationships among employees, and get their feedback.

In an article on, Mark Fidelman describes Starbucks’ internal social media plan as a “digital village,” mirroring the company’s localized store experiences. By using this to build a strong community, Starbucks builds brand loyalty, discovers areas where it must improve, and emboldens employees to become brand ambassadors on social media.

Want to get your employees involved and active online? Download our free guide: 6 steps to crafting an internal social media plan.

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