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55 Starbucks Marketing Initiatives

From Extravagant Steel Cards to Designer Coffee Collaborations

— January 2, 2013 — Marketing
Starbucks is perhaps the most globally prominent coffee chain in the world and these Starbucks marketing initiatives have helped the company rise to fame. The Seattle-based coffee brand has been on the forefront of change in the restaurant world. As a leader in mobile marketing, offering Wifi in its cafes, deals through its gift cards and many other smart branding tactics, Starbucks has been an interesting corporation to watch.

Whether you regard Starbucks as an evil chain taking over small coffee houses or a great example of a globally connected business, there’s no doubt that its marketing tactics are effective. The worldwide leader in modern business branding, Starbucks has made a name and establishment that is sure to last for the foreseeable future.
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Coffee Shop App Aperitifs
Coffee Shop App Aperitifs
Coffee & Smartphones Meet With the Starbucks Pick of the Week Program
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Collective Coffee Purchasing Experiments
Collective Coffee Purchasing Experiments
Jonthan Stark Offers QR as a Money Sharing Service
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Coffee Chain Luxury Expansions
Coffee Chain Luxury Expansions
Starbucks 'Evening Day-Part' Concepts Offer Wine, Beer & More
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Coffee Giant Tea Shops
Coffee Giant Tea Shops
Starbucks Tazo Store in Seattle Will Be a Tea Drinker's Paradise
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Convenient Coffee Contributions
Convenient Coffee Contributions
The Starbucks Japan 'Share with a Friend' Promo is About Bonding
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50
Spicy Java Creamy Desserts
Spicy Java Creamy Desserts
The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream is an Addictive Treat
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Employment-Augmenting Coffee Chains
Employment-Augmenting Coffee Chains
Starbucks 'Create Jobs for USA' Program Strengthens Small Biz
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Brand-Trading Coffee Sleeves
Brand-Trading Coffee Sleeves
Starbucks Postcard Sleeves Cover the Shame of Other Brands
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Extravagant Steel Gift Cards
Extravagant Steel Gift Cards
This Starbucks Gift Card is Made of Premium Stainless Steel
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Designer Coffee Collaborations
Designer Coffee Collaborations
The Starbucks x Rodarte Products are Out in Time for the Holidays
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Tactile Coffee Branding
Tactile Coffee Branding
Starbucks Braille Card for Visually Impaired Caffeine Lovers
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Holiday Beverage Suckers
Holiday Beverage Suckers
Peppermint Hot Chocolate Lollipop Mimics the Taste of the Starbucks Drink
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Hand-Grown Cups of Coffee
Hand-Grown Cups of Coffee
The Starbucks Espresso Commercial Shows Pride and Care in its Product
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Treats to Bribe Voters II
Treats to Bribe Voters II
Free Cup of Starbucks Coffee
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Light-Bodied Brews
Light-Bodied Brews
Starbucks ‘Blonde' Roast is a Weaker Blend for Mild Tastes
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Barista-Quality Beverage Makers
Barista-Quality Beverage Makers
The Starbucks Verismo Gets You Your Fix at Home
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Boosted Caffeine
Boosted Caffeine
Starbucks Adds "Energy" To Drinks
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Fruit-Flavored Coffee Drinks
Fruit-Flavored Coffee Drinks
Starbucks Refreshers Offers a Boost of Natural Energy
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Fighting McCafe
Fighting McCafe
Starbucks to Offer Free Wi-Fi
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Mobile Consumer Engagement Infographics
Mobile Consumer Engagement Infographics
This Chart Explores Mobile Social Consumer Trends
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Coffee for Your Garden
Coffee for Your Garden
Starbucks Pushes Coffee for Your Plants
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Cheaper Afternoon Coffee
Cheaper Afternoon Coffee
Starbucks $2 Iced Drinks After 2 PM
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Cellular Coffee Payments
Cellular Coffee Payments
Starbucks Card Mobile App Lets You Pay With Your Phone
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Tryvertising Rewards
Tryvertising Rewards
Free Starbucks Ice Cream Treats for Facebook Users
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Juiced-Up Java Brands
Juiced-Up Java Brands
Starbucks Evolution Fresh Purchase Aims to Expand Health Offerings
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Order A Starbucks From Your iPhone
Order A Starbucks From Your iPhone
QuickOrder
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Caroling Coffee Cups
Caroling Coffee Cups
Starbucks 'Let's Merry' Ad is Full of Christmas Cheer
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Leafy World Map Mugs
Leafy World Map Mugs
From Tumbler Encourages Starbucks Drinkers to Go Green With Their Cups
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Global Sing-Alongs
Global Sing-Alongs
Starbucks Love Project 156 Brings Countries Together in a Worldwide Lovefest
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$1 Instant Coffee to Go
$1 Instant Coffee to Go
Starbucks Via Ready Brew Launches In Purse-Sized Packs
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$1 Starbucks + Free Refill
$1 Starbucks + Free Refill
Starbucks Fights to Keep up with McDonalds
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Fast Food Influence Infographics
Fast Food Influence Infographics
The 'Restaurant Social Media Top 10' Chart is Eye-Opening
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Designer Keychain Coffee Cards
Designer Keychain Coffee Cards
Christian Siriano Starbucks Collaboration is on Time for the Holida
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Coffee-Branded Holiday Hubs
Coffee-Branded Holiday Hubs
The Starbucks 'Let's Merry' Site is Dedicated to Christmas
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Eco-Friendly Coffee Covers
Eco-Friendly Coffee Covers
Starbucks EarthSleeves Will Save 10,000 Trees
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Starbucks Tries Protein Drinks
Starbucks Tries Protein Drinks
New Vivanno Smoothies
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Customizable Coffee Cups
Customizable Coffee Cups
Show Creativity & Flair on the Create-Your-Own Mug
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Social Media Coffee Gifts
Social Media Coffee Gifts
The Starbucks Card eGift Program is for Any Occasion
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Animated Coffee Apps
Animated Coffee Apps
The Starbucks Cup Magic App Brings Your Holiday Mocha to Life
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Branded Coffee in a Can
Branded Coffee in a Can
Starbucks 'Kyoto Matcha Latte'
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Digitally Exclusive Coffee Shops
Digitally Exclusive Coffee Shops
The Starbucks Digital Network Enhances Customer Service
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Supersizing Caffeine Quotas
Supersizing Caffeine Quotas
The Starbucks Trenta Size is Larger than the Average Stomach
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Exoticized Coffee Cakes
Exoticized Coffee Cakes
Taste a Bit of the Orient with the Starbucks Mooncake
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Starbucks Card Mosaic Coasters
Starbucks Card Mosaic Coasters
Upcycled Art by Flawed Frock
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Campfire Cake Pops
Campfire Cake Pops
Smore Pops by Big Bears Wife are a Mini Version of the Popular Fireside Treat
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Treats For Coffee Snobs
Treats For Coffee Snobs
Starbucks Launches Super-Premium Ice Cream
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Interactive Cafe Storefronts
Interactive Cafe Storefronts
My Starbucks Rewards Program Rewards Frequent Customers
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Redesigned Corporate Cafes
Redesigned Corporate Cafes
'Coffee and Tea' is Starbucks' Latest Attempt at Not Looking Lame
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Touchscreen Storefronts
Touchscreen Storefronts
The Starbucks Interactive Window Display Turns Heads
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Starbucks on the Runway
Starbucks on the Runway
Dsquared Fall 2009 Show Had Runways Clinging to Branded Cups
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Refaced Cafe Packaging
Refaced Cafe Packaging
New Starbucks Branding is Launched for Bags and Sleeves
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Rebranded Coffee Shops
Rebranded Coffee Shops
The Starbucks Concept Store Has Fresh New Look
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Coffee-Guzzling Statistics
Coffee-Guzzling Statistics
The Scale of Starbucks Infographic Proves the Brand's Power
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Crosswise Coffee Branding
Crosswise Coffee Branding
Starbucks Special Edition Packaging Seeks a Different Approach
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Evolutionary Logo Diagrams
Evolutionary Logo Diagrams
Stock Logos Predicts How Companies will Look Over Time
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