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Branded Taco Swaps

Taco Bell's Taco Swap Trades Mundane Everyday Meals for Free Tacos

— May 9, 2022 — Lifestyle
Anyone who wants their meals to go from bland and uninspiring to exciting will want to take note of Taco Bell's Taco Swap, which kicks off this month in more than 25 markets around the world. This initiative recognizes that everyday meals can lose their appeal over time and Taco Bell wants people to trade in their mundane meals for free crunchy tacos instead. As the brand sees it, there are two types of people in this world: those who love Taco Bell tacos and those who haven't tried them yet.

This campaign slots into a larger global #ISeeATaco campaign, which started when "the world's biggest billboard" (the moon) was turned into the Taco Moon. Taylor Montgomery, Taco Bell's Vice President of Global Brand, says "As we continue to build taco love around the world, we wanted to meet our Gen Z consumers where they are creating relationships with brands."
Trend Themes
1. Mundane Meal Replacement - Develop new campaigns or products that encourage people to exchange their dull meals for something more exciting as a marketing tool.
2. Global Marketing Events - Create large and innovative marketing events or stunts to attract customers worldwide.
3. Brand-affiliated Celebrations - Develop events or holidays that celebrate your brand and products that you can leverage for marketing purposes.
Industry Implications
1. Fast Food Chains - Fast food chains should explore new ways to attract customers and markets, such as campaigns offering freebies.
2. Marketing and Advertising - Marketing and advertising professionals should leverage notable events in creative ways to market products and build brand loyalty.
3. Consumer Packaged Goods - Consumer packaged goods should consider incorporating more innovative marketing campaigns and events to compete in the market.
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