Monday, April 30, 2012

McDonald’s Branding Strategy at Olympics 2012

As one of the chief official sponsors of London 2012 Olympics, McDonald’s restaurant is using its marketing and innovation strategy to attract large numbers at the world’s biggest McDonald’s with seating capacity for 1500 people. This restaurant is being built specially to serve large crowd at the games.

It is estimated that over 3 million customers will walk into this gigantic facility which will be operated by over 2000 staff and is equipped to serve over 50,000 Big Macs during the games. This unique facility is build using recyclable materials and is spread over 9,000 square feet.

McDonald’s has been sponsoring Olympic games since 1976 and fully understands the opportunity for creating more loyal customers during Olympics. The London Olympics 2012 will be the 9th games for McDonald’s to act as the event’s official restaurant and the only branded food retailer burgers and French fries to feed hungry customers.

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Twitter Followers Will Enjoy Olympics in a Unique Way

London Olympics will be tweeted massively. This is the first event of this magnitude for Twitter and users all over the world will follow and engage with tweets about sports they love. To faclitate social media users, in London, a hudge Wi-Fi network has been created which will be 100% free!

British Telecom operator O2 is providing this excellent facility to ensure that millions of visitors that come to the City have the best experience possible and share their experiences on social media networks.

I a press release, Derek McManus, Chief Operating Officer for O2 said, “This groundbreaking deal – the first of its kind in the UK – will see us deliver high quality connectivity across London in time for London 2012. Our longer-term aim is to expand our footprint of O2 Wifi, which is open to everyone, and also intelligently enhance our services at street level, where people need the network the most.
“Our £500m annual network investment program is focused on integrating new layers of technology into the existing network to enable a seamless and sustained customer experience. We are driven entirely by our customers’ needs and believe that services should be delivered in the best possible way, across multiple networks and supported by different technologies.”

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Olympics 2012 - An Opportunity for Global Brands

This year’s largest sports extravaganza will be London Olympics 2012, the best opportunity for brands to increase their brand equity and to win hearts of their customers. London Olympics are starting from 27 July and will finish on 12th August.

According to Daily Telegraph, BBC Television is gearing up to broadcast London Olympics to about 42,000,000 people. There will be 24 BBC internet channels providing HD streaming throughout the games. 20,000 media centers will work around the clock to host a similar number of journalists. There will be 1,233 cameras to do coverage of the event. And this is just one channel with many others in the que!

One of the biggest gainer from Olympics 2012 will be the hotel and travel industry in and around London. They are expected to accommodate close to a million visitors during the 17 days of games. Londoners will experience traffic chaos, chocked restaurants and pubs, markets will overflow. But all that is great for the official sponsors!

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