Dunkin’ Donuts launches Twitter sweepstakes for mobile app
Canton, Mass. – To mark the first anniversary of its mobile gifting/payment app, Dunkin’ Donuts is launching a sweepstakes on Twitter. The sweepstakes, called “DD Mobile Appiversary,” will give 365 consumers a $10 Dunkin’ Donuts mGift.
Beginning today and continuing through 5 p.m. on Aug. 18, followers of @DunkinDonuts on Twitter are asked to visit the Dunkin’ App and locate their favorite Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in the app’s "Store Locator" function. Consumers who take a screenshot of this or a picture of their favorite Dunkin’ Donuts location and tweet it to @DunkinDonuts, using special hashtag #DunkinApp, are eligible to win a $10 mGift.
"Our guests rely on their mobile devices more than ever, and in just one year our Dunkin’ App has helped millions of busy, on-the-go people run on Dunkin’ faster and more conveniently,” said John Costello, president, global marketing and innovation at Dunkin’ Brands. As a brand that is distinguished for finding new and innovative way to offer the very best guest experience, we are excited to celebrate this particular anniversary with our fans.”
Dunkin’ Donuts has also announced plans to roll out a new DDPerks Rewards loyalty program, expected to be introduced later in the year, which will offer customers rewards for purchasing food and beverages.
PNC bolsters board
PITTSBURGH — The PNC Financial Services Group has appointed Andrew Feldstein to its board of directors. Feldstein is co-founder, CEO and chief investment officer of BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC.
"Mr. Feldstein brings a reputation for innovation and additional risk management expertise to the board," said PNC executive chairman James E. Rohr. "His vision and experience should benefit PNC as we seek to grow our business and further strengthen our balance sheet."
Prior to founding BlueMountain in 2003, Feldstein was managing director and head of structured credit, head of high yield sales, trading and research and head of global credit portfolio for JPMorgan. He joined JPMorgan from Sullivan & Cromwell in 1992. Feldstein is a graduate of Harvard Law School and has a bachelor of arts from Georgetown University.
The PNC Financial Services Group is one of the nation’s largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management.
Tiffany affirms corporate responsibility
New York — Tiffany & Co. today released its annual Corporate Responsibility Report, which affirms what the retailer says are efforts to positively improve the entire jewelry supply chain. This includes promoting responsible mining standards and increasing awareness about critical issues affecting the industry, such as the environmental concerns surrounding the development of the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska.
Among other things, Tiffany said it strives to source diamonds, gemstones and precious metals from mines that conform to high standards of social and environmental responsibility, uses only Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified paper suppliers, received the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (Goal Achievement Award) for surpassing its goal to reduce U.S. Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 10% per square foot from 2006 to 2011, and consolidated its New York affiliate’s headquarters into a LEED-CI Platinum office space, reducing emissions by 23%.
“The report documents our long-held commitment to sustainability and influencing others in the jewelry industry to make environmental conservation a critical part of their operations,” said Tiffany & Co. chairman and CEO Michael J. Kowalski. “We are proud of our accomplishments and proud too of keeping our promise to our customers to redouble our efforts in protecting the natural world.”