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The Boston Red Sox Are Drinkin' Dunkin' Ortiz, Pedroia, Crawford, Gonzalez and Francona Team Up to Star in Dunkin' Donuts' "What Are You Drinkin'?" Advertising Campaign

CANTON, Mass., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunkin' Donuts, America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, has recruited an all-star Boston Red Sox lineup to launch a new "What Are You Drinkin'?" campaign that celebrates New Englanders' love of the Red Sox and Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee. This campaign marks the first time that four Red Sox players and a manager – David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Terry Francona – will star in a series of Dunkin' Donuts television commercials and advertisements.  

Launched in January, Dunkin' Donuts' "What Are You Drinkin'?" campaign celebrates its guests' dedication and passion for Dunkin' Donuts coffee. The new series of television commercials reinforces customers' unique connection to the brand by featuring Red Sox talent explaining how they drink their Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee. The campaign, created by Hill Holliday, features television, radio and out-of-home advertisements, and will run throughout the Red Sox season.

"Nothing says New England like combining Dunkin' Donuts with The Boston Red Sox. This campaign highlights how the team runs on Dunkin' – whether it's iced coffee with a turbo shot for Pedroia or an iced mocha coffee for Gonzalez – the customization and energy options we provide for our loyal guests is uniquely Dunkin'," said Michael Mahon, Manager of Field Marketing for Dunkin' Donuts in Boston.

Through the partnership with Ortiz, Pedroia, Crawford, Gonzalez and Francona, Dunkin' Donuts is also giving fans the opportunity to have lunch with these stars at Fenway Park on May 2. One hundred lucky Dunkin' Donuts customers won a pair of tickets to a special "What Are You Drinkin' Fenway?" lunch through radio and Twitter promotions. They will participate in a meet and greet with the players, hosted by WEEI's John Dennis. Dunkin' Donuts will also give fans a sneak peek at the new television Red Sox commercials during this event.

Dunkin' Donuts is giving away free Red Sox tickets every Wednesday throughout the summer to anyone "Caught Cold" drinking a Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee. Visit www.dunkindonuts.com/caughtcold for details.

Dunkin' Donuts is the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world, selling more than 1.5 billion cups of hot and iced coffee and more than 1.9 billion donuts and Munchkins™ donut hole treats every year. Today, there are more than 6,500 restaurants in 35 U.S. states and the District of Columbia and more than 2,600 international restaurants in 31 countries.

To learn more about Dunkin' Donuts visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinBoston).

About Dunkin' Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the regular/decaf coffee, iced coffee, hot flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for five years running. The company has more than 9,700 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. In 2010, Dunkin' Donuts' global system-wide sales were $6 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands, Inc. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.  

SOURCE Dunkin' Donuts



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