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Dunkin’ Donuts and Ice Spice: Dominating Fall Marketing with a Fresh Flavor and Savvy Strategy

Blog_september 13


The rich tapestry of autumn brings with it an array of marketing opportunities. Dunkin' Donuts, known for their innovative marketing strategies, took fall marketing by storm this year with their newest concoction: the "Munchkins Drink," created in collaboration with popular rapper Ice Spice. In this Sneeze It spotlight, we delve into how Dunkin' seamlessly combined cultural relevancy, social media prowess, and Gen Z appeal to reign supreme this season.

The Ice Spice x Dunkin' Fusion: Munchkins Drink


In a brilliant move, Dunkin' teamed up with Ice Spice, a rapper revered by Gen Z, to introduce the Munchkins Drink. This wasn't just a new flavor; it was a culture. Melding the comforting familiarity of munchkins with the edgy beats of Ice Spice, Dunkin' crafted not just a beverage but an experience that resonated with the younger demographic.

Mastering Social Media with Authentic Engagement

Dunkin’s social media strategy was key. Leveraging Ice Spice's massive following, they initiated a series of interactive campaigns. From TikTok challenges, Instagram Reels of Ice Spice enjoying the drink, to Twitter polls and Snapchat filters, Dunkin' permeated every platform with authentic and engaging content.

Using hashtags like #IceSpiceXDunkin and #MunchkinsBeat, the brand managed to create a trending wave, giving users a sense of belonging to a larger, cooler community. Fans were encouraged to share their own experiences, further broadening the campaign's reach.

Tapping into Gen Z’s Values and Preferences

Gen Z values authenticity, inclusivity, and real-time engagement. Dunkin' tapped into this by hosting live sessions with Ice Spice on platforms like Instagram and Clubhouse, discussing everything from the inspiration behind the drink to fun anecdotes. The campaign was never just about a product; it was about connection, conversations, and community.

Reaping the Benefits of Timely Collaboration

Every October, as the leaves transform and a crispness permeates the air, America witnesses a seasonal shift that is as anticipated as the fall foliage itself - the return of pumpkin spice. It’s not just a flavor; it's a cultural experience, a warm, spicy embrace of autumn that consumers eagerly wait for all year.

Among the industry's giants, Dunkin’ has emerged as a vanguard in the pumpkin spice movement. Year after year, fans of the iconic brand eagerly anticipate their first sip of Dunkin’s Pumpkin Spice Latte, a rich and velvety blend of spices that has garnered a cult-like following. But it doesn’t stop at lattes. Dunkin’s pumpkin spice donuts, munchkins, and more offer a flavorful foray into the world of autumnal delights.

The timing of this collaboration was no accident. Fall, with its cooler weather and back-to-school vibe, provides the perfect backdrop for new beginnings and fresh flavors. By aligning their launch with this season, Dunkin' ensured the Munchkins Drink was a fresh take on the classic flavors of fall.

In Conclusion

Dunkin’ Donuts showcased a masterclass in modern marketing with their Ice Spice collaboration. By understanding their target audience, leveraging the power of social media, and capitalizing on cultural relevancy, they didn't just release a new product; they created a fall phenomenon.

The future of marketing is dynamic, evolving with the times, and Dunkin’s recent campaign is a testament to that truth. Stay with us for more insights into the ever-adaptive world of digital marketing!

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