For many brand managers, the holiday season comes early.
Though many festive products and decorations are in stores already, Starbucks and Walmart kicked off November by announcing their holiday campaigns.
Starbucks’ premiered its iconic holiday cup—which, in recent years, has been the target of a social media backlash against the global chain. This year, the company seems to be actively avoiding controversy:
Okay. The Starbucks cups have an actual Christmas tree on them this year so hopefully everyone remains calm. pic.twitter.com/3cD0uM6wKU
— Dr. Samantha Montano (@SamLMontano) November 1, 2017