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Content Marketing Chipotle Style: Reverse Engineering a “Brand to Emulate”

In both my book on Social Media Marketing and my online social media marketing course for Stanford Continuing Studies, I recommend that you identify a few “companies to emulate.” These are not your competitors; these are brands that you admire, brands that (hopefully) you engage with as a real consumer, brands that are “aspirational” to you in the sense of social media. Then, along the way – you can “reverse engineer” their strategies, whether it’s for their overall social media marketing, their content marketing, or within a specific platform such as YouTube or TikTok. In this post, I want to talk about a brand that I admire: Chipotle. Full disclosure: I also like to eat Chipotle! Continue reading