The latest branding and marketing news, campaigns and other happenings:
Amazon and Google see US regulatory shift on drones.
Chanel is the hottest luxury brand in China.
Facebook‘s Oculus Rift will launch next year.
Google is spending $150 million to diversify its workforce.
Fisher-Price invites Facebook fans to give a mom a ‘mommy’ award this Mother’s Day.
McDonald’s updates the Hamburglar.
MillerCoors former marketing exec indicted for embezzling millions on fake promotions.
NBCU ad sales head Linda Yaccarino promotes VT (video technology) in upfront ad sales pitch.
Net-a-Porter launches social app for luxury shopping.
Nissan revives #RedThumb anti-texting-and-driving campaign for Mother’s Day.
Reddit launches video content unit around popular AMA Ask Me Anything franchise.
Rihanna‘s Met Gala gown is ripe for parody.
Skype‘s name ruled too similar to Sky‘s in the UK.
Sweden‘s Coop recruits family for organic food experiment.
Taco Bell names first chief brand engagement officer.
Uber looks for editorial director for new branded content push.
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US considers tax breaks for corporate innovation.
& At least one brand can’t resist Cinco de Mayo groaner.
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