Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know for Monday, January 15

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Google Doodle Martin Luther King Jr. Day MLK 2018

The latest branding news and views:

It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day in America — a public holiday honoring equal rights for all. Among brands paying tribute to the legacy of Dr. King, check out Google‘s dedicated homepage “Doodle” while Nike kicks off its “EQUALITY” platform today.


The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) takes over Detroit with press events and car of the year awards for Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator.


The U.S. National Retail Federation #NRF2018 Big Show conference is underway in New York.


CVS promotes natural beauty with introduction of “CVS Beauty Mark” system to identify and promote authentic images and discourage brands from using digitally-altered photos in its stores.


Dunkin‘ drops the “Donuts” in its name in a test retail launch of its Store of the Future concept, opening Tuesday near Boston.


Formula One faces legal challenge from 3M over new logo.


The Guardian‘s new visual identity rolls out today in tandem with the UK newspaper’s shift to a tabloid format.


IKEA and Sonos team up to reinvent the home audio experience.


Instagram brings global #kindcomments campaign to Australia.

Did you know? New piece by our palzone @george_rose for the #kindcomments campiagn

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China’s OnePlus breaks billion-dollar smartphone sales as Xiaomi becomes $100 billion brand “without wooing the West.”


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