Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know for Wednesday, February 14

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Chipotle shares rally after naming a new CEO: Taco Bell CEO Brian Niccol, who Yum! is replacing with two women—Julie Felss Masino, North American President, and Liz Williams, International President—as Co-CEOs.

Apple nears one billion subscribers (across products) and outlined acquisition growth (19 companies in 2017) at shareholders meeting.

AT&T pushes YouTube on brand safety.

Netflix signs record-setting deal with TV producer Ryan Murphy.

Remington, at 202 years old, filed for bankruptcy.

Snap opens up its API and analytics to marketers.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey downplays acquisition rumors.

Valentine’s Day will inspire $19.6 billion in spending just in the U.S.

Virgin Galactic is working on supersonic air travel.

Walmart trims management and builds its own cloud to take on Amazon as Sam’s Club introduces free shipping.


CAMPAIGNS:

Benetton promotes unity in new collection:

Google‘s AMP Stories format brings Snapchat-like features to mobile content from Wired and other publishers.

Lush adds music, selling vinyl records in-store in the UK, and kicks off a two-day summit today on ethics, activism and community.

Jolly Rancher promotes a Galentine’s Day jewelry line:


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