Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know for Wednesday, February 28


Pizza Hut / NFL sponsor

Pizza, Beer and Football: Pizza Hut is named official pizza sponsor of the NFL after Papa John’s pulls out. Budweiser also just replaced Carlsberg as the official beer of the England men’s national team, marking the biggest deal in the Football Association‘s (FA) history.

Amazon buys smart home/doorbell startup Ring for $1bn+.

L’Oréal promotes Gretchen Saegh-Fleming to CMO as Marie Gulin-Merle moves on to that role at Calvin Klein.

Bank of America looks to hire first brand safety officer and a cultural anthropologist.

Omnicom‘s DAS Group launches ONE HUNDRED in the UK.

China bans online use of “N” and “Disney” in response to protest.

Dick’s Sporting Goods boycott results in retailer ceasing assault-style weapons.

Fashion Nova CEO gives rare interview about acing Google.

Lowe’s signs an exclusive partnership with Sherwin-Williams.


BrewDog announces world’s biggest beer giveaway: one million pints of its Punk IPA.

Domino’s take self-driving test with Ford to Miami.

Google creates 360-video to highlight self-driving with Waymo:

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games mascots revealed:

UEFA #WePlayStrong / #PlayAnywhere celebrates girls soccer:

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