Posted by Dale Buss on January 12, 2015 09:23 AM
Tiffany releases first same-sex ad as Saks claims right to discriminate against transgender employees.
GM introduces Chevrolet Bolt long-range electric vehicle at NAIAS in Detroit, as Ford aluminum-bodied F-150 and Volkswagen Golf named North American Car/Truck of the Year.
H&M designs co-branded collection with Coachella festival.
23andMe releases user DNA data to Pfizer for genetic research.
McDonald's strikes a chord (and raises eyebrows) with latest ad in "I'm Lovin' It" US relaunch campaign, the local "Signs" commercial:Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on January 5, 2015 09:03 AM
McDonald's refreshes "I'm Lovin' It" tagline with TV commercial featuring Grumpy Cat, SpongeBob SquarePants and other characters.
CES 2015 gets rolling in Las Vegas with emphasis on Internet of Things—among many, many other things.
AirAsia crash may have been caused by icing, Indonesian report says.
Xiaomi doubled 2014 sales to $12.2 billion, leading some to wonder: too fast, too soon?
Dannon, official yogurt of the NFL, bows out of Super Bowl advertising as it swaps John Stamos for NFL quarterback Cam Newton.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on January 2, 2015 09:19 AM
Sony compensates gamers for PlayStation Network hack as the US sanctions North Korea over Sony hack and The Interview expands distribution to cable and satellite TV providers including Dish Network.
AirAsia crash search hindered by weather as CEO Tony Fernandes is praised for transparent response via Twitter feed.
Palm brand may be making a comeback after HP sells trademarks.
GM issues three new recalls, citing ignition systems.
H&M promotes new athleticwear collection.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on August 20, 2014 09:31 AM
McDonald's in Ferguson, Mo., becomes headquarters of protest coverage as brand names first US VP of digital, rolls out bagged McCafe coffee with Kraft across US, and sets to offer mandarin oranges.
Uber hires former Obama campaign chief as lobbyist and tests delivery service in D.C.
Staples accelerates turnaround actions as sales continue to fall.
Walgreen shakes up executive ranks after projection was off by $1 billion.
Petsmart explores possible sale.
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AirAsia takes advantage while Malaysia Airlines wallows in tragedies.
Apple soars to stock record amid optimism about upcoming products.
Audi airs Emmys promo that's heavy on celebrity cameos (at top).
Boeing may boost production of its bestselling 737.
Brita recalls thousands of child water bottles.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on July 1, 2014 09:29 AM
GM hopes to turn the key as automaker recalls 8.4 million vehicles and announces victim compensation plan.
Jeep tops most patriotic brands list as brand boosts Chrysler’s June sales.
L’Oreal settles with FTC over anti-aging ad claims.
Bayer broadens healthcare line by keeping Merck's Dr. Scholl's and Coppertone brands.
Wendy’s taps Boyz II Men for pretzel burger campaign kicking off on Facebook.
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Aereo rivals aim to take advantage of US Supreme Court setback for brand.
AirAsia and Rakuten team up for budget Japanese airline.
AT&T sells America Movil stake.Continue reading...
Posted by Abe Sauer on August 23, 2013 12:43 PM
China is the second largest economy in the world and every significant brand's future is impacted by its growth (or collapse)—but who's got the time?! Here's the week's reads that will make you look like a keen China observer in case you find yourself immersed in a cultural conversation.
This week: the "Apple three piece set"… budget mooncake… Robert Downey Jr's HTC ad translated… Wu Mo for Baidu… living in a KFC... GlaxoSmithKline... AmCham… Imax espionage… "China's Boston"… Shanghai Lacoste… Fruit Ninja advertising… Hong Kong air… marketing with "Singlish" and more.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on March 24, 2013 01:02 PM
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg unveils $12 million ad campaign (above) for Mayors Against Illegal Guns that lobbies for background checks to reduce gun violence, while NYC's municipal data geek squad makes headlines.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz defends same-sex marriage support to shareholders as brand expands loyalty rewards to other retailers.
PepsiCo shares jump on Mondelez merger speculation sparked by Telegraph story which Pepsi "downplays."
Apple acquires indoor GPS startup WiFiSLAM for mapping, patents iPhone drop protection technology and faces EU scrutiny following iPhone and iPad distribution complaints — and may report first quarterly dip since 2003.
FTC "pay for delay" generic drug case, set to go before US Supreme Court on Monday, will be closely watched by pharmaceutical industry and economists.
Below: BlackBerry, Blockbuster, Dell, Diageo and other brands in the news —Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on September 26, 2012 09:06 AM
Coca-Cola announces Global Fund donation at Clinton Global Initiative meeting, teams up with Segway creator on clean water project and launches corporate blog.
GE's Jeff Immelt joins the few brave CEOs on Twitter.
IBM targets Amazon in the cloud.
AirAsia creates child-free quiet zones on flights.
Arby's sees gains under new owners.
Barnes & Noble plans to launch Nook video service.
Chase Bank tops customer-satisfaction study.Continue reading...