Posted by Dale Buss on February 5, 2015 09:45 AM
Anthem discloses what was likely the biggest US healthcare data breach.
Apple reportedly plans to fold Beats Music into iTunes, while also in talks about launching a web-based TV service.
McDonald's won Super Bowl ad derby on purchase consideration.
Pfizer buys Hospira for $16 billion.
RadioShack plans to file for bankruptcy today.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on November 13, 2014 09:19 AM
P&G sells Duracell brand to Warren Buffett for $4.7B in shares ahead of today's analysts' meeting.
Hasbro reportedly in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation.
Honda expands air bag recall as Takata receives subpoena from U.S. grand jury.
Sony launches web TV service.
Walmart posts rare rise in U.S. sales. Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on November 3, 2014 09:31 AM
Virgin Galactic CEO Richard Branson vows that space dream is alive as pilot error blamed and investigation continues after fatal Arizona accident.
Diageo confirms brand swap, unloading Bushmills Irish whisky for Jose Cuervo's Don Julio tequila brand.
Discovery Channel celebrates as Nik Wallenda completes daring Chicago tightrope walk, blindfolded on live TV.
Kraft rejects majority of digital ad impressions as untrustworthy as ANA, AAAA and others form organization to combat online ad fraud.
Taylor Swift removes all of her albums from Spotify.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on June 16, 2014 08:48 AM
Starbucks makes a bold commitment to education with College Achievement Plan for employees.
Medtronic buys Covidien for $42.9 billion and renounces US tax status.
Univision is for sale for $20 billion.
Amazon is expected to unveil its own smartphone this week.
Ben & Jerry's goes GMO-free.
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Adobe returns to US TV after decade break with latest spot.
Alibaba struggles with US branding ahead of IPO.
Cannes Lions festival gets underway with no Grand Prix for pharma.
Casey Kasem, voice of Top 40 radio, dies at 82.
Comcast seeks to replace GE name atop 30 Rock.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on January 22, 2014 09:08 AM
McDonald's launches Olympics social campaign.
Target drops health coverage for part-timers.
Dannon's Super Bowl ad will be a Full House reunion.
Amazon denies it's considering online pay-TV service.
Apple gets court backing ahead of Samsung showdown.
Cadillac remains challenged by dealer inventories.
Candy Crush app owner seeks to trademark "candy."
Christie's says sales hit auction industry record of more than $7 billion.
Clorox advises against bleach facials.
Denny's wins with weirdness in social media game.
Dots retailer files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Dove commissions short film on selfies.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on December 19, 2013 09:18 AM
Target hit by credit card breach of as many as 40 million customers that started on Black Friday.
Whole Foods stops selling Chobani in favor of non-GMO yogurts.
Chipotle joins fast-casual pizza race.
A&E suspends patriarch Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty over anti-gay remarks.
Allstate launches new online game to help avoid holiday mayhem.
AstraZeneca buys out Bristol-Myers Squibb in diabetes joint-venture.
Bayer buys cancer-drug partner Algeta for $2.9 billion.
Boeing loses out to Saab in providing fighter jets for Brazil and taps likely CEO successor.
Chevrolet sees a top US marketer leave.
Christie's finalizes appraisal of Detroit Institute of Arts collection.
Daimler gets stake in Aston Martin with engine supply deal.
Darden spins out Red Lobster amid shareholder pressure.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on November 5, 2013 09:14 AM
Apple opens Arizona plant with 2,000 workers.
Frito-Lay tests chocolate-covered potato chips.
Johnson & Johnson pays $2 billion fine for false marketing of drugs.
AOL boosts ad sales but sees profits hurt by local news services.
Allen Edmonds sells to private-equity firm.
BlackBerry abandons sale process.
Christie's starts out new auction season badly.
Coca-Cola predicts personalized beverages using genomics.
DirecTV profit rises on more subscribers.
Dodge expands Ron Burgundy campaign to entire brand lineup.Continue reading...
Posted by Abe Sauer on October 11, 2013 01:42 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: Chinese tourism boom has a downside… auction house war in the making… Starbucks struggling… Apple in Hong Kong… dumpling billionaire… Crayola charges into China… Alibaba-Tencent fight over mobile payments… Moët & Chandon on a boat… Maison Birks… and more.Continue reading...