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In the News: Facebook, Tribune Co., Apple and more

Posted by Dale Buss on July 1, 2013 09:15 AM

In the News

Facebook plans to block ads from broader set of "controversial" pages.

Tribune Co. acquires 19 TV stations to become biggest station operator.

Apple paid no UK corporation tax last year, report says as it applies for "iWatch" trademark in Japan.

Amazon quietly lays plans to sell high-end art.

Bank of America commits to "culture change" that will help in Chicago market.

CBS breaks summer ratings mold with success of Under the Dome.

Chobani undergoes another agency review as it fends off stiffening Greek-yogurt competition.

Cirque Du Soleil deals with death of performer in Las Vegas.

Coca-Cola and PureCircle seek regulatory approval for new stevia-based ingredient.Continue reading...

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In the News: Microsoft, Amtrak, YouTube and more

Posted by Dale Buss on June 14, 2013 09:18 AM

In the News

Microsoft and Best Buy plan mini "Windows Stores."

Amtrak hires esteemed chefs to ramp up its train food.

YouTube becomes overwhelming platform for fan-made branded content.

US Supreme Court strikes down gene patents.

Airbus lifts A350 to maiden flight ahead of schedule even as it copes with losses from aircraft's predecessor model.

Arby's franchisees helped get CMO ousted.

Audi is top choice of marriage cheaters in UK, survey says.

BMI sues Pandora over fees.

Bloomberg sees reporters' practices become critical issue for company.

Cadillac boosts sticker on new CTS by whopping $6,000.

Chevrolet believes racing on Sunday still sells on Monday.

Chrysler recalls sprinkling of trucks, Darts.Continue reading...

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In the News: Best Global Green Brands, Apple, Mozilla and more

Posted by Alicia Ciccone on June 12, 2013 09:31 AM

In the News

Interbrand announces the 2013 Best Global Green Brands report. 

Apple hopes new campaign will solidify aging brand's reputation of reliability. 

Mozilla launches campaign against NSA spying. 

Walgreen to pay $80 million to settle DEA prescription drug suit. 

Altria Group launches MarkTen e-cigarette, but only in Indiana. 

Cadillac hopes custom-built agency will help boost launch of new CTS. 

Ernst & Young says digital entertainment revenue will surpass tradiitonal media by 2015. 

Pfizer, Takeda reach $2.15 billion settlement with Teva, Sun Pharma.Continue reading...

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In the News: Zynga, Lululemon, Monsanto and more

Posted by Dale Buss on June 4, 2013 09:20 AM

In the News

Zynga cuts staff to pre-IPO level.

Lululemon brings back yoga pants.

Monsanto plans to quit lobbying on GMO issues in Europe.

Apple is accused by prosecutors of helping drive up e-book prices.

Birchbox rebrands its beauty and lifestyle subscription service. 

Cadillac posts biggest sales surge since 1976.

Chipotle expands ShopHouse Asian concept.

Dunkin' Donuts to roll out glazed-doughnut sandwich nationwide.

eBay forms partnership with India's Snapdeal.

FedEx parks jets sooner to cut costs as economy slows.Continue reading...


The Week in China: Dim Sum Sneakers, Sk8ter Boi Tea, Luxury Tongue Twisters and more

Posted by Abe Sauer on May 10, 2013 01:52 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: Cadillac sales... stretching Jag... dim sum Puma... Met ball influence... Porsche... Luxury brands... Jets... Avril Levine's tea... Hyundai pop... Lenovo... Shanghai Disney... Bitcoin... LeTV... Tainted L'Occitane... Pearson Ed... Iron Man badminton... and more.Continue reading...

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In the News: SAP, Coca-Cola, Disney and more

Posted by Dale Buss on May 8, 2013 09:15 AM

In the News

SAP moves into cloud computing as brand projects $10B boost from banking software.

Coca-Cola plans to invest $2 billion in Florida orange groves.

Disney second quarter soars 32% on theme parks, ESPN ad sales as company withdraws trademark application for Dia de los Muertos.

Alibaba IPO anticipation grows on revenue surge.

American Airlines launches Klout-based promo.

AOL profits boosted by advertising.

AT&T presses case in lower bandwidth spectrum case.

Bitcoin startups begin to attract real cash.

Burger King makes bold move with delivery expansion.Continue reading...

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GM's Cadillac Plant Announcement Is Just Tip of Its Huge Ambitions In China

Posted by Dale Buss on May 7, 2013 07:15 PM

General Motors keeps expanding its investment intentions in China, the world's largest auto market, announcing today that Chinese authorities gave the company permission to build a $1.3 billion plant to make Cadillacs, which so far have held a paltry share of the Chinese luxury-auto market as the brand struggles to latch on to local culture.

But in going bigger and bolder in China than, arguably, any other automaker, is GM forsaking the American taxpayer and the US market that is its home? As GM continues to announce new ambitions for China, a mini-media tempest has broken out around the issue.

There's no doubting GM's intentions. Last year, Cadillac sold just 30,000 vehicles in China, but GM said in January that it aims to increase Cadillac sales in the country to 100,000 a year by 2016 and to cop 10 percent of the Chinese luxury market by 2020. One prong of its strategy will be to target affluent buyers in smaller cities that heretofore have been relatively unimportant outposts for premium-car brands. The competition—chiefly the German luxury brands—keep getting hit regularly with GM news like this.Continue reading...

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In the News: Adobe, Samsung, Tim Tebow and more

Posted by Dale Buss on May 7, 2013 09:15 AM

In the News

Adobe abandons boxed software for the cloud.

Samsung keeps hammering Apple in new ad strategy for Galaxy S4.

Tim Tebow tops Forbes' new list of most influential athletes.

Acer plans to launch windows tablet in June.

Aereo asks judge to prevent new lawsuits by CBS.

Audi considers building plant in Brazil but seeks clarity from government.

Disney plans new Star Wars games through Electronic Arts.

Estee Lauder sets sights on big September fragrance launch.

Facebook made the Fortune 500 list for the first time.Continue reading...

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