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(RED) Rush to Zero: Ten Days, Ten Ways to Fight AIDS

Posted by Sheila Shayon on June 4, 2012 10:01 AM

(RED) has announced (RED)Music, a place to buy exclusive tickets and packages from top artists and a centerpiece of the organization's inaugural (RED) Rush to Zero campaign, running June 1-10 to raise funding and awareness to deliver an AIDS Free Generation by 2015.

“The virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is part of the eight Millennium Development Goals, which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS by the target date of 2015,” said the press release.Continue reading...

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Brand Bites: Nike, Scion, iOS, Pepsi, Dos Equis, Instagram, Mountain Dew & Converse

Posted by Abe Sauer on April 13, 2012 12:01 PM

After launching a bikini babes, donuts and milk spot, Scion thought better and pulled it. It lives on though. (via)

Blondes in bikinis and Helen Keller. Of course it's Nike. Continue reading...

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Fashion Bites: QVC's Titanic, H&M Luxe, Chuck Taylor Premium and more

Posted by Shirley Brady on March 26, 2012 12:31 PM

QVC is selling Titanic-branded merchandise for sinking centenary next month. "Legacy 1912 –Titanicä" perfume, anyone?

H&M is rumored to have a high-end luxury fashion line in the works, while its Conscious Collection lands on April 14th.

Converse Chuck Taylor Premium line recasts iconic high-top sneaker in luxe leather.

Move over, Ralph Lauren's Big Pony and Lacoste's Big CrocBenetton is joining the big logo brigade:Continue reading...

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Converse Releases Gorillaz DoYaThing Music Video

Posted by Shirley Brady on February 29, 2012 11:31 AM

Having just released its Gorillaz co-branded Chuck Taylor sneaker collection, Converse today released the official music video for its latest "Three  Artists. One Song" music collaboration series, a song called "DoYaThing," which features Gorillaz with Andre 3000 and former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy. Watch it below.Continue reading...

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Converse x Gorillaz: Fans Get Ready to DoYaThing

Posted by Mark J. Miller on February 21, 2012 01:01 PM

Converse is continuing its "Three Artists. One Song" musical collaborations with a new single being released Friday: DoYaThing, a "robo-funk" (as NME calls it) track featuring Blur spinoff Gorillaz with guests Andre 3000 of Outkast fame and musician/producer James Murphy in his post-LCD Soundsystem guise.

The track is promoting the brand's limited edition Gorillaz-themed line of sneakers, which includes camouflage Chuck Taylor high top sneakers, designed by comic book artist Jamie Hewlett, who was best known for Tank Girl before he designed the Gorillaz characters.

The co-branded collection/single/video launch is being promoted with a Twitter hashtag and teaser videos, which you can check out below.Continue reading...

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China Bites: Apple, Nike, Coach and more

Posted by Abe Sauer on January 20, 2012 12:11 PM

And now for something completely different: in honor of Chinese New Year (Kung Hei Fat Choi!) this week's Brand Bites round-up is all China, all the time:

• Coach is targeting mainland consumers with limited edition Spring Festival e-card collaboration with artist Zhang Lan. And some nifty Year of the Dragon themed accessories, above.Continue reading...

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Brand Bites: 'Think Different', Blackwater, Matt Damon & more

Posted by Abe Sauer on December 16, 2011 12:07 PM

Tough guy Mickey Rourke laughing at himself in Snickers ad is great, though it's no Steven Seagal for Mountain Dew commercial. (via)

Get the "real story" behind Apple's "Think Different" ad campaign.

Google is being lobbied to quit a lobbying group: the US Chamber of Commerce. To find out more, Google: "Google + quit + US Chamber of Commerce."

Parental SEO alert, from "12 Harsh Truths About the Internet": "If you want your kid to be Googleable, you'll have to give them a weird-ass name."Continue reading...

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Have You (RED) The Latest About World AIDS Day?

Posted by Sheila Shayon on November 30, 2011 01:17 PM

The fight against AIDS is on track to achieve the first AIDS-free generation by 2015.

Tomorrow celebrates the 23rd World AIDS Day. Since its beginning in 1988, 30 million people have died from the disease and 2.5 million children younger than 15 are living with HIV. But in four years, the world can realize the end of HIV transmission from mothers to babies delivering a key milestone for the beginning of the end of AIDS.

Major brands are continuing their support with limited edition (RED) products to help raise funds for the charity.

Apple is selling a (RED) iPad and iPod Nano; Nike a (RED) collection including trainers, a destroyer jacket and backpack; Gap is selling a t-shirt by French fashion designer Isabel Marant; Lauren Bush's FEED project created a tote bag; and Converse made 500 pairs of (RED) Chuck Taylor All Star shoes with the ‘Ephemeral Pitches, and Notes, Rhythm and Phonetics’ print design from José Parlá.

For the third year in a row, Starbucks will make “your handcrafted beverage an agent of change. They will be turning all handcrafted beverages (RED) on World AIDS Day, December 1st, across the US & Canada, making a five cent donation on every handcrafted beverage sold."Continue reading...

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