Posted by Shirley Brady on September 28, 2011 10:00 AM
Gucci opens its first museum, located in Florence, Italy, celebrate the brand's 90th birthday. Admission is 6 Euros, half of which goes to a fund to help the City of Florence.
It's located in the Piazza della Signoria, with each floor representing a different part of the brand's heritage. As Gucci PR tweeted, it's better known as Palazzo Vecchi, "the seat of the Medici family, who ruled Florence with style, art and aplomb."Continue reading...
Posted by Mark J. Miller on September 22, 2011 02:29 PM
It was a brilliant idea, brilliantly marketed. Pegged to New York Fashion Week earlier this month, Target teamed up with upscale Italian designer Missoni to create an exclusive collection of clothing and housewares for the retailer.
Promoted in a novel way with a social media 'character' (a giant doll named Marina), the amount of hype and anticipation by fans crashed the store’s website when the line launched online on Sept. 13. And things haven’t gotten better since.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on September 21, 2011 06:01 PM
American Airlines woos Hispanic travelers with Spanish-language website.
Distilled Spirits Council releases social media guidelines for alcohol brand marketers.
Foster's takeover by SABMiller seen as good for the brand.
Goodrich may soon have a new owner in United Technologies.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt refutes charges the site 'cooks' search results, while site faces inquiry into Microsoft ad pricing.
Gucci celebrates 90th anniversary with "art deco meets Blade Runner" opening show at Milan Fashion Week.
HP board eyes new CEO.
Lindsay Lohan lands German brand endorsement deal.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on September 19, 2011 11:15 AM
In another digital first today, Burberry premiered its spring 2012 collection in London on Twitter (sharing each look in a virtual #tweetwalk before it went down the catwalk. The collection was also live-streamed on Burberry.com and on Facebook.
Below, take a peek at the S/S12 collection, which designer Christopher Bailey called an homage to craftsmanship and tradition, the Independent called "the best of British" fashion and the Telegraph called "gorgeous without the bling."Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on September 16, 2011 12:59 PM
Now that New York Fashion Week is a wrap, the spotlight turns today to London, where British designers are showcasing at their Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Up and comers including the designing duo behind Preen, above, whose spring 2012 collection features high-tech lace and pixelated pastels inspired by Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury set.
Burberry will once again live-stream its show (taking place Monday) at Burberry.com, where anyone can buy fashions directly from the runway. Not hitting the runway, however: Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen, along with some models who feel LFW doesn't pay well enough to merit their time. (Click here for the full LFW schedule.)
There's hope that McQueen and McCartney will return to London Fashion Week in the spring, ahead of the London 2012 pre-Olympics buzz. The British Fashion Council, meanwhile, this week announced that Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen will participate in an arts-based collaboration, Britain Creates, part of the London 2012 cultural program.Continue reading...
Posted by Sheila Shayon on September 14, 2011 11:13 AM
DHL is betting big on a global campaign, touting its acumen as "International Specialists" in local delivery, customs clearance, express shipping and customer service, as seen above.
The DHL Express campaign launched in May in Hong Kong, and is now rolling out worldwide in the brand’s broadest marketing initiative, covering 42 global markets highlighting its commitment to “the speed of yellow, excellently delivered.” Read more about the campaign tactics below.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on September 13, 2011 09:00 AM
Alibaba takes on Baidu for dominance in China.
Android rises to #2 smartphone platform in Europe.
Apple ponders disposition of its cash horde.
California Pizza Kitchen plans brand revival.
Cochlear recalls line of ear implants.
Deutsche Bank launches Autobahn App Market.
Ford unveils new three-cylinder EcoBoost engine at Frankfurt auto show.
GameStop to sell branded gaming tablet.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on September 12, 2011 10:34 AM
With four more days of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, Maybelline touts its sponsorship of YouTube's live streaming coverage of the runway shows from Lincoln Center with roving reporter (and model/designer) Erin Wasson, who talks to designer Rebecca Taylor (and, oddly, Bravo "real housewife" Ramona Singer).
Today's #NYFW spring/summer 2012 runway shows include Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan New York, Rebecca Minkoff, Betsey Johnson, and Perry Ellis. All except for DKNY are streaming on YouTube; DKNY's show will be streaming live on the brand's Facebook page at 2pm ET.
And in another interesting use of digital this fashion week, the Oscar de la Renta show will stream live on Tumblr tomorrow (9/13 at 6pm ET), with a user-generated stream of content tagged with #odlrlive already leading up to the livestream in a first for Tumblr — which is eager to stay in style with fashion brands and fashionistas via its real-time NYFW coverage, especially following a pre-Fashion Week pratfall on its own runway.