Brand News: Gap Inc., Fiat Chrysler, BBC and more



BBC unveils all-star version of God Only Knows, 17 years after iconic Perfect Day promo.

Gap Inc. CEO Glenn Murphy announces he’s stepping down.

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says he’s “done” in 2018.

NFL owners meet to discuss domestic violence handling. (More here.)

Whirlpool launches “Every day, care” tagline and campaign.[more]


Air France issues profit warning following strike.

AMD names Dr. Lisa Su president and CEO.

Amazon launches online home appliances store.

Annie’s introduces grass-fed mac’n’cheese.

Apple is expected to unveil new iPads and Macs at Oct. 16 event.

Aston Martin recruits new CMO from Tesla.

AT&T to pay $105 million to settle “mobile cramming” suit.

BMW hires Ferrari’s chief engineer.

BP goes pink in Australia for breast cancer awareness.

Brandy Melville becomes a hit with teen girls on strength of Instagram marketing.

Chipotle and Slow Food USA partner to support school gardens as chain launches Boorito Halloween promotion.

Costco profit jumps on stronger sales and fee revenue.

De Beers Forevermark taps Benjamin Millepied for new campaign.

Estee Lauder sees a bigger marketing lift on Facebook in Taiwan.

Flipkart rattles India brands with Big Billion Day e-promotion.

GlaxoSmithKline looks into corruption charges in UAE.

GM CEO Mary Barra addresses the Cadillac opportunity and state of the company in interviews.

Guinness introduces Blonde American Lager.

IBM announces a slew of partners for Watson.

Johnny Rockets looks to become a lifestyle brand.

KFC targets Hispanic audience with family-focused “Together” campaign.

KLM, the world’s oldest airline, celebrates its 95th anniversary.

Las Vegas woos same-sex weddings in wake of Supreme Court move.

Lionsgate partners with Doritos, Whole Foods and Mazda for next Hunger Games installment on Nov. 21.

LYFE Kitchen projects steady growth.

MassMutual uses social media and philanthropy to engage in new campaign.

Mercedes-Benz posts best-ever month for vehicle sales.

Michelle Obama invites Anna Wintour, J.Crew, Gap and other brands to the White House for a fashion seminar.

Microsoft buys Israeli text-analysis company Equivio.

MillerCoors tests branded content with 26 tech companies.

Myspace makes a comeback.

New Jersey‘s Jersey City invests in $1.2 million ‘Make It Yours’ campaign.

Nordstrom updates corporate citizenship commitment:

Plum Organics expands into adult squeezables.

Red Bull to pay hefty fine to settle false advertising suit.

Samsung girds for cost cuts.

SC Johnson expands malaria commitment with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

SodaStream stumbles in US.

SolarCity joins rivals in lending to clients.

Square debuts mobile ordering for coffee.

Stoli sponsors New Yorker festival.

Tesla is expected to announce a new car on Thursday.

Tim Hortons sponsors hockey TV show in Canada.

Twitter head of news, Vivian Schiller, steps down.

UPS touts importance of NCAA partnership.

Vidalia Onion co-op shares results of digital campaign.

Yum! Brands reports dismal China outlook.

& Brands create hipper hijabs for Muslim women.

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