Brand News: AirAsia, Sony, Palm and More


AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes crash Twitter


Sony compensates gamers for PlayStation Network hack as the US sanctions North Korea over Sony hack and The Interview expands distribution to cable and satellite TV providers including Dish Network.

AirAsia crash search hindered by weather as CEO Tony Fernandes is praised for transparent response via Twitter feed.

Palm brand may be making a comeback after HP sells trademarks.

GM issues three new recalls, citing ignition systems.

H&M promotes new athleticwear collection.[more]


Allstate warns about oversharing on social media with MayhemSale stunt.

Apple faces lawsuit over iPhone storage.

BMW taps NFC for “car of tomorrow” print ads.

Chick-fil-A reveals possible data breach.

Chiquita brand takeover moves forward.

Graco looks to acquisitions to drive global growth.

HarperCollins apologizes for omitting Israel in atlas.

Hyundai/Kia brace for weakest growth in more than a decade.

IRA skater brand criticized for name.

Jaeger former owner makes moves to regain the brand.

Marriott looks to AC Hotels as upmarket brand.

P&G and Unilever tweak formulas and pricing in emerging markets.

Samsung integrates Tizen to power smart TVs.

Walgreen completes Alliance Boots takeover, renames company to Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Yosemite National Park sacred names threatened by trademark spat.

& Print ad campaigns featured more non-white models in 2014, unlike magazine covers.