Brand News: Spider-Man, AMC, JetBlue and more



AMC’s Better Call Saul (Cinnabonfeaturing) premiere on Sunday was the biggest series premiere in the history of US cable TV.

Sony and Disney‘s Marvel team up on next Spider-Man movie.

JetBlue becomes first airline to accept in-flight mobile payments using Apple Pay.

Apple sets record by closing with $700 billion valuation, announces $850 million investment in solar energy.

IBM and SoftBank partner to bring Watson to Japan.[more]


ANA CEO Bob Liodice urges marketers to emphasize brand building.

David Beckham launches fund with UNICEF to mark decade as global ambassador.

Bitcoin trader MyCoin folds, takng $387 million in investor funds.

Canon to buy video surveillance firm Axis for $2.8 billion.

Chrysler offers Oculus Rift tour of 200 model:

Coca-Cola shares rise 2.4 percent after reporting full-year and Q4 earnings.

Comedy Central star Jon Stewart announces resignation as NBC puts Brian Williams on six-month unpaid leave.

Dish Network’s Sling TV opens for business.

Epson launches B2B branding campaign.

Girl Scouts USA celebrates Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies nod:

GM CEO Barra acknowledges tough road ahead for Cadillac brand.

Hyundai releases glimpse of global Motorstudio:

Interflora channels O. Henry in Danish Valentine’s Day spot:

ISIS-branded watches pop up in local markets.

Lucky magazine launches Lucky Shops e-commerce store. 

McDonald’s new CEO Steve Easterbrook gets free advice as McDonald’s UK names new MD.

Microsoft and Samsung settle contract dispute over patents as Samsung privacy flap continues.

MillerCoors CEO announces departure.

Mollie’s Fund PSA invites sun tanning lovers to their own funerals.

Netflix expands to Cuba.

Qualcomm will pay $975 million in anti-monopoly fine to China.

Rugby World Cup will see a data-led brand battle.

Skittles releases latest ad with “Settle It”:

Toyota releases new Camry ad and demonstrates iRoad concept vehicle.

Urban Outfitters offends anew with pattern recalling holocaust garb.

Virgin Blue rebrands to Virgin Australia with livery update:

Yelp acquires Eat24 in move to evolve from reviews to online food ordering and delivery.

Princess beds for girls take over Pottery Barn Kids, Toys R Us, Restoration Hardware and specialty retailers.

& European political leaders embrace denim.


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