Brand News: Apple, Denny’s, Facebook and More



The latest branding and marketing news and other happenings:

Apple riles publishers with ad blockers.

Denny’s uses ad to propose mash-up burger to Burger King.

Facebook adds tool to detect unauthorized posting of video.

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne resurfaces idea of “bearhug” merger with GM as Fiat pins hopes for revival on new 500X crossover.

Netflix ends Epix cable deal, pulling high-profile films.

P&G cuts CEO Lafley’s bonus after earnings shortfall.


Alibaba targets rural China for e-commerce growth.

Blue Bell ice cream returns.

Blue Bell

Car2Go faces parking hurdles in New York market.

J. Crew ditches high fashion.

Mazda rolls out new dealership design.


McDonald’s still has an opportunity to turn things around, survey indicates.

Subway plans shift to antibiotic-free meat.

Suzuki plans to go it alone after four-year dispute with Volkswagen ends.

Uber hires hackers to work on defenses of self-driving cars.


Coke Zero wants college football fans to “drink” its ads.

Coke Zero

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