The latest branding and marketing news, campaigns and other happenings:
AB InBev wins over SABMiller with $104 billion bid to create global beer behemoth.
Made some tough but necessary decisions that enable Twitter to move with greater focus and reinvest in our growth. http://t.co/BWd7EiGAF2
— Jack (@jack) October 13, 2015
Playboy says it no longer will publish nude photos in a nod to changing tastes.
Volkswagen cuts product investment by $1 billion and adopts new system for diesel emissions. VW also plans to launch all-electric Phaeton while Leonard DiCaprio signs on for Paramount movie about dieselgate scandal.
IN OTHER NEWS:
Barclays prepares to choose an American as next CEO.
Dell CEO Michael Dell re-emerges in takeover of EMC.
Ford pours $1.8 billion into smart cars in China.
Hulu attracts fans with move by The Mindy Project.
Mondelez taps creative optimization.
Starbucks launches delivery service at Empire State Building.
Walmart delivered more than 300,000 screenings at its US health fair on Oct. 10.
Clearasil celebrates teachers for social media contest.
Kahlua releases five-minute documentary celebrating its heritage:
Johnson & Johnson promotes photo-sharing for good with Donate A Photo app:
Takeda enlists Sara Rue as spokesperson for weight loss drug.
Tory Burch releases The Painting short film with Vogue Italia:
Virgin America promotes in-flight streaming with Netflix:
Ziploc turns to cute animals for branded content.