Brand News: HP, Airbnb, Chipotle, Holiday Ads and More

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The latest branding and marketing news, campaigns and other happenings:

HP spins off Hewlett Packard Enterprise as a standalone business valued at $53 billion, leaving HP Inc. as a tech business focused on innovation.

Amazon shutters local offering and launches seven-week Black Friday deals for Prime Members as Walmart brings Santa to stores as year-end holiday sales battle heats up.

ConAgra Foods sells its private label business for $2.7 billion.

Airbnb battles proposed law in San Francisco that would curtail its business model.

Chipotle closes stores over E. coli scare as FDA shuts down Sun Valley Juice for same reason.

IN OTHER NEWS:

Activision buys Candy Crush maker for $5.9 billion.

Apple is working on indoor mapping.

Facebook relaxes real name policy in face of protest.

Forbes launches a branded smartphone, Forbesfone, aimed at business travelers.

Google tests web-style responsive billboard ads in London.

Japan plans robot taxi service for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Jawbone countersues Fitbit in patent spat.

Pandora signs exclusive streaming rights for Serial‘s second podcast series.

Porsche issues a rare recall.

Snapchat calms down users following privacy scare.

Twinkie gets its own mobile casino app.

Warby Parker quietly expands beyond eyewear and opens second D.C. store.

CAMPAIGNS:

Coca-Cola Australia color colour changing cans

Bell Canada salutes service men and women ahead of Remembrance Day.

Call of Duty‘s new ad features model Cara Delevingne and NFL pro Marshawn Lynch:

Coca-Cola introduces a first for the brand—color-changing cans—in Australia.

Fiat Chrysler‘s Chrysler, Dodge and Ram tie into The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 release.

H&M promotes its Balmain collection launching Nov. 5th with Kendall Jenner:

Lidl launches “School of Christmas” campaign on UK TV today:

Mars launches first Celebrations chocolate holiday ad in the UK in a decade.

Mulberry casts a handbag as baby Jesus in #MulberryMiracle holiday advert:

SC Johnson launches Thanksgiving campaign.

Starbucks brings back its holiday red cups.

Tata Motors taps Lionel Messi as global brand ambassador with #MadeofGreat campaign.

Twitter highlights Moments in its latest ad, starring the Pope:

Victoria’s Secret reveals the 2015 Fantasy Bra:

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