The latest branding and marketing news and campaigns:
Kanye West opens New York Fashion Week with Yeezy Season 3 blockbuster show with adidas at Madison Square Garden that also promotes new album release.
Uber agrees to pay $28.5 million in false advertising suit regarding rider safety.
Visa takes 10% stake in Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Square mobile payments app.
Yahoo begins job cuts as PGA Tour streaming deal commences.
365 by Whole Foods millennial-skewing offshoot invites vendors as ‘friends‘ to apply for in-store space (including tattoo parlors?) at first stores, opening in May.
IN OTHER NEWS:
Asics acquires Runkeeper fitness app.
Drake gets keys to The Six (i.e. Toronto) during the NBA’s All-Star Weekend.
Facebook adds captions to ads and may follow Instagram by supporting multiple accounts.
Google expands self-driving car investment.
The Independent British newspaper goes digital-only.
Lowe’s helps Ellen DeGeneres and Justin Bieber save a Detroit school.
Myspace is now owned by Time Inc.
Nordstrom collaborates with Olivia Palermo on her first fashion collection.
OK Go publishes exclusively on Facebook for gravity-less video with Russia‘s S7 Airlines.
Pandora is reportedly on the block and searching for a buyer.
Sainsbury’s ends buy one/get one deals in bid to reduce waste.
Volkswagen group sales return to growth.
& New York’s famed Carnegie Deli reopens.
Coca-Cola continues Taste the Feeling global campaign with new spots:
LeBron James releases toy line with Little Tikes to support his foundation.
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