Brand News: Land’s End, Foxconn & Sharp, Leap Day Branding and More


Land's End Gloria Steinem spring 2016 catalog catalogue

The latest branding and marketing news and campaigns:

Land’s End apologizes for featuring Gloria Steinem as a legend in its spring catalog following right-to-life outcry over pro-choice abortion stance.

Foxconn and Sharp execs meet today to try to salvage merger while Marissa Mayer is in New York to try to save Yahoo.

Apple files to dismiss demand to unlock terrorist’s phone and aims to make phones even more unhackable.

Facebook‘s Zuckerberg chides employees for anti-Black Lives Matter move as Canvas immersive mobile takeover ad unit launches worldwide.

Zappos lets employees stay home on Leap Day while Arby’s will go vegetarian for the day.


AB InBev pilots craft beer e-commerce platform to drive sales.

Adobe launches mobile app creation and management tool for marketers.

Airbnb admits to purging “unfavorable” NYC listings for report.

Allegiant Air criticized for removing dying father and his family from plane.

Amazon raises threshold for free shipping on non-book orders in the US.

AT&T sues Louisville over “Google Fiber proposal.”

Dick Smith Electronics, an Australian retail fixture, closes its doors.

Domino’s Australia goes to court to halt documentary over pizza tracker tech.

FIFA meets to elect a new president on Friday.

Instagram now has more advertisers than Twitter.

Macy’s adopts more transparent pricing (and discount) policy.

Meredith shutters More magazine.

Nintendo slashes outlook after sales slump.

Nissan disables Leaf app over hacking concerns.

Pfizer accused of dodging $35 billion in taxes.

Rock Gaming rebrands casinos as JACK.

SeaWorld admits employees spied on activists.

Snapchat uses Nielsen as a standard measure for its ads.

Sony designs a home remote control for the Internet of Things.

Southwest lets fliers use Amazon log-in to buy movies, messaging and Wi-Fi.

Sports Authority is on the brink of bankruptcy in the US.

Starbucks brings express format to Toronto’s Union Station.

Volkswagen ordered by court to speed up fix for faulty US diesel emissions.

Zipcar becomes more flexible in response to GM‘s Maven.

& new study shows electric cars will be competitively priced in six years.


Amsterdam Brewery promotes Boneshaker IPA in Canada.

Ariel laundry detergent praised for pro-feminist #ShareTheLoad message:

Chevrolet jumps on new Facebook “like” options in John Cusack campaign:

GE will introduce next phase of “Owen” recruitment campaign during the Oscars:

Heineken‘s Strongbow recommits to Sir Patrick Stewart.

Honda promotes new Civic with Comedy Central comedian/correspondents:

McDonald’s France takes a swipe at Burger King to promote drive-thru:

Reebok promotes Wine Wednesday Workout in new women’s fitness drive:

Tide hires Modern Family child actor for US ad campaign:

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