Brand News: Apple Pride, Lionel Messi, Starbucks x Tata and More


Apple Watch 2016 Pride

Brand news from around the world and web:

Apple celebrates Pride Weekend with customized watch bands for participating employees.

Lionel Messi retires from international soccer.

Starbucks and the Tata Group form joint venture that will bring small lot Indian coffee to the US.

HSBC says it will move 1,000 jobs to Paris in wake of Brexit vote as other banks watch closely and survey projects corporate hiring freeze.

Amazon is expanding its roster of branded Dash buttons and offering free digital resources to educators with Amazon Inspire.

Google may be developing its own branded smartphone.

India’s $4 smartphone is released this week.

New York’s iconic Waldorf hotel is being turned into condos.

Qantas becomes the first Australian airline on Snapchat.

Rolls-Royce plans remote-controlled cargo ships.

Skechers claims victory in Converse trademark dispute.

Skullcandy brand receives bids from potential buyers.


adidas Originals re-releases the Gazelle with reboot of classic Kate Moss ad:

Hershey’s supports US Olympic hopefuls:

Honda US promotes its 4th of July sale:

Old Spice follows “Five Year Plan” #SmellEm ad with digital shorts:

Papa John’s founder stars in Ghostbusters campaign in movie tie-in.

Papa John's x Ghostbusters movie pizza

Star Trek Beyond trailer features Rihanna theme song:

Tesco‘s Wimbledon promotion:

Volvo‘s “Made by Sweden” epilogue:

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