Brand News: Taylor Swift, Adidas, AMC Entertainment and More


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Taylor Swift named world’s top-grossing celebrityby Forbes thanks to world tour earnings as Beyonce and Jay Z named top-earning celebrity couple.

Adidas claims Skechers‘ Mega Flex shoe is a Springblade knockoff in trademark suit.

AMC Entertainment buys Europe’s Odeon and UCI cinemas.

BuzzFeed announces a film about China’s Brother Orange with Ellen DeGeneres.

Denny’s introduces new “simple and natural” pancake recipe.

FOX live-streams primetime as Twitter will live-stream the GOP and Democratic conventions.

IKEA extends product recall to China and promotes 2017 Hay collaboration.

Mercedes-Benz wins first-half 2016 global luxury auto sales, determined to take BMW‘s crown.

Microsoft Hololens helps the PGA Tour connect with fans.

Mr. Peanut turns 100 in search of younger “Peanut Pals.”

NBC executives are “cautiously optimistic” that Rio 2016 Olympics will attract a big audience.

Polaroid Swing app aims to make 3D moving images.

Starbucks raises workers’ pay — and prices on some drinks — as JPMorgan bumps up pay.

Thomson Reuters sells intellectual property and science unit for $3.5 billion.

Under Armour files $15 million trademark suit against China’s “Uncle Martian” brand.

Warner Bros. warned against paying YouTube influencers like PewDiePie.


Ad Council PSA promotes Meals on Wheels:

Discover Cotton “Cooler in Cotton” campaign includes musical film set in sweaty New York:

Visit Norway gets sheepish in latest campaign, including @SheepWithAView Instagram account.

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