Brand News: Amazon Digital Day, Twitter, Nestle, Solo and More

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Amazon Digital Day 2016

Happy New Year! Here’s our latest news roundup of the biggest branding, marketing, advertising and other industry news and happenings for Friday, December 30th:

Amazon hosts first ever Digital Day sale today on digital downloads of games, music, books, TV shows, app subscriptions and discounts from partners including Lyft.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey ponders tweet editing as part of crowdsourcing product improvements in a move inspired by Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky:

Nestlé UK head promises to protect KitKat and brands against Brexit-inspired cost-cutting as incoming global CEO Ulf Mark Schneider looks to boost company’s healthcare creds.

In other news:

Apple sees unexpected knock from Consumer Reports, faces suit over FaceTime role in car crash.

Boohoo makes a $20 million bid for bankrupt US fashion retailer Nasty Gal.

Facebook softens “not a media company” stance to “not a traditional media company.”

Facebook, Amazon and Google‘s challenge to telcos outlined by Wired.

GM‘s just-retired design chief hailed for groundbreaking 44-year career.

House of Fraser invests in app-only bank challenger Tandem.

Huawei plans to shake up its business in 2017.

Lamborghini tests plug-in hybrid with Urus SUV.

Mastercard expands fingerprint and selfie payments to Latin America.

Microsoft ponders using augmented reality to track keys and other objects.

Run-DMC‘s Darryl McDaniels sues Amazon and Walmart for $50M to protect iconic logo.

Solo‘s iconic red cup raised in tribute to passing of creator Robert Hulseman.

Tesla faces make-or-break year in 2017, starting with CES.

Uber expands upfront pricing and addresses, with Lyft, discrimination concerns.

Volkswagen makes English its official global language, part of a bigger trend for global brands.

& the Mannequin Challenge went intergalactic this week:


CAMPAIGNS:

Alain Afflelou teases new campaign with Sharon Stone:

Aldi US promotes its brands over name-brand competitors with #ILikeALDI campaign:

Armani launches Facebook contest (with New York trip to meet Cate Blanchett) for Sì fragrance.

LG teases CES reveal coming January 4th:

LINE wishes everyone a happy new year:

Toyota reflects on the new C-HR:

USPS art director explains stamp design to AARP:


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