Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know For Friday, December 22


Papa John's / John Schnatter

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter is moving from CEO to chairman of his namesake company while Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt is stepping down as chairman to become a technical advisor to Google‘s corporate parent.

CES 2018 announces age-based programming tracks, from babytech to family-centric speakers and panels.

Diageo becomes a mixologist for the Amazon Echo Show:

Facebook signs global deal with Universal Music Group.

GAC is bringing entire line-up from China to Detroit’s NAIAS.

Hotels focus on entertainment to enrich the guest experience.

Long Island Iced Tea isn’t the only company rebranding to cash in on Bitcoin/blockchain mania.

Spotify takes a bite out of its most-streamed artist of 2017:

The PyeongChong 2018 Winter Olympics reveals “Love Connected” tagline and heart-forming red-fingered gloves as Coca-Cola reveals its packaging and plans.

& U.S. broadcasting legend Dick Enberg is dead at age 82. RIP.

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