Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know for Monday January 22


Amazon Go Seattle exterior

Amazon Go — its first checkout-free brick-and-mortar store — opens to the public today in Seattle.

Pizza Hut / Super Bowl LII deal

Pizza Hut will give away pizza if a touchdown is scored in less than 14 seconds at Super Bowl LII, where the Philadelphia Eagles will face the New England Patriots in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Feb. 4 in a repeat of Super Bowl XXXIX. And why Crisco was trending after the NFC Championship:

…and John Malkovich was trending after the AFC Championship:

The World Economic Forum is attracting global business and political leaders (and celebrities) this week in Davos, Switzerland.

Facebook weighs its impact on democracies and invites users to nominate trusted news sources; expands AI center in Paris and invests in digital training hubs in Europe; and hires Eurosport CEO to lead global sports rights deals.

Apple CEO Tim Cook leads company’s investment in the Malala Fund and worries about social media’s impact on kids.

Richemont offers 2.7 billion ($3.3 billion) to buy out Yoox Net-a-Porter Group in big bet on e-commerce and luxury.

SoFi reportedly wooing Twitter COO Anthony Noto as CEO.

Nike teams with NBA star Paul George and PlayStation for limited edition shoe:

Edelman Trust Barometer puts China #1 and the U.S. in freefall.


Apple promotes iPhone X selfies with v/o by Muhammad Ali:

Calvin Klein taps Kardashian/Jenner family for #MyFamily:

Coppola Wine releases “The Red Stain” branded short:

Dr Martens promotes new collection:

Ford Ranger Black Edition promoted in cinematic short:

Hyundai teases Super Bowl ad:

ING Direct (France) sees banking as an adventure:

KPMG celebrates women’s voices and rights:

Mars Reel partners with LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s digital media company UNINTERRUPTED.

Nike celebrates firsts in Winter Olympics preview:

& Verizon confirms it’s returning to the Super Bowl:

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