Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know for Monday, February 19


Burberry / Christopher Bailey

Burberry designer and former CEO Christopher Bailey presented his final show at London Fashion Week.

Marvel makes history as Black Panther opens at #1 worldwide and sets Presidents Day weekend record in the U.S.:

Alibaba and Tencent divide China’s brick-and-mortar retailers.

Chanel buys a stake in British online retailer Farfetch.

Gibson guitar brand reportedly facing bankruptcy.

Google Chrome ad-blocking update concerns marketers.

J.Crew hires Starbucks digital head Adam Brotman as CXO.

LEGO eyes expansion via China’s educational market.

McDonald’s U.S. healthier Happy Meal makes some people sad.

Voya introduces a Chinese name and logo.

Walmart is reportedly in talks to buy a stake in India’s Flipkart.


Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s break up, amicably producing own ads.

KFC responds to running out of chicken in the UK:

Lucky Charms makes the unicorn a permanent cereal thriller:

Mountain Dew sponsored Kevin Hart-hosted NBA All Star Weekend activation including a courtside pop-up.

Roxy takes a stand with #MakeWavesMoveMountains campaign:

Virgin talks up planned hyperloop transportation network in India:

Volkswagen Australia highlights advanced tech with “RoboBoy”:

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