Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know For Monday May 21

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Royal Wedding

The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle—now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex—attracts more then two billion viewers, shining a spotlight on the wedding dress by Givenchy, the evening dress by Stella McCartney (along with guests Amal Clooney and Oprah Winfrey) and the Jaguar E-Type Zero driven to the reception by the newlyweds, among other brands.

Budweiser supports military families with Freedom Reserve lager to support Folds of Honor in U.S. campaign:

Facebook reports a bump in users ahead of EU privacy meeting.

GE agrees to $11.1B transportation merger with Wabtec.

Nordstrom urges brands to think (and size) bigger.

SilkAir will disappear after merger with Singapore Airlines.

Sony to become more digital, including evolving PlayStation.

Tesla announces new high performance Model 3.

Volkswagen decides to skip the Paris Auto Show, begins global marketing for 2019 Jetta:

& U.S. sneaker sales are outpacing stiletto sales as more women kick off their heels like Serena Williams.


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