Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know For Monday June 11


Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump impersonators in Singapore

U.S. President Donald Trump’s historic June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore inspires local eateries, local pride, lookalikes and Dennis Rodman’s sponsors.

In other news:

Bitcoin plummets after Korean crypto exchange hacked.

Fitbit aims to transform healthcare—and itself.

HSBC‘s new CEO is investing up to $17 billion in growth plan.

Mars is buying European veterinary operator AniCura in a deal valued at €2 billion ($2.36 billion).

Patagonia will now repair any wetsuit by any brand, for free.

Roger Federer may not renew his Nike sponsorship.

UBS celebrates 25 years as lead partner of Art Basel.

Verizon names new CEO to guide its 5G future.

Vice‘s unlikely rise is chronicled in New York magazine, which also looks at how Netflix is transforming TV.


Aviation Gin owner Ryan Reynolds interviews himself:

Domino’s U.S. is “paving for pizza” this summer.

Domino's US / paving for pizza

IHOP confirms IHOb rebrand is a burger-inspired move.

SK-II taps actress Chloe Moretz for #BareSkinProject campaign:

Uber is spending half a billion dollars on #MoveForward ads like this in the U.S.:

…and this ad in India, starring cricketer Virat Kohli:

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