YouTube is pushing further into ecommerce with the launch of a ‘buy’ button. It is the latest move by the video network as it looks to take on Amazon and eBay.
The tech powerhouse has surged back to top spot in Millward Brown’s 10th annual list of the world’s 100 most valuable brands, achieving the first $200bn valuation and pushing Google into second, while Microsoft’s turnaround strategy propels it to third.
After launching a major football boot campaign with “Haters” in January, appointing a new global creative agency in March and announcing a new strategy earlier this month, Adidas appears to be aware of the challenges it faces from competitors. However, its announcement this week that it will retire its entire existing line of football boots appears somewhat contradictory to its more recent moves.
At the end of every week we look at the key stories, offering our view on what they mean for you and the industry. From Corona buying an island to Primark appointing its first chief customer officer, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
Intel feels “bullish” about its future, CMO Karen Walker says, as it invests behind its brand to support its “massive growth trajectory”.
If brands really want to empower women they need to ride the ‘fempowerment’ wave with intention, not simply jump on the bandwagon.
Diet Coke is keen to emphasise its connection to fashion as it turns 40, with its Kate Moss partnerships designed to engage “loyal fans” and build equity in the brand.