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[BREAKING!]#OOPS: THIS PRO-TRUMP TWEET BY NEW BALANCE JUST FRIED THE BRAND IN UNITED STATES AS MACY’S BAN ALL DONALD TRUMP MENSWEAR IN THEIR STORES.

Becoming President-elect has not redeemed Trump’s brand in the eyes of other brands. After the election, Macy’s announced that Trump brand clothing would not find its way back in to the retailer’s stores, after it had stopped carrying the collection more than a year ago.  At the time, Trump hit back with a statement about… Continue reading [BREAKING!]#OOPS: THIS PRO-TRUMP TWEET BY NEW BALANCE JUST FRIED THE BRAND IN UNITED STATES AS MACY’S BAN ALL DONALD TRUMP MENSWEAR IN THEIR STORES.

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[BRAND WARS]#USUNCUT: NESTLÉ, MARS® 5 OTHERS GETS CALLED OUT AS “CHILD-CHOCOLATE LABOUR” EXPLOITATIVE BRANDS. READ:

We are not afraid to say or write about the truth, impactful and life changing creativities and issues that affect our lives either positively or negatively. We have covered a lot of famous Brands and brilliant advertising in this blog, albeit that doesnt mean if a Brand goofs we should temper the pen with justice.… Continue reading [BRAND WARS]#USUNCUT: NESTLÉ, MARS® 5 OTHERS GETS CALLED OUT AS “CHILD-CHOCOLATE LABOUR” EXPLOITATIVE BRANDS. READ:

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[BRAND WAR]#AUTONEWS: INNOSON MOTORS IS AT WAR WITH GTBANK; LAMENTS BAD PR FROM RIVAL FIRM.

​Innoson Group, Nigeria’s foremost indigenous motor manufacturing company has raised the alarm over what it described as sponsored and calculated smear campaign against it and its Executive Chairman, Dr Innocent Chukwuma, by some unscrupulous interest group. In a statement signed by Mr. Cornel Osigwe, Public Relations and Media Manager of Innoson Group, the company said… Continue reading [BRAND WAR]#AUTONEWS: INNOSON MOTORS IS AT WAR WITH GTBANK; LAMENTS BAD PR FROM RIVAL FIRM.

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[BRAND] #WARS: APPLE SALES DIP ON iPHONE 7 AS XIAOMI MIX ANNOUNCES DEBUT IN CHINA MARKETS. READ:

Apple announced in October 25, 2016 its profit over the past quarter fell 19 percent to $9 billion, pulled down by a drop in iPhone sales. The world’s biggest company by market value said revenue in the fiscal fourth quarter fell to $46.9 billion from $51.5 billion a year earlier. The results were largely in… Continue reading [BRAND] #WARS: APPLE SALES DIP ON iPHONE 7 AS XIAOMI MIX ANNOUNCES DEBUT IN CHINA MARKETS. READ:

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[BRAND GENIUS]#DESIGNTHINKING: MICROSOFT SURFACE STUDIO LAUNCH MAY SNATCH THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY FROM APPLE iMAC; SETS UPGRADE TO MS PAINT 3D APP. READ REVIEW, WATCH AD:

Apple-style product-porn ads have become a marketing cliché, but this new video by Microsoft for its new Surface Studio all-in-one computer arguably out-Apples Apple and sets a ridiculously high new bar for the genre. Watch the introduction of Microsoft Surface Studio: At its Surface Event, Microsoft announced the much-anticipated desktop PC, dubbed Surface Studio. It’s… Continue reading [BRAND GENIUS]#DESIGNTHINKING: MICROSOFT SURFACE STUDIO LAUNCH MAY SNATCH THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY FROM APPLE iMAC; SETS UPGRADE TO MS PAINT 3D APP. READ REVIEW, WATCH AD:

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[BRANDS]#SOCIALMEDIA: TWITTER PLANS TO LAY-OFF MORE EMPLOYEES.

Twitter Inc. is planning widespread job cuts, to be announced as soon as this week, according to people familiar with the matter. The company may cut about 8 percent of the workforce, or about 300 people, the same percentage it did last year when co-founder Jack Dorsey took over as chief executive officer, the people… Continue reading [BRANDS]#SOCIALMEDIA: TWITTER PLANS TO LAY-OFF MORE EMPLOYEES.

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[BRAND WARS] #MOBILE: APPLE VS SAMSUNG SHOWDOWN; SUPREME COURT CAUGHT IN DILEMMA OF PATENT-INFRINGEMENT RULING.

​Observers are watching court desicions closely on the progressive Apple vs Samsung Legal feud on patent infringement  to see how the court — which has not taken up a design patent case in more than a century — rules the judgement between technological innovation and protecting intellectual property. The epic legal battle pitting Apple against… Continue reading [BRAND WARS] #MOBILE: APPLE VS SAMSUNG SHOWDOWN; SUPREME COURT CAUGHT IN DILEMMA OF PATENT-INFRINGEMENT RULING.

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[DANCEHALL] #REGGAE: DEMARCO-KING KONG (CLEAN VERSION) MAVADO DISS. LISTEN & DOWNLOAD:

Just about few months ago, ​Bounty Killer and Mavado finally ended their beef. The two artists made peace at Hennessy Bounty Sundays, a weekly party promoted by the dancehall legend.Mavado also posted the same photo on his Instagram page with the caption, “Bosses.” Killer, real name Rodney Pryce, praised Mavado during a post on Instagram… Continue reading [DANCEHALL] #REGGAE: DEMARCO-KING KONG (CLEAN VERSION) MAVADO DISS. LISTEN & DOWNLOAD:

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[ADVERTISING] #DUUURRR: PEPSI ROLLS OUT #PEPSIMOJI CAMPAIGN.

Pepsi has kicked off the expansion of its global Pepsi emoji campaign, inviting consumers to #SayItWithPepsi this summer. The beverage company will unleash more than 600 proprietary PepsiMoji designs – from over one billion bottles and cans to sunglasses and stadiums – in more than 100 markets, the global campaign aims to bring a provocative and… Continue reading [ADVERTISING] #DUUURRR: PEPSI ROLLS OUT #PEPSIMOJI CAMPAIGN.

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[BRAND WARS] #ROTFL: AIRTEL NIGERIA SHADES MTN IN NEW CAMPAIGN TO WOO CUSTOMERS.

Airtel Nigeria has launched a new television commercial campaign – YOU’RE WELCOME HOME – to ignite what appears a fresh round of marketing warfare with MTN. The new 49-seconds ad which has been running on prime time belt of many Nigerian television stations, has caught the eye with its unmistakable objective of inducing disgruntled subscribers… Continue reading [BRAND WARS] #ROTFL: AIRTEL NIGERIA SHADES MTN IN NEW CAMPAIGN TO WOO CUSTOMERS.

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[BRAND WARS] BATTLE OF THE BUNNIES, ENERGIZER SUES DURACELL.

Some bunnies may have to stand down in the U.S. Energizer, owned by Energizer Holdings Inc., is suing Procter & Gamble’s Duracell brand. Duracell’s non-US bunny-branded packaging is allegedly being sold in the United States and undermining Energizer’s iconic pink bunny. The “public is likely mistakenly to believe Duracell’s products originate from or are affiliated,… Continue reading [BRAND WARS] BATTLE OF THE BUNNIES, ENERGIZER SUES DURACELL.