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Amazon Tells Echelon Fitness to Stop Selling $500 Prime Bike

Amazon.com Inc. told Echelon Fitness to stop selling an exercise bike that was promoted and branded as a product developed in partnership with the e-commerce giant. Click here to read the story from finance.yahoo.com. Questions for Classroom Discussion What is competition? How do you think competition between companies impacts you as a

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Hershey starts Halloween ad blitz to overcome covid-19 hurdles

Halloween is just around the corner, and the Covid-19 pandemic has spooked the bid candy-making companies, which are worried that sales will see a downturn similar to Easter if they do not ramp up their marketing strategies to address the changed circumstances. Click here to read the story from industryleadersmagazine.com. Questions for

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How Walmart is advertising its new loyalty program, Walmart

This week the retail giant started to roll out ads for the program, which is set to debut on September 15th and seen as Walmart’s answer to rival Amazon’s long-running membership program Prime. Click here to read the story from digiday.com. Questions for Classroom Discussion Why do you think Walmart introduced a

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TikTok Launches Biggest-Ever Ad Campaign as Its Fate Remains Cloudy

Within two months, TikTok’s U.S. business likely will be under the wing of a new owner — after Donald Trump’s move to force China’s ByteDance to divest the popular video app over what he says are national-security concerns. Click here to read the story from variety.com. Questions for Classroom Discussion What is

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Netflix’s Competitors Are Drastically Outspending It on TV Ads

As live sports and primetime programming went off the air this spring amid the COVID-19 pandemic, streaming services like Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Prime Video and Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Hulu and Disney+ saw an opportunity to offer TV viewers an alternative. TV ad spending among streaming services tripled in the first half of

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