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Flamin’ Hot Mountain Dew coming to torch your taste buds

Confession: I think Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are really hard to eat. Maybe it’s the unrelentingly red visual barrier, or the way they cake onto the fingertips. Perhaps Flamin’ Hot Mountain Dew will fix those issues for me. It’s in a can, no finger contact required. Click here to read the

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Why Uber decided to #MoveWhatMatters

How do you know it’s been an unusual year? When a company that moves people encourages everyone not to move. And Uber did just that in a surprising way: by telling everyone to stay put. With so many communities struggling with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Uber positioned itself

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Pandemic helps make Crocs cool again

There’s no more denying it: Emily Kelley loves Crocs. After years of dismissing them as hideous and pointless, the 27-year-old now wears her white foam clogs everywhere — to breweries, the grocery store and on long walks through her Chicago neighborhood. Click here to read the story at arkansasonline.com. Discussion

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Tesla files trademark for restaurant services

Tesla has filed a new trademark for its brand under restaurant services as the automaker is expected to expand amenities around its charging infrastructure, including actual restaurants. Click here to read the story at elektric.co. Discussion Questions: What is a brand? What is brand extension? How might this story demonstrate

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Exclusive: Target Unveils First Brand Campaign Under New CMO

Target is unveiling a new brand campaign tomorrow under the tagline “What we value most shouldn’t cost more.” The new tagline is a sentiment that perfectly aligns with the banner’s brand promise “Expect More. Pay Less,” Cara Sylvester said in her first interview since being named chief marketing and digital officer in

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Gap-branded sheets and pillows are coming soon to Walmart

Gap, the ailing fashion label, wants to make a comeback. It’s planning to collaborate with other major brands, including everything from Kanye West’s luxury fashion house Yeezy to, well, one of the biggest retailers of all, Walmart. Click here to read the story at fastcompany.com. Discussion Questions: What is distribution?

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