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Brand Moves for Tuesday July 28

Twenty-two weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand mo...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, England, California, France, Advertising, Research, Walmart, Eu, Netflix, Ubs, Burberry, Cancer Research UK, Gucci, Lvmh


KENZO x Vans Teamed Up: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

KENZO x Vans Teamed Up: Here’s Everything You Need to Know If you were to pick the ideal collaboration partner for a French luxury fashion brand, it’s probably not going to be a footwear company with a cult following of skateboarders and California dreamers. But the KENZO x Vans collection proves it’s never too late to defy everyone’s expectations of what your brand should be. What could have been a risky move for both brands has become one of the most talked-about releases of the summer. While ...
Tags: Fashion, California, Paris, Lvmh, Collaborations, Kenzo, Designer Collaborations, Vans, Spring/summer Trends, Kenzo Takada, Felipe Oliveira, Kenzo X Vans


AB Tasty raises $40 million to optimize e-commerce user experience

AB Tasty has raised a new $40 million funding round led by Credit Mutuel Innovation with existing investors Korelya Capital, Omnes, Partech and XAnge also participating. Overall the startup has raised $64 million. The startup is focused on improving user experience on e-commerce platforms, travel portals, fashion websites and more. It lets you customize the message and the feature set of your application depending on the person you’re interacting with. AB Tasty started the fundraising process...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, New York, France, Germany, Google Analytics, France Newsletter, Lvmh, AB Tasty, Alix de Sagazan, Spain Singapore, Credit Mutuel Innovation, Korelya Capital Omnes Partech


Elon Musk is the 5th-wealthiest person in the world, according to Forbes

Elon Musk became the fifth-richest person in the world on Monday, according to Forbes. His net worth is valued at over $74 billion. The majority of Musk's wealth is tied to shares in his companies, Tesla and SpaceX. Despite factory closures due to COVID-19, Tesla's value has increased by $200 billion since March, vaulting Musk up various indexes of the world's most wealthy individuals. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk's net worth skyrocketed past the $74 billion ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Bloomberg, Nasa, Ford, Michael Bloomberg, Lvmh, Musk, Fiat Chrysler, Forbes, PitchBook, Fremont California


Brand Moves for Wednesday June 17

Sixteen weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand moves...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Minneapolis, Advertising, Harvard, United States, Premier League, Harvard University, Paris, Sheffield United, Tencent


Ethical Marketing in the Age of the Coronavirus

Under normal circumstances, coming up with a successful marketing campaign can be difficult. It needs to appeal to a wide variety of people. It needs to reach those people frequently enough without being overbearing. And, most important, it needs to make people want to buy your products or services, or buy in to your brand as a whole. Of course, we are not living under normal circumstances, with many people under lockdown due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This makes marketing especially t...
Tags: Microsoft, France, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Sales & Marketing, Cisco, Spain, Comcast, Ethics, Ford, Gm, Ikea, Pizza Hut, L'oreal, Marketing & PR


Ethical Marketing in the Age of the Coronavirus

Under normal circumstances, coming up with a successful marketing campaign can be difficult. It needs to appeal to a wide variety of people. It needs to reach those people frequently enough without being overbearing. And, most important, it needs to make people want to buy your products or services, or buy in to your brand as a whole. Of course, we are not living under normal circumstances, with many people under lockdown due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This makes marketing especially t...
Tags: Microsoft, France, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Sales & Marketing, Cisco, Spain, Comcast, Ethics, Ford, Gm, Ikea, Pizza Hut, L'oreal, Marketing & PR


Brand Moves for Thursday June 11

Fifteen weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand moves...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Europe, Congress, China, Advertising, US, America, Adidas, Brooklyn, United States, Netherlands, Ibm, Zara, Black Lives Matter, Amancio Ortega


Tiffany amends debt pacts for financial leeway amid pandemic, slump in sales

U.S. luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co, which is being bought by France's LVMH for $16 billion, said on Tuesday it had amended some of its debt agreements to gain more financial leeway amid the coronavirus pandemic after its quarterly sales sank 44%.
Tags: Money, France, businessNews, Lvmh, Tiffany, Tiffany Co


Tiffany amends debt agreements amid LVMH deal, sales slump

U.S. luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co, which is being bought by France's LVMH for $16 billion, said on Tuesday it had amended some of its debt agreements to bolster its liquidity amid the coronavirus pandemic after its quarterly sales sank 44%.
Tags: Money, France, businessNews, Lvmh, Tiffany, Tiffany Co


LVMH refrains from renegotiating Tiffany deal, sources say

French luxury goods giant is not asking to renegotiate its $16.2-billion acquisition of U.S. jewelry chain Tiffany & Co after deliberating whether to do so, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Lvmh, Tiffany, U S jewelry chain Tiffany Co


LVMH backs down on renegotiating Tiffany deal, sources say

French luxury goods giant is not asking to renegotiate its $16.2-billion acquisition of U.S. jewelry chain Tiffany & Co after deliberating whether to do so, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Lvmh, Tiffany, U S jewelry chain Tiffany Co


LVMH propels Arnault scion to head up Tag Heuer watches

LVMH said on Thursday Frederic Arnault, one of the younger sons of the luxury goods group's billionaire boss, would take over running watch brand Tag Heuer, joining his siblings in taking on bigger roles within the conglomerate.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Lvmh, Tag Heuer, Arnault, Frederic Arnault


Louis Vuitton casts doubt over $16bn Tiffany takeover

Luxury goods giant LVMH suggests its takeover for the US jeweller could be on the back burner.
Tags: Business, US, Lvmh, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany


LVMH's Arnault mulls ways to renegotiate deal with Tiffany - sources

LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault is exploring ways to reopen negotiations on the French luxury goods giant's $16.2 billion acquisition of U.S. jewelry chain Tiffany & Co, as U.S. social unrest and the coronavirus pandemic weigh on the retail sector, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Lvmh, Tiffany, Bernard Arnault, Arnault, U S jewelry chain Tiffany Co


LVMH's takeover of Tiffany seen as uncertain - WWD

French luxury goods group LVMH's $16.2 billion (13 billion pounds) takeover of Tiffany & Co is looking less certain as the jeweller grapples with a deteriorating situation in the U.S. market brought on by a global pandemic and severe social unrest, fashion trade publication WWD reported on Tuesday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Lvmh, Tiffany, Tiffany Co


Tiffany & Co. shares plunge on LVMH deal concerns

Shares of Tiffany & Co. plunged more than 8 percent Tuesday on news that French luxury goods group LVMH Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton's $16.2 million takeover of the luxury retailer may be less likely to go through, according to a report by fashion trade publication Women's Wear Daily.
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Coronavirus: Brand Moves for Tuesday May 26

Fashion label Gucci’s creative director, Alessandro Michele, has announced that the brand is slashing the number of fashion shows it holds each year from five to two. Declaring the fashion week calendar obsolete, Michele said he was no longer adhering to a rota staked out by spring/summer, autumn/winter, cruise and pre-fall shows. Instead, the brand will show “seasonless” collections twice a year. There are no plans for a show in September, when the Gucci collection would normally be staged as ...
Tags: Google, Home Depot, New York, China, Advertising, America, Paris, Alibaba, Tencent, Bolt, New York Stock Exchange, Nissan, Tate Britain, Gucci, Renault, Turner prize


French billionaires raise stakes in defence of publisher Lagardere

France's business elite closed ranks around publishing group Lagardere on Monday with LVMH's Bernard Arnault and Vivendi's Vincent Bollore swooping in to bolster its defences against London-based hedge fund Amber Capital.
Tags: London, Money, France, businessNews, Lvmh, Vivendi, Vincent Bolloré, Lagardere, Bernard Arnault


French tycoons close ranks to bolster Lagardere's defences

France's business elite closed ranks around publishing group Lagardere on Monday with LVMH's Bernard Arnault and Vivendi's Vincent Bollore swooping in to bolster its defences against London-based hedge fund Amber Capital.
Tags: London, Money, France, businessNews, Lvmh, Vivendi, Vincent Bolloré, Lagardere, Bernard Arnault


LVMH's Arnault to buy stake in Lagardere holding company

Bernard Arnault, the billionaire behind luxury fashion group LVMH , has agreed to buy a stake in the holding company of fellow French billionaire Arnaud Lagardere, according to the holding companies of the two men.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Lvmh, Lagardere, Bernard Arnault, Arnault, Arnaud Lagardere


Mark Zuckerberg is now richer than Warren Buffett, as Facebook stock climbs and Buffet's holdings lose billions (FB)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now richer than Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett and LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates currently sit at the top of the list. Zuckerberg's climb comes after Facebook reported better than expected earnings in April and announced new ecommerce and video chat features. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is climbing B...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Trends, Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Lvmh, Zuckerberg, Buffett, Bezos, Bernard Arnault, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton


Vote for Europe’s hottest startups in The Europas Awards + workshops, pitches, networking

The Europas Awards — which have been recognising the hottest European tech startups in since 2009 — are now open for the public voting stage, prior to the formal judging process. The entries have been sorted and sifted by journalists to compile an editorially-driven ‘long list’ of some of Europe’s most exciting startups and investors. Voting is now live, so please go and vote! The public vote will close at midnight (UK time) on MAY 20 11.59 PM (London Time). The all-star panel of judges will b...
Tags: TC, Europe, Balderton Capital, UK, London, Ge, Elvie, California, US, Tech, Eu, Bloomberg, NHS, Italy, Middle East, Netherlands


Confirmed: Intel is buying urban mobility platform Moovit in a $900M deal

On the heels of a spate of reports over the weekend, today Intel confirmed its latest move to grow its automotive division. The chip giant is acquiring Moovit, an Israeli startup previously backed by Intel that analyses urban traffic patterns and provides transportation recommendations with a specific focus on public transit. The deal values Moovit at $900 million, although Intel says that the growth of its existing stake in the startup effectively means that Intel paying $840 million in this tr...
Tags: TC, Tech, Intel, Ford, Moovit, Lvmh, Mobileye, Waymo, Amnon Shashua, Bob Swan, Shashua, Israel Sequoia Israel, Nir Erez Moovit


Intel to buy smart urban transit startup Moovit for $1B to boost its autonomous car division

Some big M&A is afoot in Israel in the world of smart transportation. According to reports and sources that have contacted TechCrunch, chip giant Intel is in the final stages of a deal to acquire Moovit, a startup that applies AI and big data analytics to track traffic and provide transit recommendations to some 800 million people globally. The deal is expected to close in the coming days at a price believed to be in the region of $1 billion. We have contacted Nir Erez, the founder and CEO of ...
Tags: TC, Uber, Israel, Tech, Intel, Moovit, Lvmh, Cto, Intel Capital, Mobileye, Amnon Shashua, Nir Erez, David Bedussa, Wadi Ventures, BMW Sound Ventures Gemini Israel Sequoia Israel


Coronavirus: Brand Moves for Tuesday April 28

French luxury brand Hermès’ Guangzhou flagship store reportedly achieved $2.7 million in sales when it reopened this weekend. This is believed to be the biggest daily figure for a single boutique in China and offers hope to luxury brands and retailers of what economic recovery may look like in the coming months. VIP shoppers documented their extravagant purchases across multiple social media platforms, including Weibo and Xiaohongshu. Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong province, China’s most...
Tags: Verizon, Florida, Fcc, Cdc, France, China, Advertising, US, America, Customers, UPS, Pandora, United States, Comcast, Airbnb, Dior


Digital around the world in April 2020

The world has changed dramatically over the first three months of 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic impacting almost every aspect of our lives. These changes have been clearly evident in the world’s digital behaviours too, especially as billions of people turn to connected devices to help them cope with life and work under lockdown. We’ve dedicated a significant portion of our Digital 2020 April Global Statshot Report to exploring these extraordinary trends, but this update also includes all o...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Mobile, Facebook, Ecommerce, Mark Zuckerberg, South Korea, Twitter, Europe, Japan, Usa, UK, Instagram, Internet, Cdc


The Europas Awards goes virtual: Votes, workshops, pitches, networking, live awards & DJs

The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups is doing what everyone in tech has done before: pivoting! Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be ‘going virtual’ on an amazing new platform, to be unveiled. (OK, but not VR – just yet!). A percentage of proceeds from the event will be donated to charities across Europe helping to fight the pandemic. Judging will be entirely virtual and the Awards themselves will be announced live on 25th June at an online event which will feature special guests, and...
Tags: TC, Europe, Balderton Capital, UK, London, Ge, Elvie, California, US, Tech, Eu, Bloomberg, NHS, Italy, Middle East, Netherlands




Doing Right By Your Customers in a Crisis

Around the world, large companies are making unprecedented moves on behalf of their customers. Dunkin' is awarding its loyalty program members bonus points for using their drive thrus; luxury product manufacturer LVMH switched from making perfume to producing hand sanitizer. But the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent quarantining procedures present a dilemma for business owners. How should one engage with customers during this frightening period? Is there a right or wrong strategy? Here are th...
Tags: Business, Careers, Communication, Current Affairs, Lvmh, Best Practices, People Skills, Barrington, Dunkin, Lisa Barrington, Attitude & Motivation, MAFF, AMEX Business, Andrew Maff