Netflix’s New Online Store Could Help it Take on Disney
Online - Retail - Streaming

Netflix opened an e-commerce site where you can buy things like caps, necklaces, hoodies, and, yes, underwear—much of it branded with popular Netflix movies and TV series. The move is part of a larg...

Fast Company
June 11, 2021

Heinz, Burger King Reward Waze Users Driving at the Speed of K...
Automotive - CPG - Tech

Heinz is partnering with Burger King and navigation app Waze to dish out free ketchup and Impossible Whoppers to Canadians stuck in summer traffic who are driving at the same speed as its slow-pouring...

Marketing DIve
June 11, 2021

The Country’s First Mattel Theme Park is Coming
Attractions

The country’s first Mattel theme park, complete with Hot Wheels and Thomas the Tank Engine attractions, is coming to Glendale. The Mattel Adventure Park will be part of the ambitious Crystal Lagoon...

KTAR News
June 11, 2021

SimpliSafe’s Social Media Stunt Celebrates Pet Appreciat...
Household - Tech

Home security provider SimpliSafe is saluting furry (and not-so-furry) protectors during Pet Appreciation Week this week by giving away yard signs and window decals so potential thieves know which hou...

Adweek
June 11, 2021

Disney & Starz Conflict Over the Launch of Star+
Streaming - Television

Disney is set to launch its standalone Star+ streaming service in Latin America in August, but Starz has filed complaints in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina alleging Disney is infringing on its brand id...

The Verge
June 11, 2021

“Lord of the Rings” Anime Film In The Works
Theatrical

The J.R.R. Tolkien franchise is heading back to the big screen in a fresh New Line and Warner Animation anime title The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim. I’m told that the Oscar-winning f...

Deadline
June 11, 2021

MasterCard: Back-to-School Sales to Top Pre-Pandemic Levels
Finance - Retail

The 2021 back-to-school shopping season is expected to be a strong one as more kids head back into classrooms and social events return. Back-to-school sales in the U.S. are expected to grow 5.5% from...

Chain Store Age
June 11, 2021

Reebok & Hasbro Collab on Power Rangers Sneakers
Fashion - Television

After announcing its forthcoming collection with Hasbro, Reebok has another sneaker collaboration dropping soon. Next up for the athletic company is a new multi-shoe capsule designed in collab with t...

Footwear News
June 11, 2021

Blue’s Clues & You
Opportunities - Television

Everyone is invited to play with Blue, a preschool-aged puppy with a clue... three, actually! Each day, Blue leaves paw prints on three objects arond her house to communicate what activity she wants t...

Nickelodeon
June 11, 2021

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show Returns with Largest E...
Live Entertainment

As vaccination rates continue to rise in the U.S., more summer events are being added to our calendars — including the largest firework show in the country. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announ...

The Points Guy
June 11, 2021

LEGO Built a Life-Size Lamborghini Sián Out of 400,000 Pieces
Automotive - Toys

LEGO has built several replicas of cars, but in creating the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37, the company tried a lot of new things. According to a report from Geeky Gadgets, this was the first time that hex...

Entrepreneur
June 11, 2021

How Retailers & Brands Overcome ‘Green’ Skepticism?
Branding - CPG - Retail

A new survey finds U.S. consumers want to make more environmentally-friendly choices when shopping for apparel, but many are held back by a lack of availability and trustworthy information on what mak...

Retail Wire
June 11, 2021

Microsoft and Xbox Are Moving Beyond Consoles
Gaming - Tech

As the story goes, when Phil Spencer became head of Xbox in 2014, he got a call from newly-appointed CEO Satya Nadella. "I don't actually know a whole lot about why we're in gaming," Nadella said to h...

IGN
June 11, 2021

2021 CMT Music Awards: The Complete Winners List
Music

The CMT Music Awards recognized country’s best videos and artists on Wednesday night. Ahead of the show’s broadcast, the Video of the Year category was narrowed down to four contenders: Carrie Und...

Rolling Stone
June 11, 2021

PlayMonster’s My Fairy Garden Summer Campaign Encourages...
Toys

Playmonster has launched a major marketing campaign for My Fairy Garden in recognition of the shift in mindset of modern parents now turning to wholesome toys and inspiring modes of play. Under the h...

Toy News Online
June 11, 2021

Voice AIs Are Raising Competition Concerns, EU Finds
Tech

The European Union has been digging into the competition implications of AI-powered voice assistants and other Internet of Things (IoT) connected technologies for almost a year. Today it’s put out a...

Tech Crunch
June 11, 2021

GLSEN | John Frieda
Health & Beauty - Non-Profit - Partnerships

GLSEN, the organization dedicated to creating better learning environments for LGBTQ+ youth, partnered with haircare brand John Frieda on a Pride Month promotion. John Frieda collaborated with the ...

GLSEN | John Frieda
June 11, 2021

Lorde Returns with ‘Solar Power’, First New Song i...
Music

Like a literal ray of sunshine streaming through the clouds of 2021 and onto our dream pop-deprived faces, Lorde has returned to us in all her hypnotic glory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvsP_lzh...

PopSugar
June 11, 2021

Chuck E. Cheese Expands Global Footprint Into Europe
Dining - Press Releases

BUCHAREST, Romania, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Chuck E. Cheese, the number one global family entertainment venue, is getting ready to open new doors in the European Union. It has signed...

Faisal Hussain
June 10, 2021

Facebook’s Smartwatch is Coming, with Cameras & AR
Electronics - Online - Tech

The device will feature a display with two cameras that can be detached from the wrist for taking pictures and videos that can be shared across Facebook’s suite of apps, including Instagram. https:...

The Verge
June 10, 2021

Aldo, Nordstrom, and More Discuss the Livestreaming Shopping B...
Fashion - Streaming

Last month, Aldo tested its first live shopping experience in North America, and the results were surprising. For its first event, the retailer tapped celebrity stylist Mimi Cuttrell and TikTok star ...


June 10, 2021

Fred Segal: Opportunities for Retail Activations & Partne...
CPG - Electronics - Fashion - Health & Beauty - Influencers

Fred Segal has brought its "L.A. Cool" to brands for over 60 years, enabling partners to capture the optimism, inclusion and love that makes it a unique staple in the retail world. The brand's Road...

Faisal Hussain
June 10, 2021

‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ Says Goodbye, Ending an ...
Streaming - Television

When “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” premiered in 2007, production didn’t have the budget to provide hair and makeup. Fast forward through 20 seasons and nine spinoffs that spanned an addition...

Variety
June 10, 2021

Telsa to Launch New Model S to Compete with Benz, Porsche
Automotive

Tesla will deliver a high-performance version of its Model S, aiming to reignite interest in the nearly decade-old sedan and fend off rivals such as Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and Lucid Motors in the luxu...

CNBC
June 10, 2021

Roblox Hit With $200 Million-Plus Lawsuit by Music Publishers
Gaming - Music

The National Music Publishers’ Association filed a lawsuit against Roblox, accusing the massively multiplayer online game company of illegally using songs from numerous artists — and seeking a min...

Variety
June 10, 2021

Kia Motors Renews Partnership with Rogue Esports
Automotive - Esports

North American esports organisation Rogue has announced it has renewed its partnership with car manufacturer Kia Motors. The renewal will see the two parties continue collaborating on a range of cont...

Esports Insider
June 10, 2021

Facebook & Instagram Launch Influencer Affiliate Tool for...
Fashion - Health & Beauty - Influencers - Online - Retail

Creators have always used Instagram to share products they love, and people trust their favorite accounts for inspiration and new products. Today, select creators can tag products from the brands they...

Facebook
June 10, 2021

Pet Supplies Plus Teams with Ziebart for Road Trip Season
Automotive - Pets

Pet Supplies Plus and Ziebart, a Troy, Mich.-based company that provides automotive appearance and protection services, have teamed up to launch #CoPilotPets, a campaign to promote pet safety and car ...

Pet Product News
June 10, 2021

2K Games & Puma Release NBA 2K21 Collection
Fashion - Gaming

Puma has teamed up with video game company 2K for a collection that includes the Court Rider. The Puma Court Rider 2K is dressed in vibrant hues, including pink, teal, yellow and blue, with white and...


June 10, 2021

GameStop Taps Amazon Vets as CEO & CFO as Online Sales Pi...
Gaming - Retail

Following the announcement in April that GameStop CEO George Sherman would be stepping down, the retailer has appointed a new head in former Amazon lead Matt Furlong. Furlong joins GameStop after two...

IGN
June 10, 2021

Facebook, Messenger, & Universal Launch Digital ‘Fa...
Streaming - Tech - Theatrical

Buckle Up! In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Fast & Furious franchise and the upcoming theatrical release of F9 on June 25th, Messenger and Facebook have teamed up with Universal Pictu...

Messenger News
June 10, 2021

Wawa to Mark ‘Mare of Easttown Day’ with New Cheesesteak
Dining - Retail - Streaming - Television

For all the love Wawa has gotten thanks to the HBO hit TV show “Mare of Easttown,” the popular Pennsylvania convenience store chain is giving a little back. To celebrate its newest store opening ...

Associated Press
June 10, 2021

Sesame Workshop Introduces New Documentary Series “Throu...
Press Releases - Streaming - Television

NEW YORK, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street and decades of award-winning educational programming, today announced its first documentary series Thro...

Earl Schultz
June 10, 2021

LG Renews Partnership with Esports Series Battle Academy
Esports

LG Business Solutions USA has renewed its partnership with collegiate multi-game esports tournament series Battle Academy. As a result, LG’s UltraGear gaming monitors will remain as the tournament...

Esports Insider
June 10, 2021

Apple Puts Increased Emphasis on Privacy
Tech

New features help users control and monitor apps’ use of their data Apple today previewed powerful new privacy protections in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, and watchOS 8, which help users bett...

Apple
June 10, 2021

Mattel Launches Barbie Loves the Ocean; Its First Fashion Doll...
Press Releases - Toys

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) introduces Barbie Loves the Ocean, its first fashion doll line made from recycled ocean-bound plastic*. The launch is in line with Matte...

Earl Schultz
June 10, 2021

Cinemark Partners with Mission Control to Bring Esports to The...
Esports - Theatrical

North American movie theatre company Cinemark and esports firm Mission Control have announced a partnership that will bring esports and gaming events to movie theatres around the United States. As a ...

Esports Insider
June 9, 2021

Diplo & Crocs Release Psychedelic New Collaboration
Fashion - Music

Take a walk on the weird side with Diplo! That's the concept behind his fun new collaboration with Crocs, which dropped on Tuesday (June 8). The first-of-its-kind, two-style release features an itera...

Billboard
June 9, 2021

Cable News Preps For Streaming Future
Streaming - Television

Cable news channels are at a tipping point. Fox News, CNN and MSNBC are coming off a record-smashing news year, propelled by a wild 2020 election (and its aftermath), not to mention an ongoing pandemi...

Hollywood Reporter
June 9, 2021

McDonald’s is Launching a New Minions Happy Meal
Dining - Toys

It's good news for kids, as McDonald's is releasing a new Happy Meal menu option. From Wednesday, June 9 little ones can get their hands on a Minions-themed Happy Meal. Each one will come in a limited...

WalesOnline
June 9, 2021

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