Podcasts are Coming to Facebook
Online - Podcasts

Facebook is planning to start rolling out its podcast product next week, on June 22nd, and, eventually, add a feature that’ll allow listeners to create clips from their favorite shows. According to...

The Verge
June 17, 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 17, 2021

TikTok Takes Over for YouTube as Major VidCon Sponsor
Attractions - Influencers - Online - Tech

TikTok has signed on to become the major sponsor of VidCon 2021, taking over from YouTube, which has been the headline supporter of the event since 2013. Indeed, with TikTok as the major sponsor, the ...

SoicalMediaToday
June 16, 2021

The Big Oil Instagram Influencers Are Here
Influencers - Online - Retail

Compared to some other brands, Big Oil has made relatively small forays into the world of Instagram marketing—but if history is any indication, they’re just getting started. Cherrie Lynn Almonte ...

Gizmodo
June 16, 2021

Spotify Just Launched Its Clubhouse Rival Greenroom
Influencers - Online

Spotify on Wednesday launched Greenroom, its new live audio app with similar features to Clubhouse, on both iOS and Android. Greenroom’s debut comes after Spotify acquired sports-focused live audio...

The Wrap
June 16, 2021

TikTok Launches #CreativityForGood Campaign
Influencers - Non-Profit - Online - Tech

With the annual Cannes Lions advertising awards coming up, TikTok is looking to get involved - but unfortunately, TikTok videos, at present, don't fit into the existing Cannes categories. In light of...

SocialMediaToday
June 16, 2021

Stater Bros. to Launch Online Grocery Platform Under its Own B...
Online - Retail

Stater Bros. is casting its relationship with Mercatus as a way for the grocer to connect with people through its online channels and tap the equity it has built with customers over more than 80 years...

Grocery Dive
June 16, 2021

Uber Gets in the Car Rental Space
Automotive - Online - Tech

The car rental program, called Uber Rent, will offer in-app bookings from brands like Avis and Hertz, according to Uber. Prices will be set by the rental companies, Uber said, and it will take a cut o...

CNN
June 16, 2021

Volkswagen Targets Pinterest Auto Shoppers with Virtual Test D...
Automotive - Online

Volkswagen is taking a virtual approach toward marketing its new ID.4 SUV, the car brand's first all-electric addition to an increasingly carbon-conscious industry. The number of auto brands offering ...

MarketingDive
June 15, 2021

Amazon Will Overtake Walmart as the Largest U.S. Retailer in 2...
Online - Retail

Amazon’s U.S. retail business is the “fastest growing at scale,” according to the company’s analysts. Between 2014 and 2020, Amazon’s U.S. gross merchandise volume, or GMV — a closely watc...

CNBC
June 14, 2021

Jack in the Box & Jason Derulo Launch Virtual Popup
Dining - Household - Online

Jack in the Box has teamed up with pop star and TikTok sensation Jason Derulo to launch a virtual popup in Los Angeles, offering menu items inspired by the Milli Meals that Derulo makes in celebration...

Nation's Restaurant News
June 14, 2021

Restaurants (McD’s, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, Others) ...
Dining - Online - Retail - Tech

The loyalty program wars are coming. Starbucks, Panera Bread and Domino’s Pizza paved the way, while Chipotle Mexican Grill launched its own version in 2019. But the last year has brought even more ...

CNBC
June 14, 2021

11 Brand Campaigns That Blend Pride With Purpose
Beverages - Branding - CPG - Dining - Fashion

How Reebok, Ugg and other marketers incorporate inclusivity and COVID relief. Pride Month has arrived, and brands are showing their support in full force. Many had to postpone or rework Pride campaig...

Industry Dive
June 14, 2021

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

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

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

Walmart to Distribute GNC Products in Stores & Online
Health & Beauty - Online - Retail

Select GNC products will be sold at Walmart stores and on the retailing giant's website under the terms of a new agreement. The new relationship would give the Pittsburgh company's products exposure t...

Everything Apple Announced at WWDC
Music - Online - Retail - Streaming - Tech

The star of the show at WWDC, as expected, was iOS. The software that powers the iPhone gets refreshed every fall, and today Apple gave its first look at the top-level enhancements coming to iOS 15. ...

Wired
June 8, 2021

FaceTime is Coming to Android & Windows
Online - Tech

Android and Windows users will finally be able to join FaceTime calls. During its WWDC keynote, Apple announced that FaceTime is going to be available on the web, so that users can call in from Androi...

The Verge
June 7, 2021

Pinterest Adds a Shopping List Feature to Round Up Your Saved ...
Online - Retail

The new Pinterest Shopping list feature saves all your Product Pins in one place, so when you’re ready to purchase you won’t have to hunt around through your saved Pins and Boards to find the prod...

TechCrunch
June 7, 2021

Instacart to Offer ButcherBox Meats for Delivery
CPG - Online - Retail

Instacart, the nation’s largest online grocery delivery platform, has partnered with the ButcherBox brand of high-quality protein to make grass-fed beef and other meats more accessible to Americans ...

Supermarket News
June 7, 2021

A TikTok Tune is Becoming Sally Beauty’s New Anthem
Health & Beauty - Influencers - Music - Online - Retail

Sally Beauty has long been known for selling hair color, styling tools and other beauty products. Yet over the past several years, it has faced challenges familiar to many brick-and-mortar retailers: ...

CNBC
June 4, 2021

Sean Combs Teams Up With Salesforce To Launch SHOP CIRCULATE
Online - Press Releases - Retail

NEW YORK, June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Combs Enterprises and Salesforce have teamed up to create SHOP CIRCULATE, a curated digital marketplace that allows consumers to discover and buy products exc...

Faisal Hussain
June 4, 2021

Sephora Sees Promise in its Social-Shopping Future
Health & Beauty - Online - Retail

Shortly after Instagram enabled companies to set up digital storefronts on its platform, Sephora debuted its shop. Its 20 million followers on the network could now find and buy its beauty products di...

Quartz
June 3, 2021

Giant Eagle Rolls Out Virtual Personalized Vitamin Aisle
Health & Beauty - Online - Retail

The Higi Smart Health Stations not only let Giant Eagle customers shop for vitamins, they also share healthy recipes from the grocer, provide educational resources and measure blood pressure, pulse, w...

GroceryDive
June 3, 2021

Amazon, Chewy Dominate Pet Product E-Commerce
CPG - Online - Pets - Retail

By draw among those buying pet products online, the leaders are Amazon (59%) and Chewy (41%), followed by Walmart.com (33%) and then PetSmart.com and Petco.com. Measuring by dollar sales share rather ...

PRNewswire
May 26, 2021

Amazon Cashes in on TikTok Trends with New Collection
Influencers - Online - Retail

Amazon published a new product collection called “Internet Famous: The Latest To Go Viral.” It features a mix of portable carpet cleaners, foot peel masks and dozens of other products that have re...

Modern Retail
May 25, 2021

Shein Tops Amazon as Most-Downloaded Shopping App
Influencers - Online - Retail - Tech

In mid-May, Shein surpassed Amazon as the most downloaded iPhone shopping app in the US, something it had already done in Google Play downloads the week prior. The retailer has driven large site traff...

Modern Retail
May 25, 2021

10-Minute Grocery Delivery is Coming to the US
Online - Retail - Tech

Gorillas, a Germany-based startup that provides grocery delivery in 10 minutes or less, is launching in New York City on May 30. Ultrafast delivery has expanded rapidly across European cities in recen...

GroceryDive
May 25, 2021

After $750k+ NFT, ‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ Will Dis...
Online

The 55-second clip of a toddler happily munching on his brother’s hand is being pulled from YouTube after being auctioned off as an NFT this past Sunday. The clip was at the center of an hours-long ...

Gizmodo
May 24, 2021

Harness 70 Years & Over 17 Million Fans with a Peanuts Pa...
Branding - CPG - Non-Profit - Online - Opportunities

Peanuts is an iconic brand and entertainment house with a 70 year history of delivering successful partnerships and connecting with 17+ million fans. The brand's latest RoadShow On-Demand, availabl...

Faisal Hussain
May 21, 2021

Poshmark Partners with Snapchat on Poshmark Mini
Online - Retail - Tech

The social commerce resale giant has teamed up with Snapchat to create a Mini shopping experience on Snapchat’s app, becoming the first preloved e-retailer to sell on the platform. Poshmark in 2018...

Forbes
May 21, 2021

Instagram Announces ‘Creator Week’ to Provide Plat...
Influencers - Online

Instagram has set a three-day program dubbed Creator Week — the social-media platform’s first professional development event series designed to help creators grow their followings and make more mo...

Variety
May 19, 2021

Shopify Partners with Google on Online Shopping Expansion
Online - Retail - Tech

Google is deepening its partnership with Shopify by letting the company’s more than 1 million merchants make their products more discoverable in Google Search and elsewhere. Google and Shopify are i...

CNBC
May 19, 2021

BarkBox Sales Increase and Subscriptions Grow
Online - Pets - Retail

The parent company of BarkBox and Super Chewer is soon set to make its public market debut following a May 28 shareholder vote to approve the SPAC deal. The merger comes as such deals face a slowdown ...

Retail Dive
May 19, 2021

Amazon to Offer At-Home Tests for COVID-19, STDs, Etc.
Health & Beauty - Online - Retail

Amazon is considering the launch of a new line of business that offers an array of at-home medical tests and a third-party marketplace for general home-diagnostics services, Insider has learned. The ...

Business Insider
May 18, 2021

Ralph Lauren Expands its Made-to-Order Business
Fashion - Online - Retail

Customers shopping the brand’s e-commerce site can create a custom polo, selecting details like colors for each piece of the polo (for example, the left sleeve or the collar) and adding monograms. L...

Glossy
May 18, 2021

Apple Music Launches HiFi; Amazon Lowers its HiFi Price
Music - Online - Streaming - Tech

A few moments before Apple announced its HiFi plan, Amazon announced that its higher-quality music plan, Amazon Music HD, is now available to Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers at no extra cost. As...

9to5mac
May 18, 2021

PayPal Expands E-Commerce Capabilities with Happy Returns Acqu...
Online - Retail

Looking to create more of an end-to-end ecommerce solution and move beyond the perception that it’s a payments platform only, PayPal has acquired Happy Returns, which consolidates returns for its re...

Multi Channel Merchant
May 17, 2021

20 Million Adults Could Dive into the Cryptocurrency Market ov...
Finance - Online - Tech

Nearly 20 million adults in America are planning to buy cryptocurrency over the next year, a study by crypto exchange Gemini foundThe investor population in the cryptocurrency market could nearly doub...

Business Insider
May 13, 2021

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