Brands to Watch: BBC, Chanel, Disney and more


Brands to WatchAssociated British Foods, Coca-Cola, Kraft, Premier Foods and P&G join UK waste reduction pledge.

BBC to trim World Service.

Chanel‘s Karl Lagerfeld goes more casual with latest runway collection.

Coca-Cola hit by Venezuela strike.

Disney cuts back at videogame division.

Egypt continues blocking Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google and Ustream as two die in Cairo protests.

Facebook beefs up security after Mark Zuckerberg’s FB page was hacked.[more]

Lady Gaga‘s new fragrance will reportedly smell of blood and semen; Playboy‘s new fragrance line will not.

LinkedIn pushes ad tools.

Netflix “crushes” earnings expectations, passes 20 million subscribers.

OPI for Sephora‘s Justin Bieber nail polish is a hit.

Qualcomm earnings surge.

Rafael Nadal knocked out of Australian Open, upped by Armani.

Sara Lee bidders face hurdles.

Skype pushes IPO to second half of year.

Sundance teams with Kickstarter to fund filmmakers.

The CW network catches flack for taglines “Catch VD” and “Got Wood?”

Unilever‘s Suave haircare brand reads brandchannel and signs Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews.

US color-coded homeland security threat system is being phased out.

Yahoo threatens more job cuts.