Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know for Monday October 9

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Unilever Dove ad controversy

Unilever’s Dove lands in hot water—and more brand news:

Amazon sees Swatch and other brands push for brand safety, and reportedly weighs a move into pharma.

AOL is discontinuing AIM.

Google launches new VR app with The Guardian as AMP (accelerated mobile pages) asked to slow down.

McDonald’s underestimates demand for Szechuan sauce.

Dannon sacks brand ambassador Cam Newton for sexist comments.

Oxfam celebrates its 75th anniversary:

Unilever‘s Dove apologizes for Facebook ad that turns a black woman into a white woman.

U.S. Beef industry resurrects iconic tagline.

Harvey Weinstein fired from namesake company.


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