Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know for Friday, November 10

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John Lewis 2017 holiday advert Moz the Monster

John Lewis - 2017 Moz the Monster holiday ad campaign

John Lewis #MozTheMonster plush toyJohn Lewis releases Moz the Monster Christmas ad directed by Oscar winner Michel Gondry (with Elbow cover of The Beatles’ “Golden Slumber”) and kid-friendly merchandise as Twitter reacts to the UK’s holiday advert standard-bearer.


In other news…

AT&T clarifies status of Time Warner merger.

Disney announces a new Star Wars trilogy and cheaper-than-Netflix streaming service plan.

Facebook founding president Sean Parker is concerned about social media’s impact on children.

HBO cuts ties (and FX may too) with comedian Louis C.K. following sexual misconduct allegations as Hollywood task force aims to address entertainment industry’s sexual abuse crisis.

Infor aims to make business software “beautiful.”

Musical.ly sold to China’s Beijing ByteDance Technology.

P&G struggles to find CPG expertise for its board, WSJ reports.

Twitter suspends verifications after white supremacist allowed and launches security review after contractor deleted Trump.

World Airways defunct airline is being revived as a brand.


CAMPAIGNS:

Best Western Hotels and Resorts salutes Veterans Day:


H&M teases holiday ad with Nicki Minaj:


Madonna releases MDNA SKIN line:


McDonald’s France touts sustainability in new Happy Meal spot:


Nationwide Building Society (UK) promotes fraud awareness with true stories in The Little Book of Big Scams campaign:


Nike‘s Jordan Brand adds Oklahoma State to college affiliates.


Penny (a German supermarket) gets morose for the holidays:


The North Face honors late freeskier with stunning short film and The Avalanches’ “Because I’m Me“:


Zara promotes its sustainability efforts with Join Life theme:


& Louis Vuitton inspires artist to turn 24 bags into a Vuitt-john:


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