Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know for Monday, March 19

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Supreme x Public Enemy

Supreme launches collaboration with Japanese streetwear label Undercover and hip-hop group Public Enemy, featuring album art from 1990’s Fear of A Black Planet.

Google program boosts Target and other retailers’ product searches—for a cut—as big retailers lobby against proposed U.S. tariffs against China.

Apple is quietly developing its own screen (in a blow for partners).

AT&T-Time Warner proposed merger heads to court today.

Claire’s, the North American tween retailer, files for bankruptcy protection.

Cirque du Soleil performance takes a deadly turn in Florida.

Facebook faces uproar and reputational challenge over third-party data breach.

Kodak could earn $5 million for KodakCoin, its ICO brand licensing deal.

Pininfarina sets strategy to become an all-electric luxury car brand.

Samsonite goes shopping for a handbag brand.

& RIP Lisa Garcia Quiroz, Time Warner‘s first chief diversity officer.


CAMPAIGNS:

Advertising Week Europe 2018 starts today (don’t miss this on Wednesday).

Air France cautions fliers, “Take a chance or fly Air France” with a sweepstakes.

Dior promotes Sauvage with Johnny Depp, names Kim Jones to design Dior Homme.

IKEA Australia tidies up:

Kenzo‘s new collection is rumored to feature Britney Spears.

Macy’s is rolling out mobile checkout to all of its stores.

McDonald’s brought a green rainbow (or #shambow) to Chicago for St. Patrick’s Day and the return of the Shamrock Shake:

Pottery Barn releases Lilly Pulitzer collection across its three brands.

SXSW closing night debuts Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, with Bill Murray pitching:

Volvo presents its new truck, the VNR:


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