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Branding Experts to Airbnb: Ride the 'Vagina Logo' Buzz Accidental Rorschach test may be genius

What appeared to be a run-of-the-mill rebranding story yesterday with Airbnb has taken a strange turn toward either memories of elementary school anatomy/sex-ed class or pre-Giuliani Times Square. Indeed, the…

July 17, 2014, 12:13 PM EDT

Check Out Airbnb's New Logo That Has the Internet Talking Goes for aspirational feel

Airbnb, which facilitates brief home rentals in 190 countries, has unveiled a new logo and site redesign this afternoon as the brand wants to achieve more of a global appeal. To…

July 16, 2014, 1:37 PM EDT

LivingSocial Taps eBay Exec to Right the Ship Gautam Thakar brings marketing expertise

Seven months after Tim O’Shaughnessy said he would step down as LivingSocial CEO, the deals company has named Gautam Thakar as his replacement. Thakar has spent nearly the last decade working…

July 15, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT

62% of Execs Rely on Gut Instincts When Forging Partnerships Study shows business still hinges on relationships

Sixty-five percent of executives say that subjective factors such as company culture and corporate values increasingly make a difference when evaluating partnership proposals, according to a study from The Fortune…

July 15, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

JDate Teams Up With Rainn Wilson's SoulPancake for Humorous Spots Marriage, matzo ball recipes and summer camp jokes

JDate launched a video ad campaign on Hulu and YouTube today that will hit cable TV airwaves later this month. It’s the culmination of a crowdsourced rebranding effort the Jewish…

July 14, 2014, 1:33 PM EDT

ANA Is Assessing the Extent of Digital Ad Fraud 30 brands join study

Thirty members of the Association of National Advertisers are participating in a month-long study to examine just how badly bot fraud is impacting digital campaigns. The ANA has teamed with…

July 14, 2014, 11:59 AM EDT

Major League Soccer Is Using World Cup Fever to Score New Fans CMO Howard Handler lays out his game plan

Since rolling out in 1996, Major League Soccer has struggled to gain prominence in the U.S. But thanks to World Cup fever, the spirited U.S. team and its hero Tim…

July 13, 2014, 7:56 PM EDT

LeBron's Brand Shifts to 'the Good Guy' and Cash Windfall Awaits Could mean $50 million to Cleveland franchise

In the first hour today after LeBron James revealed he was going back to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the development was mentioned on Twitter 1.44 million times, per Kontera.…

July 11, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

Birchbox Aims to Bring 'Artificial Intelligence' to Offline Retail Opens first brick-and-mortar in SoHo

Birchbox tomorrow opens its first brick-and-mortar location with a 4,500 square foot storefront in New York's fashionable SoHo district. The much-hyped beauty e-retailer aims to make the shopping experience akin…

July 10, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

World Cup Helps FC Barcelona Win Big on Instagram Social video rankings favor sports and simplicity

While sports fans around the globe have been glued to their TV sets for the World Cup, social media marketers for FC Barcelona have made great use of the huge…

July 10, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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