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Topic: Target

JPMorgan: Security Hack Exposed 83 Million Households and Businesses

More than originally thought

Seventy-six million households and 7 million small businesses were subject to a security hack at JPMorgan Chase & Co. that exposed names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. The breach may have exposed…

Brand of the Day: How Target Deftly Handles Complaints on Facebook

Responding to all, especially the angry

Target may be the No. 2 general merchandise retailer in the U.S., behind Walmart, but that doesn't mean it's too busy to reply to your Facebook posts. It will. Often.  A…

Home Depot's Breach of 56 Million Credit Cards Is Even Bigger Than Target's

Will cost the company $62 million

The extent of the Home Depot security breach is just coming to light, and it does not paint a reassuring picture for patrons of the big-box retailer. Fifty-six million customers were…

Home Depot Reveals Customers' Credit Card Data Got Hacked

Another retailer suffers a security breach

The Home Depot acknowledged today that its payment system suffered a security breach that has apparently exposed credit card data since April, though the retailer noted that personal identification numbers…

Travelocity's Shark Week Tracker Is Already Generating Social Buzz

Tidy Cats, Redd's Apple Ale, Target also run promos

Big-name brands are champing at the bit to jump into the social conversation around Discovery's annual Shark Week event, with some names like Travelocity already seeing some promising results. Travel brands…

Target Taps PepsiCo Exec Brian Cornell as CEO

Seeks new leadership in wake of data breach

Target has tapped former PepsiCo executive Brian Cornell as its new CEO, the Wall Street Journal reported. The appointment marks the first time the retailer, which traditionally promotes from within,…

Target Mobilizes Back-to-School Print Campaign With Image Recognition

Ties traditional with digital to target college students

Target wants to prove that traditional media like print and TV can drive e-commerce sales, highlighted in its new back-to-school marketing push. Target is launching a mobile app that works…

Want to Spot Rich People? Head to Walmart

Why wealthy shoppers are slumming it

It’s a statistical fact that wealthy shoppers rave about the pampering they receive at upscale retailers like Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor and Barneys. But here’s a question to ponder:…

How Banana Republic Moved From Skinny Models to Gay Guys

Couple keeps the brand beautiful—and authentic

This 1992 ad marked the beginning of Banana Republic advertising’s black-and-white period, which would continue nearly to the end of the decade. While the hunky (and sometimes shirtless) male models tiptoed up to…

Pinterest Users Don't Mind Ads—Up to a Point

Adding value to conversations is key to acceptance

If you think the only people using Pinterest are moms and craft hobbyists, think again. While your typical Pinterest user is likely female (14 percent are men), they're a more…

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