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[BRAND HISTORY] TODAY OCTOBER 18, BBC INCORPORATED, GOOGLE STOCKS TRADING SUSPENSION, AL CAPONE TAX EVASION AND MANY MORE.
BRAND HISTORY

Today is october 18 and it is a throwbackthursday. These were the notable events that went down in brand history: 1775 African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery. 1922 British Broadcasting Company (BBC) founded, later called British Broadcasting Corporation. 1931 American gangster Al Capone convicted of tax evasion. 2012 Google stock trading suspended after premature release of a quarterly report indicating a 20% drop in profits and a 9% fall in share price. NOTABLE LIBRA ZODIAC BIRTHDAYS Actor Jean-Claude Van...

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Thursday, 18 October 2018
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BRAND FAILS

Canada: Sears just announced that it has received official approval from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to go ahead with their liquidation sales! The Liquidation Sales are expected to start on October 19. This includes not only their entire inventory, it also includes the furniture, fixtures and all of the equipment located at their remaining stores. Over the past 18 months, Sears had been attempting to reinvent the brand, and their plan had begun to gain traction with customers....

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018
[AGENCY NEWS] NIGERIAN BREWERY COMMUNICATION MANAGER, KUFRE EKANEM  RESIGNED TO FLOAT HIS COMPANY PHILOSOVILLE.
AGENCY NEWS

Kufre Ekanem, the long-serving Corporate Affairs Director at Nigerian Breweries Plc has resigned his position effective 1st October, 2018. Ekanem, who was a member of the Executive Committee of the brewing company and the public face of the company in host communities, is leaving to start a consulting firm, Philosoville Limited, a Culture, Marketing and Public Relations consultancy company, according to sources close to the respected communications expert and poet. In a pre-exit send-forth bar party organised for him, the...

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Monday, 15 October 2018
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AWARDS

Information and Communications Technology Company, MTN Nigeria was the biggest winner of the night at the 2nd edition of the Nigeria Tech Innovation & Telecom Awards (NTITA), 2018, held by the Instinct Wave and Association of Telecom Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) at the Oriental Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos, Friday, 12th of October, 2018. The ICT company carted five (5) awards– Telecom Company of the year, Social Impact Award, Digital Transformation Award, Customer Experience Award and Telcom CEO of the year awards....

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Monday, 15 October 2018
[BRANDS] DIET COKE REBRANDS WITH ZESTY VARIANTS, OTHERS. TAKE A LOOK:
BRANDS

After 35 years, America’s No. 1-selling zero-calorie beverage brand is entering a new era. (And no, the one-and-only Diet Coke is not being reformulated. It continues to be available nationwide.) With an updated look, sleek new packaging, the debut of four bold, new flavors and a new campaign, The Coca-Cola Company is re-energizing and modernizing Diet Coke for a new generation of drinkers – and offering its millions of current fans a new look and more flavors. “Diet Coke is...

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018
[ENTERTAINMENT] ADEKUNLE GOLD IS UNITY BANK’S LATEST BRAND AMBASSADOR.
ENDORSEMENTS

Nigerian singer, Adekunle Gold has put pen to paper on a new endorsement deal with Unity Bank Plc. The ‘Orente’ singer made the announcement on his social page and wrote; UNITY means the state of being joined together as a whole. @unitybankplc and I are ONE! #MyNewFamily #Evergreen. This new deal will be the urban Highlife singer’s first major deal in 2018, and most likely the first of...

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018
[TECH] BLACKBERRY JARVIS IS THE LATEST CYBERSECURITY APP FOR SELF DRIVING CARS
TECHNOLOGY

Canadian software maker BlackBerry Ltd on Monday launched a new cybersecurity software, which identifies vulnerabilities in programs used in self-driving cars. The product, called Blackberry Jarvis, is being marketed first to automakers – a group of customers the former smartphone maker is hoping will power its turnaround efforts – but could also have applications in healthcare and industrial automation. BlackBerry said it was offering Jarvis on a pay-as-you-go basis. Once initiated, automakers will have online access to Jarvis and...

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018
[BRANDS] PZ CUSSONS FOUNDATION CELEBRATED 10YEARS OF HUMANITARIAN SERVICES.
COMMUNITY

On the 5th of December, PZ Cussons Foundation celebrated 10 years of Impactful corporate social responsibility. PZ Cussons Foundation was established in November 2007 in order to discharge the company’s social responsibility projects in a more robust and systematic manner. It is currently set up as an independent body of the principal company supporting projects in the area of health, roads, education and potable water. The Foundation is a demonstration of the commitment of PZ Cussons to Nigeria and a strong desire...

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Friday, 22 December 2017
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COMMUNITY

Nestle, which sells Arrowhead bottled water, may have to stop taking millions of gallons of water from Southern California’s San Bernardino National Forest because state regulators concluded it lacks valid permits.   The State Water Resources Control Board notified the company on Wednesday that an investigation concluded it doesn’t have proper rights to about three-quarters of the water it withdraws for bottling.   “A significant portion of the water currently diverted by Nestle appears to be diverted without a valid...

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Friday, 22 December 2017
[BRANDS] APPLE JUST BOUGHT SHAZAM IN A $400MILLION DEAL. READ MORE:
BRANDS

Apple on Monday confirmed its acquisition of music recognition app Shazam, saying it’s “thrilled” to be gaining one of the consistently most popular apps in its App Store. “Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our users,” the company said in a statement. “We have exciting plans in store, and we look forward to combining with Shazam upon approval of today’s agreement.” The company didn’t disclose financial...

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017
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AGENCY NEWS

Attention has been drawn to a publication suggesting that the Consumer Protection Council CPC secured judgment in the sum of 17 million against Coca Cola from the Supreme Court of Nigeria.   Although the story factually reports that the current Director General of the CPC prior to his appointment as Director General was a partner at SimmonsCooper Partners, and in that role, represented the Respondent in that Appeal (Mrs. Titilayo Akisanya) in this case which emanated from the National Industrial...

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Monday, 14 August 2017
[EVENT] LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT PLANS BEER FESTIVAL FOR SEPTEMBER 25-OCTOBER 1, 2017.
ENDORSEMENTS

In a bid to stimulate its economic and tourism potential, Lagos State is set to host the maiden edition of the Nigeria Beer Festival from September 25 to October 1, 2017.   The Lagos State government is collaborating with beer brewers in the country and their counterparts across the globe to create maximum excitement during the week-long fiesta that will climax with the Independence Day Mega Concert to commemorate Nigeria’s independence.   The   festival, which will promote responsible drinking...

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Monday, 14 August 2017