Church & Dwight Company, the makers of Trojan condoms, unveiled a campaign on Monday that it considers the most ambitious in the brand's history. The campaign introduces a new product, XOXO, that is basically a typical condom. But it comes in more gender-neutral purple packaging and includes a carrying case that could slip easily (and discreetly) into a purse.
General Motors can no longer avoid lawsuits from potential victims of ignition-switch defects because the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the automaker's appeal of a lower-court ruling. The decision may expose the automaker to new liabilities for a defect that killed at least 124 people and injured 275 in small cars such as the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion.
Quicken Loans Inc. has hired former Fiat advertising executive Casey Hurbis as its new chief marketing officer. Hurbis will lead the company's consumer-facing marketing team and is responsible for all online and traditional marketing initiatives. He succeeds Jay Farner, who was promoted in February from CMO to CEO of Quicken Loans.
Since its inception in 2009, Mission Athletecare has been known as a performance apparel and accessories brand driven by endorsers who score in sports. Now it has aligned performing arts star Hailee Steinfeld, as the spokesperson for its women's activewear, joining other endorsers including Serena Williams, Dwyane Wade, Drew Brees and Mia Hamm.
About one-third of McDonald's employees don't like the new monochrome uniforms, according to Fortune. Others on social media compared them to those worn on the Death Star in Star Wars or District 12 citizens in the post-apocalyptic /react-text Hunger Games. They were created by designers Bindu Rivas and Waraire Boswell.
Drinks giant Diageo is planning to cut more than 100 jobs across its Scottish operations because of concerns over Brexit. The jobs cuts are a part of the company's realignment or review process where jobs from the UK could be moved to Diageo's plants in the U.S. and Italy. GMB, the UK's workers union, warned the government that Brexit could affect jobs.
For the first time in the company's history, Subway closed more U.S. stores than it opened the year before. The sandwich shop has long bragged that there are more Subway restaurants in the world than any other restaurant chain. But in 2016 the chain closed more stores than it opened, which meant the chain's store count dropped slightly, Subway told CNNMoney.
Back in 2015, Uber thought it had pulled a fast one on Apple by camouflaging the ride-hailing app so Apple would not find out that Uber had been secretly identifying and tagging iPhones even after its app had been deleted and the devices erased, which violated Apple's privacy guidelines. But Apple was onto the deception and threatened to pull Uber from the App store if Uber didn't stop the trickery.
Sly Stallone encounters Canelo Alvarez in two spots, under Tecate Light's "Born Bold" umbrella campaign, telling him to "Be Bold," as he shows him how to punch a bee hive, use raw meat to reduce a swollen eye and the correct way to display a championship belt. The spots break this week during sports programming, including the NBA playoffs.
Samsung tweeted about their latest phone, the Galaxy S8, and asked their followers to show them the first photo they took with it. One of the most popular responses was from a Tweeter named Edward who wrote "It was a dick pic." Of course, it got hundreds of retweets and everyone laughed until Samsung totally destroyed him with a single tweet of the microscope emoji.