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These posh stocks could fare relatively well in a trade war

“An all-out trade war could trigger a 30% slide in some European luxury stocks, it reckons” writes Markets Writer for marketwatch.com. If you’re tracking the global trade fights, this can’t feel like a great time to own European companies that export posh goods.All of them would face challenges in a full-blown trade war.In addition, the luxury sector’s stocks are trading at a higher-than-usual premium to the broad market—roughly 70%, versus a historic average around 40%—Brand and her colleagues note. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Big brands like Facebook and Starbucks are going to take crypto to the next level, and they could leave some ICO projects in the dust

“I understand that big brands entering cryptocurrency may sound like anathema to some crypto enthusiasts” writes Bruce Elliott for businessinsider.com. But also the cryptocurrency roller coaster has reached a point at which big brands are starting to recognize a mutually beneficial path forward.After all, big brands won’t be able to just slide into cryptocurrency without working for it.So while we’re not quite there with mainstream adoption of cryptocurrency, Facebook’s and Starbucks’ leadership into the space is a milestone.Soon, user-generated photos taken in six major U.S. stadiums will be instantly loaded…

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5 Celebrities Who Have the Biggest Influence on China’s Luxury Shoppers

“Fashion houses are banking on the attention: Dior appointed her as its first brand ambassador in China last year” writes unknown author for footwearnews.com. Yang Mi Age: 31 Michael Kors recently tapped the actress and singer as a brand ambassador, and for good reason.Here are five KOLs who have a major influence on Chinese shoppers, especially for high-street brands.To connect with luxury shoppers in China, brands and retailers are increasingly turning to the country’s KOLs, or key opinion leaders. “KOLs are the most effective product marketing here. Source: footwearnews.com Share This:

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BEHIND THE SCENES: 35 Secrets From Inside The Brand New ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ House

“There are 14 chairs around the dining room table, which gives us an indication of how many housemates will be entering on launch night. 17” writes unknown author for huffingtonpost.com. The ‘Big Brother’ house is about to fling open its famous doors once again, as a new bunch of celebrities enter for a new series of ‘CBB’ on Thursday.The ‘Big Brother’ house is based at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, and has been here since 2002, when it moved from The Three Mills Studios in Bow.  2. Source: huffingtonpost.com Share This:

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Kate Spade sales drive strong Tapestry forecast, shares jump

“In the fourth quarter, Kate Spade brand’s sales rose about 4 percent to $312 million on a proforma basis, the company said, topping analysts’ estimate for the brand’s revenue and comparable-store sales” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Sales at its signature Coach brand, however, missed analysts’ estimates even though they rose nearly 5 percent to $1.10 billion.Kate Spade sales are expected to rise at a double-digit rate in 2019, Chief Financial Officer Kevin Wills said, adding that the comparable store sales at the brand are expected to return to…

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Bayer shares slide after Monsanto’s Roundup cancer trial

“Bayer shares were down 10.6 percent at 83.48 euros at 0728 GMT, against a 0.6 decline for the DAX index “ writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. A jury found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit alleging that the company’s glyphosate-based weedkillers, including its Roundup brand, caused cancer. Originally an exclusive Monsanto brand, patent-free glyphosate herbicides are now sold by the global crop-protection industry. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Security researchers take control of a brand new Mac on first Wi-Fi connection

“Security researchers at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas have demonstrated a method of taking control of a brand new Mac as it makes its first Wi-Fi connection” writes Apple Watch Series for 9to5mac.com. It requires a Man in the Middle attack of a machine purchased by a corporation which uses MDM tools to install enterprise apps. Source: 9to5mac.com Share This:

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Steve Aoki fronting new Diesel watch campaign

“Steve Aoki has landed the role of watch ambassador for Diesel” reports hollywood.com. The electronic dance music (EDM) producer and DJ is known for his signature edgy style and long hair, which he shows off in the imagery for Diesel’s new transparency watch collection. “I’m constantly looking for ways to create and collaborate on unique and one-of-a-kind material, musically and artistically, whether it be through different brand collaborations, through my lifestyle and fashion brand Dim Mak or expanding my art collection,” Aoki said in a statement. “My mind is always…

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How to get a job in Brand Marketing, from someone who’s done it

“If you’re seeking a career in Brand Marketing for the digital/tech industry, stay up to date with news and updates” writes Dusty Baxter-wright for cosmopolitan.com. Lauren is Head of Brand Marketing at Visualsoft, an eCommerce and Digital Marketing business who work with brands like Little Mistress, Olivia Burton, Moda in Pelle and Canterbury to help them grow their business online.Q: Do you think the qualifications you got were paramount in landing your first job?.  Source: cosmopolitan.com Share This:

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