Timberlake to work with team on product innovation, marketing
October 21, 2016
Bai Brands, Princeton, N.J, announced that Justin Timberlake will join its team as an investor and the brand’s first Chief Flavor Officer. The award-winning actor and musician will work closely with the Bai executive team on new flavor innovation, product launches, marketing campaigns and digital content, among other initiatives, the company says.
Fine Wine Agency, @daddyissues_ partner for Fun Wine Co brand
July 19, 2016
Comedian and Internet personalityViolet Benson, known by her followers as @daddyissues_, has co-founded a new line of wine with Anthony Allport, chief executive officer of Fine Wine Agency, New York. Fun Wine Co is available online at funwine.com and at 40 retailers in New York, the company says.
New York-based Runa LLC announced that AcademyAward-winning actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio recently invested in the company and will join the company’s advisory board. Other investors include actor and comedian Marlon Wayans, actor Adam Rodriguez and professional tennis players John Isner and Steve Johnson, the company says. This group joins existing Runa supporters, including actor Channing Tatum, who was an early investor, it adds.
Stella Artois, a brand of Anheuser-Busch Inbev, Leuven, Belgium, and award-winning artist John Legend debuted "Under the Stars," an exclusive holiday single written and performed by Legend, which launched in conjunction with the Stella Artois Give Beautifully holiday campaign, the company says. The duet pays homage to the brand's name, "Stella," which directly translates to "star" in Latin, it adds.
Limited-edition packaging commemorates Matt Bonner’s career with San Antonio Spurs
November 17, 2015
Big Red Inc., Austin, Texas, teamed up with the NBA's Matt Bonner for a limited-edition 2-liter bottle of its same-named red soda brand to commemorate Bonner’s 10 year professional basketball career in San Antonio. Bonner is one of only six players to join the team's exclusive 10 year club.
Whether it’s your family doctor or first lady Michelle Obama, authority figures are stressing the importance of drinking water. But as consumers look to fulfill their hydration needs one bottled water brand is promoting the “perfect” balance of hydration and clean taste.
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