Suck it, Colbert: Amazon still top U.S. brand despite PR blip

The Colbert effect may not take as much of a toll on the teflon coating of as you might think. Despite a concerted attack by the legendary late night comedian over Amazon’s antics with book publisher Hachette, Amazon retained the top ranking among U.S. brands, according to the YouGov BrandIndex report. The report placed… Read More

Amazon is a top 10 brand. Chart via Statista.

Chart: joins Google, Microsoft and Apple in list of top global brands joined the ranks of the world’s top10  brands, jumping four spots with a brand value of $64.2 billion, according to the Millward Brown BrandZ study. Amazon, which is holding its annual shareholders meeting today in Seattle, ranked higher than its brick-and-mortar retail rival Walmart (#22) and e-commerce competitor eBay (#61). Amazon is the first… Read More


These five brands are kicking ass with Instagram video

It’s been about two weeks since Instagram unveiled its 15-second video feature and the response has been excellent for the Facebook-owned media-sharing platform. Less than 24 hours after its debut, more than five million videos had been posted, while it appears that Instagram is already pushing Twitter-owned Vine out of the social media landscape. Some, though, certainly… Read More