Marketplace for Monday, June 1, 2015
Jun 1, 2015

Marketplace for Monday, June 1, 2015

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Airing on Monday, June 1, 2015: The Ted Cruz store has iPhone covers and polo shirts. Hillary Clinton’s pantsuit T-shirt is a best-seller. Why turn a presidential candidate’s name into products? And does all this merchandise need to be profitable or does it just need to spread the brand? We explore. Next: the award goes to … Instagram. At the Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards Monday in NYC, Instagram founder Kevin Systrom will receive the Media Award, giving us a chance to look at how Instagram has become the repository for fashion advertising by companies and individuals alike.

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Just how do national days get on the calendar?

Jun 1, 2015
It's Go Barefoot Day? Penpal Day? Say Something Nice Day? Who says?
Talk Like a Pirate Day is a national event celebrated on YouTube every September. 
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And the award goes to ... Instagram!

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Jun 1, 2015
Fashion brands find advertising gold in the social network.

The Patriot Act's new name

Jun 1, 2015
Who will keep the data now that the government cannot? Look to your telephone companies.

The merch tells the mood

Jun 1, 2015
Constrained or confident? Campaign T-shirts and onsies can say a lot about that.

The surprising complexity of moving money across borders

Jun 1, 2015
It isn't as easy as clicking a mouse.

42 charged two years after Bangladesh factory collapse

Jun 1, 2015
17 face murder charges; the owner allegedly ignored safety warnings.
Bangladeshi relatives of missing garment workers take part in a protest marking the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 24, 2014. More than 1,100 people were killed in the country's worst industrial disaster.
MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images

Now there really is a start-up for everything

Jun 1, 2015
A trash moving company will save you the trouble of walking to your curb.

People paid $10,000 to get one woman to see 'Entourage'

Jun 1, 2015
Wendy Molyneux crowd-funded the campaign to support children's cancer research.

Airing on Monday, June 1, 2015: The Ted Cruz store has iPhone covers and polo shirts. Hillary Clinton’s pantsuit T-shirt is a best-seller. Why turn a presidential candidate’s name into products? And does all this merchandise need to be profitable or does it just need to spread the brand? We explore. Next: the award goes to … Instagram. At the Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards Monday in NYC, Instagram founder Kevin Systrom will receive the Media Award, giving us a chance to look at how Instagram has become the repository for fashion advertising by companies and individuals alike.

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