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Audi joins the retail races with Instagram photo app account
German automaker Audi is speeding into photography with a new Instagram photo application account that will display new and vintage pictures from the brand in an effort to increase the automaker’s mobile presence and social media network.
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Are luxury brands impervious to threats of a recession?
European debt crises, shaky stock markets and a worldwide slump in consumer confidence have all plagued the third quarter, but luxury marketers have been showing impressive results during this time. Is the luxury industry resistant to the world’s economic struggles?
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Gucci taps UNICEF gifts for holiday campaign differentiation
Italian label Gucci is continuing its participation in the United Nations Children’s Fund’s holiday Gifts That Give Back program through a $250,000 donation and a specially-designed bag.
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Shifts in affluent consumer demographic to be focus of Luxury Briefing Wealth Summit
The current economy combined with emerging luxury markets have led to shifts in the affluent consumer demographic, desires, passions and spending habits. These changes and how they should be handled will be discussed at the Luxury Briefing Wealth Summit 2011.
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Aston Martin finances US retail subvention program with Chase Auto Finance
Aston Martin is partnering with J. P. Morgan Chase’s auto finance division to finance the British automaker’s first U.S. retail subvention program, offering easy financing and interest rates in 32 dealerships nationwide.
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Swiss watches, Bulgari, Versace and Tom Ford – News briefs
Today in luxury marketing – Swiss watch exports rise 21 percent in September; Bulgari boosts LVMH sales; See the entire Versace for H&M collection.
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SMS: Thinking beyond the text message
The global SMS market is expected to grow from $150 billion in 2009 to $233 billion by the end of 2014, per Portio Research. But it is also key to note that SMS is growing far beyond the simple text message. Please click here to read the entire story from Luxury Daily

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