Posts Tagged ‘brand’

Telepak strikes another branding deal with C Spire

RIDGELAND — Telepak Networks Inc., a broadband networking company, plans to sell fiber-based digital broadband services under the C Spire Fiber brand. According to Gregg Logan, Telepak vice president and general manager, the firm already has a strong reputation in the telecommunications industry as one of the leading independent providers of Internet, telecommunications and network […] [...]

Choice Hotels adds Miss. properties for undisclosed sum

by MBJ Staff Published: January 15,2013

Tags: acquisition, brand, branding, buy, expansion, hotel, lodging, merger, purchase, sale, sell

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Choice Hotels International has added 46 hotels to its family of brands. Under an agreement reached with affiliates of Colony Capital, LLC, including Colony Financial Inc., and hospitality management company Aimbridge Hospitality, the properties will be franchised under the Quality Inn, Comfort Inn and Econo Lodge brands. The addition of these hotels, […] [...]

Pair arrested yet again for selling counterfeit apparel

by Associated Press Published: December 11,2012

Tags: apparel, arrest, brand, clothes, clothing, counterfeit, intellectual property, law enforcement, reail, retail, retailer, store

OKOLONA — Two Chickasaw County residents have been arrested for a second time in a year on charges of selling counterfeit clothing. Attorney General Jim Hood says Willie McMillan, 46 and Sophia Hill, 47, were arrested after an undercover investigation into their store, Urban Wear. Investigators seized about $275,000 in counterfeit clothing from Okolona store. […] [...]

Judge tosses oil spill lawsuit brought by BP gas stations, stores

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has dismissed claims by BP fuel stations and convenience stores that the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico diminished the value of the oil giant’s brand and cost them business. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier’s ruling says the dealers’ claims against BP PLC aren’t viable under the […] [...]

MUW launches branding campaign with interactive sessions

COLUMBUS — Mississippi University for Women kicked off the early stages of its new branding campaign this week with the first of a series of interactive discussions. The Commercial Dispatch reports six sessions are planned this month with small groups of stakeholders, around 25 per session. The sessions are being managed by idgroup USA, a […] [...]

Coast shipyard changes name to TY Offshore

by Associated Press Published: June 27,2012

Tags: brand, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, maritime, name, name change, ship, shipbuilder, shipbuilding, tug

GULFPORT — Trinity Offshore is now called TY Offshore. “The purpose of this is that there appeared to be some confusion in the vessel market over whether we were part of Trinity Industries out of Dallas. We felt that it was time to take ‘Trinity’ out of the name,” president and CEO John Dane III […] [...]

Gin Creek Publishing to revive Laurel Leader-Call

by MBJ Staff Published: May 4,2012

Tags: acquisition, brand, branding, masthead, media, name, NEWS, newspaper, publication, purchase, subscribers, subscriptions

LAUREL — The ReView of Jones County, owned by Gin Creek Publishing, has reached an agreement to purchase the Laurel Leader-Call name, masthead and subscription list. The terms of the transaction are confidential. The Leader-Call is now publishing on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. “I’m delighted on behalf of the residents of this great county to […] [...]

Study: Recalls had little or no effect on Toyota’s brand

by MBJ Staff Published: February 21,2012

Tags: automakers, automobiles, Automotive, brand, Cars, marketing, quality, recalls, safety, trucks, vans, vehicles

A study from North Carolina State University shows that Toyota’s safety-related recalls that began in 2009 made little to no impact on how consumers perceived the brand. “These findings highlight the importance of establishing and maintaining a reputation for quality,” says Dr. Robert Hammond, an assistant professor of economics at NC State and lead author […] [...]

Ross King Walker now Hancock Insurance

HATTIESBURG — Hancock Bank has renamed Hattiesburg-based Ross King Walker as Hancock Insurance Agency. Hancock Bank acquired 103-year-old Ross King Walker (RKW) in 2004, and RKW retained its name as a division of Hancock Insurance Agency, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hancock Bank founded in 1902. RKW executives said the decision to rename RKW as […] [...]

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