Joanna Piacenza

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Joanna is a features editor for Morning Consult.


Morning Consult Brands: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Joanna Piacenza Morning Consult Brands will be off Monday for Presidents Day. Publication of the morning newsletters will resume the following day. Week in Review New beginnings Denim maker Levi Strauss & Co. has filed paperwork for an initial public offering, a move that would return the largest seller of jeans to the public market […]

Morning Consult Brands: Levi Strauss Files for IPO

By Joanna Piacenza Top Stories Denim maker Levi Strauss & Co. has filed paperwork for an initial public offering, a move that would return the largest seller of jeans to the public market for the first time in more than three decades. The family-controlled business, which said in the IPO filing that it is seeking to […]

Morning Consult Brands: Bezos Accuses National Enquirer of Extortion

By Joanna Piacenza Top Stories Amazon.com Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos wrote in in a Medium post that the National Enquirer, owned by American Media Inc., threatened to release compromising photos of him unless Bezos stopped investigating whether the tabloid’s story about his new relationship was politically motivated. The allegations of extortion and blackmail could upend the immunity […]

Morning Consult Brands: Gucci Pulls ‘Blackface’ Sweater and Apologizes

By Joanna Piacenza Morning Consult has published the latest edition of its monthly Trump Tracker, showing the president’s approval state by state, month over month. See it here, and read our analysis here. Top Stories Kering SA’s Gucci has apologized and pulled a $890 sweater that resembles blackface — a turtleneck that covers the nose and […]

Morning Consult Brands: Disney Sees Flat Q1 Revenue, Doubles ESPN+ Subscriptions

By Joanna Piacenza Top Stories Walt Disney Co. reported flat revenue of $15.3 billion in its fiscal first quarter, with sales at its broadcasting, cable and parks businesses increasing and film revenues decreasing. Disney’s direct-to-consumer revenue fell 1 percent to $918 million and segment operating losses rose from $42 million to $136 million, due in part […]