Joanna Piacenza

Senior Reporter

Joanna is a senior reporter for Morning Consult.

Brands Brief: 5 More Executives Leave Nike Amid Harassment Investigation

By Joanna Piacenza Top Stories Five more top executives have left Nike Inc. as the company conducts an investigation into workplace misconduct, bringing the total to 11 senior managers who have exited Nike as it grapples with allegations of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. The investigation, which CEO Mark Parker has said would be completed this […]

Brands Brief: Nestlé to Pay $7.15 Billion for Rights to Sell Starbucks Products

By Joanna Piacenza Top Stories Food giant Nestlé SA will pay $7.15 billion and continuing royalties for the rights to sell Starbucks Corp.’s retail products, which generate $2 billion in sales every year, in grocery stores and other outlets globally. Such a move could allow Starbucks to concentrate on in-store sales, which have slumped in the United […]

Brands Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Joanna Piacenza Week in Review Controversies or scandals Inc.’s Whole Foods Market is facing criticism for featuring an Asian restaurant called “Yellow Fever” in its Long Beach, Calif., 365 store. Volkswagen AG’s former Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn faces U.S. charges of conspiring to defraud the United States and violate the Clean Air Act, connected […]

Brands Brief: Twitter Advises Users to Change Passwords After Glitch

By Joanna Piacenza Top Stories A glitch at Twitter Inc. has prompted the company to encourage its more than 330 million users to change their passwords after some became legible on its internal computer network. The social network, which announced the issue in a blog post and series of tweets and noted that no passwords were […]

Brands Brief: MoviePass Brings Back Unlimited Plan

By Joanna Piacenza Top Stories MoviePass Inc. is bringing back its popular unlimited plan, which allows subscribers to see a movie per day in theaters for $10 per month, after nixing it for two weeks. MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe said the company, which has gone through several iterations of its offerings to the chagrin of many […]

Brands Brief: Facebook Enters Dating Game With New Feature on App

By Joanna PiacenzaOut today: The Most Loved Brands in America, a new ranking based on more than 250,000 survey interviews. Top Stories Facebook Inc. is entering into the world of online dating with a new feature on its main mobile app, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during the company’s F8 developers conference. The new feature, which will […]