IN THE NEWS:
Amazon to end discrimination in same-day delivery to all US urban neighborhoods.
Disney/Marvel Entertainment‘s Captain America: Civil War dominates box office.
L’Oréal Luxe’s Biotherm Homme collaborates with David Beckham on grooming line.
IN OTHER BRAND NEWS:
Amazon‘s Jeff Bezos helps Robin Hood Foundation raise $61 million.
American Apparel extends “Made in America” push to accessory-makers.
Apple Music sells one million copies of Drake’s new album in five days.
— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) May 7, 2016
Budweiser looks to add “America” to packaging in patriotic move.
Comcast acquires French ad tech startup.
Denny’s sees biggest growth in a decade.
Facebook‘s “Rise & Shine” morning news show rattles media publishers.
Ford signs product placement deal to integrate Escape in NBC series.
— Salerno Duane Ford (@SDFordSummitNJ) May 9, 2016
Instagram attracts more brands than Snapchat.
Kitewheel study finds brands getting savvier about embracing customer journeys.
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) May 9, 2016
PayPal thinks that crowdfunding project you backed will fail.
Scoop NYC luxury retail chain may be on the brink of collapse.
— Spotify (@Spotify) May 9, 2016
Stanford study finds CEO scandals harm company reputations for years.
Synchrony Financial CMO shares lessons from brand relaunch.
Uber and Lyft pull out of Austin, TX, after locals vote against self-regulation.
Viacom replaces Comedy Central president with programming head in wake of ratings slump.
Gap‘s 1969 ad criticized for getting history wrong.
KitKat UK sponsors real-life Crossy Road with YouTube stars.
McDonald’s taps Angry Birds Movie fever.
— Angry Birds (@AngryBirds) May 2, 2016
Mike’s Hard Lemonade gets racy with new Mike’s Harder digital ads.
Shock Top launches a summer camp contest for adults.
Simmons signs Tom Brady for new mattress campaign.
& Syoss creates a “car wash for hair” in Zurich.