Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know For Monday June 18


Incredibles 2

Disney/Pixar‘s Incredibles 2 sets record on opening weekend.

Google invests $550m in China e-commerce platform, whose CEO warns about impact of U.S. trade war on brands.

AT&T will rename Time Warner as WarnerMedia. John Stankey is the new CEO of WarnerMedia; former Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes and Turner CEO John Martin are both exiting.

Apple signs content deal with Oprah Winfrey.

Microsoft makes newly-acquired social education tool Flipgrid free to schools.

Mastercard invests in blockchain as Walmart finds uses, too.

PepsiCo expands safe water access to 16m people.

Stella Artois releases touching Father’s Day campaign:

Legal watchMillerCoors and Pabst Brewing spat heads to trial as Nike drops UNDEFEATED line after US Naval Academy complaint. Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes faces prison after indictments while Audi names interim CEO after current CEO was arrested for alleged role in diesel emissions scandal.

Cannes Lions officially gets underway, where Unilever CMO Keith Weed kicked off proceedings by taking a stand on digital influencers with fake followers and P&G announced a new video series with Katie Couric and theSkimm as part of company’s bigger focus on gender equality in advertising, media and creative.

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