Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know For Friday June 22


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Volkswagen AG decentralizes by giving brands more regional responsibility.

ABC announces The Conners—a Roseanne Barr-free spin-off of Roseanne.

AXA sees changes sweeping global insurance business.

IHG launches upscale hotel brand voco in EMEA region.

Kate Spade brand donates $1M to mental health on eve of her hometown funeral.

Kering adds Christopher Kane to list of brands it wants to sell back to founders.

Nike wins the first Grand Prix in Cannes Lions Social & Influencer category.

Philip Morris International issues an RFP — for help repositioning — at Cannes Lions.

Saudi Arabia ends world’s only ban on women drivers.

YouTube reveals new monetization tools for its creators.

& James Corden takes Paul McCartney for a drive down Memory (and Penny) Lane:

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