Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know For Monday July 9

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Music apps

Apple Music overtakes Spotify in the U.S., where Tencent will spin off its online music business.

Birks, the Canadian jewelry brand, explains the Meghan Markle effect—good and bad.

Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce and other tech brands see employee protests.

Groupon may be shopping itself to potential buyers.

Mastercard is in talks with UK banks to advance biometric tech applications.

Mothercare, the iconic British baby goods retailer, closes stores in restructuring move.

Nissan admits to falsifying emissions data in Japan.

Philips threatens to exit the UK as Brexit ministers surprise PM by stepping down.

Ronaldo reportedly rejects China offer as fans (and brands) await Juventus news.

Ryanair summer strikes reinforce airline’s negative perception.

CAMPAIGNS:

Citroën tackles motion sickness with “Seetroën glasses”:

Evian USA weans itself off baby-centric advertising in new campaign.

Evian U.S. I Wanna #Liveyoung with Maria Sharapova

“Got Milk?” returns with multicultural campaign.

Gucci blows up its logo on new sneakers:

Old Spice debuts new ads:

Progressive Insurance releases new spots:

Starbucks aims to eliminate plastic straws by 2020.

Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk develops “sub” to help remaining Thai soccer team:

& you can now buy a BMW in the UK using Bitcoin:

 


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