Papa John’s founder and chairman John Schnatter resigns after admitting to using the n-word on a call with an agency about racial sensitivity. He stepped down as CEO in January following PR debacle with the NFL; Major League Baseball also cut ties. He remains the face and namesake of the company as Purdue University grapples with $8mn gift and naming rights.
Broadcom is buying CA Technologies for $18.9bn in cash.
Dirt raises $3mn to build a blockchain-based Wikipedia of data.
Disney buys New York city block, bumping tenants for new HQ.
Facebook challenged on how it labels fake news.
Rivit TV assembles A-listers for audience-powered network.
Uber scales back and retools self-driving car division.
Unilever CMO Keith Weed applauds Twitter‘s fake accounts purge:
Pleased to see @twitter taking a big stand against the fake followers polluting the digital ecosystem. Great step forward which strengthens the industry – I hope to see more following. https://t.co/EdQIoaI7n7
— Keith Weed (@keithweed) July 11, 2018
Kit Kat helped turn a fan’s tweet (below) into a marriage proposal.
We all know that one friend that does this… https://t.co/KUMYxGOwNF
— KITKAT (@KITKAT) June 1, 2018
Moncler campaign by Craig McDean stars Millie Bobby Brown:
Mountain Dew and Hendrick Motorsports extend deal; NASCAR driver Chase Elliott will continue to do the Dew through 2020.
— Hendrick Motorsports (@TeamHendrick) July 11, 2018
Planned Parenthood of New York releases edgy campaign:
Spindrift taps Kristen Bell:
Taco Bell continues Web of Fries II campaign:
Tesla CEO Elon Musk pledges in a tweet to fix water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
Please consider this a commitment that I will fund fixing the water in any house in Flint that has water contamination above FDA levels. No kidding.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 11, 2018
Tiger Beer and WWF partner with Kenzo on “Rare Stripes” fashion line.
U.S. Navy loosens rules on women’s hairstyles in pro-diversity move.
Female sailors can now wear ponytails and other hairstyles in a change to Navy standards sought by many black servicewomen. https://t.co/zxpfcmramn
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 12, 2018