Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know For Thursday July 26

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies in Washington - 11 April 2017

Facebook‘s user growth stalls following PR stumbles, prompting a 20% stock drop (and a staggering $120 billion loss in value), as it announces original show with Shaquille O’Neal and talks up Instagram opportunities for brands.

Mattel is laying off more than 2,200 employees following Toys’R’Us closure, as Walmart boosts baby business in response to Babies’R’Us folding.

AB InBev promotes Pedro Earp to global CMO in C-Suite reorg.

Disney bans plastic straws at its theme parks.

HBO reassures TV critics that A&T won’t “dilute” its brand.

McDonald’s global brand strength carries the quarter.

Nine and Fairfax agree to Australian mega-media merger.

Snap and DC bring MAD Magazine to Snapchat.

Target apologizes for mock CBGB East Village opening facade.

Walgreens digital marketplace features healthcare providers.


CAMPAIGN WATCH:

Apple promotes “bionic” chip in iPhone X gamer spot:

KFC teams up with “Drunk History” for Comedy Central:


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