AT&T has rebranded the newly acquired Time Warner as WarnerMedia and plans to use the data from its wireless subscribers to target ads more effectively across its now substantial TV inventory. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said company intends to make a series of smaller acquisitions to boost its advertising and analytics division.
Budweiser, official sponsor of the FIFA World Cup, is launching a comprehensive Snapchat campaign that includes vertical video spots, worldwide augmented reality lenses and filters. The push features Snapcodes on limited-edition influencer packaging that unlocks exclusive content and the first-ever sound-activated AR lens, and Budweiser's Sascha Cordes said the brand and platform are working closely to ensure under-age users aren't exposed to the ads.
Apple's "Behind the Mac" campaign spotlights the emotional connection people have to their MacBooks and the innovative creations being made each day by individual users. The push showcases 12 real creators and how they use their MacBooks, including music artist Grimes, photographer Bruce Hall and entrepreneur Peter Kariuki, who used it to create an app to help make safer roads in Rwanda.
Telemundo is capitalizing on its massive audience for the World Cup to roll out its new brand campaign, "Together Unstoppable," from Red Bee. The brand says the push "embodies the new voice and the spirit of today's Latino" and will feature a graphics redesign this summer.
Publicis Groupe's Leo Burnett won the most new creative business in the first quarter, adding the global account for Campbell's Soup and Sauces and the US accounts for Nintendo's Pokemon and ALDI. DDB, FCB, Havas Worldwide and Publicis Worldwide all won two new accounts, while BBDO experienced the most losses of three accounts.
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American Rhino -- a clothing brand that gives away 10% of its net income to invest in African conservation initiatives -- has rolled out its first-ever push across social, digital and in-stores. The campaign, from The Human Scale, was shot in Nantucket, Mass., and aims to help consumers see how even the smallest contribution or advocacy involvement can have a big impact on wildlife conservation in Africa.
Red Lobster has reportedly awarded its creative business to Publicis North America after a competitive review, replacing incumbent Publicis New York. The account will be managed by a bespoke agency unit.
This month's 18-day 618 e-commerce festival in China is expected to break its $17.6 billion sales record from 2017 -- a figure that is more than three times higher than Black Friday sales in the US last year. Franklin Chu explores what makes the online sales event so successful and what marketers worldwide can learn when it comes to sales preparation, promotion and customer service.