Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for April 6. I’m senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here’s what’s going on:
- Peter Rice takes charge at ABC News.
- Brands blast Georgia voting law.
- Apple takes a jab at Facebook.
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- Disney’s Peter Rice is asserting control at ABC News as a search for a new head continues, Claire Atkinson reported.
- TV-news insiders believe Disney is close to naming James Goldston’s successor.
- The new leader may face the challenge of catching up to rivals in streaming.
Coca-Cola, Delta, United, and 7 other companies blast Georgia’s new voting law in a wave of corporate backlash
- Atlanta-based Coca-Cola, Delta, and Home Depot have spoken out against suppressing voter rights.
- Dozens of Black business leaders called on American corporations to oppose new laws like Georgia’s.
- United, Apple, and JPMorgan have also made statements defending voter rights.
Apple CEO Tim Cook appears to take jab at Facebook saying App Store would be better with ‘more social networks’
- Facebook and Apple have been at odds over the phone maker’s coming privacy changes on targeted ads.
- Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared on a podcast with journalist Kara Swisher to talk about data and privacy.
- Cook seemed to make a dig at Facebook, sharing his opinion there should be “more social networks.”
More stories we’re reading:
- The Supreme Court just ruled in favor of Google in its legal battle with Oracle, ending a 10-year fight over the future of software (Insider)
- Netflix originals have fallen 12% this year as pandemic-driven production delays catch up with the industry (Insider)
- James Charles’ underage sexting scandal lands makeup brand Morphe in hot water (Insider)
- Instacart Power Players: The 9 top executives – including recent hires from Amazon, Uber, and Goldman Sachs – as the company eyes an IPO (Insider)
- Publisher ad alliances get a new look as cookie changes loom (Digiday)
- Tribune Publishing considers new offer from surprise bidders (New York Times)