Adweek Daily Brief: Apple’s iPhone 6 Ads Win Big at Cannes

Plus, what marketers need to know about Google's streaming service

Amazon followed the lead of some other major retailers and announced it would pull all items using the confederate flag, while Apple and TBWA scored an Outdoor Grand Prix for the "Shot on iPhone 6" campaign. 


New on Adweek:

Why everyone loves GIFs right now
GIFs have been around for a few years, but marketers are starting to spend more time figuring out the best way to drop them in their conversations with consumers. 

Amazon pulls confederate flag merchandise
Following the lead of other retailers, Amazon decided to pull all items using the confederate flag from its site. 

5 important facts about Google Play Music
Google launched its own music streaming service, Google Play Music, on Tuesday. Here are five ways the new service could impact advertising and marketing. 

A Seinfeld apartment by Hulu
To celebrate the release of all 180 episodes of Seinfeld on Hulu, the people at Hulu created a pop-up version of Seinfeld's apartment for fans in New York. 

Apple's billboards win big at Cannes
Apple and TBWA\Media Art Lab scored a Grand Prix in the Outdoor Lions category for their iPhone 6 billboards showing real photos taken with the smartphone. 


Around the Web:

Ad tech companies go big for Cannes
Many advertising technology companies are dropping big sums of money to entertain and get noticed at the Cannes Lions Festival, with rooftop parties and yacht rentals. (The Wall Street Journal) 

Another Tidal CEO moves on
Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal said goodbye to another CEO this week. He had been with the company for just two months. (The New York Times) 

Sysco-US Food merger put on hold
A federal judge put the breaks on a potential Sysco-US Food merger, which would combine two of the largest food distributors in the U.S. (The Wall Street Journal)

Lego gets environmentally friendly
Over the next 15 years, Lego will spend $1 billion to stop making its building blocks out of plastic. (CNN Money)

Havas CEO looks for 15 percent growth
Havas CEO Yannick Bollore said he hopes for the advertising company to see a 15 percent growth in revenue this year, driven by its North American business. (Bloomberg) 


Industry Shake-Ups: 

Timberland, Wrangler and The North Face find new shop
Publicis Groupe's Starcom will take on media planning and buying for a total of five brands owned by VF Corp.