Adweek Daily Brief: Brands Support Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Plus ALS Ice Bucket Challenge wins at Cannes

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge came away with a few big wins in Cannes, scoring two gold Lions in the Branded Content & Entertainment category, while brands showed their support for the Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage in every state. 


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Ice Bucket Challenge wins big in Cannes
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge scored two gold Lions in the Branded Content & Entertainment category. For the second year in a row, no Grand Prix award was handed out in this category.

Winning brand tweets following Supreme Court ruling 
Following the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage, brands cleverly showed their support on social media with a set of inspiring and creative tweets. 

12 digital marketing stats from Cannes, SCOTUS and more
Take a look at 12 interesting digital marketing stats from some of the biggest events last week including #CannesLions, #LoveWins and more.

Former MTV star endorses Fiat in a big way
"Big Black" Boykin, a former MTV star, has joined Fiat and is starring in a series of comical online videos titled "Bigger is Better."  

Cannes Lions releases name of journalist who died
The Cannes Lions festival released the name of German journalist, Michael König of Germany's New Business, who collapsed at the event's press center and died.     


Around the Web:

Comic-Con fights to defend its brand
Each year the San Diego-based Comic-Con convention draws thousands of fans, but Comic-Con International faces an uphill battle to keep its brand alive. (The New York Times) 

Ad spend falls in Q1
U.S. advertising spend fell roughly 4 percent in the first quarter, dropping to $37.4 billion. (The Wall Street Journal) 

Sir Martin Sorrell meets Kim Kardashian
At the Cannes Lions festival, The Drum got WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell to sit down with Kim Kardashian. Here's what happened. (The Drum) 

How brands pick the best celebrity spokesperson
Digiday looks at how brands find the perfect celebrities to endorse their products. A large, enthusiastic social media following is key. (Digiday) 

Bugs Bunny and Scooby-Doo make a comeback from Turner
Time Warner hopes to make a bigger impact in the children's television market so it's bringing some classic characters, including Bugs Bunny, back on the air. (The Wall Street Journal) 


Industry Shake-Ups:

Accounts in review 
Priceline narrowed its creative search down to seven shops, while Coty awarded its global media account to Zenith. (Adweek)