Monday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Last Week tonight with John Oliver takes on paid family leave in the U.S. (video above).

-Networks approach upfronts with anxiety as ad dollars flee to digital.

-Fox announced American Idol will end its run next year.

-AdAge shares “The Truth About the Upfronts.”

-Neflix CEO Reed Hastings predicts linear TV will decline yearly for the next two decades.

-Adweek introduces “the 13 Most Admired Media Agency Execs of 2015.”

-Digiday explains “Why brands bypass agencies to go directly to production companies.”

-Wyndham Hotel Group launched a global campaign promoting its Wyndham Rewards loyalty program featuring Game of Thrones actor Kristofer Hivju.