Monday Morning Stir

By Doug Zanger 

-Happy Amazon Prime Day. Oh eBay, you minx. Our intrepid Amazon pro Lisa Lacy has all the goods on the world’s largest garage sale over at the mothership.

-Hey guys! Influencer ad spend in North America rose by 83%.


-Pretty soon, back-to-school campaigns will start in June. Kidding. But here we go … already.

-Maybe it’s time for agencies to ditch pitching.

-DTC brands are growing, but there are headwinds to navigate.

-In international combined with QSR news, Dentsu Impact has snapped up Subway’s creative and social biz in India.

-More Dentsu and India, you ask? The holding company’s performance marketing concern, Merkle, acquired India-based analytics company Ugam.

-Print is dead … in Starbucks. The global coffee chain will stop selling newspapers in stores.

-The CMO role is dead. Not really, but more brands are ditching them.

-Late 90s alert. The Toyota Supra is back.