-Sprite launched a new spot starring comedian Jay Versace at the BET Awards last night as part of its summer campaign (video above).
-Publicis CEO Arthur Sadoun thanked clients for submitting work to Cannes in an internal memo officially hitting “unpause” on the holding company’s award show submissions.
-Yum! Brands Canada selected WPP’s Wavemaker as its media agency of record.
– Cal McAllister, formerly one of the owners of the recently closed Wexley School for Girls is launching a new agency called The Paper Crane Factory.
-AT&T acquired adtech company AppNexus.
-Hedge funds are betting against WPP amidst post-Sorrell uncertainty.
–Kat Gordon discusses what true diversity means.