Thursday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-This transgender equality ad from Movement Advancement Project, the Freedom for All Americans Education Fund and the Equality Ohio Education Fund will run during Fox News’ coverage of the Republican National Convention (video above). 

-It appears McDonald’s will be the first Pokémon Go sponsor in the U.S.

-WPP’s Grey Group acquired a majority stake in Chinese social media agency Easycom Group

-Nobody watches baseball anymore. What happened to this country!?

Silicon Valley will be hiring more people…and automating more marketing functions.

Watch out, cable news. Live streaming is coming to get you.

U.K. ad spending will almost certainly decline in the wake of Brexit.

-Caribou Coffee promoted the introduction of its new Caribou Coolers by making it snow in Minneapolis at the Basilica Block Party music festival last Friday.