24 Hours in Advertising: Thursday, July 16, 2015

Amazon feels the backlash on Prime Day, Facebook ads top Google's, more

Amazon hyped up Prime Day, its massive, Black Friday-in-July-like day of savings, but many vocal shoppers were let down by the deals. Plus, Facebook's display ads seem to performing better than Google's, per one major study. 


New on Adweek:

Amazon feels the burn on Prime Day

Wednesday, Amazon held its huge day of sales for Prime customers, but data from Amobee Brand Intelligence show that negative tweets about the brand were up 241 percent.

Take a piece of these Dating Naked billboards

A new billboard in L.A. for VH1's show Dating Naked encourages people to peel off squares of the ad and unveil the naked man and woman underneath. 

Why Google is afraid of Facebook ads

New research from Adobe shows Facebook's display ads seem to be resonating more with users than Google's. 

How Subway can survive the Jared scandal

One week after news broke about Subway sponsor Jared Fogle's possible involvement in a child-porn investigation, here's what experts say the brand needs to do to keep its positive perception.

What the world's best brand logos have in common

Education marketplace Udemy broke down the logos from 50 of the most admired companies to find out which design elements they had in common. 


Around the Web:

Netflix stock jumps as users grow

Netflix stock soared after the company reported it added 3.3 million new customers in the second quarter, beating its estimate of 2.5 million. (CNN Money) 

Trouble for advertising stock

Agency holding companies will start reporting Q2 earnings in the next week, but as big brands launch reviews of their media accounts, advertising stocks have been under pressure. (The Wall Street Journal) 

Big fines for Uber

A judge hit Uber with a substantial fine in California of $7.3 million because the ride-hailing app would not share information about business practices. (The Guardian) 

Activist investors encourage Macy's to spin off real estate

Starboard Value LP has encourages Macy's to spin off its real-estate holdings, which the group said could increase Macy's stock price 70 percent or more. (The Wall Street Journal) 


Industry Shake-ups:

How a 100-person agency scored R/GA strategist

Here's how Brooklyn-based Big Spaceship convinced R/GA planning chief Andrea Ring to take on the agency's top strategy role. (Adweek) 

Nationwide may launch a review

Agency Spy reports that Nationwide may launch a creative agency review soon, though the brand declined to confirm or deny. (Agency Spy) 

BBDO scores Toys R Us

Toys R Us confirmed that it selected BBDO to handle its ad duties for Toys R Us and Babies R Us.(Agency Spy)