Peter Rice takes charge at ABC News

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for April 6. I’m senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here’s what’s going on:

  • Peter Rice takes charge at ABC News.
  • Brands blast Georgia voting law.
  • Apple takes a jab at Facebook.

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Disney’s Peter Rice has asserted control at ABC News while the search for a new head continues

  • Disney’s Peter Rice is asserting control at ABC News as a search for a new head continues, Claire Atkinson reported.
  • TV-news insiders believe Disney is close to naming James Goldston’s successor.
  • The new leader may face the challenge of catching up to rivals in streaming.

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Coca-Cola, Delta, United, and 7 other companies blast Georgia’s new voting law in a wave of corporate backlash

  • Atlanta-based Coca-Cola, Delta, and Home Depot have spoken out against suppressing voter rights.
  • Dozens of Black business leaders called on American corporations to oppose new laws like Georgia’s.
  • United, Apple, and JPMorgan have also made statements defending voter rights. 

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Apple CEO Tim Cook appears to take jab at Facebook saying App Store would be better with ‘more social networks’

  • Facebook and Apple have been at odds over the phone maker’s coming privacy changes on targeted ads.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared on a podcast with journalist Kara Swisher to talk about data and privacy.
  • Cook seemed to make a dig at Facebook, sharing his opinion there should be “more social networks.”

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More stories we’re reading:

  • The Supreme Court just ruled in favor of Google in its legal battle with Oracle, ending a 10-year fight over the future of software (Insider)
  • Netflix originals have fallen 12% this year as pandemic-driven production delays catch up with the industry (Insider)
  • James Charles’ underage sexting scandal lands makeup brand Morphe in hot water (Insider)
  • Instacart Power Players: The 9 top executives — including recent hires from Amazon, Uber, and Goldman Sachs — as the company eyes an IPO (Insider)
  • Publisher ad alliances get a new look as cookie changes loom (Digiday)
  • Tribune Publishing considers new offer from surprise bidders (New York Times)

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