Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know For Friday May 25

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Amazon faces privacy questions after Alexa shares family chat.

Diageo looks to reduce portfolio by selling some brands.

Facebook and Google hit GDPR issues on day one as Tronc blocks EU users to Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.

James Bond franchise returns to Universal as Daniel Craig and director Danny Boyle sign on for 25th Bond film.

Kroger buys Chicago-based meal kit provider, Home Chef.

Paypal expands to payments in Gmail, YouTube and beyond.

Puma and MIT create self-adapting microbe sneakers.

Tiffany & Cosays it turnaround plan is working.

Unilever CMO Keith Weed issues rallying cry to marketers.

Visa drops Morgan Freeman ads after sexual harassment charges.


CAMPAIGNS:

Airbnb promotes user stories in user engagement effort.

Barclaycard is ready for massive transformation:

Carrefour “black supermarkers” tackle EU food regulations.

Chivas awards #socent entrepreneurs with will.i.am:

Cisco taps Millie Bobby Brown for new campaign:

Fruit of the Loom PSA takes on shirtless selfies:

Pedigree dog-lover game plays fetch across the Internet.

Pfizer introduces first UK TV campaign for Viagra:

Samsung launches UK #TVblackout to promote QLED TV.

Uniqlo bans mohair following PETA video, joining Zara, Topshop, H&M and Gap.

United Brewers promotes craft beers, imported drinks in India.


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