Daily July 14

Nothing says economic crisis like price fluctuations — and that includes ad prices. Or, at least they would in any other economic crisis.

Additional coverage:

  • In this week’s Digiday+ Media Briefing, senior media reporter Sara Guaglione reports on how a recession may — or may not — affect Black-owned publishers’ advertising businesses.
  • As acute societal issues have mounted over the past two-plus years, strategists say brands will need to provide more than lip service to resonate with consumers.
  • Instacart is rebranding its subscription offering as part of an effort to establish itself as more than a transactional shopping app and to get consumers to see it as a service that can benefit the whole household.