The Blagger’s Blog 9th March 2012

A weekly roundup of talking points, sans effort

Worth the paper it’s printed on?

Last week’s light news success stories included…

…Angelina Jolie and her right leg appearing at the Oscars, with 58 stories reporting on the sight, whilst Jacqui Hames, an ex-Metropolitan police officer, was apparently phone hacked, intimidated, and placed under surveillance by the News of the World and appeared in just 25…

…Rihanna, her hair salvaging operation and Jonathan Ross flirtation securing the singer 35 headlines, in contrast Government plans to potentially privatise the police only made it into 17…

…and finally, Brad Pitt’s Oscar appearance, with 52 articles focused on his part at said event, far more than the 25 that reported on retired UK businessman Christopher Tappin being extradited to the US.

(Source: Journalisted)

Weekly high

There are daring advertising campaigns and then there are really daring advertising campaigns. Then there’s this effort by the EMDA Israeli Alzheimer Association. At the country’s largest multiplex cinema attendees expecting to get what they paid for were initially shown the wrong movie in an attempt to re-create the confusion those suffering from the illness experience. Powerful stuff.

Weekly low

Would it be inappropriate for a dating company specialising in matching young women with older, wealthier men to offer a 2-for-1 membership, encouraging more girls into the ‘sugar baby’ lifestyle, to celebrate Women’s Month and female empowerment? Well, yes, it most definitely would. #PRfail indeed.

Battle of the tweets: Manchester vs London vs Bristol

Top Manchester #tags (seven days to 8/3/2012)

#mcfc #manchester

#cfc #sometimesyouhaveto

#10beautifulpeopleifollow #thingsthatpissmeoff

#takemeout

A decidedly quiet week in Cottonopolis sees the ever popular TV show #Takemeout and usual suspects Manchester City (#mcfc) dominate conversation, with Chelsea (#cfc) also making an appearance. What a lack of United (#mufc) means is anyone’s guess…

Top London #tags (seven days to 8/3/2012)

#arsenal #cfc

#afc #10beautifulpeopleifollow

#top100femalelies #sometimesyouhaveto

#lfc

As per things in the capital follow a similar pattern to our own hometown, so all quiet on the southern front then. If anything is worthy of note it would surely be Chelsea (#cfc) and the change of management, along with London’s seeming distrust of women (#femalelies).

Top Bristol #tags (seven days to 8/3/2012)

#bristol #takemeout

#top100femalelies #somethingsilearnedlongago

#replacingmeangirlsquoteswithbacon #10beautifulpeopleifollow

#arsenal

#arsenal nearly make it into all three lists (#afc), whilst various lists of beautiful people followed on Twitter does. Elsewhere and #replacingmeangirlsquoteswithbacon is quite possibly the longest of these daisy chain messages we’ve ever seen.

That was The Blagger’s Blog, a selection of statements, statistics and noteworthy newsies from across the media and social world, amalgamated, allowing the time-starved professional to start a conversation from thin air.

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