Blagger’s Blog- Kristen Stewart, no more bull on Wall Street, Jaguar fail

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Quote of the week

“It’s not confusing if you’re bi-sexual. For me, it’s the opposite.”

Hollywood star Kristen Stewart speaking out in a recent interview.

Weekly high

A statue of a girl facing the Wall St. Bull is seen, as part of a campaign by U.S. fund manager State Street to push companies to put women on their boards, in the financial district in New York, U.S., March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Given it was International Women’s Day this week we were expecting some great stunts, but this one is particularly powerful. On Wednesday the infamous Wall Street Bull in New York City found itself stared down by a new bronze statue of a defiant girl every bit its equal. Fund Manager State Street erected the statue to highlight the lack of female representation in corporate America.

Weekly low

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Jaguar Land Rover ran into trouble this week after one of its advertorials was seen to promote ‘unsafe driving’ by the Advertising Standards Agency. We have to agree- the idea of having an infotainment system on the dash which can show you calendars and other apps, whilst behind the wheel, doesn’t exactly sound like a great step towards reducing the number of on-the-road-distractions.

Need to know

Facebook has launched its own Samsung Gear VR app, bettering the already-impressive 360 video offering.

The UK Government has been told by news publishers it must tackle the duopoly of Facebook and Google to stop fake news.

A 3D printed house which can be built in a single day has been perfected by the San Francisco-based Apis Cor.

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On Wednesday we celebrated International Women’s Day with a look at some of the best social media and marketing campaigns aimed at gender equality.