The Blagger’s Blog – a weekly roundup of media news, sans effort
Quote of the week
“Hitler promised not to invade Czechoslovakia, Jeremy. Welcome to the real world.”
Peep Show’s Mark Corrigan, quoted by @thatgirlkath on Twitter, subsequently retweeted over 10,000 times, in reference to Theresa May’s decision to hold a snap general election in June, despite previously insisting there would be no vote before 2020.
If you can guarantee on thing when the politician fit hits the shan, it’s the internet responding hilariously. Here’s one of our favourites from the many, many Star Wars-Sith-Theresa May parodies.
Despite all the comedy, though, the worst part of this week was watching social media blow up with uninformed political commentary, thus making the life of anyone who has to use such channels for work twice as hard, and infinitely more annoying. Still, just a few weeks to go now…
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Just in case you missed us
This week we helped celebrate the glory of Manchester by sharing this excellent new promotional video– a great example of destination marketing; and then looked at Channel 4’s claims that Video On Demand ads are cheaper and more effective than Facebook and Google’s commercial space.