Blagger’s Blog- The snap election special

The Blagger’s Blog – a weekly roundup of media news, sans effort

Quote of the week

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“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.

Weekly high

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.

Weekly low

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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…

Need to know

Facebook has announced a major new push to make augmented reality mainstream, which has advertisers rather excited- more on this from us next week. 

The Advertising Standards Agency requested alterations to a record number of ads in 2016, revealing how brand-owned content on company websites is becoming harder to regulate.

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.