OK, so this isn’t exactly a high, or a low, but it made us chuckle so much it couldn’t not make the grade. According to one EU diplomat, quoted by The Independent, many in Brussels now believe the UK has a cunning plan up its sleeve, because the approach to Brexit is so utterly shambolic London couldn’t possibly be this disorganised.
“I think it’s tactics: they are playing for time on purpose under the pretext of chaos in London. In September they are going to swamp us with (position) papers on the fault lines- exactly the issues where they know we are divided.”
Disney has fallen foul of the age old adage- no children or animals. Jake Paul, who had a deal with Disney Channel, not to mention more than 8million YouTube followers, but despite being 20 years old still enjoys acting like a kid. Making a name for himself as a prankster, it turns out neighbours near his West Hollywood home have had enough- ten are filing for damages, causing Mickey and Co to try and distance themselves from the young man in question.
Need to know
- Ryanair is set to introduce Alexa voice recognition to its app, meaning you’ll be able to book flights with your voice.
- Classic FM has seen a huge surge in under-35 listeners, with over 1.5million of its 5.8million fans now 34 or younger.
- Adding another device to the Internet of Things, you’ll soon be able to buy a connected toothbrush that can develop bespoke dental plans based on what’s happening inside your mouth.
Just in case you missed us
In a ridiculously busy week on our blog we’ve published… Google is about to change, here’s what you need to know; Instagram stories celebrates first birthday; and Copywriting experts offer an ode to the obscurity of the English language. Meanwhile, our newsletter has also just been released, this month includes MD Rick Guttridge asking ‘Should marketers have nightmares about electric staff?‘; 4 things we can learn about ecosystem brands; 6 employee engagement tools you should be using; everything you wanted to know about nudge theory; and all the news from a month in the Smoking Gun study.
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