No, we’re not getting too big for our boots, we just think hard work and success deserves some recognition. As such the fact we just retained the Best Small PR Agency title at the MPAs (Manchester Press Awards) understandably tops our list of great things that happened for this issue of our media roundup. Read all about it here.
It can seem like a really good idea to use a popular phrase in the marketing campaign for a product. But you have to be really careful when it comes to understanding what it really means, or connotes. Brazil’s Personal VIP toilet paper clearly wasn’t when it borrowed the hashtag #BlackIsBeautiful, sparking outrage for appropriating the black cultural movement for commercial ends.
Need to know
- Saudi Arabia given a robot named Sophie citizenship, perhaps ironically not too long after finally approving women to drive.
- Twitter has banned Sputnik and Russia Today from advertising on the network following the US presidential election scandal.
Just in case you missed us
The last seven days on the blog have seen us react to Facebook’s new trial News Feed, which in effect blocks all content not from friends aside from that which has been paid for, and consider the Advertising Standards Agency ruling on Marnie Simpson’s Snapchat marketing non-disclosure.
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