The Blagger's Blog 29th July 2011

A weekly roundup of talking points, sans effort


Worth the paper it’s printed on?
Last week there were…
….19 articles published on the Queen’s grand-daughter, Zara Phillips, marrying rugby star Mike Tindall, but when three senior judges found undercover police officer Mark Kennedy guilty of unlawfully spying on environmentalists just 19 stories appeared…
…104 pieces focused on Wendi Deng standing up for husband Rupert Murdoch at the select committee, yet Britain handed over control of Lashkar Gah, the Helmand capital, to Afghan forces and only 48 articles reported on the event…
… and 35 stories were published on the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress being placed on display at Buckingham Palace, whereas Prince Andrew stepped down from his position as UK trade envoy and only 27 articles ran.
(Source: Journalisted)
Weekly high:
Umbro tells us the story of Brazilian defender Carlos Alberto Torres, who went to New York to play for the Cosmos. The city during the 1970s, and a blackout are all visualised via lucid black and white animation, suggesting a contemporary classic.

Weekly low:
Crisis PR expert Tricia Fox writes a blog on the Huffington Post detailing how small businesses could learn from the ‘Amy Winehouse brand’ following the singer’s death, much to the disgust of comments, Tweets, and Facebook posts.
Battle of the Tweets: Manchester vs London vs Los Angeles
Top Manchester #tags (seven days to 28/7/2011)

#mufc #mcfc

#amywinehouse #blamethemuslims

#f1 #oslo

#manchester #1d1year

#thelovelybones #bbcf1

Suffice to say it’s been a dark week in the news, and that’s reflected here, despite football still coming out on top (even though the season’s out). The unfortunate Amy Winehouse and last Friday’s horrific events in Norway are the focal points.

One to watch: smmguide (Social Media Guide- social media marketing tips; 10,645 followers / 72,443 updates)

Top London #tags (seven days to 28/7/2011)

#amywinehouse #oslo

#blamethemuslims #norway

#f1 #imisswhen

#london #win

#1d1year

The fate of a certain young British talent, along with recent violence in Oslo also dominates London. There’s plenty of civic pride back in the UK capital too, and a load of people pretending to be prejudice against a certain faith.
One to watch: andipeters (Andy Peters- TV bloke; 174,940 followers / 22,536 updates)


Top Los Angeles #tags (seven days to 28/7/2011)

#sdcc               #amywinehouse

#imisswhen #comiccon

#la #ithoughtyoulookedgood

#babymakingsong #itsalwaystheuglypeople

They are 5,280 miles away but Los Angelinos share one morbid interest with us Mancunians- Amy Winehouse’s death. On top of that the most image conscious US city proves why that’s the case, and prepares for a comiccon(ference)
One to watch: markdavidson (Mark Davidson – Internet Sales & Marketing Professional; 55,114 followers / 49,140 updates)
(Source: Trendsmap)
That was The Blagger’s Blog, a selection of statements, statistics and noteworthy newsies from across the media and social world, amalgamated, allowing the time-starved professional to start a conversation from thin air.
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