Blagger’s Blog— #NorthernFail, TIME drones, the trouble with Lush

QUOTE-JUNE

Weekly High

Who says all the great ideas have been done? Certainly not TIME Magazine, which just created its cover, in the sky above a Californian town, out of drones. Full marks from us, guys.

Weekly Low

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OK, so this may be a little repetitive, but we’re based in Manchester, which is central to the Northern rail network. As such we’re only too-aware of the mayhem currently impacting commuters— today 41% of services had been cancelled by midday. A massive #PRFail for the company, not to mention the Department of Transport. Sort it out.

Need To Know

Lush very nearly won our Weekly Low what with the furore currently surrounding its ‘skycops’ campaign, which comments on the scandal surrounding the undercover police who had relationships and started families while on the job. Cue social media backlash, in a big way.

The anual Mary Meeker Internet Trends Report has just been published for 2018.

Amazon shoppers in Australia are to be blocked from visiting the e-commerce giant’s foreign web domains as the country crackdown on lost tax revenue. 

Just In Case You Missed Us

The latest edition of our monthly newsletter went out this week. Therein you’ll find Rick Guttridge criticising the ICO following terrible GDPR implementation in the UK, we introduce the Time Well Spent tech movement, look at the best mental health awareness campaigns, offer top tips for recruiting through social media and share the latest in-house news.

Blagger’s Blog— Smoking Gun’s weekly roundup of media news, sans effort.