The Blagger's Blog 17th January 2014

 A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort

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Thought for the Week

The web has immense power – I find something remarkable and inspiring every day but I agree with Sir Tim that we need to talk about the web we want… We need to pause for breath, perhaps be more self-consciously aware of the next 25 years.” Baroness Martha Lane Fox, discussing GCHQ, NSA, the Internet and World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Bernard’s Lee.  

 

Weekly High

Here at Smoking Gun PR we often enjoy a good movie-related marketing prank. As such it didn’t take long for us to choose this week’s high point, with a demonic baby unleashed on the unsuspecting people of New York to promote the imminent box office release of Devil’s Due. Take a look.

Weekly Low

Well, actually we have one low for ten companies this week. 24/7 Wall St. has published its annual report of the most hated companies in America, and it’s not good news for McDonalds, with low wages a major cause for public concern stateside, and the fast food giant crash landing into the unfortunate chart at number one. The full list reads as follows, which isn’t going to sit well with bosses at the firms…
1. McDonald’s
2. Abercrombie & Fitch
3. Electronic Arts
4. Sears Holdings
5. Dish Network
6. Walmart
7. JPMorgan Chase
8. Lululemon
9. BlackBerry
10. JC Penney

 

Just in case you missed it…

Smoking Gun PR made the Manchester Evening News this week with the announcement that our team will be working PR for North West giant McBride. Click here for the full story here.
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