Blagger's Blog: Curb gets leaked, Siri and The Rock, Iran v the press, 1Xtra at 15
Apple’s Siri personal assistant has been all over the place recently thanks to a new partnership with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Ask your device ‘What are you doing with The Rock?’ and it will give you the lowdown on their latest exploits, or you can just watch this extended commercial, the golden moment of which has to be ‘So… do I pay you?’ Best. Rideshare. Ever.
BBC Persian staff have had their assets frozen by the Iranian government this week after the re-election of Hassan Rouhani. This is the latest step in an ongoing crackdown on press by the authorities in the country, which currently has more reporters incarcerated than anywhere else on the planet.
Need to know
- According to one analyst, if US President Donald Trump were to hang up his Twitter handle, it would cost the company $2billion.
- Christmas in summer, what will they think of next? Marketing Week has compiled a list of four sales trends to keep an eye on this Yuletide.
Just in case you missed us
It has been another busy week on the Smoking Gun blog- we’ve helped reiterate how important it is for students to engage in work placements, gone in-depth into Snapchat’s ailing fortunes and considered it’s future, and looked at the latest magazine ABC figures, which show that reality TV celebs are on the wane but royals are a big pull for readers again.
The Blagger’s Blog is Smoking Gun PR’s weekly roundup of media news, sans effort
Looking for more advice on PR, social media, and marketing? Why not get in contact or submit a brief to inject a little ingeniousness into your brand.