Blagger’s Blog: Homeless baristas, #knifefree chicken

“It’s enough to poop every other day. That will be better for the whole world.”

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s advice on tackling climate change. Under his tenure deforestation in the Amazon has accelerated dramatically, leading Norway and Germany to suspend all donations to the country’s Amazon Fund.

Weekly High

The Big Issue, Old Spike Roastery and FCB Inferno have joined forces with the charity Change Please and set up a new coffee shop at London’s Goodge Street Tube station. Homeless people will work behind the counter and get trained as baristas, receiving the London Living Wage for their efforts and help with housing, mental health issues and more.

Weekly Low 

And the prize for papering over the cracks this week goes to… The UK Home Office, which seems to think the best way to tackle knife crime is by sending out 210 ‘#knifefree’ boxes to fried chicken shops across the country. That’s 210. For the entire country. And still no word on increasing investment in youth centres, outreach and educational projects.

Need to know 

Instagram will now let users report false content to the network.

Brands are reportedly blacklisting hard news websites from the digital ad placement policies— for example Colgate-Palmolive will no longer pay for space from The Wall Street Journal.

Love Island is thought to have brought in around £77million in advertising revenue, with 30-second spots costing some £45,000. 

From our blog

How to keep an eye on competitors

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