Blagger's Blog – McDonalds v Florence, Planet Earth II, and DJ Trump

A weekly roundup of media news, sans effort

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Quote of the week

“We will have great relationships. We expect to have great relationships.”

Commander In Chief-to-be and the new president-elect of the United States, Donald J. Trump, during his victory speech to the world yesterday.

Weekly high

Whilst social media channels have been filled with apocalyptic sentiments this week thanks to events taking place in pretty much every corner of the globe, David ‘The Voice’ Attenborough has once again helped remind us that this is an incredibly beautiful world, and one that should be celebrated. Ten years in the making, Planet Earth II is arguably the finest media achievement of 2016.

Weekly low

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McDonalds has staggered every sane person aware of the situation this week by deciding to sue the Italian arts hub of Florence to the tune of €17.8million. The firm believes it will lose this amount over the next 18 years now a technical panel charged with preserving the historic city centre has blocked a move to open an outlet of the fast food giant in the iconic Piazza del Duomo.

THIS DOES NOTHING FOR YOUR IMAGE, GUYS.

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Stories to keep an eye on

According to data from Nickelodeon, 40% of 3-11 year olds own a tablet, and 17% have smartphones.

U.S. magazine Newsweek accidentally distributed 125,000 copies of the issue it had created in anticipation of Hilary Clinton winning the U.S. presidential race.

Facebook’s Chatbots can now offer targeted advertising.

Just in case you missed us

This week we’ve been pondering on facial recognition advertising, and what this means for the immediate future.