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The Blagger’s Blog – a weekly roundup of media news, sans effort

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Quote of the week

“It’s a little distasteful in my mouth.”

Judah Abundi, the 63-year-old race relations advisor to Bristol’s police force, speaking out about being tasered by officers in the city after they mistook him for a wanted criminal. Not ideal for public image.

Weekly high

As we all know, today is the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, so Pot Noodle came up with this (ahem) canny spoof video about a plucky Geordie named Gary. Thank you Pot Noodle for making our Friday!

Weekly low

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It has been a slow week in the world of failures, oversights, and general foolishness, other than the fact that this evening the Leader of the Free World will be a known misogynist, climate change denier, and xenophobe. God Bless America, good night and good luck indeed.

Charlton

Need to know

Snapchat advertisers can now target ads based on consumer offline behaviour.

LG has created a robot concierge designed to help people navigate airport terminals without getting lost- considering the scale of Heathrow, JFK, Frankfurt, Schipol, Dubai and other major hubs this is logical.

Facebook is testing a new ‘reminder’ function for page admins, which will prompt people to post onto their page, with the option to set bespoke reminders for specific days.

Just in case you missed us

Our January series of predictions and expert advice has now begun, meaning we have been sharing our thoughts on what consumer trends will look like in 2017, and broke down six of the best types of Facebook post for boosting engagement.

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