Blagger's Blog- Press racism, Cards Against Trump, Pret badges


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Cards Against Humanity has bought a section of the U.S.-Mexico border in order to ensure President Trump will find it hard, if not impossible, to complete his fabled wall. PR stunt or act of kindness? We’ll let you decide, either way headlines have been made.

Weekly Low


Pret A Manger has fallen foul of public opinion this week, after photos of new female employees wearing a rather questionable badge began circulating online. Needless to say, this isn’t the most 2017 way to introduce your latest members of staff.

Need to know

*The Guardian is establishing a B2B branded content service.

*Rupert Murdoch and Co. have been considering selling their assets in 21st Century Fox to Disney, which some believe suggests they may also be losing interest in controversial plans to buy full ownership of Sky.

*Audio tech brand Sonos has opened its first UK store, but says it’s a marketing, rather than sales, channel.

Just in case you missed us

This week on the blog we considered the results of a new study that showed how one singular Facebook Like can tell advertisers plenty about the person behind a specific profile.

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