Blagger’s Blog— Royal baby, red beers and racism

“It’s great. Parenting is amazing.”

Prince Harry, two days after the arrival of his and Meghan Markle’s first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.


Weekly High

Carlsberg is well on its way to a headline-grabbing hatrick of PR and marketing triumphs. Following its relaunch and admission of (probably) not being the best beer in the world, it unveiled a red beer dedicated to Liverpool FC. The club just made it into the Champion’s League final after one of the greatest football comebacks of all time, and has been sponsored by the brand for 20 years.

Weekly Low 

BBC broadcaster Danny Baker has been the talk of media town for all the wrong reasons after posting an image of a chimp and two human parents, along with a reference to the new royal baby. Despite his claims not to have known which blue-bloods had been blessed this time and claiming it was an innocent joke about the Windsors, the man who once encouraged people to get their laundry ‘whiter than white’ has been sacked and branded racist.

Need to know 

Facebook co-founder, Chris Hughes, has publicly stated the social giant has too much power and should now be broken up.

Disney has been forced to write-off $353million from its investment in Vice Media as the ‘alternative’ publishing group struggles to turn a profit.

Holland & Barrett is to stop selling wet wipes in a new sustainability drive.

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