Blagger's Blog- Unpaid interns, Bell Pottinger, back to school
Quote of the Week
Petit Bateau’s new advert has all the right ingredients for back to school week- Plastic Bertrand on the soundtrack, a hectic montage showing just how much strain children put their clothes (and parents) under, and one clear message- this brand’s clothing won’t give up at the first sign of an inbound seven-year-old.
Multinational PR giant Bell Pottinger is expected to go into administration on Monday, with hundreds of jobs on the line if a buyer is not found. The struggling agency is caught up in controversy surrounding its involvement in stirring up South African racial tensions, and the founder, Lord Bell, appeared on Newsnight to answer questions this week. A brutal grilling, this is a major blow to the reputation of the comms sector, and to make matters even more painful he forgot to turn his phone off.
Need to know
- Facebook has topped the list of the UK’s most recommended employers, compiled by recruitment specialist Glassdoor.
- A new Augmented Reality app allows you to preview a 3D version of any dish on the menu of a restaurant using the technology, which has been named Kabaq.
- Vodafone is launching a new sub brand, Voxi, specifically aimed at under-25s, but denies ‘stereotyping millennials’.
Just in case you missed us
This week we’ve been blogging on the news that Facebook has admitted to selling $100,000 of advertising to a Russian ‘troll farm’, which used the space to spread (dis)information in the run up to the US presidential election. More specifically, we’ve been blogging on what this means for trust in the network, and the implications for brands.
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