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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Actress Whoopi Goldberg poses at the Glamour 2014 Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)

Quote of the week

“You know what, Tiffany, I’m supposed to go to a couple more shows. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’m coming to sit with you.???

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Screen legend Whoopi Goldberg offering an olive branch to Tiffany Trump, daughter of The Donald, after nobody wanted to sit next to the young First Family heiress during New York Fashion Week.

Weekly high

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French Vogue has used a transgender cover model, Valentina Sampaio, for the first time ever, in another landmark moment for the fashion bible, with the move following similar decisions by Brazilian and UK Elle.

Weekly low

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We’re not quite sure how The London Dungeon managed to misjudge its Valentine’s Day campaign quite so badly, but sending images out like this via Twitter was always going to attract plenty of criticism.

Need to know

30-second, unskippable ads will be dropped from YouTube as of 2018; 20 and 6-second versions will remain.

Marketing Week has unveiled the Top 10 YouTube ads of January 2017.

CharltonJust in case you missed us

Over the last seven days we have mused on whether consumers really respond more to products and companies that are ‘good for me’ rather than ‘good for all’, and looked at the best 2017 Valentine’s Day PR campaigns with important messages.

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