Blagger’s Blog: Yo!, flamingo, watch the books

“I don’t give a flying flamingo what you think .”


House of Commons Speaker John Bercow amid the now-famously chaotic closing ceremony of the most recent Parliamentary session.

Weekly High

With restaurants and eateries facing ever-stiffer competition for the public’s attention we loved this Yo! Sushi stunt at its Richmond branch. Opting to change the signage to a mouth-filling 121-characters, reflecting the abundant choice on the menu, made for a photogenic, high-impact stunt that still fits in a tweet. Fine work.

Weekly Low 

A round in the pub for anyone who can explain what Vitamin Water’s marketing team were thinking with this. Responses ranged from bemusement and confusion to outraged demands to ‘stop ruining books’. Perhaps the worst part is that has no brand relevance. Nil poi.

Need to know 

Prolific North’s Northern eCommerce Awards 2019 Shortlist has been revealed.

Google has had enough of being left out of the Stories party, and so just added a new Memories option to Google Photos, which is pretty much the same as Stories.

Star vlogger PewDiePie has scarped his pledge of $50,000 to the Anti-Defamation League, a non-profit that fights anti-Semitism, after fans theorised he had been forced to do so following accusations of racism.


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