The Blagger's Blog 25th November 2011
A weekly roundup of talking points, sans effort
Worth the paper it’s printed on?
Last week’s light news success stories included…
…Freddie Starr leaving I’m A Celebrity following concerns for his health, which featured in 68 stories, while serious violence erupted as protesters descended on Tahrir Square in Egypt and only appeared in 62…
…the first screening of The Iron Lady, with Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher, an event that was covered in 42 articles, whereas Occupy London demonstrators were issued with an eviction notice by the City of London and just 38 headlines were made…
…and finally, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher divorcing, resulting in 29 pieces, one more than the 28 that reported on four police officers that were stabbed in London.
United Colors of Benetton has always run ad campaigns focused on empathy and understanding. Its latest- Unhate- is no different, and includes images of world leaders kissing. So if you’re wondering what it might look like if President Obama had a snog with Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez finally you can find out.
Quantas launched a Twitter campaign to giveaway luxury flights, asking entrants to explain their ‘dream luxury inflight experience’, but people saw it as an opportunity to complain. The tweet “#QantasLuxury is sitting in your first-class lounge chair, watching a failed social media campaign get out of control??? perhaps summarises things best.
Battle of the tweets: Manchester vs London vs Calgary
Top Manchester #tags (seven days to 24/11/2011)
Children In Need Rocks Manchester just rocked Manchester’s MEN Arena, before taking over the BBC a day later. As such it’s no surprise to see the charity riding high, while people are also discussing the best fibs ever, and what life was like when they were young.
One to watch: umbro (umbro– Founded in 1924, Umbro introduced tailoring to the world of sport; 29,979 followers / 4,781 updates)
Top London #tags (seven days to 24/11/2011)
In the capital Children In Need has also made a big impact, albeit in abbreviated, #CIN form. Also on the agenda are the top 100 lies, again, a list of mid-exam habits, and, of course, I’m A Celebrity, X Factor, Arsenal, and London itself.
One to watch: fashion_critic_ (Red Carpet Fashion – Celebrity Fashion Blog; 46,818 followers / 17,660 updates)
Top Calgary #tags (seven days to 24/11/2011)
In Canada’s fourth largest metropolitan area, as in so many other cities, people are attempting to have their voice heard by spreading the word of Occupy Calgary. On top of that, local ice hockey team the Flames just lost to Chicago’s Blackhawks.
One to watch: Nenshi (Naheed Nenshi– Mayor of Calgary; 36,273 followers / 7,113 updates)
That was The Blagger’s Blog, a selection of statements, statistics and noteworthy newsies from across the media and social world, amalgamated, allowing the time-starved professional to start a conversation from thin air.
If there is a success story, blunder, or tweeting town you’d like to see included email [email protected] or tweet using #blaggersblog. Happy Friday!