The Blagger's Blog 30th March 2012

A weekly roundup of talking points, sans effort

Worth the paper it’s printed on?

Last week’s light news success stories included…
…One Direction becoming the first British band to hit the number one spot Stateside with a debut album, the subject of 77 articles, whereas Labour failed to delay the Health and Social Care Bill and featured in just 24…
…X Factor and N Dubz’s Tulisa coming out and admitting she appeared in a sex tape, with 44 articles reporting, whilst Glaxosmithkline will create 1,000 new jobs in Cumbria and Scotland with a £500million investment and just 20 headlines were written…
…and finally, The Voice, Britain’s latest talent show on the BBC, began its first series last weekend, and claimed 76 articles, far more than the 41 that reported on Kofi Annan’s peace mission to Syria- billed as the country’s ‘last chance’ to avoid a civil war of endurance.
(Source: Journalisted)

Weekly high

As one of the main sponsors of the Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament HSBC need to make their presence known. What better way to do that than employ men to don fancy dress and chase balls around the gargantuan metropolis? None, we’d say.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19cdZm-gLQw

Weekly low

Call us old fuddy duddies, but we’re pretty sure that sexual assault is not a great way to advertise high alcohol content spirits. Needless to say Belvedere was quick to issue an apology after the following advert appeared on Facebook and Twitter.

Battle of the tweets: Manchester vs London vs Los Angeles


Top Manchester #tags (seven days to 29/3/2012)

#mufc #mcfc

#bgt #manchester

#thevoiceuk #favfootballchant

#lfc #f1

#thevoice #takemeout

The race for the Premier League title is heating up, namely between Manchesters City and United (#mufc #mcfc). Aside from that most of us caught episode one of The Voice last weekend, though most likely very few people actually enjoyed it.

Top London #tags (seven days to 29/3/2012)

#boyfriend #bgt

#thevoiceuk #f1

#mymurder #lfc

#cfc #mufc

#takemeout

Down in London village the rather dark talking point of #mymurder seems to be on many a pair of lips. Aside from that there’s that reality TV talent show BBC are trying to make us watch, and Britain’s Got Talent (#bgt).
Top Los Angeles #tags (seven days to 29/3/2012)

#middleschoolmemories #boyfriend

#hungergames #la

#dodgers #thingsthatilike

#madmen

In the movie capital of the world folk have been discussing the latest blockbuster hopeful The Hunger Games (no doubt with a few people asking if it’s just Battle Royal in English). Elsewhere Series Five of Madmen also has people talking.
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!