The Blagger's Blog 5th June 2015

A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort


Quote of the week

“Come at the king, you best not miss.” Omar, of The Wire fame, and also ESPN journalist Ley Breaks discussing Sepp Blatter and the ongoing FIFA scandal.

Weekly High 

In the last seven days, Smoking Gun PR’s blog has been ranked by Cision as one of the Top 10 Best Digital Marketing Blogs in the country, which we’re really rather happy about. Read all about it here.


Weekly Low 

What’s the worst things a BBC journalist could do? How about erroneously tweet about the Queen being taken ill, and possibly dying? Yeah, we’re pretty sure it won’t go down that well. Oops indeed, and a massive fail, not least for the PR of the already blighted and heavily-criticised broadcaster.

The Queen

Stories To Keep An Eye On

Pinterest is set to introduce Buyable Pins, which allow visitors to Pinterest boards to buy the items they are looking at. 

Instagram is increasing its advertising offering via new action buttons, including ‘Shop Now’, looking to increase the sales conversion rate amongst users. 

Marks & Spencer is preparing to invest 20% of its total media spend in social media as it looks to increase storytelling. 

Just in case you missed it

Spotify is about to launch a new video service- looking to challenge YouTube et al. Take a look at what industry insiders think about the move here.