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#FairnessFirst: How Nike inspires others to 'just do it' with commodity activism
#FairnessFirst: How Nike inspires others to 'just do it' with commodity activism

What do Colin Kaepernick, Serena Williams and Caster Semenya have in common? Despite each facing controversy in their sporting careers, they're all stars in Nike's inspirational 30th-anniversary campaign, filled with fiery new words to live by...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Sep 2018

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190 countries agree to proposal to stop funding hate against migrants

190 UN states have approved the final text of a new international agreement that outlines a range of measures for tackling xenophobia...

23 Jul 2018

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Latest Twiplomacy study reveals 97% of all governments are on Twitter

The latest Twiplomacy study reveals 97% of all governments are on Twitter and US president, Donald Trump has become the most followed world leader with the most interactions over the past 12 months...

10 Jul 2018

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Facebook developments positive for privacy, consumer protection
Facebook developments positive for privacy, consumer protection

The right to user privacy and respect for personal information on the internet continued to make news headlines last month as the Facebook data breach saga headed to Washington, where Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced questions from US senators...

By Gil Sperling 15 May 2018

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Snapchat to introduce six-second unskippable ads
Snapchat to introduce six-second unskippable ads

According to 2017 statistics, Snapchat user uptake is winding down and its rival platform, Instagram is proving Snap to be a bantamweight when it tipped the scales at 700 million users in 2017...

By Sam Swaine 8 May 2018

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Snapchat reveals new Spectacles that can take photos

Snap Inc. is determined to make its camera-equipped sunglasses, developed for Snapchat users, a hit...

2 May 2018

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Bruce Daisley of Twitter on the power of amazing culture businesses (Part 3)
Bruce Daisley of Twitter on the power of amazing culture businesses (Part 3)

Bruce Daisley is VP for Europe at Twitter, and runs the Eat Sleep Work Repeat podcast. In the last part of this three-part article, Jon Ratcliffe chatted with him about purpose, well-being, what advice he can give young students entering the industry...

By Jon Ratcliffe 19 Apr 2018

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Bruce Daisley of Twitter on the power of amazing culture businesses (Part 2)

Bruce Daisley is VP for Europe at Twitter, and runs the Eat Sleep Work Repeat podcast. In part 2 of this three-part article, I chatted with him more about Monk Mode Mornings, how one should not mistake collaboration with creativity, the Netflix culture document [Netflix Culture Deck] and more...

By Jon Ratcliffe 12 Apr 2018

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IPRN survey reveals how online influencers are leveraged around the world
IPRN survey reveals how online influencers are leveraged around the world

The International Public Relations Network (IPRN) surveyed its members to uncover ways brands can leverage their relationships with bloggers and influencers all around the world...

10 Apr 2018

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Bruce Daisley of Twitter on the power of amazing culture businesses (Part 1)

Bruce Daisley is VP for Europe at Twitter and runs the Eat Sleep Work Repeat podcast. In part 1 of this three-part article, I chatted to him about Monk Mode Mornings, the power of laughter, his new work manifesto and more...

By Jon Ratcliffe 5 Apr 2018

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Are you serious? Fooling around on April Fool's Day 2018
Are you serious? Fooling around on April Fool's Day 2018

The rise of fake news means today's social media bunch are more sceptical than ever before, but how many people actually fall for April Fool's headlines...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Apr 2018

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Facebook runs UK, US newspaper ads apologising for data scandal
Facebook runs UK, US newspaper ads apologising for data scandal

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took out full-page ads in nine major British and US newspapers on Sunday to apologise for a huge data privacy scandal...

26 Mar 2018

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Rihanna hits Snapchat over beating ad, sending shares tumbling
Rihanna hits Snapchat over beating ad, sending shares tumbling

Rihanna on Thursday denounced Snapchat after an advertisement made light of her beating by fellow pop star Chris Brown, sending the company's share prices tumbling...

19 Mar 2018

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Facebook suspends Trump campaign data firm Cambridge Analytica
Facebook suspends Trump campaign data firm Cambridge Analytica

Facebook says it has suspended the account of Cambridge Analytica, the data analysis firm hired by Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, amid reports it harvested the profile information of millions of US voters without their permission...

19 Mar 2018

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Singapore launches public hearings on 'fake news'
Singapore launches public hearings on 'fake news'

Singapore on Wednesday launched public hearings on possible legislation to combat "fake news" which critics said could be used to curtail free speech...

15 Mar 2018

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#CannesLions2018: CEO Phil Thomas on the creative year ahead

Jon Ratcliffe sat down with Phil Thomas, CEO of Cannes Lions Festival, and spoke to him about his belief that there has been more change in marketing in the last year than the 10 years preceding it, and why they're launching 'ecommerce', 'experience', and 'social and influencer' Lions...

By Jon Ratcliffe 9 Mar 2018

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Viral app, Vero gets backlash over CEO's ties to Russia
Viral app, Vero gets backlash over CEO's ties to Russia

The new viral app, Vero, has been receiving tons of flack over its CEO's ties to Russia, its privacy policy and its servers' inability to handle the overload of new users joining...

By Juanita Pienaar 1 Mar 2018

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Facebook pulls gun game from conservative gathering
Facebook pulls gun game from conservative gathering

Facebook pulled a virtual reality gun game from a major US conservative political gathering on Friday, saying the demo was a mistake given the recent deadly school shooting in Florida...

27 Feb 2018

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#FairnessFirst: Why Trudeau will bounce back from #Peoplekind

In the wake of his #Peoplekind comment, a joke that "didn't play well out of context", The Evening Standard has provided a lookback on Trudeau's push for gender equality...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Feb 2018

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Global ad spend will reach $37bn in the next five years

Video advertising spend on YouTube and Facebook to grow by 130% in just 5 years...

30 Jan 2018

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Facebook invents a new unit of time called Flicks

Not content with just feeding you awkward revelations you wish your family had kept to themselves, Facebook now wants to toy with your time. Literally...

By Andy Walker 24 Jan 2018

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Facebook news feed changes - What now for brands?

Facebook's new newsfeed can mean trouble for brands. Here's what to do to win in the post-news feed update framework...

By Joseph Neusu 23 Jan 2018

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Twitter won't block world leaders, citing need for discourse
Twitter won't block world leaders, citing need for discourse

Twitter announced Friday it would not block the accounts of world leaders even if their statements are "controversial," citing a need to promote a "public conversation" on political issues...

8 Jan 2018

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Facebook lets people know when their pictures pop up

Facebook on Tuesday added a way for people to know when their pictures are posted anywhere on the leading social network.

21 Dec 2017

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Facebook moves to make more video ad money

Facebook on Thursday moved to bolster its appeal and money-making potential as an online platform for viewing video similar to YouTube.

18 Dec 2017

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Four ways the blockchain is relevant
Four ways the blockchain is relevant

Blockchain is unravelling a new world of possibilities for businesses, particularly in the world of digital marketing...

By Mariam Nishanian 6 Oct 2017

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Fashion world shaken by #NoFreePhotos row

PARIS - Photographers have risen up in revolt at the way fashion labels and influencers are using their street style images without crediting them, highlighting discontent about the "work for free" culture in the multi-billion dollar industry.

2 Oct 2017

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Radisson Blu Super Breakfast prompts creative social media video campaign

To showcase their new super breakfast offering, Radisson Blu launched a creative, multichannel social media video campaign inspired by the magic moments that take place around the breakfast table...

7 Sep 2017

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Nine healthcare marketing mistakes to avoid
Nine healthcare marketing mistakes to avoid

To grow your practice and to get the desired results out of your marketing efforts, you need to avoid these healthcare marketing mistakes...

By Pranjali Singh 10 Aug 2017

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VR content should be engaging, relevant and appropriate

As virtual reality (VR) experiences become more prevalent and impressive, are we using VR for VR's sake?...

By David Limbert 1 Aug 2017

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