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    D&AD 2021 social media trends
    Judging the PR Category for the D&AD Awards was interesting considering that I have only been in the PR space for the past two years. However, it was great to see the consistent link between PR and social through all the work submitted. Here are some key social media trends I picked up on in the PR category... By Ashleigh Burton
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    'Buy now pay later' spend predicted to reach $995bn in 2026
    Spending via 'buy now pay later' (BNPL) services, which are integrated within e-commerce checkout options, including fixed instalment plans and flexible credit accounts, will reach $995bn in 2026, from $266bn in 2021. This is according to a new study from Juniper Research titled Buy Now Pay Later: Vendor Strategies, Regulatory Frameworks & Market Forecasts 2021-2026.
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    D&AD Shift NY 2021 open for applications
    D&AD has announced the launch of the 2021 edition of the D&AD Shift with Google programme in New York.
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    D&AD Shift NY 2021 open for applications
    D&AD Shift NY 2021 open for applications

    D&AD has announced the launch of the 2021 edition of the D&AD Shift with Google programme in New York...

    17 hours ago

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    'Buy now pay later' spend predicted to reach $995bn in 2026

    This 274% growth will be fuelled by a greater appetite from users for credit to spread costs, particularly in the wake of the pandemic, which has put extreme pressure on user finances...

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    D&AD 2021 social media trends

    Find out about the key social media trends Ashleigh Burton saw in the D&AD Awards...

    By Ashleigh Burton 2 days ago

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    Cannes Lions Live 2021 launches full content agenda
    Cannes Lions Live 2021 launches full content agenda

    Ster-Kinekor has announced the content agenda for Cannes Lions Live...

    11 Jun 2021

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    South Africa's D&AD 2021 winners: Massif wins a pencil
    South Africa's D&AD 2021 winners: Massif wins a pencil

    With the D&AD Award Winners for 2021 revealed, I spoke to director at Massif, Marc Sidelsky, on winning a wood pencil...

    By Emily Stander 11 Jun 2021

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    Deforestation is driven by global markets
    Deforestation is driven by global markets

    The world is at a crossroads, as humanity tries to mitigate climate change and halt biodiversity loss, while still securing a supply of food for everyone...

    By Ruben Valbuena and Thomas Lovejoy 11 Jun 2021

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    New Barbie collection made using recycled ocean-bound plastic
    New Barbie collection made using recycled ocean-bound plastic

    The launch forms part of Mattel's goal to achieve 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic materials across all its products and packaging by 2030...

    11 Jun 2021

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    Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fund
    Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fund

    Chanel is backing a new climate adaptation fund that aims to raise $100m by 2025 to invest in projects to promote sustainable agriculture, protect forests and support small-scale farmers in developing countries...

    By Michael Taylor 11 Jun 2021

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    APO Group and Getty Images agreement offers global platform for African press releases and images
    APO Group and Getty Images agreement offers global platform for African press releases and images

    APO Group has signed an agreement with Getty Images that will make images and press releases about Africa instantly available...

    10 Jun 2021

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    YouTube Music opens 2022 applications for #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund
    YouTube Music opens 2022 applications for #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund

    YouTube Music is opening applications to the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund Class of 2022...

    10 Jun 2021

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    #CreativeWeek2021: The importance of cultural nuance in advertising

    Today, I report on a panel hosted earlier this week, 'One size does not fit all: the importance of cultural nuance in advertising'...

    By Emily Stander 9 Jun 2021

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    The One Club Board elects new leadership
    The One Club Board elects new leadership

    The One Club for Creativity has announced new leadership to its National Board of Directors...

    9 Jun 2021

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    The queer city: how to design more inclusive public space
    The queer city: how to design more inclusive public space

    Most people might not usually think of public space as being gendered, but this is how scholars of the built environment increasingly talk about it...

    By Pippa Catterall and Ammar Azzouz 9 Jun 2021

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    Global air cargo demand up 12% in April
    Global air cargo demand up 12% in April

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its April 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand continued to outperform pre-Covid levels by 12%...

    8 Jun 2021

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    INMA recognises 58 initiatives with top prizes in Global Media Awards

    The International News Media Association (INMA) has unveiled winners in its 2021 Global Media Awards competition...

    7 Jun 2021

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    The One Club and 3% Movement open call for global Next Creative Leaders 2021
    The One Club and 3% Movement open call for global Next Creative Leaders 2021

    The One Club for Creativity and The 3% Movement have opened the call for entries for their jointly run Next Creative Leaders 2021...

    7 Jun 2021

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    Report reveals soil pollution as one of the world's major challenges for ecosystem restoration
    Report reveals soil pollution as one of the world's major challenges for ecosystem restoration

    Worsening soil pollution and waste proliferation threaten the future of global food production, human health and the environment, and require an urgent global response...

    7 Jun 2021

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    The One Club for Creativity ADC 100th Annual Awards announces Best of Discipline winners
    The One Club for Creativity ADC 100th Annual Awards announces Best of Discipline winners

    The One Club for Creativity has announced Best of Discipline winners for the ADC 100th Annual Awards...

    4 Jun 2021

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    The history of sneakers: From commodity to cultural icon
    The history of sneakers: From commodity to cultural icon

    From sportswear and street style to catwalk fashion, sneakers have made their mark as cultural commodities...

    By Naomi Braithwaite 3 Jun 2021

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    Global food prices rise at rapid pace in May
    Global food prices rise at rapid pace in May

    FAO Food Price Index posts fastest monthly increase to reach highest value since September 2011...

    3 Jun 2021

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    AMV BBDO London wins six Best of Disciplines at The One Show 2021

    The One Club for Creativity announces AMV BBDO London has received high honors in The One Show 2021 with six Best of Discipline wins...

    3 Jun 2021

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    Climate change: 6 priorities for pulling carbon out of the air
    Climate change: 6 priorities for pulling carbon out of the air

    To reach net zero emissions by 2050, global emissions must be cut faster and deeper than the world has yet managed...

    By Cameron Hepburn and Steve Smith 3 Jun 2021

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    Cities urged to build upwards but ditch skyscraper obsession
    Cities urged to build upwards but ditch skyscraper obsession

    Taller buildings are key to enhancing quality of life as the world's urban population grows, but cities should not become obsessed with skyscrapers...

    By Umberto Bacchi 3 Jun 2021

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    RICS publishes new guidance for land measurement in development projects
    RICS publishes new guidance for land measurement in development projects

    The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has published new guidance on the measurement of land for development projects...

    31 May 2021

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    The power of inclusive portrayal in advertising

    On 27 May 2021, Kantar, in partnership with Affectiva, presented a webinar on how inclusive portrayal in advertising is important for the progression of media...

    By Emily Stander 28 May 2021

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    IIASA researchers produce new framework to enhance national climate action
    IIASA researchers produce new framework to enhance national climate action

    As part of the Paris Agreement, countries are required to submit nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and long-term strategies outlining their...

    28 May 2021

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    Air travel and Covid-19: Long term view for post-Covid passenger travel demand

    The International Air Transport Association and Tourism Economics have released a long-term view for post-Covid-19 passenger demand recovery which demonstrates that people remain eager to travel in the short and long-term...

    28 May 2021

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    Increased air travel digitalisation needed for sector restart, IATA

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned of potential airport chaos unless governments move quickly to adopt digital processes to manage travel health credentials (Covid-19 testing and vaccine certificates) and other Covid-19 measures...

    27 May 2021

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    The 2021 World Food Prize recognises that fish are key for reducing hunger and malnutrition
    The 2021 World Food Prize recognises that fish are key for reducing hunger and malnutrition

    Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, is the winner of the 2021 World Food Prize for her work identifying small fish as valuable nutrition sources for developing countries...

    By Ben Belton 26 May 2021

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    Wina 2021 announces shortlist
    Wina 2021 announces shortlist

    This year, agencies from 35 countries and 5 continents, including Africa, participated in Wina...

    25 May 2021

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