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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 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...

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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, taking place from 21-25 June 2021. Ster-Kinekor is the official representative in South Africa for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

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. A recent study in Nature Communications shows that global demands for commodities, especially in connection with agricultural development, are the main drivers of land use change in the global south.

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

Toymaker Mattel has revealed a new line of fashion dolls, called Barbie Loves the Ocean, 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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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 to tens of thousands of media organizations all over the world.

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, with the aim to enable Black artists to commercialise their work.

10 Jun 2021

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