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FESTIVAL CONTRABAND INCLUDES DRUGS, WEAPONS AND… PHONES?

At festivals it is the norm to be checked for contraband and we wouldn’t normally expect our phones to be on the list of restricted items. However, revellers attending Fly Open Air Festival in Edinburgh this weekend have been told that they must lock away their phones while watching acts on its Boiler Room stage….

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Splendid Expectations: Two Gen Z’s top five expectations of the modern agency

A new generation has entered the workplace. In an industry that thrives on fresh, youthful creativity, it’s important that agencies are pushing themselves to make a culture that attracts and retains the best young minds. As many rush to offer complimentary juice bars and yoga classes, we need to ask ourselves whether agencies are really…

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08.04.19 – LinkedIn introduces reactions

LinkedIn introduces reactions LinkedIn is introducing ‘Reactions’, 5 new ways to express how you feel and interact with the content you see in your feed. On top of the usual “Like,” users will now be able to express how they feel thanks to new reactions: Celebrate, Love, Insightful and Curious. *Whilst Facebook introduced reactions back…

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Teamwork, exciting challenges and plenty of prosecco on Fridays – what to expect when starting in PR.

Starting a career can be daunting. Most of us have a couple of weeks’ work experience, or a few internships under our belts by the time we’re looking for full-time employment, but it can still be difficult to know what we want to do, or what we’ll be good at. School and University undoubtedly teach…

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06.03.19 – Children’s dream jobs revealed – they want to be YouTubers

Children’s dream jobs revealed – they want to be YouTubers A survey into what children want to be when they grow up has revealed the changing landscape of the working world. Whereas kids once wanted to be astronauts, racing drivers or veterinarian, now they want to make YouTube videos. Read more here.  *Well, the boys…

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15.02.19 – TikTok spotted testing native video ads

TikTok spotted testing native video ads TikTok is testing a new ad product: a sponsored video ad that directs users to the advertiser’s website. The test was spotted in the U.S. TikTok app, where a video labelled “Sponsored” from the bike retailer Specialized is showing up in the main feed, along with a blue “Lean…

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Twitter is rolling out a new web interface, including an emoji button – 23.01.19

Twitter is rolling out a new web interface, including an emoji button The most important changes are tiny shortcuts to make tweeting easier. A large, dedicated button in the tweet box makes it easier to add an emoji, an updated trending section appears on the right-hand side of the page. Read more here. * With…

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Slack has a new logo and there might be something really wrong with it – 18.01.19

Slack has a new logo and there might be something really wrong with it Slack has launched a new logo to replace its hashtag icon, prompting intense reactions from users of the popular workplace messaging app. People pointed out the apparent similarities between the new design and the Swastika. Read more here.  *Slack cited various…

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These Facebook Pages are spending thousands of pounds trying to influence your views on Brexit – 17.01.19

These Facebook Pages are spending thousands of pounds trying to influence your views on Brexit New data from Facebook’s ad archive has revealed that a network of hard-Brexit and second referendum campaigning groups splashed more than £1 million on ads in the lead-up to Theresa May’s crucial Brexit vote — but their sources of funding…

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In True 2019 Style, a Photo of an Egg has the most Instagram Likes Ever

Ahh 2019, what a year it’s shaping up to be already. There’s been *more* Brexit drama, (who’d have predicted that, right?), people running into walls for Bird Box-related ‘likes’, and a vegan sausage roll that sent a certain ‘journalist’ into a meltdown. And it’s only January. The year is showing no signs of slowing down…

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