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TWITTER LAUNCHES A NEW WAY TO FOLLOW YOUR FAVOURITE THINGS

In a bid to keep users engaged and optimise experience on the platform, Twitter is officially launching a new ‘Topics’ feature that will allow users to follow specific areas of interest. The new Topic feature should help users find relevant tweets amidst the 500 million that go out daily. Being able to further curate and personalise their feeds…

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Five signs of an internship programme which will set you up on the path for success

Splendid Futures forms a core part of our recruitment process, and something we put a lot of time and effort into.  You might have spotted recent intern turned PR Junior Account Executive, Tara’s blog piece on ‘What to expect when starting in PR’, and George’s piece about getting a job straight out of uni.  We…

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ARTISTS CAN NOW PAY TO SEND ALBUM LAUNCH ALERTS ON SPOTIFY

Spotify has a solution for staying on top of new releases. Its newest feature allows artists and their teams to pay to send new album alerts to users on the platform. The alerts will be shared as full-screen recommendations which shows the album cover and artist name, with a button that takes the user straight to…

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HOUSE COVERED IN VEGETABLES TO DRAW ATTENTION TO FOOD WASTE IN LONDON

We’ve all been guilty of leaving leftovers in the fridge a little too long and having to chuck them out. However, we don’t usually get to see the actual impact of this. To change this, food waste campaigners Small Change, Big Difference launched a stunt called ‘House of Food Waste’, covering a house in London with 3.75 tonnes of food…

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FAKE FOLLOWERS? BE WARNED

Speculation around fake follower counts achieved via bots is something which continues to plague the social media sphere and now Devumi, a social media marketing company which offered customers a ‘blend of marketing tactics’ in order to quickly gain followers and likes, has been fined $2.5 million by the Federal Trade Commission for selling fake…

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WILL WE BE SAYING “I’LL THREADS YOU” SOON?

Instagram has released its much anticipated messaging app for close friends called ‘Threads’, which provides users the ability to send text, video and images. While Threads exists as its own app, it serves as an extension of Instagram with a user’s contacts on Threads being defined by their ‘close friends’ list on Instagram. Instagram say…

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JESUS SHOES CONTAINING ‘HOLY WATER’ SELL OUT IN MINUTES

This week, Brooklyn-based product design company MSCHF released redesigned Nike Air Max 97s, dubbed “Jesus Shoes”, selling them for $1,425 a pair. The trainers contain holy water blessed by a priest from the river Jordan injected into the soles, a crucifix attached to the laces AND insoles scented with Frankincense, complete with an inscription from Matthew…

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NEVER MISS A NEW PRODUCT DROP AGAIN, THANKS TO INSTAGRAM

We all know the feeling – hearing about a product, putting the date in your diary, but then realising you have missed the all-important release (because life always takes over, right?!). Well, this new Instagram feature is here to help you out. This week Instagram released ‘Product Launch’ stickers on both Instagram Stories, and within…

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BANKSY OPENS POP-UP ‘SHOP’ IN CROYDON

The ever-illusive street artist Banksy has opened a shop in Croydon called Gross Domestic Product, displaying several pieces of his artwork, some of which will be available to buy via his online shop. Amongst the number of never-seen-before pieces on display is the stab vest which he famously designed for Stormzy’s headline Glastonbury festival performance. Although the…

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FACEBOOK ANNOUNCES FACEBOOK HORIZON – A NEW VR WORLD

During the Oculus Connect conference this week, Facebook (which owns Oculus) unveiled Facebook Horizon, a new social VR world coming to Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform in 2020. The platform will allow users to design their own avatars, hop between virtual environments using telepods, and play games with their friends using the new hand…

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