Politics

Zuckerberg begins Facebook’s case for the defence

Here are some supposed highlights from Faceboook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s first day of testimony before the US Congress following the Cambridge Analytica data mis-use revelations (87m users had their information hacked). Not much new here from a contrite Zuckerberg although ...

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Apple gets physical in same sex Aussie ads

Are these the first same sex snogs in ads? Part of a new campaign by TBWA Sydney, brave indeed where same sex marriage is a hot issue. Shot on an iPhone X (well you have to sell something). Clever to ...

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US TV giant Comcast gazumps Murdoch bid for Sky

Happy bunnies in London this morning are most Sky shareholders, who’ve seen US cable giant and NBC owner Comcast bid about £22bn for the company. Not so pleased is Rupert Murdoch (below), whose Fox already owns 39 per cent of ...

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Desmond seals deal to sell Express to Trinity Mirror

Traditional media may have been a vale of tears for most of its proponents over the past 15 years or so, but not for Richard Desmond. Now the former owner of Channel 5 (below) – sold to Viacom for £463m ...

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Death of a monarch is no business of brands

I see that The Drum is running a piece musing on “how marketers should react” to the death of Elizabeth 11 (she isn’t dead by the way), following a piece in the Guardian about the possible public reaction to such ...

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