It’s time to wise up online says agency MD Rick Guttridge as he peruses some of the latest dark digital happenings, from Facebook dismissals to Twitter crimes.
Horsemeat burgers, a brand new independent London magazine, and mystery packages delivered to journalists make up our media week. And probably yours too.
MPs call for just under 1/3 pay rise (in secret), eBay style bidding begins on Caribbean holidays, a kidney ends up in UK fried ‘chicken’, plus more media news.
Google cleared of biasing results, eBay inundated with PR friendly unwanted Christmas pressies, Aurora victim families suffer Cinemark’s insensitive marketing.
The last media roundup of 2012 sees Facebook sell our memories, an American school m’am teach us about Christmas, and Wallace and Gromit Googling, of course.
David Cameron and Leveson, Cyril Smith drags politics through the mud, dates for the diary, news predictions, oh, and Smoking Gun’s weighty CIPR awards yield.
Schofield and Newsnight, what the UK newspapers said, defecate on Boris Johnson’s patch for World Toilet Day, news predictions, and media dates for the diary.
Starbucks sells ethical coffee, and writes our name in froth. It also owes the UK millions in tax, which is bad for brand perception and far from Fair Trade.
How many people in Western Europe are now online? What’s it like to be a dog for a day? What’s wrong with cabaret, these questions and more answered here, finally.
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