Piggate: is it really that important?

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Lord Ashcroft’s explosive accusations about British Prime Minister David Cameron really are the stuff that tabloid dreams are made of. The claims do not need to be repeated here and now: quite frankly, you’d have to be living under a sizeable rock to not have heard about what the Conservative Party leader is alleged to…Read the full article…

Feeling foxy: did people power influence controversial vote?

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Just 24 hours ago, there appeared to be a strong likelihood that foxhunting would make a return in the United Kingdom. The alleged “sport” of chasing and ultimately killing terrified animals was outlawed by the Labour Government more than a decade ago. However, only two months after winning a surprise overall majority in the 2015…Read the full article…

We’re through! The end of a social media love affair

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The first Facebook divorce has now happened. It was only a matter of time. Earlier this week it was reported that Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper had allowed jilted wife Ellanora Baidoo to serve her elusive husband with divorce papers via a Facebook message. Baidoo’s lawyer commented, “it’s new law, and it’s necessary,” but many critics have…Read the full article…

Facebook Town: Welcome to a new reality

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Rarely does a day go by anymore without Facebook grabbing headlines. However, the company’s most recent announcement really piqued my interest – because it bore such strong similarities to a fictional tale that I’ve just been reading. Numerous national media titles in the UK, including the BBC, have published news of the company’s purchase of a 56-acre plot of land…Read the full article…

Superheroes come in many sizes

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Ever since I was a little boy, I’ve been a huge fan of Spider-Man. Some of my earliest memories are of pretending to be Peter Parker’s famous alter-ego, swinging from building to building in a quest to rid New York City of crime and injustice. I had the action figures, the comic books, the t-shirt…Read the full article…

The Sainsbury’s saga: Nectar announcement is latest comms fail

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As a long-standing Sainsbury’s customer, I was somewhat shocked, this morning, to receive the following email from the company:  The first shock was that I even viewed the contents of the email in the first place, given the myriad of marketing communication that I receive on a daily basis from various brands I have some loose…Read the full article…