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Weekly High

What’s better than Air New Zealand’s now-legendary in-flight safety video? How about, maybe, this Christmas clip, just released, which take a direct shot at the Kiwi accent, all in good fun, of course. We were laughing heartier than the big man in red himself.

Weekly Low

Diane Tepfer holds a sign with an image of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai as the "Grinch who Stole the Internet" as she protests near the FCC, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, where the FCC is scheduled to meet and vote on net neutrality. The vote scheduled today at the FCC, could usher in big changes in how Americans use the internet, a radical departure from more than a decade of federal oversight. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

This week the United States Federal Communications Commission (children of the 1980s will know the name from the cult 1991 Christian Slater teen flick ‘Pump Up The Volume’) voted in favour of dismantling the so-called net neutrality laws, which critics fear will hand the web over to major corporations such as cable and broadband providers. It is believed that small start-ups such as Skype have been able to blossom online because of regulations preventing internet service providers from blocking or slowing down specific websites, now those regulations are gone the impact could potentially be felt worldwide.

Need To Know

*Snapchat has opened up Augmented Reality to all its creators with the launch of Lens Studio.

*UK programmatic ad spend is set to top £3billion this year.

*More than 100 media projects from 26 European countries have been awarded a total of €20.4million, with he UK the second largest recipient of funds.

Just In Case You Missed Us

On the blog this week we’ve been looking at net neutrality in depth, and also the decision by Disney to re-think its representations of fathers, and the firm’s plea for other brands to do the same.

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