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The Blagger's Blog 7th September 2012

A weekly roundup of talking points, sans effort

Thought for the week

“I’m not familiar precisely with what I said, but I’ll stand by what I said, whatever it was.” Mitt Romney on comments he made (and then forgot) about Barack Obama.

Weekly high

With rapidly increasing concerns about the forthcoming presidential elections, U.S. voters that don’t want militant conservatism to take over the White House will most likely be pleased to hear former big chief Clinton showing support and solidarity for Barack Obama, who will look to beat his republican rival to secure four more years in power. Fingers crossed.

Weekly low

As if Nestle needs to worsen its reputation any more, this week a Brazilian court ruled any food containing over 1% genetically modified organisms must be labelled as such. The confectionary giant tried to beat the rap, lost, and gave us a prime example of why corporate transparency is best practice.

Three things that may happen next week…

The identity of the individual who perpetrated the multiple killings in rural France, leaving a number of British tourists dead, could well be discovered, Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will begin his campaign trail, whilst EU Finance Ministers will meet in Cyprus next Friday to discuss the ongoing continental problems.

Dates for your diary

Wednesday 12th September 2012- Manchester; MPA Business Lunch National Press Group @ Castlefield Rooms- Drinks, food and discussion in the first of a new series of events designed for communicators interested in national press.
Tuesday 5th September- Leeds; Leeds Digital Lunch @ The Adelphi- Ahead of the Leeds Digital Festival in October interested professionals are invited to meet, greet, and discuss the industry.
Thursday 13th September 2012- Manchester; CIM Social Media Benchmark In-Depth Review @ Manchester Business School- results from the Social Media Benchmark launched in London earlier this year will be analysed.
If there is a success story, blunder, or tweeting town you’d like to see included email or tweet using #blaggersblog. Happy Friday!

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