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The Blagger’s Blog 9th October 2015

Your weekly digest of media news and talking points, sans effort


Quote of the week

“Theresa May’s immigration speech is dangerous and factually wrong.??? The Daily Telegraph responding, via a rather direct headline, to the Home Secretary’s views on economic migrants, as voiced at the Conference in Manchester this week. It goes on to accuse her of ‘fanning the flames of prejudice in a cynical attempt to become the next Conservative leader’.

Weekly High
Just a few weeks ahead of the new Bond movie, Spectre, Cadbury has decided it’s time to bring back the Milk Tray Man, and reinvigorate the Milk Tray brand itself. Here’s the new advert, in which the search begins for Britain’s next chocolate-loving espionage expert, which is set to premier during ITV’s The Chase.

Weekly Low


How do you sell a video game? Here are three possible routes: A) Advertising B) Focus groups and public opinion exercises C) Tweeting false reports about an explosion which is ‘probably’ a terrorist attack, in Singapore. Congratulations to anyone who opted for the first two choices- both are viable. Commiserations to the folk behind Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, unfortunately the last option only makes people really, really upset on social media.

Stories To Keep An Eye On

Waterstones has decided to remove Kindles from its stores to allow room for more real books following ‘pitiful’ sales.
Google has launched a new open source project, Accelerated Mobile Pages, which, as it sounds, is aimed at creating a faster mobile web experience.
The Tunisian national dialogues quartet has won the Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to build a pluralistic democracy following the country’s 2011 revolution.

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