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The Blagger's Blog – A nation resigns, Old Spice hit ad gold again, machines write the news

A weekly roundup of media news, sans effort


Quote of the week

“Entire country decides to leave things half finished.”

Daily Mash, referring to the U.K.

Weekly high

Old Spice has a big heritage in quality advertising, with the latest offering no different. Take a look and see why we rate it so highly.

Weekly low


We’re going for a sweeping, all-round fail this week- British politics. From walkouts to summer recess in the middle of a crisis, to resigning MEPs still looking for their paycheque, if you don’t laugh chances are it’s because you’ve already been crying so much.

Stories to keep an eye on

A 14-year-old who was apparently offended by racy content on the network is suing Snapchat.

10% of U.K. mobile internet users are now blocking online ads.

Associated Press now has a machine that can write stories for the sports pages based on algorithms.

Just in case you missed us

Our latest newsletter went out yesterday, with stories on brands running communities well, and badly, Facebook Live’s most prolific faces, tips for working with bloggers, and the economy of events.

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