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The Blagger's Blog – Prince, Victoria Wood, if pubs were banks

A weekly roundup of media news, sans effort


Quote of the week

“Everyone has their own experience. That’s why we are here, to go through our experience, to learn, to go down those paths and eventually you may have gone down so many paths and learned so much that you don’t have to come back again.” Prince, to NME, circa 1996.

Weekly High

Ever wondered what it would be like if your local boozer was run by a bank? Well, thanks to the bank Tandem you can stop wondering and just watch this video which looks to emphasise the brand position as having customer care and service a priority.

Weekly Low

Bad things come in threes, but apparently nobody told 2016. After being left reeling from the losses of treasured public figures like David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and Lemmy, this week brought the devastating news that esteemed English comedian Victoria Wood had passed away, and then yesterday Prince succumbed to an illness at the age of 57.

Stories to keep an eye on

Britons are 95% more likely to open brand emails if they contain emojis and sarcasm, according to email marketing firm Mailjet.

Facebook is about to change how it organises content in your feed, prioritising articles people have read, rather than simply shared.

Just in case you missed it

Given Google labelled itself a ‘partially dangerous’ website this week, the Smoking Gun blog dared to ask what would happen if we all had to stop using the digital gatekeeper.

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