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OMD FWD w/c 3rd September

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The rise of influencer marketing is causing waves as more and more fantasy-like posts surface which have generated comments calling Instagram ‘a ridiculous lie factory made to make us all feel inadequate’. The public are becoming attuned to paid posts, unrealistic images and the ‘highlight reel’ that is often the only visible representation of one’s life. In line with this, UK broadcasters are urging the government to create a social media watchdog to strengthen oversight of social media companies. The response? Yes, we know.

In the tech space, excitement is building over Apple’s impending product announcement on the 12th of September in Cupertino. The rumour mill is churning out speculation on whether the home button is being superseded with OLED screens, and if the iWatch will at last, be round.

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OMD FWD w/c 28th August

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At the centre of attention and creating (over) hype this week was the ‘weirdest event in internet history’ – the battle of the YouTubers, KSI and Logan Paul. Although, no one should be surprised that it was hijacked by pirates on Twitch. With YouTube charging $10USD to tune into the match, Twitch brought the game to the masses and indeed, ashore.

Advertising regulation was also full on, with Facebook removing 5,000 ad targeting options in a bid to prevent discrimination. “While these options have been used in legitimate ways to reach people interested in a certain product or service, we think minimizing the risk of abuse is more important. This includes limiting the ability for advertisers to exclude audiences that relate to attributes such as ethnicity or religion.” YouTube are also jumping on board with more non-skippable ads offered to advertisers. With more on the market being directed at larger catchments, how does this impact targeted marketing and segmented audiences?

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OMD FWD w/c 20th August

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You may be spending less time watching television and more time on your device, but that won’t shield you from the latest onslaught of advertising content being pushed online. Amazon is testing video ads in mobile search results. Ads are shown below the fold in search results and will either drive shoppers a product page, directly to an Amazon Store or to a custom landing page. Your Netflix nights may also see an unwelcome visitor in the form of promos in between episodes. How many videos in one sitting is too many?

Time to get a little more savvy on social media as the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is clamping down on how influencers declare their paid sponsorships. Gone are the days where someone’s affinities are purely personal. Finally, for a critical look into the aesthetics of Instagram set-ups, one user places posts side-by-side to prove that no one is completely unique. Time to opt out of ads and buy into originality.

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OMD FWD w/c 20th August

Hello and welcome to your weekly FWD.

You may be spending less time watching television and more time on your device, but that won’t shield you from the latest onslaught of advertising content being pushed online. Amazon is testing video ads in mobile search results. Ads are shown below the fold in search results and will either drive shoppers a product page, directly to an Amazon Store or to a custom landing page. Your Netflix nights may also see an unwelcome visitor in the form of promos in between episodes. How many videos in one sitting is too many?

Time to get a little more savvy on social media as the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is clamping down on how influencers declare their paid sponsorships. Gone are the days where someone’s affinities are purely personal. Finally, for a critical look into the aesthetics of Instagram set-ups, one user places posts side-by-side to prove that no one is completely unique. Time to opt out of ads and buy into originality.

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OMD FWD w/c 13th August

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The era of handheld entertainment, communication, connection and everything in-between continues to grow. Whilst devices are pushing out traditional paper-based methods (the last physical Yellow Pages was delivered in London last week) the app industry is going from strength to strength. Fornite has just launched on Android for Samsung phones, whilst Facebook is building its own AR games to use over Messenger video chat.

As more and more attention turns to fake news and what falls between the lines of free speech and defamation, this week Twitter grapples with defining ‘dehumanising speech’ and what this means for the deletion of such tweets and accounts. InfoWars weighs in on the debate with more than a dozen of their tweets being red-flagged for violating Twitter’s rules. 280 characters can hold more than we thought – short but rarely sweet.

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OMD FWD w/c 4th September

Hello and welcome to your weekly FWD! Now that the football transfer window has closed, have you ever wondered how long it would take you to earn a footballer’s salary? Use this online tool to find out…and if you need cheering up after that, have a go at the new 360-degree version of ‘Where’s Wally?‘!

Other big winners this week include Dara Khosrowshahi, who Uber announced as their new CEO and has already given a masterclass in leadership, and YouTube, who revealed a brand new logo.

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OMD FWD w/c 4th September

Hello and welcome to your weekly FWD! Now that the football transfer window has closed, have you ever wondered how long it would take you to earn a footballer’s salary? Use this online tool to find out…and if you need cheering up after that, have a go at the new 360-degree version of ‘Where’s Wally?‘!

Other big winners this week include Dara Khosrowshahi, who Uber announced as their new CEO and has already given a masterclass in leadership, and YouTube, who revealed a brand new logo.

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