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Category: Comment

Category: Comment

How do we talk about: Cliven Bundy and his troupe of “rebels”

08 Jan 2016

One of the biggest news pieces this past week was the self-organised ‘militia’ that took over a government-owned wildlife refuge in Oregon.  It has garnered attention worldwide because it is confusing, hilarious, annoying, and, to some, terrifying.  It seems everyone is participating in the debate over whether Bundy and his ‘militia’ should be called ‘militiamen’…

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How do we talk about: Cliven Bundy and his troupe of “rebels”

08 Jan 2016

One of the biggest news pieces this past week was the self-organised ‘militia’ that took over a government-owned wildlife refuge in Oregon.  It has garnered attention worldwide because it is confusing, hilarious, annoying, and, to some, terrifying.  It seems everyone is participating in the debate over whether Bundy and his ‘militia’ should be called ‘militiamen’…

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Malogrithms v. Compliant Consumerism

05 Jan 2016

If there is anything we have learned about advertising in the 21st century, it is that it has become more stylised, customising, and targeting than ever before.  Retailers and organisations make consumers feel as though products and services have been handpicked just for them.  “Yes,” us modern ‘prosumers’ think, “this group is just as discerning…

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An Intern Explains Donald Trump

08 Dec 2015

Donald Trump’s seemingly rocketing political popularity can be attributed to three things. First and most obviously, his cognitive and linguistic development has been stunted to that of a nine year-old.  The language of political rhetoric is becoming less accessible to many Americans and Brits alike.  Donald Trump, for better or worse, has failed entirely to…

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Don’t Panic’s “Everything is not Awesome” video is the focus for D&AD’s next President’s Lecture with Greenpeace

20 Nov 2015

For three years Greenpeace have been fighting fiercely for their long-running Save The Arctic campaign. Numerous acts led to Shell finally backing down; from scaling the Shard to installing automatic banners at the Brussels Formula 1 and activists dangling from bridges to block ships, the fight from supporters was relentless. Don’t Panic’s part was played…

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A goldfish now has a better attention span than you

26 May 2015

Well that is what a recent study conducted by Microsoft suggests, and it’s not always been like that: Researchers in Canada surveyed 2,000 participants and studied the brain activity of 112 others using electroencephalograms (EEGs). Microsoft found that since the year 2000 (or about when the mobile revolution began) the average attention span dropped from…

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Social Media and the 2015 General Election

06 May 2015

Tuesday the 28th of April marked the 4th annual ‘Ed Balls Day’, with thousands taking to Twitter to mark the occasion. The hashtags #EdBalls and #EdBallsDay trended for the majority of the day. So just why were people reveling in this strange holiday? Well, because Ed’s misunderstanding of Twitter led him to post this tweet four…

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Save the Children at Youth Marketing Summit 2015

02 Apr 2015

This year’s Youth Marketing Summit saw speakers presenting work from all of the usual suspects. An addition to the work presented with a more “serious note” was the Most Shocking Second a Day video for Save the Children. Sean Pillot de Chenecey, founder of Captain Crikey, believes that the work was socially proactive and transformational. In…

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The Clash; politics; election; British music

Music & Politics: A Lost Relationship

20 Mar 2015

There’s been a lot of coverage reporting young people as less likely to vote in the upcoming general election, with consideration for why this could be. Broaching the topic over breakfast, my nostalgic mum declared that she feels sorry for my generation. “We were whipped into a frenzy by bands like The Clash and The Sex…

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Creative Director; initiate the cliches

Creative Director Douche Bag Detection Device

02 Mar 2015

The all new, swanky, tech-elite C.D.D.B.D.D has arrived. Thinking of hiring a new Creative Director? Make sure you have them take this test first so you know exactly what you’re in for. By turning knobs and switching dials you highlight all their faults and fancies in a brilliantly accurate way, with all the true cliches…

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