An audio round-up of all the trending media, marketing an PR stories you shouldn’t have missed this week.
Listen to Akeshia Clarke and Jake O’Neill’s top five stories you shouldn’t have missed:
This week the stories include:
- Bell Pottinger going into administration – the agency giant has succumbed to the scandal in South Africa and administrator BDO is now seeking new firms for the staff and clients to go to.
- Facebook’s algorithm has been criticised – the social media giant’s ad software allowed people to target their ads at anti-Semitic groups including those that had listed a topic of interest as ‘Jew hater’. In more positive news, the platform has expanded its crisis information portal to help those in dangerous situations more readily source information.
- Regulators on influencers – a look at PRWeek’s Influencer Breakfast Briefing with the ASA and CMA. Both organisations are keen to promote best practice among influencers and brand collaborations to ensure no one is the wrong side of the law.
- Ofcom’s diversity report – Ofcom’s latest report ‘Diversity and equal opportunities in television 2017’ has revealed that all broadcasters need to improve diversity among their staff with a particular focus on the UK’s largest broadcaster, the BBC, who they think should be leading the way.
- James Murdoch’s ‘warning’ to the government – the media mogul gave a speech this week in which he suggested a Britain facing Brexit should be willing to allow big business deals, such as Fox’s takeover of Sky. He is keen to get involved in the regulation process with the CMA, which he said proved Britain wasn’t a soft touch post Brexit.
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