MG OMD FWD 1st December

  • Meta ordered to sell GIPHY by the UK competition watchdog reversing last year’s purchase by the company.
  • Twitter is to start removing images tweeted without users’ consent. Meanwhile, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is to step back from the company he founded.
  • Reddit launch enhanced video tools, merging features from Dubsmash into the main Reddit app.
  • TikTok launch “Community Toks” a new library of stats and facts that demonstrate the range and breadth of different communities using TikTok to share content and interact with one another.
  • Meta publish a new white paper looking at the positive impact that using scaled audiences (vs niche targeting) can have for advertisers.
  • TikTok will soon allow users to tag other profiles in their video clips.
  • ERC-721 the technology behind the non-fungible has topped the ArtReview’s annual list of art-world movers and shakers
  • GIPHY have unveiled the most popular GIF of 2021. Drumroll please…
  • Laura Croft – Tomb Raider turns 25, how better to celebrate than with a cookbook
  • Should we be worried about AI? The Guardian take a look.
  • The world of luxury watches has resisted e-commerce, until now. Wired take a look at what’s changed.

Sustainability Week 2021 at MG OMD by Emma Withington

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