MG OMD FWD 27th October

  • Facebook continues to dominate the headlines as whistleblower Frances Hughes arrives in the UK to address MPs & Peers on the Online Safety Bill committee
  • Meanwhile, Facebook’s response to some of these allegations has continued with a thought piece in Saturday’s Telegraph by Monika Bickert their VP of Content Policy
  • PayPal are “not actively pursuing an acquisition of Pinterest” after reports earlier in the week that a deal was imminent
  • Instagram has released a slew of new tools aimed at creators and advertisers making use of branded partnerships on the platform
  • TikTok has partnered with Campaign Magazine to showcase 7 ways the platform can work for advertisers
  • Snapchat quietly continues to add users to its daily active user (DAU) numbers which now stand at 306m
  • The Guardian celebrates 20 years of the iPod, bet now you’re feeling old
  • Amazon are reportedly working on a Clubhouse-style live audio app that will allow users to host their own live radio show
  • Not content with surpassing a record 52 weeks at #1 in the charts, Ed Sheeran is teaming up with YouTube to promote their YouTube Shorts platform
  • Social Media managers rejoice as Instagram finally release the functionality to upload video and images natively from desktop
  • Adobe’s Photoshop will soon allow designers to save files in an ‘NFT ready” format according to reports in The Verge
  • Is Facebook without the algorithm any good? Why not give it a go as Wired did
  • Has Amazon changed the novel for good? The New Yorker takes a look

Media Week 2021 winners revealed

We took home an incredible 5 awards, including Agency of the Year, last night at the Media Week Awards! We are so proud of our work and the incredible teams behind them - none of this would be possible without our MGers.

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