By Mark Linnett, Client Account Director Digital

In a week dominated by the Olympics and team GB’s heroics (who knew taekwondo could be so dramatic!) we’ve taken a look at some of the coolest tech to look out for at the games.

For those of you that are struggling to keep up with all the exciting events, Facebook has released a Games hub as well as some new Instagram filters. Meanwhile Twitter have rolled out their own set of tools to celebrate the Olympics.

Anyway, let’s get back to the main event. Here is your latest edition of MG OMD FWD.

  • Instagram is to default young teens accounts to private, restrict ads and unwanted adult content
  • Spotify is set to make paid podcast shows from Slate and Acast more accessible via its own platform
  • Influencers are set to invade Pinterest as the platform launches its first set of money making tools, including shoppable pins
  • TikTok has launched a heap of new features to enhance their live platform
  • Snap and Twitter have both seen strong growth and performance in Q2
  • Here’s an infographic on how you can boost your Google rankings by optimising your web content


MG OMD FWD brings together the latest digital and tech headlines, insights, cool stuff, and deep reads into one place so you always stay ahead of the curve.

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