OMD FWD- 13th March

Sick of hearing about coronavirus? Well Facebook certainly are! The social media giant has started to ban certain ads to prevent efforts that may exploit Covid-19 fears. The ban includes the mention of medical face masks in advertisements and Facebook Marketplace.

Curious about how 5G impacts sustainability? A new documentary on BBC iPlayer explores how all the streaming and surfing we do on a daily basis can contribute just as much to pollution levels as flying. The internet is using more energy than ever before, and this is only going to increase with the roll out of 5G.

Snapchat has added new ‘ground transformation’ effects to the platform. These evolving AR tools will create a whole new realm for branding.

Twitter flagged a video that President Trump retweeted as part of a new policy regarding ‘manipulated media’. The video featured a clip of Joe Biden.

Apple, Google and Amazon are the big dogs in the voice activation world. Spotify are looking to join the pack by bringing new voice control features to the app.

New streaming service BritBox experiments with their first original commission – drum roll please… the satirical puppet show, Spitting Image.


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