A report from an influential Department of Culture, Media and Sport committee has referred to Facebook as "digital gangsters," "The Guardian" writes. The report alleges the social media giant purposefully broke privacy laws and obstructed the parliamentary investigation into Russian meddling in elections.
NME, the music magazine that famously went digital-only last year, was back in print for a one-off edition this weekend. "Campaign" reports the rare return to print was funded by Netflix to celebrate the launch of a new show, "The Umbrella Company."
The Marketing Week Career And Salary Survey 2019 shows that an increasing number of marketers believe the option of taking sabbaticals and career breaks would be a very tempting benefit, up from 48% last year to 52% this year. However, according to "Marketing Week," only 7% have the option and less than 1% have ever taken a break from their career.
Bose has renewed its sponsorship of Channel 4's Formula 1 racing coverage, despite the broadcaster's live coverage being reduced from ten races last season to just one this year. "Campaign" reveals that Channel 4 has the live rights to the British Grand Prix as well as highlights across the entire season.
"The Observer" broke the news over the weekend that a former director at Cambridge Analytica, Brittany Kaiser, has been subpoenaed by Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between Trump and the Russians in the Presidential election. Kaiser has already volunteered information to the UK authorities about potential work discussed between CA and Leave.EU.
"Press Gazette" is reporting, with a dash of incredulity, that Labour MP Kate Osamor is being invited to speak at a conference that sets out to fix Britain's "broken media." The site claims the politician swore at and threatened a reporter from "The Times" who was asking questions about her continued employment of her son as an aide, despite him pleading guilty to drugs charges.
JWT is on the verge of being taken to an employment tribunal by white, male former executives who claim they were fired as part of a diversity drive. "Campaign" believes the required legal paperwork is being filed today and that the case is being covered by the BBC for a potential future documentary.
Men's magazines faced a tough second half to 2019, which saw circulations drop 10% year-on-year, according to the latest ABC figures reported in "Campaign." Hearst UK's Men's Health saw the steepest decline at 21%.
"Cosmopolitan" was the worst-hit women's magazine in the last ABC figures for the second half of 2019. According to Campaign, its circulation plummeted 38% year-on-year against a market that dropped 7% overall.
The country's largest head teacher group, the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), had added to calls for social media giants to be required to do more to protect children's safety online, "The Telegraph" reports.