• COVID-19 Misinformation Sites Monetised By Google
    "Press Gazette" reveals new research has found Google is inadvertently monetising fake COVID-19 news by allowing advertising to run alongside misinformation.
  • Marketers Must Listen To The COO
    "Marketing Week" has some unusual advice for marketers. For once, the site is suggesting, they must listen to the COO because in this time of crisis, supply is trumps demand every time.
  • Government Unit Finds COVID-19 Fake News Read More Than NHS Content
    A fact-checking unit set up by the Government is tackling ten or more new articles featuring misinformation on COVID-19 and, "The Guardian" reveals, some of the most salacious are getting read more than official NHS content.
  • Deliveroo To Deliver Free Meals To NHS Workers
    Deliveroo is to offering NHS workers GBP500,000 worth of free meals and appeal to its users to donate money to buy more food for key workers, "Sky News" reports.
  • Airbnb Stops All Marketing Activity
    "Campaign" has collated reports that suggest Airbnb has suspended all marketing activity in a move that could save the company up to $800m.
  • Hyper-Local News Sites Fear For Their Future
    Three in four hyper-local, independent news sites fear they are at risk of having to close down over COVID-19, "Press Gazette" reports.
  • Publicis Delays Q1 Financial Guidance Announcement
    Publicis Groupe has delayed announcing Q1 figures, saying it will not give further financial guidance until April 23rd, "Campaign" reports.
  • Boris Johnson Confirms He Has COVID-19
    Boris Johnson has tested positive for COVID-19, but is believed to be only suffering mild symptoms as he self-isolates. "LondonLovesBusiness" confirms the Prime Minister will carry on working, carrying out meetings and addressing the nation over video conference links.
  • Towns Are Losing Their Last Local Papers As COVID-19 Halts Printing
    "The Guardian" is warning many towns are losing their last local newspaper to COVID-19 as publishers close down newsrooms and cease printing. Although there are still stories to be read online, the paper points out many older people are being left without a source of local news.
  • Only 8% Think Brands Should Stop Advertising During COVID-19 Pandemic
    A survey carried out by Kantar suggests that just 8% of the population think advertisers should stop advertising during the COVID-19 outbreak, "Marketing Week" reports.
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