• BMW Hands Retail Marketing Role To Zone
    BMW has appointed Zone to handle retail marketing across its BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands. The digital agency will be responsible for providing a consistent customer journey, "Campaign" reveals.
  • Journalists Among 20 Staff To Lose Jobs At BuzzFeed In London
    Twenty roles will be cut back in London by BuzzFeed as part of global staff cutbacks, including journalists. "Press Gazette" reports that the site currently employs 40 writers in London.
  • Google Accused Of Breaking Privacy Laws For iPhone Owners
    "The Telegraph" is reporting that a "Google You Owe Us" movement is claiming the US tech giant could owe 5.4m people up to GBP2.7bn in compensation for overriding the default privacy setting on iPhones to glean data on browsing habits. It is a move dubbed the "Safari Workaround." Lawyers are claiming that the case will go to the High Court in London next year.
  • Lord Burns, Former Channel 4 Chairman To Head Ofcom
    The Government has selected Lord Burns, the former Chairman of Channel 4, to be the next head of the media regulator Ofcom. "The Guardian" reveals that the appointment will need to be backed a parliamentary select committee before he can begin the new role in January.
  • Donald Trump Puts Down Theresa May In Twitter Row Over Sharing Far Right Posts
    Donald Trump has told UK Prime Minister Theresa May not to question his sharing of tweets from a far right, anti-muslim group and to instead focus on the "destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom," "The Guardian" reports.
  • Facebook And Twitter To Assist Fake News Inquiry
    Facebook and Twitter have promised to respond to a parliamentary inquiry into the impact of fake news on UK politics," Press Gazette" reveals.
  • Underage Social Media Use On The Rise
    Ofcom research shows that half of children ages 11 to 12 have a social media account, although the lower limit for joining a service is 13, the BBC reports.
  • Regulator Likely To Tell TV Stations To Spend More On Kids' Programmes
    Ofcom has begun to investigate children's programming, and the result could be that it insists ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 spend more money on younger viewers, "The Guardian" suggests.
  • FIFA Is Struggling For 2018 World Cup Sponsors
    FIFA is short on sponsors for the 2018 World Cup, and it's not a major surprise, Marketing Week suggests, when you consider why brands should entrust their image to an organisation that has gone through so much turmoil.
  • BBC Launches Box-Sets To Take On Netflix This Christmas
    The BBC is taking the battle to Netflix and Amazon this Christmas by making many of its most popular shows available as box-sets on BBC iPlayer over the festive period, "The Drum" reports.
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