• 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.
  • Eligible Freelance Media Workers Can Claim Up To 80% Of Lost Earnings
    "Press Gazette" is reporting on the Government's decision to allow freelancers, including photographers and journalists, to claim up to 80% of lost earnings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Meghan's First Post-Royal Role Goes Live On Disney+ On April 3rd
    The Duchess of Sussex's first acting role will be streamed via Disney+ from April 3rd. She is the voice on a documentary about elephants, "The Guardian" reports.
  • Tech Giants Help Government Manage COVID-19 Response
    Amazon, Microsoft, Palantir and London-based Faculty AI are helping the government turn sources of COVID-19 data, including information from calls to the NHS 101 telephone service, to predict where medical staff and ventilators are most likely to be needed, the "BBC" reports.
  • Daily Mail Purchase Of 'i' Newspaper Gets Government Approval
    The Government has given the green light to the GBP49.1m takeover of the "i" paper by "Daily Mail" owner, DMGT, "Press Gazette" reports.
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