Thank goodness for the recent showers of rain! It seems our first moments of the Autumn months are upon us, fingers crossed. We have also just received the exciting news of being shortlisted for awards for both Hiscox and Yorkshire Tea. Not only that but we are again shortlisted for Agency of the Year – let’s bring it home again this year!

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Age is just a number! Insta-boomers is a new term recently entering the domain of Instagram. As much as Instagram can be for the young and glamorous, a small collective of women are stepping in to subvert the social norms that currently surround female ageing. Older female influencers are creating groundbreaking photography that both visually and vocally push against ageist norms and allow them to be as outspoken in their later life as they were in their youth.

A great podcast recommendation for everyone – Happy Place! Over a series of episodes, Fearne Cotton talks to inspirational people about life, love and loss. It’s a wonderful series that should have something for everyone, each podcast touches on different elements that can be relatable to all. Available on Spotify and A-Cast.

Missguided styled Love Island contestants for the duration of the popular 8-week series. Product placement increased sales by 40% overall, with 18% of total Missguided sales coming directly from the products that were worn by the contestants. A smart use of product placement that helps deliver impressive business results.

There’s been great hype surrounding the recent blunder with KFC and Kellogg’s ad placements – which have been banned for the promotion of junk food to children. There has been discussions surrounding the banning of junk food advertising across TfL which is being championed by Sadiq Khan in an effort to deal with the obesity crisis. Will we notice a change in the way junk food is advertised in the years to come?

Unilever detergent brand Omo (Persil here in the UK) has created the world’s first “dirt-activated” story book for kids in South Africa, in a bid to encourage kids to get back outside and spend time away from technology. The pages of the book come to life when smeared with dirt to reveal “the tale of sports and stripes”, illustrated by a renowned artist, about a tiger and leopard cub helping to reconnect children with nature in a different and multi-sensory ways.

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