Spotify has recast the show Sex, Lies and DM Slides with Saffron Barker and Anastasia Kingsnorth. Gizzi Erskine – one of the podcast’s original creators who co-hosted its first run – has accused the company of stealing her intellectual property after it did not consult her about producing a new series. While Spotify paid for
Andrea Cheong is a fashion coach and creator who has spent the past six months working on a book with a publisher. This week, the unnamed business pulled out of their agreement believing Cheong gives away all of her content online without charge and therefore her followers would not need to spend money on her writing.
Kim Kardashian has been fined £1.26 million by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for advertising cryptocurrency EthereumMax on Instagram without disclosing she had been paid to publish the content. The SEC claims the reality star and entrepreneur was paid $250,000 in return for the post and as part of the settlement, she will
The genius of Space NK’s advent calendar campaign is that it’s not about Christmas but value for money and vibes. Even in the context of “Trussonomics” – where life feels increasingly surreal anyway – an overtly festive launch would make any reasonable person feel queasy in September. Yet Space NK has sidestepped this beautifully with
BeReal is the social media platform on everyone’s lips at the moment, and influencers have started sharing their content from the app on TikTok and Instagram in their droves. This follows the “photo dump” trend – where users share a random collection of recent photos in a carousel – and the prominence of a more
Is livestreaming the future of shopping? Investors in the Middle East are betting their money on ‘yes’. In August, the region’s first live entertainment shopping platform – Hoods – officially launched its first round of seed funding following a successful $350,000 financing round earlier this year. Its goal is this: to help shoppers find brands “through live,...
As TikTok further expands its global domination, its newest feature, currently in a testing phase, is the latest development in its bid to become Gen Z’s Google. The feature will identify key words in comments and provide links to search results for them. It follows news first reported by TechCrunch in late July that according to Google’s internal
The BBL. You’ve heard of it, seen it and most likely have a lot of questions about it. The Brazilian Butt Lift, aka BBL (where liposuction removes fat from one part of the body which is then injected back into the buttocks to make it look fuller), has dominated social media, celebrity culture and women’s
In March 2020, three days before the first national lockdown, Fanbytes, which describes itself as “a team of social media and influencer marketing experts, helping brands to engage Gen Z audiences in the most interactive ways on the planet” opened the first UK content house – Bytesquad, with six creators pumping out TikTok content. Earlier
Influencers commonly post ‘ask me anything’ stickers on Instagram Stories to invite visible questions from their followers. Now there’s a new trend – hosting anonymous Q&As. Anonymous Q&A apps are nothing new – digital natives have seen the rise and decline of platforms such as Formspring and Ask.fm in the late 2000s and early 2010s
Beyonce has joined TikTok and this is a significant thing. Why? Because her digital strategy has always been flawless and how she will utilise this platform is worth studying. Let’s be clear: Beyonce doesn’t need to join TikTok. Her new record – Renaissance – is going to sell out and be a cultural moment no
The Online Safety Bill has been dropped from the parliamentary schedule next week, according to a Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) official, and now delayed until the Autumn. It’s a landmark piece of legislation which aims to protect people on the internet by removing hate speech, preventing scammers and fining tech giants like Twitter and Facebook