Black creators are driving the Clubhouse and podcast audio boom

In the race to dominate the podcast industry, Apple has asserted its position against Spotify following the launch of its upcoming Apple Podcast subscriptions – podcasters will be able to sell monthly subscriptions within the app for ad-free or bonus content. And, with over ten million people in the UK tuning into podcasts on a

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Inside Parler: the right-wing social platform set to be huge post-Trump

Remember Cambridge Analytica and its part in Brexit? Robert Mercer was the billionaire principal investor in the now-defunct data-driven messaging and information business. The business of, what in military circles is known as “psyops” or psychological operations – mass propaganda that works by acting on people’s emotions. Mercer is also Donald Trump’s single biggest donor.

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Influencer books have dominated the bestsellers charts in 2020

One of the more positive notes sounding in 2020 is that people in the UK almost doubled the amount of time they spent reading during lockdown. Only 10% of adults, according to a study by Nielsen, said they read less. This is also interesting in the context that people’s social media use went up 72%

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The Culture Is Black: key insights from CORQ’s podcast series

The Culture Is Black is a new quarterly three-part podcast series by CORQ, dedicated to helping our clients navigate the post-Black Lives Matter landscape through investigating the nuances of Black culture and how your brand can effectively play a positive role in the community. To do this, our culture reporter Jennifer Adetoro has interviewed key influencers

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The extraordinary and controversial rise of OnlyFans

When Beyonce sang “she might start an OnlyFans” in this summer’s remix of Megan Thee Stallion’s Savage, she spoke on behalf of 2020’s sex work revolution. Founded in 2016, the OnlyFans app surged in popularity over lockdown, with the number of accounts doubling since March. Like Instagram, it provides a feed of images and videos –

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