Question: can TikTok really become LinkedIn for Gen Z? The Newsfeed

First up, the government has laid its plans to protect users online in its Online Safety Bill, which could also see tech companies face up to £18 million worth of fines over harmful content. Clubhouse has finally made its Android debut, more than a year after iOS exclusivity. Although it is currently only available in the US, the voice-chat

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IGTV is finally happening thanks to these influencers’ must-watch content

There was a point last year when navigating Instagram Stories became a virtual minefield because you couldn’t move for Instagram Lives. At the peak of the pandemic in April 2020, Instagram Live usage skyrocketed 70%, as people sought connection and influencers fought to maintain their audiences’ attention. But then as isolation started to bite, digital

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10 highly anticipated influencer books dropping this summer

With many rediscovering the pleasure of reading, there’s no denying the publishing industry is truly having a moment. Stuck at home in the past year with not much to do offline, where else could we turn to but the many books collecting dust on our shelves? As interest in books surged – figures from the

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IGTV is finally happening thanks to these influencers’ must-watch content

There was a point last year when navigating Instagram Stories became a virtual minefield because you couldn’t move for Instagram Lives. At the peak of the pandemic in April 2020, Instagram Live usage skyrocketed 70%, as people sought connection and influencers fought to maintain their audiences’ attention. But then as isolation started to bite, digital

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10 highly anticipated influencer books dropping this summer

With many rediscovering the pleasure of reading, there’s no denying the publishing industry is truly having a moment. Stuck at home in the past year with not much to do offline, where else could we turn to but the many books collecting dust on our shelves? As interest in books surged – figures from the

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News

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Question: can TikTok really become LinkedIn for Gen Z? The Newsfeed

First up, the government has laid its plans to protect users online in its Online Safety Bill, which could also see tech companies face up to £18 million worth of fines over harmful content. Clubhouse has finally made its Android debut, more than a year after iOS exclusivity. Although it is currently only available in the US, the voice-chat

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Twitter makes a play in music and Snapchat announces new original shows

The verdict is in. Donald Trump’s ban from Facebook has been upheld by the tech giant’s Oversight Board following January’s Capitol Building riots in Washington. However, the board says Facebook should make its final decision on what to do with Trump’s account in six months. This may not matter too much as the former president has already

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Campaigns

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Creative influencer Philip Colbert reveals #SaveTheLobster Adidas collab

Welcome to CORQ’s weekly influencer campaign roundup – a snapshot of the most interesting campaigns and the people who are making them fly. Want to receive this straight to your inbox? Email our client services manager Arabella Johnson on arabella@corq.studio. Fashion, beauty and lifestyle Amber Rose Gill, Sophie Hannah Richardson and Louise Boyce showed how they use sheet masks

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Bluebella taps Drag Race influencers for Pride 2021 nonprofit campaign

Welcome to CORQ’s weekly influencer campaign roundup – a snapshot of the most interesting campaigns and the people who are making them fly. Want to receive this straight to your inbox? Email our client services manager Arabella Johnson on arabella@corq.studio. Fashion, beauty and lifestyle Makeup artist Danielle Marcan partnered with Estée Lauder on TikTok to recreate Kim Kardashian’s makeup look

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Stella McCartney partners with Alice Aedy and Jack Harries’ Earthrise

Welcome to CORQ’s weekly influencer campaign roundup – a snapshot of the most interesting campaigns and the people who are making them fly. Want to receive this straight to your inbox? Email our client services manager Arabella Johnson on arabella@corq.studio. Fashion, beauty and lifestyle Fashion vlogger Lizzy Hadfield teamed up with Arket to share five spring looks in

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Slay In Your Lane authors partner with Audible & Rebel Book Club on careers event

Welcome to CORQ’s weekly influencer campaign roundup – a snapshot of the most interesting campaigns and the people who are making them fly. Want to receive this straight to your inbox? Email our client services manager Arabella Johnson on arabella@corq.studio. Fashion, beauty and lifestyle Paige Mariah teamed up with WonderSmile to transform her teeth, sharing an update with her

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Navigating digital culture, with bestselling author Bolu Babalola

As part of our exclusive online events series, Brand Briefings, we hosted a webinar with Bolu Babalola, one of Twitter’s most authoritative voices on popular culture and author of Sunday Times bestseller, Love in Colour. Having started her media career as an assistant producer at BBC Comedy, Bolu made her writing breakthrough with her short story Netflix and Chill in

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Beauty in 2021 with Vogue beauty and lifestyle journalist Twiggy Jalloh

As part of our exclusive online events series, Brand Briefings, we hosted a webinar with Vogue lifestyle and beauty writer Twiggy Jalloh. Having started her career interning at the likes of Refinery 29, Twiggy joined the British Vogue team in 2018 and currently balances her role with her wellness podcast Take Ten with Twiggy and producing fashion and travel content for

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Comment

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Trends

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Anime is taking over beauty, streetwear, culture and dance content

Some people are obsessed with Disney and Star Wars, but for others, they can’t get enough of the distinctive and beautiful style of Japanese animation, known as anime. Ever since more anime films and series were added to Netflix last spring – including acclaimed animation film company Studio Ghibli’s back catalogue – consumer searches for

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Culture

The evolution of digital storytelling.

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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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