This Week in Digital
Happy Birthday Ma'am
It was the Queen's 90th birthday yesterday and we have been treated to a week-long celebration of our monarch's life with the release of personal family videos and official photographs. There was also a new set of stamps released which features four generations of the royal family with the Queen and the three future monarchs - Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince George. It's little two-year-old George who steals the show though standing on a stack of books and smiling cheekily while holding his father's hand.
The Royals Go Digital
In the same week as the Queen celebrated her birthday, she is also embracing digital marketing and is on the lookout for a new Head of Digital Engagement. The chosen candidate will manage the Queen's official Twitter and Facebook pages and will be rewarded with £45-£50k salary, 33 days holiday, free lunches and access to training and development.
If Pubs Were Run By Banks
We've all had to phone our bank only to be sat waiting on hold to be put through to different departments, been charged ridiculous amounts for simple actions and asked to complete customer surveys at every turn. But what if a pub was run like this? We simply wouldn't stand for it - there's no way I'm being kept waiting for a bottle of Private Bin in Wetherspoons on a Friday night. Well, Tandem Bank has released a video that shows just this - to highlight how their customer service is different and you don't need to stand for it. Take a look, it's pretty funny.
420 Snapchat Filter Backlash
Snapchat received criticism this week for releasing a Bob Marley filter on Wednesday to celebrate 4/20 day - a day for celebrating marijuana. There were a number of reasons that this fell short of success but the main two were inferring that Bob Marley was just a bit of a stoner and the other being that it encouraged its users to black-up. After receiving a lot of negativity a Snapchat spokesman said: “The lens we launched today was created in partnership with the Bob Marley Estate, and gives people a new way to share their appreciation for Bob Marley and his music. Millions of Snapchatters have enjoyed Bob Marley’s music, and we respect his life and achievements.”
It's a long-standing controversy that women's nipples are censored on social media sites Facebook and Instagram, even when raising awareness of self-examination for breast cancer. One Argentinian cancer charity has managed to cleverly bypass this censorship by using a stand-in model, of the male variety. This clever swerve has already gained a lot of attention so hopefully, it will prove to be a life-saving campaign.
In honour of their new single "Hair", Little Mix has been asking their fans to do their best hair flip and tweet it with the hashtag #LittleMixHairFlip. And their fans didn't disappoint. Mums, those with no hair and a barrage of teenage girls have been getting in on the action with hilarious results.
— Little Mix (@LittleMix) April 21, 2016
— tysm perrie (@laurensdevotion) April 21, 2016
— lina hemmings (@annaa_linaa) April 21, 2016