Jailed marine Alexander Blackman freed from prison – BBC News

April 29, 2017

His original murder conviction was quashed in March. The appeal hearing came after his wife Claire led a campaign alongside author Frederick Forsyth and the Daily Mail newspaper. Blackman had more than 13 years of service and had previously been deployed to Iraq on three occasions and to Afghanistan in 2007. His supporters had hoped the quashing of the murder conviction would lead to his reinstatement in the Royal Marines. However, the judges at the appeal hearing said his dismissal from the …

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Shea Moisture apologizes after Twitter slammed its ad: ‘We really f-ed this one up’

April 26, 2017

… & would never be, to disrespect our community, a candid statement posted to Shea Moisture’s Facebook page read. @KimberlyNFoster I wrote a piece about all of this and SM responded to me as well: https://t.co/PyxsKwa5RR Morgan Jerkins (@MorganJerkins) April 24, 2017 Then too, Shea Moisture responded with an article-length apologetic statement, claiming that the narrative shift does not mean the company is abandoning its roots. It also denied that the new campaign amounted to a …

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Why Putin and Trump both like Le Pen

April 25, 2017

(CNN)On one hand, Donald Trump’s praise of France’s far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, who appears to have received enough votes in Sunday’s election to advance to the May 7 runoff, is not surprising. Le Pen, like Trump, ran a campaign that was anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and traded on white supremacist themes. (It’s no coincidence that former Klan leader David Duke has publicly praised both Le Pen and Trump.) On the other hand, you would think Trump would …

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5 ways inclusive marketing can benefit your business feat. Nigel Barker

April 22, 2017

… authentic way. 1. Use philanthropy, there is a charity for everyone Barker says: “The most important thing is to think about a cause what’s most important to you.” Baker shares his experience with working on a Nine West campaign with a social target on breast cancer. Using the technology of FitBits, they tracked every step that was taken by models. The advertising campaigned garnered more than one billion views within a month. 2. Be social, throw parties to bring people …

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General election: MPs ready to approve snap poll on 8 June – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… would not be calling an early election, but Mr Corbyn said it was a chance to get a government that puts “the majority first”. Opponents also accused Mrs May of ducking out of TV debates during the campaign, after a Downing Street source said she would not be taking part. Analysis After Mr Corbyn had addressed Labour MPs on Tuesday evening, a source close to the leader said the party was in for “the fight of our lives” but there was a “very positive …

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Turkey’s shell-shocked opposition struggles to find a way forward

April 18, 2017

… post-referendum haze — looking for answers to a referendum tainted by complaints during the campaign, the voting and preliminary results. Erdogan declared victory on Sunday night after state-run media Anadolu reported 51.4% voted for his “Yes” campaign. The razor-thin majority of votes had opponents crying fraud and saying the “Yes” side would not have had so many votes and even could have lost, if the Turkish Supreme Board of Elections had followed its …

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Trump Rushes Into World Affairs

April 13, 2017

… threaten. As for NATO, Trump stood in the East Room Wednesday and pledged his new-found love of an alliance he denounced during the campaign as a bunch of deadbeats who were crying wolf about Russia, but who were unwilling to pay to protect themselves. Tomorrow is another episode. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSocial Studio FX – Pro Template Pack Upgrades Your Order from 200 done for you templates to an additional 600 templates in 23 niches – Combined total of 800 …

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Trump should be fighting ISIS, not Syria

April 13, 2017

(CNN)What’s the White House’s next move when it comes to Syria? Let’s hope nothing. President Donald Trump’s salvo of cruise missiles against a military airfield in Syria last week brought bipartisan acclaim, and that’s a major cause for concern. In a partisan age, the American media likes to report on any seemingly bipartisan agreement, and has an interest in subtly cheering any US military campaign, despite its size or scope, because it almost always leads to …

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Where Pepsi went wrong with its disastrous ad, according to ad execs

April 7, 2017

… each of the parties involved. For instance, Brent Choi, chief creative officer at J. Walter Thompson, said his agency had considered a campaign last fall that would have taken sides on the election. The agency’s top brass drew up various potential scenarios for how people might react to it and ultimately decided the cons outweighed the pros. “It’s part of our business to know what the consumers are going to do and what the press is going to do,” Choi said. …

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Congress didn’t just make your data less safe it has put national security at risk

April 4, 2017

… the key to executing a successful spear phishing campaign is obtaining the information necessary to create the appearance that the hackers message originates from a legitimate source. By allowing Internet service providers to not only collect but also share and sell the web histories of customers, Congress has graced the creation of thousands of databases containing the most valuable spear-phishing ammunition in modern history. For context, in 2015 the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) …

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Lots of people applied to work at this very fake smart home startup

April 2, 2017

This April Fools’ Day, one joke long in the making about Silicon Valley got kind of out of hand. An Indiegogo campaign for “Hub: the ultimate IOT smart device” got the attention of students at Yale University so much so that some applied to work at the burgeoning campus startup. But the entire project was a joke, meant to mock smart home devices like Alexa and Google Home, along with the rest of the ever-proliferating internet of things. SEE ALSO: Edward Snowden explains …

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There’s no need for April Fools’ Day because we’re living in a fake news nightmare

April 2, 2017

… election news stories had such high engagement they actually outperformed real news on Facebook. During the most critical time of the election campaign, the 20 top-performing fake election stories generated 8.7 million engagements on Facebook far outstripping the 7.3 million engagement garnered by mainstream news. Among the top-performing stories were headlines like “Hillary sold weapons to ISIS” and “FBI Agent Suspected in Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead”. Since then, …

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Greek Thomson: Scotland’s other great visionary architect – BBC News

April 1, 2017

Image caption The Caledonia Road Church in the Gorbals was threatened with demolition in 1966 When Glasgow council was planning to demolish one of Thomson’s landmark churches in 1966, influential American architectural historian Henry-Russell Hitchcock made a plea for them to stop. He said: “Glasgow in the last 150 years has had two of the greatest architects in the world.” Image caption The church was described as one of the finest Classical Romantic churches in …

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The only 4 things you need to know about Trump and Russia

April 1, 2017

(CNN)Donald Trump’s Russia problem is getting worse — and more complicated. Questions about his campaign’s alleged ties to Moscow seem to proliferate by the hour. The mushroom cloud surrounding his baseless allegations that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower is spreading faster. The investigations have become difficult to keep track of — and those are just the ones we know about. But the revelation on Thursday that fired former Trump national security …

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Why brands still think now is a good time to market the hell out of women’s empowerment

March 29, 2017

… in gender equality also remain highly critical of empowerment marketing because it pays lip service to a cause without necessarily doing any real or radical work to achieve it. When the shoe retailer DSW recently launched its #MarchOn campaign, for example, it lacked a sophisticated message and looked like a bald effort to capitalize on women standing their ground. “Whether a brand comes out and believes in feminism, they have to engage in marketing thats reflective of diversity and …

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Samsung is going to sell refurbished Note 7s because some things will never die

March 28, 2017

… is doubling down on its failure. The company announced in a statement today it will look to sell refurbished models of the Note 7 in the near future. The new life for the Note 7 phones comes as part of a three-pronged sustainability campaign, which Samsung rolled out after pressure from environmentalists to publicly address how the estimated 4.3 million recalled phones would be put to use. People around the world signed petitions, emailed Samsungs CEO, demanding Samsung act responsibly, and …

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How to fight back against the excessive Photoshop that’s bad for body image

March 28, 2017

… out ones that don’t. The final draft of the pledge was finished earlier this month, and it’s clear that early adopters were already on board with body positivity. But the hope is that eventually it won’t be all about preaching to the choir. shoutout to target for not using photoshop in their latest swimwear campaign!!! pic.twitter.com/2wkxVPebia gab (@gabby_frost) March 20, 2017 They’re lofty goals, but Krasley sees potential because a similar, and very successful, …

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Devon farmer challenges Tesco over promotional picture – BBC News

March 28, 2017

Image caption Martin Godfrey received an apology from Tesco, which was using the image to promote a campaign aimed at tackling food waste Mr Godfrey, from Okehampton, Devon, said the picture was originally taken when he was working for Shillingford Organics near Exeter, but was later sold on as a stock image. Related Topics Tesco More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsCredi Response Monthly Email Jeet is your desktop emailing software with which you can mail your list …

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Lyft follows up on that ACLU donation with a new way to donate

March 27, 2017

… the American Civil Liberties Union in January, right after President Donald Trump signed his first Muslim travel ban. The company announced the donation while its chief competitor Uber was facing accusations that it broke a taxi strike during anti-ban protests. And since then, well, Uber has continued a rather severe losing streak. A recent report estimated Lyft picked up an extra 3 percent bump in users right after the first Trump-related #DeleteUber campaign. Round Up & Donate will be …

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Here Are The Many Ways Trump Scares The Crap Out Of Democrats

March 25, 2017

… and the judiciary is setting the stage for a much more authoritarian situation, and is very dangerous. Trump has castigated judges throughout his campaign when they disagreed with him, and denounced as a so-called judge, the jurist who knocked down his recent refugee travel ban. Hes long called reporters the most dishonest people, and recently ratcheted up his rhetoric. He made the astounding statement that the press was the enemy of the people, Schiff said. He was basically saying that any …

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Send Trump a note written on tampons, toilet paper

March 25, 2017

… the group will mail it to D.C. as part of their “Million Mile Message” campaign. For $10, it’s act of resistance that’s a bit different to sending a postcard or letter. SEE ALSO: New ‘Ides of Trump’ campaign will inundate Trump with critical postcards Writing a message on toilet paper is an idea that organizer Teemu Alexander, a human rights lawyer for the UN, helped concoct after writing down the most “ridiculous/sad/bigoted parts from Trump’s …

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Trump campaign’s latest email poll feels a lot like middle school drama

March 24, 2017

Do u like Trump? Yes or no.Image: shutterstock Hey friends, it’s time for another riveting poll from President Trump’s campaign. Woo hoo! On Thursday, Trump Headquarters sent out another one of its middle school-esque email polls, but rather than solely throwing shade at the media, this poll simply inquired whether the recipients stand with President Trump. Sounds like a simple choice, right? Well, wait until you have a look at the response options. SEE ALSO: Trump follows up …

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It only took us five minutes to find a big brand advertising on hate group YouTube vids

March 24, 2017

… Image: screenshot Search the news for “The Golden One”who boasts nearly 50,000 YouTube followersand the first hit you’ll likely find is a video in which he endorses David Duke’s failed senate campaign last year. The former KKK leader in turn shared it on his Twitter. That video sometimes features an ad for the Japanese luxury watchmaker Orient. Orient Watch Company gets a plug in ‘The Golden One”s David Duke endorsement. Image: screenshot The advertiser …

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