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Social Experiment Leaves Maidstone Hopping Mad

A fly-posting campaign dubbed as a ‘social experiment’ by its creators is causing mayhem in the town of Maidstone. The campaign features an image of a drugged-up, Donnie Darko-esque cartoon rabbit with no words or explanation, which has been appearing all over the walls and street furniture around the town. The town centre is up

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Cirkle  •  13th Aug 09

Twitter Hack Makes Headline News

Last week, something pretty big happened in the world of social media: Twitter was offline for two hours. “So what?”, you ask. “Doesn’t every website go down at some stage?” Well, generally yes. But they don’t make headline news! Within an hour of Twitter being offline, BBC Newsbeat was reporting the event on Radio One.

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Cirkle  •  10th Aug 09

Death: The Ultimate PR?

The news of Michael Jackson’s death three weeks ago was met with disbelief and shock the world over. Fans mourned, other artists paid tribute and the story dominated the front pages for days. And yet, as our own Kate pointed out on this blog, it could be argued that it was the very same media

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Cirkle  •  14th Jul 09

And Finally…

Maybe it’s because it’s summer and people are getting a bit hot and bothered, but the world of news seems to have gone a little bonkers just recently. While the front pages are dominated by Michael Jackson’s death and the swine flu epidemic, and the back pages are plastered with Aussies and the Ashes, take

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Cirkle  •  9th Jul 09

Babies Rollerskate for Evian

It’s one of the most well-recognised advertising campaigns of the last decade, but the Evian babies have never really done it for me. Until now.The babies are back for a new campaign, and the latest creative is perhaps one of the most well-executed ads I’ve ever seen. It blends the ‘cuteness’ of the babies (the

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Cirkle  •  7th Jul 09

Is The Media Tackling Obesity?

It’s no secret that the UK is fast turning into a nation of fatties. Research suggests that by 2012, ironically when the Olympics arrive on our shores for the first time in 64 years, one in three UK adults will be grossly overweight. The problem already costs the NHS £1 billion per annum and causes

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Cirkle  •  2nd Jul 09

Swine Flu: Has Media Hype Undermined a Serious Problem?

Swine flu has been the big story in the media over the last couple of months. As the H1N1 virus spreads throughout the world it continues to touch more and more people’s lives, and there are grave predictions about how cases will increase in the Autumn once normal flu season kicks in. Chief Medical Officer

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Cirkle  •  25th Jun 09

You Cannot Be Serious…

So, it’s that time of year again. Yesterday was the opening day of Wimbledon, Roger Federer steam-rollered his way to his normal 3-0 win and, with last year’s champion Rafael Nadal not fit, it looks like he’ll probably win his sixth title (Andy Murray permitting) and a record-breaking 15th Grand Slam. But what of the

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Cirkle  •  23rd Jun 09

And Talking of Meerkats…

Meet Aleksandr Orlov. I absolutely love this little fella. Aleksandr is a meerkat, and is fast becoming an icon. Unless you’ve been on the moon for the last few months, you’ll probably have seen his TV advertising to try and stop the confusion between his own website (comparethemeerkat.com) and a similar but entirely different website

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Cirkle  •  18th Jun 09