Issue 82 - 28th September 2021

Christmas is coming, Brits think about Deadpool more than sex, must-have Chrome extensions and Eminem's restaurant

The One Where We Reimagined Iconic Friends Scenes as Barbie Sets

TheToyZone, are not about watching passively. They prefer to play. So, after reviewing dozens of Barbie sets they got inspired to give the Barbie doll treatment to America’s royalty: Ross, Joey, Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, and of course, a certain Holiday Armadillo. Campaign by NeoMam.

The Most Haunted Places in the World and Their Dark Pasts

If you enjoy looking at mysterious yet pretty places that may or may not be occupied by ghosts, you'll want to brush up on these most beautiful abandoned places in the world, too. This is by House Beautiful to promote their new podcast Dark House.

The Freddo Index - The History of Freddo Prices Since 2000

If you’re in anywhere but the UK, this one may confuse you, but it’s a very important topis to us Brits. The world around us is changing. That's why vouchercloud decided to see just how much has changed since 2000, comparing prices of some of the old-school favourites from back in the day with today - and what the price of a Freddo should be, according to inflation.

John Lewis reveals the SEVEN biggest decorating trends this Christmas - from the vibrant 'gemstone forest' to the classic red and gold 'festive field'

With less than 100 days until Christmas, some keen festive enthusiasts are already working out how to decorate their home. And if you're one of them, then John Lewis has helpfully revealed seven key trends that it expects to see fill our Instagram feeds this winter.

EMINEM TO OPEN A RESTAURANT CALLED MOM’S SPAGHETTI

Rapper Eminem is set open a spaghetti restaurant in his Detroit hometown in clear homage to his track “Lose Yourself”. Called Mom’s Spaghetti, the new restaurant venture will follow the use of the Mome’s Spaghetti brand to promote his Revival Album in 2017.

Balenciaga Joins Fortnite in the Metaverse

On Monday, the French luxury house and Epic Games, the developer behind Fortnite, announced a collaboration that brings the brand’s clothing and signatures into the game.

Brits Think About “Deadpool” More Than Sex

In new data – captured by leading airsoft supplier Patrol Base – shows that Deadpool is the UK’s favourite superhero, beating the likes of Captain America and Iron Man to the top spot. The data revealed that Brits were searching for the sarcastic crusader four times per minute, more than the average person thinks about sex.

Surprising Study Reveals Which Countries Have The Best Netflix Content

Now, in a bid to rank which countries are blessed with the best Netflix content, Uswitch mapped out all the TV series and films that are available in each country’s Netflix library, and totalled the IMDb scores in each library, combining it with the total number of award wins and nominations. Campaign by Propellernet.

INSIGHTS

Ellie Morgan on Christmas PR campaigns

Back with another thread of my favourite Christmas #DigitalPR campaigns and research I've spotted in the news the last couple of years to get us all inspired and in the mood this September (lol) as the content marketing campaigns start to approach us.

Em Newton on Chrome Extensions for Marketers

Em shares a video from TikTok on some great free extensions for marketers. Credit to Sam Despo for the original content.