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Be who you needed when you were younger...

Be who you needed when you were younger...

I recently met a lovely guy called, Jacob, working at our local restaurant. He mentioned that he was off to uni, in Bordeaux to study graphic design. In response, I mentioned that two good friends were coming over, who were in design and advertising. And that he should speak to them.

Cue a few a weeks later, and we were all at the same restaurant.

Is your phone listening to you?

Is your phone listening to you?

A few weeks ago, I got chatting to a client about potential products to test in research on WhatsApp. Shortly afterward, I received a ‘people you know’ notification from Facebook, asking me to befriend the client. (Which is cool, but you know, neither of us had interacted here) And then a tonne of ads, related to the products and brands we had chatted about on Instagram.

Weird hey? Cue panic and conspiracy theories. ‘My phone is listening to me’ I remember saying, to my husband. ‘Don’t be daft’ was the retort. But seriously, it felt like it. How does social media do this? It’s got to be listening right?

No. It’s not. I’m no data or tech expert.  But I know, that the pesky little algorithms that Facebook/Instagram/WhatsApp use are stalking me.  And stalking you.

National Love Your Pet Day, 20th February

National Love Your Pet Day, 20th February

This week people all over the globe are celebrating national “Love Your Pet Day”, which falls on 20th February. We know that there is no bond quite as unique as the bond between a human and their furry friend, so in order to give this holiday the recognition it deserves, we’ve compiled some weird and wonderful facts about the UK’s favourite animal companions. 

Written by Ellen Barr @ellen_barrmedia

The 5 Best TV Couples of All Time

The 5 Best TV Couples of All Time

This week, there’s romance in the air. Everybody is gearing up for Valentine’s Day, and whether you’re all loved-up, or single and loving it, there’s no excuse not to get on board. We know that relationships can be hard, and in real life it isn’t all rose petals on the bed and random acts of thoughtfulness, it’s often hard work. We’ve been thinking about all of the couples from our favourite shows that do a great job at convincing us that romance is real, and that in the end, it’s worth the effort. Here are our favourites… 

Written by Ellen Barr @ellen_barrmedia

How to Enjoy Valentine’s Day When You’re Single

How to Enjoy Valentine’s Day When You’re Single

As a society, we’re pretty split about Valentine’s Day. There’s a lot of opinions flying around, however, we can all agree that whether you think it’s the most romantic day of the year or a huge waste of money, Valentine’s Day is for the couples. For those of us who don’t have somebody to spend the day with, the endless “romance spam” on every advert, Instagram post and poster gets tiring, quickly. Luckily for any singletons out there, we’re here to help. We’ve put together this list of all the ways to have the best Valentine’s day ever, no partner necessary.

Written by Ellen Barr @ellen_barrmedia

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