Slayers, rejoice! A Buffy reboot is coming to our television screens.
For many of us, Buffy was the definitive show for girls who wanted to grow up kicking ass and fighting our own demons. They might not have been literal demons like the ones in Sunnydale, but Buffy taught us how to fight all the same. She was going through the same things as any other teenager, only some of hers had big scary teeth and an aversion to garlic. And if you thought your high school experience sucked, at least the...
We are entering a new age of queer women relationships being represented on screen (finally!). If you follow queer media, then you probably know about The CW’s “The 100,” where beloved queer character, Lexa, was killed off. While this devastated viewers, it was the catalyst for long overdue conversations about queer representation, and sparked the amazing queer women in media convention, Clexacon. Now, The CW is getting queer women representation right, with so many badass LGBT babes featured...
Much of advertising depends on the creativity involved. The eye-catching graphics, the compelling video, snappily written copy, right down to the font choice on the copy itself. Despite knowing this, much of the industry obsesses about data more than they do the aesthetic or the cleverness. Data is one thing that can drive the success of a campaign, but it is far from the only thing.
Even, what we believe to be, great ads fall short of our expe...
The next couple to feature on Bride and Prejudice was gay couple Rob (37) and Simon (31).
Sadly for 2018, the prejudice the duo have had to overcome is garden-variety homophobia, in this case from Rob’s parents.
Watching #BrideandPrejudice and Robs mother is an absolute disgrace. He is your child & he is happy, when he kisses his husband it will NOT be disgusting
— N a t a l i e. (@nataliethegoth) June 13, 2018
Although Rob has been out for a number of years, his parents are still harking bac...
For too many people, their understanding of blockchain begins and ends with cryptocurrency. It’s ‘online money’ or ‘digital currency’ that is seen as the preserve of only coders and tech geeks.
More Than Just Coins
That definition is way too limiting, and although cryptocurrency does run on blockchain, that’s only a fraction of the protocol’s capabilities. As we’ve demonstrated previously, blockchain technology also offers advances in security, in identi...
Brands are as susceptible to trends as everyone else. But the prevailing direction now is towards humanising.
What does it mean, exactly, to humanise a brand?
Talking Like People
On a superficial level it goes to the tone and personality of the brand content. A social tone of voice for advertising copy, that’s personable and responsive. There’s a blueprint behind every brand’s ‘personality’ — one that’s indiv...
This is where the intersection of physical and mental health turns into something of a collision. As you may have gleaned from the opening paragraph about my rules, I experience anxiety, particularly about public perception of my size. Add to that constant thrum of tension the irrational fear that I’ll be betraying my friends, my sisters, my team, by accepting defeat and starting to diet? The guilt is overwhelming, and ramps anxiety levels up to nearly debilitating.
Rumour has it this summer’s series in the Big Brother house will be its last, since the contract with Channel 5 is up after this. With Love Island hoovering up headlines, and declining ratings, even for January’s 21st edition special, it’s going to take a major reboot to keep CBB on the air.
When Can We Expect It To Start?
Following the same summer schedule as last year, it would make sense for celebs to be taking that long walk down to the door on Tuesday 31st July. It would be canny timing ...
Existing paywall models have their frustrations. Perhaps it’s because they cut readers off mid-content to ask for payment. Or maybe it’s the fact that every separate site has its own charges and login requirements, adding time and cost at every turn.
Even by accessing just a handful of sites with paywalled content, it requires the user to hand over personal data, including credit card information. It also means leaving...
I had no idea I wouldn't be allowed to adopt.
Oh. My. God.
That was the reaction to the presence of the first two newcomers, lounging by the pool.
When you spot two absolute sorts in your back garden… #LoveIsland pic.twitter.com/bRAJKJUQON
— Love Island (@LoveIsland) June 10, 2018
That meant it was time for a big Love Island welcome to Charlie and Josh; complete strangers to almost everyone in the villa.
Well, except Samira. Turns out she and Charlie might just have an interesting past…
Charlie Frederick really does have model good looks...
Okay, so everyone knows that Samira is a West End performer. That makes her a triple threat of actress, singer, and dancer. Still, there’s much more to her than meets the eye, so let’s dig a little deeper.
1. She put some of that beauty in Beauty & The Beast
So proud to be part of the amazing #beautyandthebeast , loved every second watching it DAS MA NAME !!!
A post shared by Samira Mighty (@samiramighty) on Feb 26, 2017 at 6:39am PST
And she filmed the credits just to prove it. The live-acti...
There’s more data than ever before, flowing between any number of content creators and the audiences they’re hoping to reach.
As with any important resource, a number of giant companies have attempted to corner the market, and that means both publishers and consumers have, until now, had to give up control of their data in order to exchange it.
What’s Wrong With Third Party Control?
Aside from putting all the data into their own systems, the centra...