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Doing it for the culture: Marketing and P.C culture

Doing it for the culture: Marketing and P.C culture

Featured, Investigations, Radio, Specials
The recent Dolce and Gabbana and M&S ads controversy shows people are becoming more “woke” and are calling anything that is politically incorrect. With a generation that is outspoken and socially aware, millennials are social warriors. It is even easier than before to share opinions via social media and have it spread like wildfire. This power has enabled millennials to speak up about unacceptable behaviour. Case in point is Dolce and Gabbana (D&G). In mid-November, the Italian luxury fashion brand posted three short videos on Weibo, a Chinese social media network,  to promote its upcoming Shanghai runway extravaganza. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jfzy-_jDyeo&w=560&h=315 The videos show an Asian woman dressed in Dolce and Gabbana attempting to eat pizza
Thongs Out For Consent

Thongs Out For Consent

Investigations, Podcasts, Radio, Specials
More than one year in since the #MeToo movement has emerged and yet, prejudices that lie around sexual victims aren't put to rest. The case in Cork at the beginning of November sparked outrage after a senior defence barrister used an alleged rape victim's choice of underwear as consent to sex. During the trial, the defence lawyer Elizabeth O'Connell told the jury: "You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front." It was enough for the statement to cause consternation, increase media attention, and women to take to the streets carrying lingerie tied to placards as a sign that clothes do not mean consent. The hashtags #IBelieveHer and #ThisIsNotConsent have quickly erupted on social media, thousands posting pictures of th
Do people actually care about Christmas ads?

Do people actually care about Christmas ads?

Christmas, Investigations, Radio, Shopping, Specials
Christmas is a key time for advertisers large and small. November may seem a bit too early for some to bring it into discussion, but now that December has arrived, Christmas is on everyone's lips and can't really be avoided. Each year brands invest large sums of money and are looking to deliver advertising with emotional resonance in the hope they will make it in the top of the most appreciated commercials or will simply boost their profit. Many people now see the official start of Christmas as when they hear or see a particular advertisement. This year hasn't been out of controversies. It started with Iceland, whose animation ad was banned from TV broadcast as it was originally created for a political group (Greenpeace) and that would have been unlawful. https://twitter.com/J...
Post-study Work Visa for International Students

Post-study Work Visa for International Students

Immigration, Politics, Radio, UK, Visa
Words: Fatima Nasir| Subbing: The introduction of stricter visa policies and altercations made to existing visa procedures in regards to post-study work visas in recent years has led to a decrease in international students coming to the United Kingdom for University. A study by the Chartered Association of Business Schools concluded an almost nine percent drop in non-EU international students intake. Business School Heads have stated in the report that international students are increasingly choosing other countries due to Britain's strict post-study work visa policies, which are becoming a 'turn off' and making UK an 'unattractive' and 'difficult' option for prospective students. UK has previously been a hotspot for foreign students due to its diversity, high education standards...
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