There have been no slow news days in Australia or around the world this week. Here are some of the headlines re-created to start with c-words:
- Campaign chooses Ryan to run with Romney
- Court confirms cigarettes to have plain packaging by Christmas
- Cosmopolitan commiserates over death of former editor
- Cooks around the world celebrate a centenary of Julia Childs
- Comments on social media create concern for communicators
C-words aside, it’s certainly been a week to indulge in a little ‘24/7 news’ and sit back and absorb all that is happening around the world from the end of the Olympics to the controversial decision by Ecuador to grant Julian Assange political asylum.
The US Presidential campaign reached a new milestone with the announcement of Mitt Romney’s running mater, Paul Ryan. The campaign will certainly start to heat up and I’m sure we’ll see more “Romney Girl” style attack ads from both sides.
While political enthusiasts celebrated the campaign milestone, cooks around the world celebrated what would have been the centenary of TV cooking sensation Julia Childs birth. PBS have been celebrating all week with a dedicated #cookforjulia website and some fantastic recipes and content.
In the same week, fans and staff of Cosmopolitan marked the death of former editor Helen Gurley Brown. She was the editor of Cosmopolitan for three decades and died at the age of 90 but according to reports “…parts of her were considerably younger”.
Closer to home, we have been working closely with our clients and colleagues to understand the implications of the Advertising Standards Board decision last week, which found a brand’s Facebook page was an advertisement. We are currently reviewing a wide variety of information on the topic and will be bringing updates to our clients and colleagues shortly.
And yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down its decision on plain packaging for cigarettes in Australia and the Federal Government was able to celebrate a huge victory for the health of our nation.
Enjoy your weekend and look out for what I’m sure will be bumper editions of the weekend papers and news programs.
Ciao from Jack & the c word crew