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Was he a brutal dictator or a champion of social justice? – Jeremy Corbyn on Castro

by Will Corry on November 27, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn claims 'for all his flaws' Fidel Castro was a champion of social justice - sparking a hilarious flood of Internet memes

  • Labour leader said 'for all his flaws' he was a 'champion of social justice'
  • Mr Junker wrote that 'the world has lost a man who was a hero for many'
  • Critics of Cuban revolutionary accused men of praising a brutal dictator

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How technology has impacted the casino and gaming industry

How technology has impacted the casino and gaming industry

by Will Corry on November 24, 2016

Technology is an ever-growing aspect of our lives, and truly we live in something of a golden age of technological advancement. Today, over two billion people walk around with a device in their pockets that can access practically all of human knowledge.

Smartphones aside, day-to-day living has been massively improved by technology of all kinds. Food preservation, transport, energy and much more all combine to make our lives easier even without recreational activities considered. [more…]

Raising £’s for @StJoHospice @macmillancancer – Cabaret Charity Calendar

Raising £’s for @StJoHospice @macmillancancer – Cabaret Charity Calendar

by Will Corry on November 17, 2016

Launched in 2014 and produced by Rose Thorne, the ALL NUDE CABARET CHARITY CALENDAR brings the cabaret community together to raise money for cancer charities.

After the loss of both parents to cancer, Rose established the project with proceeds donated to our charities. None of the pin-ups or performers involved take a penny for their time and the photographer Sin Bozkurt also gives all his time for free. The only expenditure is the printing and posting of the calendars. [more…]

Thinking of running an Advent promotion -six top tips? / PromoVeritas

Thinking of running an Advent promotion -six top tips? / PromoVeritas

by promoveritas on November 16, 2016

A top tip for any business at Christmas is to run an advent calendar promotion – these are popular with followers hoping to supplement their Christmas gifts with stocking fillers and big value prizes alike.

They are truly are a great way generate festive spirit and keep your followers engaging with your brand over and over again.

Here are our six top tips for running an Advent promotion: [more…]

A new online platform for watching great stand up

by James on November 16, 2016

NextUp, a brand new stand up comedy focussed online video on demand platform is delighted to announce its officially launch on 15th November 2016.  Hosting a wealth of recorded live stand-up content for those who love comedy and want more to see than a trip to their local comedy club can offer.

Many comedy lovers have found that with fewer acts generating DVDs, unless a tour comes directly to their hometown, they miss out on seeing shows they would love to see.

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Buster the Boxer is John Lewis’ most emotionally engaging festive ad / Emotion measurement firm Realeyes

Buster the Boxer is John Lewis’ most emotionally engaging festive ad / Emotion measurement firm Realeyes

by Will Corry on November 15, 2016

Mihkel Jaatma, Realeyes’ CEO

The results are based on facial recognition technology which measured people’s reactions as they watched the ads:

  • Buster scored better than 95% of the 5,700 ads ever tested by Realeyes in terms of emotional engagement, which is a combined measure of how the ad scores on attraction, retention, engagement and impact
  • Furthermore, it scored in the highest 1% of ads ever tested among women under 30
  • It’s the most compelling of the last six John Lewis ads (see chart below), the next best being 2011’s “The Long Wait” which scored better than 89% of ads ever measured.
  • The scene of Buster on the trampoline is the most engaging scene ever tested for a John Lewis ad

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Laughter Spot : While sipping his sangria, he noticed a sizzling, scrumptious looking platter being served at the next table

Laughter Spot : While sipping his sangria, he noticed a sizzling, scrumptious looking platter being served at the next table

by Will Corry on November 15, 2016

An American touring Spain stopped at a local restaurant following a day
of sightseeing. While sipping his sangria, he noticed a sizzling,
scrumptious looking platter being served at the next table. Not only did
it look good, the smell was wonderful. He asked the waiter, "What is that
you just served?" [more…]

Christmas number one / “I like ‘Pop Star’ James Corden but he’s starting to get on my nerves”

by Will Corry on November 15, 2016

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BBC ditches all the changes made to Chris Evans's Flop Gear

by Will Corry on November 13, 2016

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Buster the Boxer : John Lewis new Christmas ad – Exclusive comment from Vince Kerrigan, Vital Communications

by Will Corry on November 10, 2016

Best ever RT @johnlewisretail: Here it is,our 2016Christmas ad.Introducing #BusterTheBoxer > https://t.co/6zR5cQNLHh pic.twitter.com/9rcWonEBgw — Nicola Wheeler (@nicola_wheeler) November 10, 2016 Vince Kerrigan, strategic solutions manager [more…]