The Week Children Made The Front Page Of Vogue

Taking a respite from featuring celebrities and models on its covers, Vogue Italia has commissioned children to create art to front its magazine for the first time in 55 years.

The unexpected, special-edition covers portray “Our New World” which not only affects adults but also children, who are “the most overlooked and least obvious victims of the pandemic,” described editor Emanuele Farneti.

KFC’s New Console Would Give the PS5 a Run for Its Money.

They’re two of the most eagerly anticipated gaming consoles of the year, but it seems that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X could have a new rival to contend with.

KFC has announced that it is launching its own gaming console, dubbed the KFConsole. The food chain announced the console on its new KFC Gaming Twitter account, writing: “The future of gaming is here. Introducing the KFConsole. #PowerYourHunger.” KFC promises that the console will do 4K at 120 FPS, but has remained tight-lipped about the other key specifications.

‘Good Taste with a Twist’: Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc launches new campaign

The new campaign ‘Good Taste with a Twist’, underlines the *wit beer’s premium positioning and French heritage, making its standout blue bottle and signature flavour with a hint of citrus the hero. The work depicts a world of playful elegance, introducing surprising twists to modern French icons. Key visuals include a French bulldog sporting a blue moustache, a frosty lemon-squeezing blue lobster and a trunk turned cooler.

1664 Blanc is one of the brands in the Carlsberg Group portfolio, and growing all over the world. The campaign will run in over 40 markets including China, Russia, South Korea and Canada, initially digital and social with TV, outdoor and instore scheduled for later in the year. The campaign aims to accelerate brand awareness by challenging category norms and presenting 1664 Blanc as a premium lifestyle brand rather than a beer.

Snapchat Launches New ‘Snap Focus’ Advertising Education Courses

Snapchat has launched a new education platform for marketers to provide tips and notes on how to get the most out of the platform’s various ad options.

The new education platform, called ‘Snap Focus’, is similar to Facebook’s ‘Blueprint’ and Twitter’s ‘Flight School’, offering a range of courses on the various Snap ad options and tools, which include overviews, visual rundowns and student tests at the end of each unit to confirm your knowledge.

 

Facebook Announces $200 Million in Funding for Black-Owned Businesses Among Other Diversity Commitments

Facebook has outlined how it plans to contribute to addressing racial inequality, announcing a range of new funding commitments, new measures to support black-owned businesses, and new internal staffing and education drives to improve both representation and understanding.

In addition to these measures, Facebook’s also creating a new platform within its main app called ‘Lift Black Voices’ which will highlight stories from black communities and creators, share educational resources, and seek to inspire people to take action through fundraising for racial justice causes.

The commitments are significant, and will contribute to addressing systemic bias within society. Many of these biases are difficult to pin down without committed analysis, so it’s good to see Facebook making definitive commitments to help improve representation, and education within the community.