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June 2021 News Guide

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As the country now begins the final stages of lockdowns, businesses across the country are beginning to feel some sense of normality, and the markets are rapidly picking up. Let's take a look at some of the most important news stories from the last month across marketing, tech, creative and digital.



Kick off: the best campaigns of Uefa Euro 2020 | PR Week

Marketing Week take a look at some of the best campaigns from EURO 2020 so far, featuring cameos from Eric Cantona, Ian Wright and Peter Crouch.

Why Marketers Need to Rethink a Reverse Maslow Hierarchy | LBBOnline

AZK Media experts discuss how the pandemic has reshaped consumer's base needs with world-leading marketing strategist and managing director of Auracle World, Mahesh Enjeti

'We will be a very different business': How Sports Direct’s first CMO plans to change brand perceptions (

Sports Direct’s brand health is at a low point after the pandemic, but CMO Beckie Stanion has a plan to turn around brand perceptions with large scale campaigns and a focus on sports accessibility.



Kia and Uber partner to give drivers in 20 European markets discounts to EVs | TechCrunch

Uber and Kia Europe are teaming up to offer drivers in 20 European markets deals on buying, leasing, financing or renting Kia’s e-Niro and e-Soul, the latest move by the ride-hailing giant to achieve its emissions goals. 

Supreme Court revives LinkedIn case to protect user data from web scrapers | TechCrunch

The Supreme Court has given LinkedIn another chance to stop a rival company from scraping personal information from users’ public profiles, a practice LinkedIn says should be illegal but one that could have broad ramifications for internet researchers and archivists.

This secretive firm has powerful new hacking tools | WIRED UK

A secretive cyberintelligence firm claims to have created powerful hacking tools that can remotely monitor and take control of Android, MacOS and Windows devices.



Creativity Squared: Playing with Flowers with Cass Zawadowski | LBBOnline

VP, ECD at Wunderman Thompson Canada on being a student of advertising, the creative health benefits of routine, and using social media as a tool for inspiration

Why designers need to consider accessibility in type | Design Week

The intricacies of creative projects often pose access challenges for those who struggle to read – how can designers reconcile creativity with accessibility?



Could the Advertising Industry be the Next Victim of 'Cancel Culture'? | LBBOnline

New research from Unilever shows that almost one in two people from marginalised communities feel they have been stereotyped in some way through advertising

Apple, Google forcing a rethink in advertising industry: Maurice Levy (

Changes to Apple and Google’s web tracking tools mean advertisers are having to “revisit the whole way we are working,” Publicis Chairman Maurice Levy said.

Facebook, Twitter and a future of social that's increasingly audio (

Podcast downloads were declining when the pandemic began, but audio has boomed in the past year, with social media start-ups Clubhouse and Discord leading a new generation.