New review launched of press sustainability in the UK

The UK has always benefited from a strong, well established and diverse press sector. However over the past decade the way in which people consume news has been transformed. Many UK newspapers have a strong online presence but falling print circulations and changes to advertising trends have caused the press sector to experience declining revenues. Latest figures show that around two thirds of local authority areas don’t have a daily local newspaper. The review will investigate the overall health of the news media, looking at the range of news available…

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Special Olympics Charges into Next 50 Years with Renewed Purpose

Known worldwide for providing sports training and athletic competitions for people with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics will celebrate its 50th Anniversary year by broadening its purpose to focus on ending discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities worldwide and creating inclusive communities. The strategic shift will amplify the impact Special Olympics is making through its programmatic work in sports, health, and youth and school engagement to bridge gaps in access and opportunity for a community that comprises 3 percent of the global population. Since Special Olympics’ inaugural event on July 20,…

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Lifetime Launches ‘HER AMERICA: 50 WOMEN, 50 STATES’

Lifetime, one the most powerful, preeminent female entertainment brands, has launched HER AMERICA: 50 WOMEN, 50 STATES, a digital content series filmed by an all-female team, documenting real women across the country. The series is now available on www.heramerica.com.  HER AMERICA will also be featured in on-air spots launching tonight on Lifetime and will be shared socially via Lifetime’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Following the 2016 US Presidential Election, at a time when America seemed more fractured than ever before, Lifetime set out to capture the truth about women’s…

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Trust in charities rose to high of 64% in 2017

Charities rose to the fifth most trusted public institution last year with trust levels peaking at 64% according to the Trust in Charity report for 2017 according to nfpSynergy. Below are a few key findings. To see the report in full, please visit nfpSynergy’s webpage. Trust in charities rose early in 2017 and then plateaued in the 55-60% range. Trust in charities rose to a high of 64% early in 2017, then dipped in the middle of the year to 55% and 57% and rose at year end to 60% By…

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Data concerns dominate Direct Marketing Commmission complaints in 2017

Issues around data, privacy and its accuracy are the biggest concerns for consumers in 2017, according to the DM Commission’s Annual Report. In fact, breaches of UK data protection laws during 2016 attracted 35 fines totalling £3,245,500, almost double the fines in 2015. With the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into force in just a few months, UK businesses could face even bigger fines if they fail to ensure compliance. The Commission  investigated 39 cases involving existing members of the DMA. Of these, 69% related to data, privacy and…

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