EVOC 150 team make contact with long lost Edinburgh protester

Through the power of community and social media, the EVOC 150 team has made contact with its poster girl for protesting and civic action. The team had been using an image of a young girl protesting in Edinburgh about the state of damp housing in Pilton, in the north of Edinburgh as an integral part of the EVOC 150 project. After a powerful and moving piece of digital storytelling was made based around the image by 150 Communications Intern Alea Ibrahim, the decision was taken to try and find the…

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Half Of Brits Still Using Twice The Energy Needed On Laundry

Nearly half of Brits are still using almost twice as much energy as necessary to wash their laundry, according to research. A poll of 1,000 adults who are responsible for the washing in their households found 48 per cent set their machine to 40 degrees as standard. One in five believe washing above 30 degrees means ‘it gets the whites whiter’, and a further 34 per cent think a lower temperature wash means a sub-standard clean. However, if every household in the UK turned their washing from 40° to 30°…

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WeTransfer releases opinion paper presenting actionable ideas on how LA tech companies can better serve their communities

WeTransfer has released “On Companies and Communities” a paper aimed to start a dialogue for how tech companies can better engage and support the communities they call home. The paper is a collaborative effort written by the President of WeTransfer, Damian Bradfield, Lynn Brown and Andreas Tzortzis with contributions from Los Angeles community leaders including Ann Philbin (Hammer Museum), Yosi Sergant (Taskforce), Gina Belafonte (Sankofa), and Troy Carter (Atom Factory). The paper focuses on the changing tech landscape in Los Angeles  – WeTransfer’s first US base – and uses San…

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Reputation Institute’s New Media RepTrak Uses Machine Learning and AI to Provide Global Companies with Predictive Reputation Data and Insights

Reputation Institute, the leading data, analytics, and insights company helping global organizations build credibility, has introduced Media RepTrak®, the only reputation analytics platform to use predictive analysis to identify and measure reputation risks and opportunities from digital conversations. Reputation Institute’s Media RepTrak®, powered by machine learning and AI, recognizes the most significant digital conversations from media outlets, blogs, and social media about a company and uses predictive analytics to assess the impact of these conversations on corporate reputation. Armed with these insights, companies can focus their communications efforts, strategically target…

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Support from Alibaba Foundation empowers UN Women flagship programmes

Two major initiatives of UN Women—“Making Every Woman and Girl Count” and “Buy from Women” are receiving significant support from Alibaba Foundation as part of the 5-year, USD 5 million commitment the Foundation made to UN Women. Launched in September 2016, UN Women’s Making Every Woman and Girl Count programme seeks to bring about a radical shift in how gender statistics are used, created and promoted at the global, regional and country level. Working across three broad areas, the programme promotes a supportive policy environment to prioritize gender data; supports efforts to improve…

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