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M&M’s Blog goes behind the headlines to offer a running commentary on the business dynamics within the international media and marketing industry. The M&M editorial team joins forces with industry experts and local market heroes to balance a bird’s eye view of global trends with the importance of local insight.

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  • Big Brother is NOT watching you...

    27 April 2011

    The M&M team aren’t suspicious. Only last week we replied promptly to a very kind email we received from a gentleman from Burkina Faso looking to share an extortionate amount of unclaimed money with us (we’re talking MILLIONS).

    It’s a winner for both parties and although we haven’t heard anything from him in a while we’re pretty sure he’s just going through the tedious paperwork required to complete the transaction, since we paid the initial admin fee. 

    However, the ability of our iPhones to tell us where we are at any given moment and direct us home has stimulated our ...

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    Posted by: Josh Colley

    Tags: Legislation, Reputation, Consumer insight

  • Social Media—the end of tyranny?

    29 March 2011

    Last week, Yuli Edelstein, an Israeli minister of diplomacy affairs, sent a letter to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg imploring him to remove the Facebook page ‘Third Palestinian Intifada,’ which called for an uprising in occupied Palestinian territory. The page, created on 6 March, has a staggering 240,000 members.

    Indeed, with the help of sites like Facebook and Twitter, the Arab world has been up in arms. An Egyptian recently named his newborn daughter ‘Facebook,’ in honour of the social media platform. And let us not forget YouTube’s crucial role in Iran’s protests in June of 2009. 

    Who would have guessed when ...

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    Posted by: Juliet P. d'Arguesse

    Tags: Legislation, Social Media