The Social Buzz #1: Your Weekly Round-Up Of Social, Creative, China

The Social Buzz #1: Your Weekly Round-Up Of Social, Creative, China

Could you live only on products made in the U.K.? 🇨🇳🇬🇧

This video by CGTN in an enlightening, fun take on world trade, and more specifically, how globally co-dependent we are. Through a simple and clever idea that challenges a man from the west and a woman from China to use products only manufactured in their own countries, it brings to light the influence that China has on the northern hemisphere and how China relies on the West.

 

William Hill cashes in on nation’s good feeling 💸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

Sadly, it’s not coming home. This woozy summer has fallen silent and the echoes of Football’s Coming Home have faded as fast as the hope of lifting the Jules Rimet Trophy. In the midst of England’s unexpected unification, the anthem of the moment was seemingly exploited and die-hard fans kicked back. Hashtags are a currency and bookmaker William Hill cashed in on #ItsComingHome. Was it a cheap move to hijack pop culture and a bit of innocent fun?  Or a cynical move that exposed Twitter users under the age of 18 to gambling messages? Was Twitter right to commercialise an anthem? We don’t think so.

 

Female body-hair exists. No, really. 🙋‍♀️

We love this work. Throughout advertising history, when it comes to body hair, specifically in female form, the story has been straightforward. Women aren’t expected to have any, so, this spot from Billie is a welcome departure that celebrates nature and de-stigmatises women who aren’t afraid to show it. Bravo Billie. Oh, and on top of releasing a killer video, Billie has donated its photographs to Unsplash, because it’s near impossible to find women with body hair portrayed positively online in pictures. 

Charlie Parvin
charlie@makehoney.com