Each Monday, we’ll take a look at the previous week and digifi.it!
Snapchat’s mobile advertising appeal
Snapchat founder and CEO Evan Spiegel headed to Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity last week to change the way advertisers approach digital creative campaigns. With 100 million consumers in his reach and 2 billion video views a day, Spiegel has created a behemoth of advertising potential. (Read the full story at AdWeek.)
J.W. Anderson to design new Diet Coke bottle.
Irish designer J.W. Anderson will be undertaking a redesign of the Diet Coke bottle, following in the footsteps of previous designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier, reports Vogue this week. The makeover will apparently be inspired by Anderson’s autumn/winter 2015 knitwear collection. This will be the first time Diet Coke have featured photography on its bottles. You can watch the promo video here to get an idea of what Anderson will come up with.
Mozilla blocks Flash after third Zero-Day
A quarter of all internet users use Mozilla Firefox as their browser of choice. Last week they were left without the much-hated yet much-needed Flash plugin after security-conscious Mozilla automatically blocked all versions of Flash following a third zero-day security issue. At the time of writing, neither the second or third vulnerabilities have been patched by Adobe, and Mozilla has confirmed it will not engage the player until security can be guaranteed. Computerworld has the full story.
Software to rival Photoshop at only £30
Photoshop-rival Affinity Photo was unveiled last week, and despite the £30 price tag, actually aims to be better than its Adobe competitor. With it’s impressive high-end functions, you might be surprised that it’s actually the speed of Affinity Photo that has everyone raving, with reports that spinning wheels and wasted time may become a thing of the past for those that make the switch. (From CreativeBloq.)
Newsweek Europe in trouble?
The Guardian reports that eight current London-based editorial staff at Newsweek Europe face redundancy only three months after expansion plans were announced for the publication. The announcement has followed rumours of the publication’s impending closure and a subsequent press release from IBT Media in which they deny any plans to cease print but do confirm a change in location for the publication to the United States. Despite the change of location and editor, IBT Media have confirmed the publication will remain committed to long-form narrative journalism.
LinkedIn hits 1 million publishers
Last week professional networking platform LinkedIn celebrated its 1 millionth unique publisher, contributing to the 130,000 posts each week from English speaking professionals across the globe. Daniel Roth, Executive Editor discusses the ramifications here.