The Next Windsor Wife: From TV Star To Global Royal Celebrity:

Is it really worthwhile these days becoming famous? The main advantage, the British rock singer David Bowie once observed, is that it guarantees you a good seat in a restaurant. In the film “Notting Hill”, the American actress Julie Roberts told Hugh Grant’s character that “ The fame thing isn’t really real, you know”, which […]

Filed under: Media, Society | Posted on May 1st, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Revolution In the Fashion World: The Catwalks Face Up To the Social Media Challenge:

Has London Fashion Week (and the ones in New York, Milan and Paris) become an anachronism? The BBC clearly thinks it’s still important: It devoted at least half of its prestigious “Today” morning radio programme on Friday 15th September (the first day of the latest LFW, which finished on Tuesday 19th September) to the event, […]

Filed under: Media, Society | Posted on September 18th, 2017 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The “Silly Season” Is No More: It’s Been Replaced By Something Much Worse:

Have you ever heard about “Nessie”? If yes, then you’ll know that it’s a monster that reputedly lives beneath the waters of Loch Ness in Scotland. On 11th May, The Scottish Mirror journalist, Natalie Evans, reported that a video taken by a tourist from Wales, Robb Jones, suggested that “the world famous mythical creature may […]

Filed under: Media, Society | Posted on August 21st, 2017 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Compulsive Smartphone Use Still Allowed – But Not If You’re Driving:

Are you “nomophobic”? If you’re not sure what that is, it’s a condition from which Harry Wallop, a Daily Telegraph journalist, suffers. He has a fear of having no mobile phone. He admits that the very first thing he does when he wakes up in the morning, while still in bed, is to pick up […]

Filed under: Media, Society | Posted on March 7th, 2017 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

London Fashion Week AW17: The Catwalks Adapt To The Brexit Era:

Should fashion be completely separate from politics? Is that even possible? Marta Represa, a Paris-based writer who contributes to (among others) ,L’Express and Rolling Stones magazines, doesn’t think so. As she has pointed out in “AnotherMag”, there has been a long tradition – ever since the couturier Paul Poiret in 1906 freed women from the […]

Filed under: Media, Society | Posted on February 22nd, 2017 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Britain After Brexit: The Waning Influence Of Celebrity Endorsement:

When you go to your local supermarket or chemist for  your soap, shampoo or toothpaste, which brand do you choose? And why? Perhaps it’s your familiarity with the product: It’s the one you always use, you like the smell, the texture and (in the case of the toothpaste), the taste. However – according to the […]

Filed under: Media, Politics | Posted on June 30th, 2016 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The Sky’s Not The Limit: Higher Prices For the UK’s Movie Channel Viewers:

If by chance you haven’t yet seen the film “Love Actually” (made in 2003 with Hugh Grant as British Prime Minister) don’t worry. It will almost certainly be shown on Sky Movies this week, the next one and indeed indefinitely. The same applies to the many other productions which appear with unerring regularity on Sky […]

Filed under: Media, Sports | Posted on June 16th, 2015 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

UEFA Champions League: The Media, The Rules & “The Special One”:

Over the last couple of weeks, the “Marmite Test” has been back in the news. If you don’t know what that is, it refers to the “dark brown yeast spread” on sale in most supermarkets. You can easily recognize the bottles: They are small, squat with distinctive yellow, red, green and white labels. As”Redbrick Research” […]

Filed under: Media, Sports | Posted on March 12th, 2015 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The Precarious Survival Of The UK’s Pirate Radio Stations:

Which is Britain’s most popular radio station? As the “Media UK” organization has pointed out, that depends on where you live and what you want to listen to. Many people, especially in the mornings, prefer to be informed about news related to their own area – for example, whether there will be traffic congestion on […]

Filed under: Media | Posted on July 31st, 2014 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

London’s New TV Channel: Too “Hip” To Be “Cool” (Or Vice Versa)?

“Alright! Welcome to London Live TV”. Those were the first words uttered by presenter Marleena Pone as the station finally went “on air” at 6.30pm on Monday 31st March. But was everything really so “alright”?  Understandably, the London Evening Standard (ES) and “The Independent” hailed the launch as a resounding success. They are both published […]

Filed under: Media | Posted on April 6th, 2014 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »


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