Abstract Digest #2

Here in the London office of FleishmanHillard we pull together a daily trend-led email to help shape our days in a creative and interesting way, focusing on things happening in the future, present and past.

Here’s a round-up of the best stories we’ve shared within the office this week:


15 brand new social networks you’ve never heard of but should definitely try.

Is listing your failures the future of resumes?

Military-grade drones could soon be chasing Australia’s feral animals.

Nike’s first foray into designing shoes for the disabled.

YouTube for Android will play vertical videos in full screen.

16 trends that will define the future of video games.

Microsoft follows Google in revenge porn crackdown.

Is the future of food in plastics?



Spam email levels at 12-year low.

Social login adoption grows despite privacy concerns.

Advertisers need to ‘persuade the nation to improve their diet’, say industry bodies.

This ad hilariously skewers every bad business cliché your co-workers have uttered (made by FH #client).

Top YouTube brands increase ad spend by 60 percent.

Don’t Ask Google Maps ‘Are We There Yet?’

Hackers remotely kill a Jeep on the highway—With me in it.

Deportivo La Coruna cancel striker transfer – after discovering he abused club on Twitter in 2012.

Apple’s cashpile has topped £128bn for the first time. 90% of it is held overseas.

Pringles pranks Ibiza crowds.

Google leading brand in world but losing sense of purpose, says global survey.



Ad tech is killing the online experience.

The science of ‘hangry’, Or why some people get grumpy when they’re hungry.

Forbidden Instagram snaps from around the world.

What is a ‘computer‘ anymore?

Here’s a strategy for Labour: imagine that good people also vote Tory.

How the different generations consume their daily news

6 reasons why there’s still life in brand blogs.

10 things PR people do that drive Freelance Journalists nuts.

Technology binds us together but we have never been more disconnected.

Sex doesn’t sell – and you’d be surprised what does.

These are the most influential politicians on social media.