Radical rethink of influencer work as brands hand marketing over to employees

Cannes Lions’ introduction of a ‘Social and Influencer Lions’ category follows a turbulent year for influencers, with ASA probes into online ads and transparency also front-page news in relation to the Cambridge Analytica debacle. Another day, another influencer debate into transparency, disclosure and authenticity… it’s nothing new in the world of influence, right? …

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Sidewalk Labs to hold public party to open Toronto HQ, but critics remain skeptical of ‘smart city’ project

Sidewalk Labs on Saturday afternoon will throw open the doors on an old fish plant in east Toronto to show people the “smart city” ideas it is developing for the Quayside neighbourhood. The building — dubbed “307” since it’s located at 307 Lakeshore Blvd. East — is the latest community outreach effort by the Google LLC-affiliated urban…

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