SPOILER ALERT: STUDENTS ENCOURAGE SELF-ISOLATION BY PUTTING NETFLIX SPOILERS ON BILLBOARDS

Two budding students have been threatening to ruin your favourite Netflix shows if you don’t abide by the lock-down. The ads spotted around London give away the plots to shows such as Narcos, Stranger Things and Love Is Blind in a bid to prevent people from leaving their house and to follow the social distancing rules. Read more about it here.

ROCKY BARBOA: MATTEL RELEASE LIMITED EDITION BARBIE DOLLS OF MODERN DAY WOMEN

To celebrate International Women’s Day, toy company Mattel released a special edition Barbie doll, honouring British double Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams OBE. The doll is part of their ‘Shero’ collection that celebrates modern-day women that have achieved greatness, broken boundaries and inspired others within their field. Find out more here.

THE SHOW MUST GO ON: SPOTIFY OFFER A HELPING HAND TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

Spotify’s Covid-19 Music Relief scheme has been set up with charity partners Help Musicians, the PRS Foundation and Musicares to help struggling creative individuals and musicians as tours, festivals and events are cancelled for the foreseeable future. Spotify will match any donations made up to a collective total of $10 million and pledge to “amplify the efforts of organizations that focus on helping those most in need.” Find out more here.

TEACHING AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS: BREWDOG CREATE HAND SANITISER AND ONLINE PUB EXPERIENCE

Brewdog have used their Aberdeen distillery to create ‘Punk Sanitiser,’ which they have sent out to the NHS and local charities. So far, they’ve donated over 50,000 units! You can read more about it here. And if that’s not enough, they’re creating a full pub experience online. From the 27th March, they’ve been hosting beer-tasting sessions, quizzes, live music and comedy shows – you get involved here.

NAME CHANGER: GAME CHANGER

Time Out have temporarily adjusted their name to Time In to encourage people to stay at home, whilst KFC have stopped referring to their chicken as ‘finger lickin’ good’ to promote keeping hands clean! A spokesperson for KFC added, it doesn’t feel like the right time to be airing this campaign, so we’ve decided to pause it for now -– but we’re really proud of it and look forward to bringing it back at a later date.” You can read more about it here.

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