OMD FWD w/c 26th February

Welcome the final FWD of February.


  • A tweet wiped out $1.3 billion of Snapchat stock market value.
  • An American went to the Olympics with Hungary, failed to qualify for the ski halfpipe finals finishing dead last but had a great time and got a medal. Moral of the story varies depending on your outlook on life.
  • Vero, a social network that’s been around for years, is undergoing a revival owing to a recent influx of influencers and their subsequent championing of the “no ads, no algorithms” promise.
  • Mobile World Congress is on, keep an eye out for lots of new toys and tech like the mobile Speed Scorecard and Impact Calculator Google’s AdWords released this morning.



  • Yandex’s Alice is a Russian-speaking personal assistant that is “a bit politically incorrect and unsympathetic” and people love it.
  • Design your own emoji, build a geofilter you can use on Snapchat, or make a gif, and more, all in your browser at
  • Would you like an ecommerce client competitor’s internal site-search data? (SFW [seriously])




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