Morning update – David Frost dies; Brands and GIFs; Syria; Twitter buys Trendrr

This is Morning Brief, our trial catchup on the media and marketing events that happened while you were asleep.

The Guardian: Sir David Frost: from television frontman to visionary tycoon – The Guardian pays tribute to a man who was not only a great television presenter but also a brilliant interviewer.

“Tricking the truth out of Tricky Dicky was, in many ways, the least of his achievements.”

AdFreak: Why brands should be wary of using GIFs – Brands are warned about the copyright risks of using GIFs on your website.

“The only way to post an animated GIF of a celebrity on your business page without risking legal trouble would be to get the permission of everyone featured in the clip.”

Poytner:  Only a few journalists will cover Syrian attack from Damascus –  with further conflict looming Syria Poytner looks at the troubles media outlets have in getting reporters into Syria.

“Many news organizations use freelancers, in part because the Syrian government is stingy about granting visas.”

Advertising Age: What Twitter’s Trendrr Buy Means for Social TV – Twitter last week bought social TV service Trendrr in a move which will have implications for networks, producers, brands and agencies.

“The big news in social media this week was Twitter’s purchase of Trendrr.”


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