The Headliner – Love is in the heir
Okay, okay. He’s not the immediate heir—but we love a bit of poetic license. This week, royal wedding fever has swept across the nation ahead of Prince Harry’s nuptials to American actress Meghan Markle.
From the mounting speculation over who will walk Meghan down the aisle, to Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s roles in the bridal retinue, details of the big day have continued to emerge throughout the week. Many brands have also taken the opportunity to get involved, but are we feeling wedding fatigue?
Away from the royal wedding, it’s also Mental Health Awareness Week—with charities working to break the stigma around mental health. Research from The Mental Health Foundation – widely reported in the media – found that many of us have been affected by stress, with 74% of adults feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope at some point over the past year.
Far from camping and lighting fires, The Scout Association this week announced plans to introduce a new skills-focused strategy in a bid to boost membership. It’s hoped the ‘Skills for Life’ initiative will appeal to a diverse range of potential members, with a focus on employability skills to give scouts an edge in the competitive jobs market.
It has also been an interesting week for Facebook, which debuted its Youth Portal this week. The new sub-site contains explainers on everything from how to get the most out of its products to privacy and data collection policies. But will this latest attempt to reach the teen audience work?