July 31st: Catch Up with Coup

It’s been a dreary week but the sun is finally making an appearance this Friday afternoon. To end the week, here’s the top stories that have got us talking at Coup HQ.

With the tragic death of Cecil the Lion, animal rights has become a media hot topic. Now Jane Birkin has asked that Hermès removes her name from its famous Birkin bag, after PETA provided evidence allegedly showing “cruel practices endured by crocodiles during their slaughter for the production of Hermes bags.”

In an interesting turn of events, PETA announced it had purchased a share in Hermès on the Paris stock exchange in an effort to “put pressure on the company to end its sale of exotic-animal skins.”

In an effort to tackle childhood obesity, Tesco has banned the sale of lunchbox-sized drinks with added sugar. The ban will come in to effect in time for the start of the school year at the start of September.

This follows the news that Marks & Spencer, Lidl, Aldi, Tesco and Sainsbury’s will no longer place confectionary at till points.

LinkedIn has launched a ‘Bring In Your Parents Day’ campaign, offering parents the opportunity to gain insight into their son or daughter’s working life for a day after research revealed that a third of parents have no idea what their child/children did for a living.

The campaign will take place in 17 countries across the world and will run until November.

And as we inch closer to Online Influence West, we are delighted to announce the latest speakers added to the lineup which include David Gilbey, Digital COO Bauer Media and Chief Marketing Officer at Seedrs Ben Aronsten. Find more information on Online Influence West here.