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Remembering Nelson Mandela: One Year On

By on Dec 5, 2014 in Current Affairs | 0 comments

A year ago today, the world lost Nelson Mandela. A man “born to lead”,  Mandela helped to steer South Africa out of apartheid in the 1990s. The 95-year-old’s death last year shocked South Africa. Affectionately known as ‘Madiba’, Mandela was revered internationally as an unique political leader who managed to engage both black and white South Africans. In doing so, he pulled the country back from a potential racial bloodbath. Nelson Mandela’s desire for equality for all in South Africa is best expressed in his address to the sabotage trial in 1964. “I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination,” We’ve gathered some of the leading tributes and commentary to the activist, politician and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela   Tributes Desmond Tutu at the Westminster Abbey service nine...

We’ve Been Expecting You, Mr Waltz…

By on Dec 4, 2014 in #Trending, Current Affairs, News | 0 comments

SPECTRE - It’s a name to send shivers down the spine of any James Bond fan. *deep breath* The SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence Terrorism and Revenge and Extortion… It’s a bit of a stretch for an acronym, but as an organisation it’s as sleek and sinister as they come. Now it’s the name of the next 007 movie. Director Sam Mendes made the announcement at a press conference in London this morning. He was joined onstage by his cast including Christoph Waltz, the man who must surely, surely?, be Bond’s arch nemesis, the Head of SPECTRE Ernst Stavros Blofeld. You know the one – bald head, white cat, “I’ve been expecting you, Mr Bond.” Mr Waltz, though, is revealing nothing. listen to ‘James Bond: Spectre – Christoph Waltz & Andrew Scott Interview’ on audioBoom This former Mr Bond, James Bond’s pretty sure...

Autumn Statement: What’s in it for you?

By on Dec 3, 2014 in Current Affairs | 0 comments

This is not where the Chancellor wanted to be right now. Yes, economic growth is up. Yes, unemployment’s down. But when he came to office, George Osborne asked the public to judge him on how he dealt with the deficit. It’s what all those cuts were about. It’s why so many took to the streets to protest. If all had gone to plan, on this day in 2014, the government would be announcing Britain is back in the black, and the General Election starting gun would be fired. The UK however is still in the red and this Autumn Statement has been delivered by a Chancellor who knows he’ll be accused of missing his own target.   George Osbourne – Britain has weathered the storm listen to ‘George Osbourne delivers Autumn Statement’ on audioBoom   Ed Ball Reacts listen to ‘Ed Balls Responds to Autumn Statement’ on audioBoom   So how will this affect you? ...

World Aids Day #FeelNoShame

By on Dec 1, 2014 in Current Affairs | 0 comments

Prince Harry has revealed he gets “incredibly nervous” before speaking in public.  The prince joined a number of celebrities such as Nicole Scherzinger, Gemma Arterton and Paloma Faith who have been sharing secrets for the #FeelNoShame campaign for World Aids Day. Sentebale, the Lesotho charity co-founded by Prince Harry, is trying to raise awareness of the stigma and shame which prevents people with HIV from seeking support. In Lesotho alone, there are over 37,000 children under the age of 14 with the infection. The Prince made the reveal at 1pm today on the charity’s Twitter account.   Prince Harry has revealed his secret! Please get involved. Tweet your secret to #feelnoshame http://t.co/3I74F6Dfbn https://t.co/RlUAPr5GZx — @Sentebale (@Sentebale) December 1, 2014   An unexpected revelation? Perhaps what is more shocking is the estimated 35 million people...

Which artists will make it big in 2015?

By on Dec 1, 2014 in Music, Staff Picks | 0 comments

A whole host of tastemakers from the likes of BBC Music and Amazing Radio have put together their tips for 2015. So we’ve put our heads together here to come up with our very own artists picks. Here’s audioBoom’s predictions of who might make it big next year …   listen to ‘AudioBoom 2015 Staff Music Picks ’ on audioBoom   And whilst we’ve been working our way through the list and bookmarking our new favourites we’ve found a whole heap of audioBoom’s about the chosen few. Check it out…   Share this...

Marketing Outreach Assistants Needed (London & New York) !

By on Dec 1, 2014 in Jobs | 0 comments

We’re still recruiting for two Marketing Outreach Assistants (London), and one Marketing Outreach Associate (New York). Interested? Click on the links above to find out more about the roles, but duties will include: Identifying digital publications within our key verticals; Drafting outreach templates appropriate for different verticals and publications; Assisting in developing relevant outreach materials; Conducting and managing outreach on behalf of audioBoom to increase visibility, engagement and embeds within influencers’ websites – and completing follow-up calls where necessary; Tracking and managing all relationships between audioBoom and influencers; Managing weekly report on KPIs. audioBoom is a company that’s going places. If you want to be involved, email me on jobs@audioboom.com. Thanks! Share this...

Sunday Listens

By on Nov 30, 2014 in Staff Picks | 0 comments

Sunday is a day for lounging around and long listens. Take a earful of these audio feasts   What is empathy? Philosopher Roman Krznaric explores why empathy is not merely a fluffy concept but a force for change.   listen to ‘Why Empathy Matters’ on audioBoom   Dame Vivienne Westwood is one of Britain’s most famous designers. Deeply influenced by punk and highly political, at the age of 73 she remains a fashion powerhouse. Biographer Ian Kelly discusses the men in Westwood’s life.   listen to ‘Vivienne Westwood & Ian Kelly – MAN Author of the Week on Radio Gorgeous’ on audioBoom       Exodus: Gods and Kings, a Biblical epic directed by Ridley Scott, has caused quite a stir this week for its casting. Hollywood stars such as Christian Bale, Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton play Egyptian figures Moses, Queen Tuya and Pharaoh Rhamses...

Laugh out loud

By on Nov 28, 2014 in Staff Picks, Weekly Round Up | 0 comments

Got that Friday procrastination spirit? We’ve got some howlers for you.   Just in time for brussel sprout season, here is the perfect stocking filler to make Christmas day extra sweet for everyone.   listen to ‘Pill Makes Farts Smell Like Roses’ on audioBoom   Perhaps those magical pills will be on the Christmas wish list for these celebrities?   listen to ‘Stinky celebs’ on audioBoom   Fancy a glass of vino to kick off the weekend? Maybe you need to check out Aldi…   listen to ‘Aldi wine vs the rest’ on audioBoom Grabbed a Black Friday bargain today?   listen to ‘”I Went Out For Bread And Milk… And Came Back With A TV”’ on audioBoom Share this...