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22 - 26 March

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Topics include: Direct to consumer / E-commerce / Data & privacy / Martech

John's Weird Week: Tinder STD campaign, Scarlett Johansson bot and Chinese resurrection

That’s another episode of John's Weird Week in the bag and on this week's show we're covering love, death and disease – to an extent.

1. Hero Condoms created fake profiles on Tinder such as Sydphilis, Herpeia and Chadmydia to educate users on the dangers of unprotected sex.

2. A Hong Kong designer created a robot that looks just like Scarlett Johansson opening up a plethora of legal and ethical issues.

3. And a Chinese company is offering visitors an odd cremation and resurrection service in a bid to help them reflect upon their actions.

Check out last week’s episode where a Morrisons-employed casting agency didn’t want Scousers in its ads, a travel company used a hijacking to sell holidays and Microsoft’s Taybot had another breakdown.

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