1. Qatar 2022 has begun
Closer to home, the Evening Standard’s senior social editor Charlotta Billstrom spoke to the founder of female football collective This Fan Girl Amy Drucquer about its new pub charter, which encourages pubs and bars to make their spaces safer and more inclusive for women to watch all the action.
2. Ronaldo and Messi check out the competition
It’s a titanic clash every diehard football fan will have dreamed about at least a dozen times. However, instead of duking it out for supremacy on pitch, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi first take each other on across the chess board in their first ever joint ad for Louis Vuitton.
With the campaign featured across news brands this week, MailOnline has the story here.
3. Saving money on essentials and treats
The chancellor’s Autumn Budget and the cost of living continue to feature high on the news agenda, with many still wondering how to make their budgets stretch further as the holidays creep closer.
Money saving expert Martin Lewis was on hand to give Express readers to give his top tips for Black Friday, while the Mirror aimed to save drivers money on their fuel bills by sharing insights from the AA’s latest price report.
Tough times mean treats may end up on the back burner, but not if The Times’ culture reporter Jake Helm has anything to do with it: this week he gave readers advice on how to find the hottest theatre tickets for less than a fiver.
4. The Independent’s Beth Gordon wins at Women in Marketing Awards
In commercial news, The Independent’s Beth Gordon celebrated at the Women in Marketing Awards last week, winning the Change Maker award for her work in relaunching the publisher’s commercial team throughout the pandemic and beyond.
The award was given for those who “demonstrated evidence of acting as an ‘intrapreneur’ within an organisation by identifying opportunities, bringing new ideas and driving positive change”. Congratulations Beth!
5. Tooting his own trunk
When it comes to a bit of light relief, you can’t do any better than TikTok and a very happy elephant. The Independent’s clip shows a Kenyan journalist reporting to camera about campaigns to conserve wildlife populations, with the elephant behind him eager to have his own cameo in the report.