"Fortnite has been down for hours as millions of players stare at a black hole" the headline reads, but all I can think is "awesome!". Because while the Fortnite blackout that nobody could have guessed has gamers, parents, and even just casual players, besides themselves. I can't help but think this is one heck of a marketing stunt… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #18 – The Fortnite BLACKOUT
Everyone loves a freebie, gee it doesn't take a genius to know that. But normally, you can only pick up something for free if you offer a brand something in exchange. I.e. you sign up to their mailing list, you download their app, you're a brand new customer, and so on. You get the gist.… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #17 – Free Coffees For Absolutely EVERYBODY!
Here's a tough question, but one I wanted to ask (because I love a tricky ask): in wake of Thomas Cook's collapse, there has been an abundance of brands offering the 20,000+ who've lost their jobs positions within their establishments. Some competitors, some not so much. But is this genuine compassion from the organisations, or just an easy shot at PR?
If you've ever wondered how public relations works in delaying and masking important news, I have a grand example for you today. But first, let me give you some context. Boris Johnson, current Prime Minister of the UK, is currently dating Carrie Symonds. Who, coincidentally just so happens to be a Public Relations specialist for… Continue reading Master Of Cover Ups? Dilyn The Dog
Every year, without fail, we get pulled into the interesting concept that is Love Island. On paper, it sounds pretty terrible. But there's something annoyingly addictive that invests the population and leaves us engaging with the 'islanders' as if they were people we knew personally. If you're part of the small chunk of the population… Continue reading Love Island Proves That ‘5 Seconds Of Fame’ Is A Real Concept
You might've heard (and by that I mean: if you haven't heard, have you been living under a rock?) about now-infamous YouTuber Brooke Haus over the past couple of days. And there's a good reason. Haus gained her visibility through hatred, after she accidentally uploaded an edited video to her YouTube channel which revealed her… Continue reading How Impactful Is ‘Cancel Culture’?
Anyone who knows me knows how much of a big fan I am of Chester Zoo. "The Secret Life Of The Zoo" is a staple evening-watch of mine, and I just love everything that the brand stands for. Therefore, I'm equally as intrigued and invested in the way in which they market themselves, both online… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #16 – Chester Zoo Wants You To Play With The Elephants
I couldn't think of a less-confusing headline, which pretty much sums up this confusing state of affairs. Recently, I've heard a lot of talk about this 'dress that's gone viral'. What dress that's gone viral? Wondering if we'd travelled back to 2015 for the blue/black or gold/white dress debate - I was puzzled. However, upon… Continue reading Was The ‘Viral Zara Dress’ Even Viral Before It Went… Viral?
If you work in media relations, or more specifically, link building from PR (like I do!) then the thought of a viral PR campaign is ultimately dreamy. Often, if you have a good enough idea, then a media campaign will see what I like to call the 'snowball' effect. That's where you sell your idea… Continue reading What’s The Value In PR ‘Virality’?
It seems like we spend a lot of time talking about the benefits of not only a solid Influencer outreach campaign, but also the 'virality' it can achieve if all goes well. Certain Influencers have the ability to really make something catch like wildfire (much like Fyre fest, until it metaphorically burned out) and this… Continue reading What Happens When Your Influencer Outreach Backfires? Em Clarkson STICKS IT To Bootea