This weeks #CommsSchool homework - which, by the way is a school put together by Stephen Waddington and Marcel Klebba to help educate PR professionals of all ages on how they can excel in this industry and build their own personal rapport - is to share my personal branding approach. And what better a time,… Continue reading #CommsSchool Homework – My Approach To Personal Branding
We all know that David Attenborough is too precious for this world and should be protected at all costs, but how much value do we place on him as an influential individual? I, for one, cling on to every last word he says. If Attenborough says the environment is in trouble, then it's bloody well… Continue reading The Attenborough Effect – Proving The Value Of PR, One Paper Straw At A Time
As more and more businesses announce administration, there seems to be an air of failure that the high street just can't seem to shake these past few years. Many big players including Toys R Us, Poundworld, Mothercare, Office, Maplin and more have shut up shop recently, and there are a whole host of reasons the… Continue reading The High Street Isn’t Dead, It’s Just In Metamorphosis
Many of you won't know, well - none of you in fact as I've not mentioned it to anybody - that I've been having a big personal struggle with blogging recently. Encompassed with the hard realities of working full time, trying to maintain a healthy gym schedule and a social life too - it's often… Continue reading ThoughtsOfJessica? I Don’t Know Her
It's 2019, and almost everything relies on some form of technology nowadays. Within a few seconds of waking up every morning, you're likely to have interacted with a digital asset one way or another. Apparently, 43% of us take our phone to bed every night with us and spend at least an hour or more a week in… Continue reading Has Digitisation Made Public Relations More Complicated?
LUSH are revolutionary in their business model, there's no question about that. Shouting loud and proud about not only shunning animal testing on their own products, but also actively fighting against the entire regime globally too. Their brand is renowned for being vibrant, quirky and original which is why I was so surprised to hear… Continue reading LUSH Bid Goodbye To Social Media
April Fools' Day has rolled around for another year and now I'm working in the heart of public relations, it hasn't been as well received from me as previous years. While I was studying, I was a huge fan of April Fools' Day stunts, but that now I'm working within the industry - I'm a… Continue reading April Fools’ Day 2019 – The Best (And Worst) Efforts
A few days ago, I tweeted about Tinder releasing what was quite clearly an April Fool's gag prematurely. The saying goes that if you make a joke after the clock strikes 12, then the joke is on you instead. But how about exerting your efforts days before the first of April? That's bad luck for sure, right?… Continue reading How Much Effort Should You Be Putting Into Your April Fools’ Comms?
In the world of PR and marketing, there's a very fine line between being clever, and being disrespectful when it comes to talking about other brands. I remember a time when I thought it was totally abhorrent to talk about, or moreover talk down another brand. I'll never forget being totally shocked to see adverts on the… Continue reading Exploring The Art Of Imitation And ‘Banter’ In PR
I recently wrote about the latest debacle in influencer marketing which concerned ex-Love Island store Georgia Harrison promoting a product which most would largely argue was unethical. I've dabbled in influencer marketing, but I'm no expert. Nevertheless - I'm intrigued by it. So, to help out with the post I employed Scott Guthrie (who's an… Continue reading Guest Post: What’s It Like Working In Influencer Marketing?