It's been a while since I wrote a 'creative campaigns' blog, and trust me I have tonnes to catch up on. I had to bring it back though, with one of most brilliantly unapologetic stunts that I've seen not just this year, but ever. One way to beat your competitors? Force your customers to completely… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #15 – Delete Your Competition
Whether you're a comms-bod or not, I'm fairly certain you've seen *that* Dettol ad recently. The one branded by many as dodgy Trainspotting copy, and branded by so even more as 'entirely out of touch'. The infamous poster set social media sparks flying a few weeks ago when it was spotted, and posted on Twitter,… Continue reading A (Det)total Marketing Failure?
Company culture is a phrase often thrown around, and many might associate it with those quirky employers that have a slide into the office, or a ball pit in the break room. The term has quickly become associated with an employer that provides a fun place to work, and this pretty much sums it up.… Continue reading How Timpsons Paves The Way For Company Culture
So thanks to the lovely people over at Girls In Marketing, I picked up quite a few new followers last night on both Twitter and LinkedIn. I feel a bit guilty, as I've neglected my blog a little bit recently, so I thought today I'd blow the cobwebs off my keyboard and write something that… Continue reading How I Wound Up Working In PR, Without Interviewing
It is 2020, and I cannot believe that I am writing about yet another brand who've come under fire for not being diverse enough. Very recently on Twitter, I saw a tweet about an award-winning journalist from Glamour who'd been invited to a virtual skincare launch, only to be met with an exclusively, and downright… Continue reading Will Lack Of Diversity Be The Death Of Brands?
When UK-wide lockdown was first announced, I had mixed feelings. Part of me was devastated, naturally. I'm a really sociable person, I love seeing my friends and going out. Plus, I had a holiday to Mexico booked for the end of April and ever-optimistic me still had my fingers cross that it was going to… Continue reading The Lockdown Reality: Coming To Terms With Not Doing Everything
I'm sure you've seen the news that Audi have pulled their recent advertisement, due to a number of complaints that a young girl eating a banana was too 'suggestive'. The German car brand took to Twitter to publicly apologise in a 4-tweet thread... The coverage of the pull and the apology, got more attention than… Continue reading Audi: Is It Better To Say Nothing At All?
The 'Hinch effect' has struck again. Last year, I wrote about the company Mister Loft Ladder, who saw their Instagram following jump from just 49, to 36.2k followers after one organic endorsement from Mrs Hinch. They had multiple enquiries and probably (though I can't be 100%) sure, made a great deal of revenue thanks to… Continue reading Why Does Mrs Hinch Have Such An Influence?
Of course, it was only a matter of time before one of the fantastic campaigns by Rise At Seven made its way on to my blog. I love writing about the most original and creative campaigns I can find, and a lot of their work fits into this narrative. Their latest campaign is no exception,… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #14 – Cath Kidston x Animal Crossing
So, earlier today, I saw a tweet that had been doing the rounds on 'PR twitter'. It was posted by a journalist at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, and the overarching message was "PRs, don't do this". Now I for one, sometimes get a little sick of the 'PR bashing' that goes around on Twitter.… Continue reading Building Relationships & Talking To Journalists: What’s The Big Deal With Communication?