I'm an avid listener of Radio 1 in the morning, and Greg James is undoubtedly my favorite DJ. That's why, when he didn't turn up to work this morning after the Brits, I was a little disappointed. At first, I didn't think much of it. "He's just pulled a Phil and Holly", I thought. But… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #5 – Radio 1 ‘Loses’ Greg James
I got in from work the other day and saw a brown envelope half pushed through the door. The leaflets and junk mail that I receive every day went straight to the recycling bin (as they always do), but I held on to this one. The envelope had no name on it, no stamp. It… Continue reading What A Brown Envelope Taught Me About Not Blending In
Happy Valentine's Day everybody! I've been wanting to write this one for a few days, but I thought I would save it until February 14th itself. I love this campaign (no pun intended) firstly because it's unique, secondly, because it's timely and thirdly, because it's actually the kind of PR campaign that can result in genuine leads,… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #4 – KFC Shares The ‘Love’ With Other Brands
Today (12th February 2020), McDonald's will be selling its well-celebrated 'Big Mac Sauce' in stores across the UK. You can purchase dipping pots for just 50p in restaurants up and down the country, and I believe that special campaigns are being led in London to promote the launch of their newest item on the purchasable menu.… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #3 – You Can Now Buy Big Mac Sauce
Make no mistake, I still consider myself a young PR person. With a little over 2 years of experience in this industry, I'd by no means call myself a professional. However, as somebody with a brain that will literally not take a break, I've learned so much in my years of working within the Public Relations… Continue reading The PR Bible – Words Of Advice For Young PR Pros
I knew it was only a matter of time before I ended up talking about Mr. Mark Rofe on this blog. What one might deem a PR mastermind, Mark and the rest of the team at Rise At Seven are truly wizards at what they do, and I don't doubt that they're big inspirations to… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #2 – The Sign You’ve Been Waiting For?
Never has a story better demonstrated the sheer power of social media than that of Petersfield bookshop. A story I've had the pleasure of following right from the beginning, and one that I've really enjoyed watching blossom into what it is today. It started like this. From Tumbleweeds... "...Tumbleweed... Not a single book sold today...… Continue reading From Tumbleweeds To Twitter Fame
Sometimes the most successful strategies are exceptionally simple. Proven as much by Durham Police only yesterday, who's quick-of-the-mark tweet led them to some really impressive social engagement, as well as a lot of praise for their efforts (from the marketing industry and beyond). The Dolly Parton Challenge: How To Do It Right A few days… Continue reading How Durham Police Won The Internet
So yesterday was Blue Monday, dubbed the most depressing day of the year due to the time since your last payday, the awful weather, the slump after Christmas, and so on. If you were feeling up against it yesterday, the media may lead you to believe that it's perfectly rational to feel that way because… Continue reading Blue Monday: The Best PR Stunt Of All Time?
It's a new year, a whole new decade even, and that means that the clock has been reset on the Creative Campaigns of the year that I write about. Amid a myriad of brilliantly creative marketing stunts last year, I managed to handpick and write about 20 in total. Starting with the iconic 'Greggs Vegan Sausage Roll'… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #1 – Build Your Own Baby Yoda