Opinion

What A Brown Envelope Taught Me About Not Blending In

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

PR advice for PR students
Opinion

The PR Bible – Words Of Advice For Young PR Pros

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

Blue Monday PR stunt
Opinion, Student/PR

Blue Monday: The Best PR Stunt Of All Time?

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?

Opinion, Student/PR

Advertising: Clever To Be Curt?

Advertising - it's not something I talk about so often, being prominently PR orientated, but it is something I'm really interested in. Personally, I think it's really hard to make adverts effective if they're being broadcasted to a wide audience. If you're aiming for one of the prime time slots, then you've really gotta' have… Continue reading Advertising: Clever To Be Curt?

Opinion, Student/PR

Major McFail: McDonalds ‘Vegan’ Dippers

We're just three days into the new year and there's already been a bit of a marketing cock-up by none other than McDonald's. A brand that I was only talking about a few days ago due to the impressive efforts of arguably it's biggest competitor. From being undermined by Burger King, to being outdone by… Continue reading Major McFail: McDonalds ‘Vegan’ Dippers

Opinion, Student/PR

How Much Influence Should We Allow Influencers To Have?

You may have heard the news, you may not have. But yesterday, it broke that BBC 3 series Blindboys Undestroys The World had 'spiked' several well known-influencers by asking them to promote a product on their Instagrams that actually contained cyanide - literally yikes! Influencer Fail No.4703403489724987... We know all too well that a lot… Continue reading How Much Influence Should We Allow Influencers To Have?

Mrs Hinch influencer impact | Mrs Hinch influencer marketing
Opinion, Student/PR

The Hinch Effect: The Proof That Influencer Marketing Is Still Alive & Kicking

I couldn't wait to write about this one, because honestly what better an argument for influencer marketing than none other than Mrs. Hinch herself? The cleaning sensation has far surpassed giving you inspiration to tidy your home. She's now a fully-fledged Instagram influencer who has over 2 million devoted followers. Recently, she asked her fans:… Continue reading The Hinch Effect: The Proof That Influencer Marketing Is Still Alive & Kicking

Fact Check UK - Conservative Twitter account stunt
Opinion, Student/PR

Fact Check UK: The Most Distasteful Stunt Of The Election So Far?

I very seldom comment on politics, but this is one I cannot ignore. Last night, the Johnson v Corbyn Leaders Debate aired on ITV. Yet unexpectedly, that's not what conversation on Twitter was necessarily geared towards. Granted, the debate was rather mundane. Nothing particularly controversial happened and, unsurprisingly, Brexit rather dominated the whole discussion. So,… Continue reading Fact Check UK: The Most Distasteful Stunt Of The Election So Far?

fortnite blackout marketing stunt
Opinion, Student/PR

Creative Campaigns #18 – The Fortnite BLACKOUT

"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

Thomas Cook collapse
Opinion, Student/PR

Thomas Cook Collapse: Compassion From Brands Or Easy PR?

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?