Your favorite fast food outlet is probably offering some pretty great vegan options now. It's 2020 and the pressure on brands to be more 'woke' is mounting, but that isn't the only reason that you've seen a lot more vegan and vegetarian products being added to the menus of most popular fast food outlets over… Continue reading How Greggs Cooked Up A Vegan Revolution
This could amount to being a very, very short blog post. Because in short, if you're planning a 2020 April Fools Day campaign, don't. In fear of sounding like yet-another-PR, these truly are unprecedented times and whilst April Fools Day campaigns may have worked well for your brand in the past, they almost certainly won't… Continue reading JOKES OVER: Should You Cancel Your April Fools Day Campaigns?
"Sue, you're shouting at Tea." A contender for quote of the year, says the Huffington Post, as well-known British tea company, Yorkshire Tea, silences social media trolls. If you haven't heard of the now-dubbed #YorkshireTeaGate, then I seriously recommend you take to Twitter as it's all people seem to be talking about today. The debacle… Continue reading Yorkshire Tea: Spilling The ‘Tea’ On Social Media Etiquette
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
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
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?
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?
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
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?
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