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?
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?
A little over two weeks ago, social media fell silent for the day. Something quite unlike I've ever seen before, my feed was filled with black squares and the hashtag #BlackOutTuesday. Why? To show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement after the murder of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis. I'll spare the… Continue reading Solidarity On Social Media: What Did It Achieve?
I think it's fair to say that the Government's communications have been a little confusing and contradictory recently. I daren't even bring up the arguments I have about the 'new rules' put in place today, what I wanted to talk about instead was the updated messaging from those above. "Stay alert, control the virus, save… Continue reading Stay Alert, Control The Virus: What’s In A Slogan?
I think I just discovered my favourite brand. So naturally, I had to write about them. After being sent a free box from one of my friends (shoutout to Rebecca, you're the best!) I was so excited to receive my bouquet in the post. I'd heard nothing but good things of Freddie's Flowers - the UK… Continue reading A Brand That Ticks (Almost) Every Box: Freddie’s Flowers
Jacinda Ardern, in my opinion, has set a precedent for modern politics that every world leader should aspire to. New Zealand's youngest prime minister in more than 150 years, Ardern has been globally praised for her prolific efforts in deadling with the global Coronavirus crisis. There's one blindingly obvious reason as to why this is, I believe.… Continue reading Crisis Communications: What We Can Learn From Jacinda Ardern
There are many mediums of marketing to now explore. Some will work for your brand, some won't. One modern option that still appears to be very prevalent in 2020, is influencer marketing. However, also in 2020 is the Covid19 pandemic that has quite literally flipped life as we know it on its head. Unfortunately, when… Continue reading Is There Any Point In Influencer Marketing Right Now?
Perhaps inevitably, I am finally writing about TikTok. Truth be told, when this trend started catching on I didn't anticipate it would be just as big as it is today. Since being launched in 2017, the app has enjoyed exponential growth. Its popularity, so it would seem, peaking around the time that lockdown measures started… Continue reading Is TikTok The Next Big Thing In Influencer Marketing?
The whole world is swimming in unchartered waters right now, this pandemic is unlike anything any of us have ever really seen before. Following a nationwide broadcast from Boris Johnson last night, the country is officially in lockdown, meaning many businesses have been forced to shut up shop indefinitely. Amidst a plethora of smaller businesses,… Continue reading Coronavirus: How To Market During A Pandemic