Opinion, Student/PR

Master Of Cover Ups? Dilyn The Dog

If you've ever wondered how public relations works in delaying and masking important news, I have a grand example for you today. But first, let me give you some context. Boris Johnson, current Prime Minister of the UK, is currently dating Carrie Symonds. Who, coincidentally just so happens to be a Public Relations specialist for… Continue reading Master Of Cover Ups? Dilyn The Dog

Opinion, Student/PR

Love Island Proves That ‘5 Seconds Of Fame’ Is A Real Concept

Every year, without fail, we get pulled into the interesting concept that is Love Island. On paper, it sounds pretty terrible. But there's something annoyingly addictive that invests the population and leaves us engaging with the 'islanders' as if they were people we knew personally. If you're part of the small chunk of the population… Continue reading Love Island Proves That ‘5 Seconds Of Fame’ Is A Real Concept

Brooke Haus - cancel culture
Opinion, Student/PR

How Impactful Is ‘Cancel Culture’?

You might've heard (and by that I mean: if you haven't heard, have you been living under a rock?) about now-infamous YouTuber Brooke Haus over the past couple of days. And there's a good reason. Haus gained her visibility through hatred, after she accidentally uploaded an edited video to her YouTube channel which revealed her… Continue reading How Impactful Is ‘Cancel Culture’?

Viral Zara Dress
Opinion, Student/PR

Was The ‘Viral Zara Dress’ Even Viral Before It Went… Viral?

I couldn't think of a less-confusing headline, which pretty much sums up this confusing state of affairs. Recently, I've heard a lot of talk about this 'dress that's gone viral'. What dress that's gone viral? Wondering if we'd travelled back to 2015 for the blue/black or gold/white dress debate - I was puzzled. However, upon… Continue reading Was The ‘Viral Zara Dress’ Even Viral Before It Went… Viral?

viral PR campaigns
Opinion, Student/PR

What’s The Value In PR ‘Virality’?

If you work in media relations, then the thought of a viral PR campaign is ultimately dreamy. Often, if you have a good enough idea, then a media campaign will see what I like to call the 'snowball' effect. That's where you sell your idea in to a number of media publications, then once one… Continue reading What’s The Value In PR ‘Virality’?

Influencer outreach backfiring
Opinion, Student/PR

What Happens When Your Influencer Outreach Backfires? Em Clarkson STICKS IT To Bootea

It seems like we spend a lot of time talking about the benefits of not only a solid Influencer outreach campaign, but also the 'virality' it can achieve if all goes well. Certain Influencers have the ability to really make something catch like wildfire (much like Fyre fest, until it metaphorically burned out) and this… Continue reading What Happens When Your Influencer Outreach Backfires? Em Clarkson STICKS IT To Bootea

Wowcher £99 mystery holiday PR campaign
Opinion, Student/PR, Uncategorized

Creative Campaigns #15 – Wowcher’s Mystery Holiday Packages

A short while ago, I got caught hook, line and sinker by a stunning PR campaign. I noticed an article on the LadBible, of which the headline read: 'You Can Jet Off To A Mystery Holiday Destination For Just £99'. The byline confirmed that destinations included the likes of: Thailand, Rome, New York, Dubai, Bali,… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #15 – Wowcher’s Mystery Holiday Packages

Tips for PRs for communicating with journalists
Interviews, Opinion, Uncategorized

The 12 Things Journalists Want PRs To Know

If you work in public relations, you'll know that communication with journalists is absolutely fundamental to your successes. You could have the best campaign idea in the world, but if you ain't outreaching it - it ain't getting covered. Sure, with social media and the rest of it, things can catch like wildfire nowadays. But… Continue reading The 12 Things Journalists Want PRs To Know

Opinion, Uncategorized

How Can You Prove The Value Of PR?

"It’s been over a year since I handed in my dissertation and waved goodbye to my academic life. Three tough-but-brilliant years of studying the practice of public relations all boiled down to producing an epic dissertation. I’d been ready for it since first year, and I wanted to give the project my all." "After completing… Continue reading How Can You Prove The Value Of PR?

Opinion, Student/PR

Teach PR First, Link Building Second

Link building is a lucrative practice, very few master it. But to SEO, it's invaluable. Google still values earned links as one of the top-ranking factors, thus proving their fundamental value to any good search campaign. The issue is though, as mentioned just then, is that very few seem to properly get the hang of… Continue reading Teach PR First, Link Building Second