A few days ago, I tweeted about Tinder releasing what was quite clearly an April Fool's gag prematurely. The saying goes that if you make a joke after the clock strikes 12, then the joke is on you instead. But how about exerting your efforts days before the first of April? That's bad luck for sure, right?… Continue reading How Much Effort Should You Be Putting Into Your April Fools’ Comms?
I recently wrote about the latest debacle in influencer marketing which concerned ex-Love Island store Georgia Harrison promoting a product which most would largely argue was unethical. I've dabbled in influencer marketing, but I'm no expert. Nevertheless - I'm intrigued by it. So, to help out with the post I employed Scott Guthrie (who's an… Continue reading Guest Post: What’s It Like Working In Influencer Marketing?
This fortnight's #CommsSchool homework is to share your blogging habits with the community. As well addressed by Stephen and Marcel in their Webinar on Tuesday, it's vital to keep on writing, and to populate your blog regularly. Otherwise, what's the point? But, how do you find the time to work a full-time job, go to… Continue reading #CommsSchool Homework – My Writing Habits
It's naivety to think that anything the Kardashians or the Jenners do is accidental. You've heard the saying 'the devil works hard but Kris Jenner works harder' and it's entirely true. The Dash-Jenner PR machine is tireless and is one to be truly admired. I'm not a fan of their lifestyle, but I'm sure in awe of… Continue reading How Far Would You Go For Publicity?
Influencer marketing is very closely tied in with PR. And don't get me wrong, it can be an extremely valuable tool - if it's done right. Unfortunately, however, with the market becoming saturated, and with more and more individuals seeing influencer marketing as a method of making a quick book - the practice is now experiencing its… Continue reading Influence And Ethics – Where Do We Draw The Line?
Because who says the learning ends at university right? Though an initiative set up largely to encourage and teach PR students to "develop communities, create content, and get ahead in comms careers", the Comms School that has been put together by Stephen Waddington and Marcel Klebba seemed too generous to ignore. Plus, I'm a big… Continue reading #CommsSchool Homework – The PR Blogs I Admire
Happy #InternationalWomensDay! One of my favourite days - and no not because I'm a man-hating-feminist - but actually because, quite like International Men's Day, I love that there's a whole day dedicated to celebrating our gender. I mean let's face it, we're pretty great so why wouldn't you? Jokes aside, I have a lot of… Continue reading #InternationalWomensDay – My Top 5 PR Inspirations
It's #InternationalWomensDay and you can expect a few posts from me today. Last year, I celebrated my top 5 women PR inspirations and this year, you can expect the same. However, something I also wanted to do today was to dedicate a single post to a woman that unknowingly inspires me every single day. We… Continue reading #InternationalWomensDay – with Anne Boden
Publicity is vital in business success, end of. However, that doesn’t mean that all publicity is good for your company. I've just picked up Rich Leigh's books 'Myths Of PR' and under the title on the book, it's followed underneath with 'all publicity is good publicity and other popular misconceptions' and seeing as Rich is… Continue reading 6 PR Blunders You DON’T Want To Make
Valentine's Day has come under fire in recent years for a number of reasons, and it's simply not as popular as it used to be. Slammed for marketing the idea of love - which should arguably be celebrated all year round - there are many naysayers who'd condemn the day altogether and thus, are Valentine's-Day-centred… Continue reading Valentine’s Day campaigns – Yay or Nay?