The question of the week is: Team Cuthbert or Team Colin? And yes, if you've missed the news, that's a genuinely real problem we're faced with. In the 'food fight' of the century, M&S began legal action against Aldi to “protect” their iconic Colin the Caterpillar from its rival chocolate sponge roll, Cuthbert. Apparently there's nothing more… Continue reading The Caterpillars Are In The Ring, But Will Either Win?
2020 was one heck of a year, but it didn't dwindle the spirits of creatives across the world. Despite some very turbulent times, there was still a plethora of commendable PR campaigns to come out of last year, and I tried my hardest to record my favourites. Unfortunately, my 'creative campaign' roundups only reached 17… Continue reading Best PR Campaigns From 2020
If you asked someone who had never worked in the marketing industry before or even heard of it, to take a look at a bunch of current job ads for marketing positions, they’d probably be able to give you an answer when you asked them what a marketing manager does. Thanks to COVID, there are… Continue reading What Employers Get Wrong About Marketing Roles*
No matter what you’re trying to advertise, there’s so much to gain from using the internet as a way to get the message out there. You have so many platforms, methods, and routes to take to reach an audience, and it’s up to you to be creative with your marketing! It’s easy to reach an… Continue reading Get The Most Out Of Online Marketing*
Like any other diverse field, the PR industry gets more rigorous by the day and often proves hard for people who don't go above and beyond to promote their brands. Maintaining strong public relations requires consistent attention-worthy activities that ultimately complement the marketing strategies of your company. Mastering this form of promotion and advertisement plays… Continue reading PR Insights That Could Boost Your Marketing Strategies*
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 2019’s Creative Campaigns #15 – Wowcher’s Mystery Holiday Packages
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
Usually, pulling off a 'PR gag' takes a great deal of effort. From the ideation stage right through to the actual execution - there's a lot of effort that goes into generating that publicity. However, it's not always the work that goes into a campaign, but rather the imagination and of course - the creativity behind it. And… Continue reading 2019’s Creative Campaigns #14 – Ben & Jerrys’ ‘CBD Ice Cream’
"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?
So the 21st May will mark the last #CommsSchool session (for now!). I think it's safe to say we've all learned a great deal though. To round off the course, our final 'homework' piece was to write a blog post about everything I've learned so far. And just for good measure, I'm going to drop… Continue reading #CommsSchool Homework – What Have I Learned?