When all of this comes to pass, the companies that will undoubtedly be remembered will be the ones who stepped up to help (alongside those who made awfully questionable choices during this pandemic, but that's a can of worms to open on another blog post). Brewdog is one such brand that I don't doubt will… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #10 – Brewdog Formulates Brewgel For The NHS
I've said it from the start and I'll say it again, the businesses most likely to survive this, are the ones that can adapt quickly and who're creative enough to accommodate the current climate. Many, many businesses and organisations have been forced to close their doors in the interests of public safety amid the Coronavirus… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #9 – Chester Zoo Goes Virtual
Over the last few months, the world has changed beyond all recognition. One day high-streets were bustling, filled with people rushing around, going about their normal lives or enjoying days out with friends and family, the next, shops were closed, streets were empty, and looking in from the outside, life seemed to have stopped. Of… Continue reading Communicating With Consumers During Covid-19 Lockdown*
Campaign of the year in my eyes so far, I said yesterday. That was until I realised this wasn't actually a campaign by Netflix (though I bet they wish it was) but rather a quirky stunt which was the brainchild of Seine Kongruangkit and Matithorn Prachuabmoh Chaimoungkalo of the Miami Ad School Europe in Hamburg,… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #8 – Netflix* Shows Are Being Spoiled
Did you know that 81% of us have social media accounts? Apart from the Coronavirus, there aren’t many more outbreaks that have had as big an impact as Facebook, Twitter, and co. But, you might find that you’ve had enough now that it’s starting to lose its sense of novelty. Plus, it’s not as if… Continue reading 4 Signs You’re Becoming Less Social On Social Media*
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
These are strange times for marketing, it's impossible to escape the fact that we're currently crippled by a pandemic. As such, many brands are abandoning their campaigns and postponing product launches. But why? It's clear that journalists still have an appetite for news that's not C-word related and let's be honest, we all need a… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #7 – Grenade Launch A Protein Easter Egg
We're currently living through a pandemic. The first one (pretty much) of my time, let alone the first one I've had to deal with when working in PR & marketing. Times are scary, there's absolutely no denying that. There's very little good to come out of this whole debacle (perhaps except from the story I… Continue reading Profiting From A Pandemic – Wheres The Line?
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?