Advertising - it's not something I talk about so often, being prominently PR orientated, but it is something I'm really interested in. Personally, I think it's really hard to make adverts effective if they're being broadcasted to a wide audience. If you're aiming for one of the prime time slots, then you've really gotta' have… Continue reading Advertising: Clever To Be Curt?
You may have heard the news, you may not have. But yesterday, it broke that BBC 3 series Blindboys Undestroys The World had 'spiked' several well known-influencers by asking them to promote a product on their Instagrams that actually contained cyanide - literally yikes! Influencer Fail No.4703403489724987... We know all too well that a lot… Continue reading How Much Influence Should We Allow Influencers To Have?
Admittedly, it's been a while since I've written a 'creative campaigns' post (mostly for reasons I divulged recently in a tweet thread). I must do better! This doesn't mean though, that I haven't been taking note. I often give the stunts I come across a quote tweet with comments along the lines of 'smashing' 'love… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #19 – Control Harrods’ Christmas Lights
I couldn't wait to write about this one, because honestly what better an argument for influencer marketing than none other than Mrs. Hinch herself? The cleaning sensation has far surpassed giving you inspiration to tidy your home. She's now a fully-fledged Instagram influencer who has over 2 million devoted followers. Recently, she asked her fans:… Continue reading The Hinch Effect: The Proof That Influencer Marketing Is Still Alive & Kicking
What are influencers if not influential? The term 'influencer marketing' was coined to describe the art of promoting products through a person of interest on social media. It started with the 'big names' such as Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian etc. and has since funnelled down into what are known as 'micro-influencers', who are smaller names… Continue reading Has The Influencer Marketing Bubble Burst?
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
"Oh, you work in PR? You must be like, super loud then" "You can't be quiet and work in communications!" "If you're not confident, you're not going to make it" "But isn't your job just like, socialising?" "You're an introvert? You won't do well here..." I'm not usually one to succumb to the agg of… Continue reading You don’t have to be Samantha Jones to work in PR
Last week, I voiced my opinions on the new John Lewis Christmas ad, and how it was (to me) a bit of a disappointment. Displaying a total lack of pre-campaign sell in (which is their signature move), and focusing more on their iconic casting rather than the actual content of the advertisement - I certainly… Continue reading The @JohnLewis (Twitter) ad – and why it’s ICONIC
Social media isn't an easy thing to nail. Getting your creative content bang on, while also at the same time making sure that nothing you write can be misconstrued is actually really challenging. And that's without mentioning understanding social algorithms and getting posting times exactly right. If you're in charge of a large social account… Continue reading These are the companies that have got social media sussed