Opinion

The Trials & Tribulations Of ‘PR-Ing’ Yourself

It's said often that the PR industry has a PR problem, and I think that extends to the people who work in PR too. Only today I was talking to my colleagues about 'PR-ing' yourself. Hyping yourself up and shouting about your successes is really not easy, especially if you're naturally introverted. But I do… Continue reading The Trials & Tribulations Of ‘PR-Ing’ Yourself

Opinion

Coronavirus: How To Market During A Pandemic

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

Campaigns, Student/PR

From Tumbleweeds To Twitter Fame

Never has a story better demonstrated the sheer power of social media than that of Petersfield bookshop. A story I've had the pleasure of following right from the beginning, and one that I've really enjoyed watching blossom into what it is today. It started like this. From Tumbleweeds... "...Tumbleweed... Not a single book sold today...… Continue reading From Tumbleweeds To Twitter Fame

Campaigns, Student/PR

2019’s Creative Campaigns #13 – IKEA Recreate Our Best-Loved Living Rooms

Because this week is supposed a week of brilliant comms efforts, flourishing in creativity - I have a second creative comms post today. This one involves a 'blast from the past', as IKEA show you how to design your living room in the style of some of your best-loved TV shows. Already equipped with a dedicated landing… Continue reading 2019’s Creative Campaigns #13 – IKEA Recreate Our Best-Loved Living Rooms

#CommsSchool Homework - My Writing Habits
Student/PR

#CommsSchool Homework – My Writing Habits

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

Student/PR

2019’s Creative Campaigns #6 – Name A COCKROACH After Your Ex

You can now name a cockroach after your ex. Yep, you heard that right. And though it sounds bizarre, I'm pretty sure everyone has a name in mind, right? Well, that's why this campaign - headed up by Hemsley Conservation Centre - is genius. Because it's so simple yet so effective, so relatable yet so… Continue reading 2019’s Creative Campaigns #6 – Name A COCKROACH After Your Ex

Student/PR

You Don’t Have To Be Samantha Jones To Work In PR

"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

Student/PR

2019’s Creative Campaigns #4 – Fiji Photobombs

Product placement is one thing, but have you ever heard of person placement? Well, if you haven't you're about to. Because the Golden Globes saw a perfect exemplar of it just a few nights ago with their Fiji brand representative; who just-so-happened to be in the right place at the right time... Over and over (and… Continue reading 2019’s Creative Campaigns #4 – Fiji Photobombs

Student/PR

2019’s Creative Campaigns #3 – The Army Needs YOU

2019 is just a few days underway, yet I'm finding myself writing about a new creative campaign every single day at the moment. Forget year of the Pig, it's the year of reactive PR... Apparently. Maybe there's something in the air this year following Vitamin Water setting the standards very late on in 2018. But at… Continue reading 2019’s Creative Campaigns #3 – The Army Needs YOU

Student/PR

My #PowerAndInfluence Discussion Overview – PR & Morals

After being a keen follower of the #PowerAndInfluence discussions, hosted by PR-superstar Ella Minty, for a while - I was so pleased when I was asked if I'd like to host one. Amongst some of the biggest names in the industry, it was a total honour to even be a part of these discussions, let alone a… Continue reading My #PowerAndInfluence Discussion Overview – PR & Morals