Here's a tough question, but one I wanted to ask (because I love a tricky ask): in wake of Thomas Cook's collapse, there has been an abundance of brands offering the 20,000+ who've lost their jobs positions within their establishments. Some competitors, some not so much. But is this genuine compassion from the organisations, or just an easy shot at PR?
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 Creative Campaigns #13 – IKEA Recreate Our Best-Loved Living Rooms
As more and more businesses announce administration, there seems to be an air of failure that the high street just can't seem to shake these past few years. Many big players including Toys R Us, Poundworld, Mothercare, Office, Maplin and more have shut up shop recently, and there are a whole host of reasons the… Continue reading The High Street Isn’t Dead, It’s Just In Metamorphosis
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
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?
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
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 Creative campaigns #6 – name a COCKROACH after your ex
"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
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 Creative campaigns #4 – the ‘Fiji water’ photobomb