Viral Zara Dress
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Was The ‘Viral Zara Dress’ Even Viral Before It Went… Viral?

I couldn't think of a less-confusing headline, which pretty much sums up this confusing state of affairs. Recently, I've heard a lot of talk about this 'dress that's gone viral'. What dress that's gone viral? Wondering if we'd travelled back to 2015 for the blue/black or gold/white dress debate - I was puzzled. However, upon… Continue reading Was The ‘Viral Zara Dress’ Even Viral Before It Went… Viral?

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Creative Campaigns #12 – Plenish ‘Milk’ The EU Elections

My 12th spotlight 'creative campaign' of the year may be a controversial one. Because, in all honesty, I didn't originally intend for this blog post to be a creative campaign centred on. Instead, I wanted to discuss current affairs and whether jumping on a contentious political trend was dirty, or clever PR. But, as I… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #12 – Plenish ‘Milk’ The EU Elections

Durex Game Of Thrones Marketing
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Creative Campaigns #11 -Durex’s Game Of Thrones Marketing

You may be wondering why there are now condoms splashed all over my blog. But actually, I've a very good reason. Now, I haven't contributed to my 'Creative Campaigns' series in a while. I blame the hustle and bustle life, combined with my incapability to write about anything else once I get one idea set… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #11 -Durex’s Game Of Thrones Marketing

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#CommsSchool Homework – My Approach To Personal Branding

This weeks #CommsSchool homework - which, by the way is a school put together by Stephen Waddington and Marcel Klebba to help educate PR professionals of all ages on how they can excel in this industry and build their own personal rapport - is to share my personal branding approach. And what better a time,… Continue reading #CommsSchool Homework – My Approach To Personal Branding

April Fools Day 2019
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April Fools’ Day 2019 – The Best (And Worst) Efforts

April Fools' Day has rolled around for another year and now I'm working in the heart of public relations, it hasn't been as well received from me as previous years. While I was studying, I was a huge fan of April Fools' Day stunts, but that now I'm working within the industry - I'm a… Continue reading April Fools’ Day 2019 – The Best (And Worst) Efforts

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How Much Effort Should You Be Putting Into Your April Fools’ Comms?

A few days ago, I tweeted about Tinder releasing what was quite clearly an April Fool's gag prematurely. The saying goes that if you make a joke after the clock strikes 12, then the joke is on you instead. But how about exerting your efforts days before the first of April? That's bad luck for sure, right?… Continue reading How Much Effort Should You Be Putting Into Your April Fools’ Comms?

#CommsSchool Homework - My Writing Habits
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#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

Comms School Homework - Jessica Pardoe
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#CommsSchool Homework – The PR Blogs I Admire

Because who says the learning ends at university right? Though an initiative set up largely to encourage and teach PR students to "develop communities, create content, and get ahead in comms careers", the Comms School that has been put together by Stephen Waddington and Marcel Klebba seemed too generous to ignore. Plus, I'm a big… Continue reading #CommsSchool Homework – The PR Blogs I Admire

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#InternationalWomensDay – My Top 5 PR Inspirations

Happy #InternationalWomensDay! One of my favourite days - and no not because I'm a man-hating-feminist - but actually because, quite like International Men's Day, I love that there's a whole day dedicated to celebrating our gender. I mean let's face it, we're pretty great so why wouldn't you? Jokes aside, I have a lot of… Continue reading #InternationalWomensDay – My Top 5 PR Inspirations

KFC gravy campaign PR
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Creative campaigns #9 – KFC’s GRAVY candle

KFC aren't strangers to a great creative comms campaign. Who can remember their great public apology when they infamously ran out of chicken? (How a chicken restaurant runs out chicken, I'll never know - but it did). So simple yet so effective, KFC's recovery campaign was one for the ages and was, wait - still… Continue reading Creative campaigns #9 – KFC’s GRAVY candle