Opinion

Why Does Mrs Hinch Have Such An Influence?

The 'Hinch effect' has struck again. Last year, I wrote about the company Mister Loft Ladder, who saw their Instagram following jump from just 49, to 36.2k followers after one organic endorsement from Mrs Hinch. They had multiple enquiries and probably (though I can't be 100%) sure, made a great deal of revenue thanks to… Continue reading Why Does Mrs Hinch Have Such An Influence?

Opinion

Solidarity On Social Media: What Did It Achieve?

A little over two weeks ago, social media fell silent for the day. Something quite unlike I've ever seen before, my feed was filled with black squares and the hashtag #BlackOutTuesday. Why? To show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement after the murder of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis. I'll spare the… Continue reading Solidarity On Social Media: What Did It Achieve?

Jacinda Ardern Communications Queen
Opinion

Crisis Communications: What We Can Learn From Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern, in my opinion, has set a precedent for modern politics that every world leader should aspire to. New Zealand's youngest prime minister in more than 150 years, Ardern has been globally praised for her prolific efforts in deadling with the global Coronavirus crisis. There's one blindingly obvious reason as to why this is, I believe.… Continue reading Crisis Communications: What We Can Learn From Jacinda Ardern

Durham Police Dolly Parton Challenge
Campaigns, Student/PR

How Durham Police Won The Internet

Sometimes the most successful strategies are exceptionally simple. Proven as much by Durham Police only yesterday, who's quick-of-the-mark tweet led them to some really impressive social engagement, as well as a lot of praise for their efforts (from the marketing industry and beyond). The Dolly Parton Challenge: How To Do It Right A few days… Continue reading How Durham Police Won The Internet

Opinion, Student/PR

Major McFail: McDonalds ‘Vegan’ Dippers

We're just three days into the new year and there's already been a bit of a marketing cock-up by none other than McDonald's. A brand that I was only talking about a few days ago due to the impressive efforts of arguably it's biggest competitor. From being undermined by Burger King, to being outdone by… Continue reading Major McFail: McDonalds ‘Vegan’ Dippers

Campaigns, Student/PR

Creative Campaigns #20 – The Whopper Hides The Big Mac

I've long been a champion of Burger King's campaigns. If I had to crown my favourite marketer of all time, it would undoubtedly be them. From their witty social media, to their wonderfully creative PR stunts, this is a brand that really has everything going for them. That's why their latest gig, unsurprisingly, got another… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #20 – The Whopper Hides The Big Mac

Viral Zara Dress
Opinion, Student/PR

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?

Campaigns, Student/PR

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
Campaigns, Student/PR

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

Instagram Hiding Likes
Opinion, Student/PR

Instagram Are Testing Hiding ‘Likes’ – Here’s Why I Think That’s A Good Thing

I'm an old soul, everybody I'm close to knows it. I'm 21 but I'm not an avid drinker or partier. I'm much more focused on, and interested in, my career than getting drunk all the while which is the stereotype typically inflicted on my generation. I'd self-claim that I'm old beyond my years. If not… Continue reading Instagram Are Testing Hiding ‘Likes’ – Here’s Why I Think That’s A Good Thing