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Opinion

Troubles Of A Black Coun-traay PR Girl

It's #BlackCountryDay today, and therefore I thought it an apt time to talk about my journey of accepting my background and learning to love it, as opposed to shying away from it - which I've done for many years. For those who know me personally, you'll know I struggle enormously with my accent, and the… Continue reading Troubles Of A Black Coun-traay PR Girl

Opinion

7 Mistakes I Made As A Digital PR

This afternoon, I thought I'd dust the cobwebs off my keyboard and do something I haven't done in a while: sit down to write a blog. In between exciting things happening at work, buying a house, moving down the country and this global pandemic thing that's apparently still going on, my blog has been neglected… Continue reading 7 Mistakes I Made As A Digital PR

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

Why We Need To Stop Thinking PR = Sales

Thanks to age-old stereotypes, some non-industry onlookers still see PR as 'free advertising' (🤢) which then inevitably leads to an expectation that media activity should result in sales. Measuring the ROI of PR is a big can of worms to open, so much so that I wrote my whole dissertation on it. Often, trying to… Continue reading Why We Need To Stop Thinking PR = Sales

Campaigns

2021’s Creative Campaigns #1 – It Has To Be Heinz

I'm kicking off my creative campaigns series with a good one. We're only 26 days in to 2021, but I've already seem some fantastic PR efforts already (that's the spirit I know and love guys). The one that caught my eye the most this month, though, was the incredible work from Rethink Canada with Heinz.… Continue reading 2021’s Creative Campaigns #1 – It Has To Be Heinz

Opinion

What’s The Problem With PR Bashing?

This blog title has been in my drafts for just short of a year, last week I finally decided to write the content. It stayed in my drafts for another week before I'm finally picking up the courage to press send this lunchtime. I decided I couldn't leave this unsaid any longer. What Is 'PR… Continue reading What’s The Problem With PR Bashing?

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

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