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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
It's 2019, and almost everything relies on some form of technology nowadays. Within a few seconds of waking up every morning, you're likely to have interacted with a digital asset one way or another. Apparently, 43% of us take our phone to bed every night with us and spend at least an hour or more a week in… Continue reading Has Digitisation Made Public Relations More Complicated?
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