How they didn't see it coming I don't know. As I'm almost 100% sure we all did. Publicly banning a Christmas advertisement that highlighted yes a controversial, but also very topical and very serious issue was never going to do the A.S.A any favours. Not least for their reputation as an official body, but also simply because… Continue reading This is how Iceland’s banned advert will probably be Christmas #1 this year
Political views aside - as that's what I'm not here to talk about - whatever your opinions are on the current 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump are. I think one thing we can all agree on is that he is literally a PR's worst nightmare. But first off, lets talk about how… Continue reading Why Trump is a PR Nightmare
I'm a big fan of writing about current mishaps and mess-ups that I take note of in the press. Marketing is one of those things that has to be done right. If not, it has the capacity to possibly destroy your brand reputation and ultimately, cause business failure. Here are some of the biggest marketing mess-ups… Continue reading Marketing Mishaps 101
Coca Cola is making some pretty big changes to its brand this year, including the redesign of their traditional Diet Coke packaging and the introduction of an array of new 'weird and wonderful' flavours to partner this: Ginger Lime Fiesty Cherry Zesty Blood Orange Twisted Mango One I thing we can all agree on is… Continue reading Switch it up or Leave it Alone?
As far as in-app update mistakes go, Snapchat topped the tables this week with their completely resigned interface that came with no prior warning or option to update. I think it's safe to say, having the app myself and following social media comments, that there's not a person who favours this update to its previous… Continue reading Snapchat and the $1.3 billion Mistake
Oxfam ought to take a step in UNICEFs direction, with their recent breaking news announcement that Deputy Director Justin Forsyth is resigning after facing three complaints of inappropriate behaviour towards female staff. The ex-boss of UNCIEF and Save the Children was said to have 'unreservedly apologised' to the three female staff at the head of… Continue reading Justin Forsyth Resigns from UNICEF – a Step in the Right Direction
Unless you've been living under a rock, you'd have heard of KFC and their chicken (or rather lack of) problem this week. A chicken restaurant that runs out of chicken due to a supply issue doesn't exactly sound like a recipe for success now, does it? But what does a company do in this situation?… Continue reading KFC Demonstrates why Crisis Management is so Important
You've probably heard of the 'white creme egg' campaign thanks to Cadbury's, who have promised to give away thousands of pounds to those who find an exclusive white version of the Easter-favourite 'creme egg'. But in reality - did they really think it through? Keen shoppers desperate to find one of the white eggs have… Continue reading What Happens When You Don’t Think a Campaign Through?
Checking the news this morning saw something catch my eye - Tesco are heading to court surrounding a £4billion speculation regarding the underpaying of some women in their warehouses. Alongside the speculation, many shop workers have came forward contending they are doing the same, if not more work than those who work in the warehouse… Continue reading Tesco and the £4bn Equal Pay Crisis
Nike are infamous for its past of exploiting young labour through the use of sweatshops for their products - and that label does not go away overnight. Even now many have cut ties to the brand and would boycott them - so is their latest release expected to rattle a few feathers? I would certainly… Continue reading Can Nike Expect a Backfire From it’s Latest Product?