This could amount to being a very, very short blog post. Because in short, if you're planning a 2020 April Fools Day campaign, don't. In fear of sounding like yet-another-PR, these truly are unprecedented times and whilst April Fools Day campaigns may have worked well for your brand in the past, they almost certainly won't… Continue reading JOKES OVER: Should You Cancel Your April Fools Day Campaigns?
I've said it from the start and I'll say it again, the businesses most likely to survive this, are the ones that can adapt quickly and who're creative enough to accommodate the current climate. Many, many businesses and organisations have been forced to close their doors in the interests of public safety amid the Coronavirus… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #9 – Chester Zoo Goes Virtual
Campaign of the year in my eyes so far, I said yesterday. That was until I realised this wasn't actually a campaign by Netflix (though I bet they wish it was) but rather a quirky stunt which was the brainchild of Seine Kongruangkit and Matithorn Prachuabmoh Chaimoungkalo of the Miami Ad School Europe in Hamburg,… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #8 – Netflix* Shows Are Being Spoiled
One thing I'll say before sitting down to write this blog post is that we're all in chartered water. It's not up for debate - the world has never seen anything like this before, and thus we're all navigating this new way of life. That includes us PRs and marketers. So, while what I'm about… Continue reading Should’ve Seen It Coming: I Saw It First’s Coronavirus Crisis
The whole world is swimming in unchartered waters right now, this pandemic is unlike anything any of us have ever really seen before. Following a nationwide broadcast from Boris Johnson last night, the country is officially in lockdown, meaning many businesses have been forced to shut up shop indefinitely. Amidst a plethora of smaller businesses,… Continue reading Coronavirus: How To Market During A Pandemic
These are strange times for marketing, it's impossible to escape the fact that we're currently crippled by a pandemic. As such, many brands are abandoning their campaigns and postponing product launches. But why? It's clear that journalists still have an appetite for news that's not C-word related and let's be honest, we all need a… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #7 – Grenade Launch A Protein Easter Egg
We're currently living through a pandemic. The first one (pretty much) of my time, let alone the first one I've had to deal with when working in PR & marketing. Times are scary, there's absolutely no denying that. There's very little good to come out of this whole debacle (perhaps except from the story I… Continue reading Profiting From A Pandemic – Wheres The Line?
Your favorite fast food outlet is probably offering some pretty great vegan options now. It's 2020 and the pressure on brands to be more 'woke' is mounting, but that isn't the only reason that you've seen a lot more vegan and vegetarian products being added to the menus of most popular fast food outlets over… Continue reading How Greggs Cooked Up A Vegan Revolution
"Sue, you're shouting at Tea." A contender for quote of the year, says the Huffington Post, as well-known British tea company, Yorkshire Tea, silences social media trolls. If you haven't heard of the now-dubbed #YorkshireTeaGate, then I seriously recommend you take to Twitter as it's all people seem to be talking about today. The debacle… Continue reading Yorkshire Tea: Spilling The ‘Tea’ On Social Media Etiquette
I shouldn't be here writing this today, but I am. That's because racially diverse plasters should be commonplace by now, but they're not. Plasters are skin-tone coloured so that when they protect our skin, they're not painstakingly obvious. Which is great. Well, that's if you don't account for every other skin tone there is other… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #6 – About Bloody Time