Opinion

Yorkshire Tea: Spilling The ‘Tea’ On Social Media Etiquette

"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

Tesco diverse plaster range campaign - It's about bloody time
Campaigns

Creative Campaigns #6 – About Bloody Time

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

Opinion

What A Brown Envelope Taught Me About Not Blending In

I got in from work the other day and saw a brown envelope half pushed through the door. The leaflets and junk mail that I receive every day went straight to the recycling bin (as they always do), but I held on to this one. The envelope had no name on it, no stamp. It… Continue reading What A Brown Envelope Taught Me About Not Blending In

Campaigns

Creative Campaigns #3 – You Can Now Buy Big Mac Sauce

Today (12th February 2020), McDonald's will be selling its well-celebrated 'Big Mac Sauce' in stores across the UK. You can purchase dipping pots for just 50p in restaurants up and down the country, and I believe that special campaigns are being led in London to promote the launch of their newest item on the purchasable menu.… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #3 – You Can Now Buy Big Mac Sauce

PR advice for PR students
Opinion

The PR Bible – Words Of Advice For Young PR Pros

Make no mistake, I still consider myself a young PR person. With a little over 2 years of experience in this industry, I'd by no means call myself a professional. However, as somebody with a brain that will literally not take a break, I've learned so much in my years of working within the Public Relations… Continue reading The PR Bible – Words Of Advice For Young PR Pros

Campaigns, Student/PR

Creative Campaigns #2 – The Sign You’ve Been Waiting For?

I knew it was only a matter of time before I ended up talking about Mr. Mark Rofe on this blog. What one might deem a PR mastermind, Mark and the rest of the team at Rise At Seven are truly wizards at what they do, and I don't doubt that they're big inspirations to… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #2 – The Sign You’ve Been Waiting For?

Campaigns, Student/PR

From Tumbleweeds To Twitter Fame

Never has a story better demonstrated the sheer power of social media than that of Petersfield bookshop. A story I've had the pleasure of following right from the beginning, and one that I've really enjoyed watching blossom into what it is today. It started like this. From Tumbleweeds... "...Tumbleweed... Not a single book sold today...… Continue reading From Tumbleweeds To Twitter Fame

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

Blue Monday PR stunt
Opinion, Student/PR

Blue Monday: The Best PR Stunt Of All Time?

So yesterday was Blue Monday, dubbed the most depressing day of the year due to the time since your last payday, the awful weather, the slump after Christmas, and so on. If you were feeling up against it yesterday, the media may lead you to believe that it's perfectly rational to feel that way because… Continue reading Blue Monday: The Best PR Stunt Of All Time?

Campaigns, Student/PR

Creative Campaigns #1 – Build Your Own Baby Yoda

It's a new year, a whole new decade even, and that means that the clock has been reset on the Creative Campaigns of the year that I write about. Amid a myriad of brilliantly creative marketing stunts last year, I managed to handpick and write about 20 in total. Starting with the iconic 'Greggs Vegan Sausage Roll'… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #1 – Build Your Own Baby Yoda