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?
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
Advertising - it's not something I talk about so often, being prominently PR orientated, but it is something I'm really interested in. Personally, I think it's really hard to make adverts effective if they're being broadcasted to a wide audience. If you're aiming for one of the prime time slots, then you've really gotta' have… Continue reading Advertising: Clever To Be Curt?
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
You've probably heard the news about Caroline Flack, the antecedent Love Island presenter. Flack has (quite rightly so) bulldozed into the public eye and the media recently after her boyfriend called the Police on her over claims that she'd abused him. As more and more evidence comes to light, it now transpires that Caroline threw… Continue reading Flack Attack: Caroline’s Career-Busting Moment
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
Admittedly, it's been a while since I've written a 'creative campaigns' post (mostly for reasons I divulged recently in a tweet thread). I must do better! This doesn't mean though, that I haven't been taking note. I often give the stunts I come across a quote tweet with comments along the lines of 'smashing' 'love… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #19 – Control Harrods’ Christmas Lights
Everyone loves a freebie, gee it doesn't take a genius to know that. But normally, you can only pick up something for free if you offer a brand something in exchange. I.e. you sign up to their mailing list, you download their app, you're a brand new customer, and so on. You get the gist.… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #17 – Free Coffees For Absolutely EVERYBODY!
Anyone who knows me knows how much of a big fan I am of Chester Zoo. "The Secret Life Of The Zoo" is a staple evening-watch of mine, and I just love everything that the brand stands for. Therefore, I'm equally as intrigued and invested in the way in which they market themselves, both online… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #16 – Chester Zoo Wants You To Play With The Elephants
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?