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
Many of you won't know, well - none of you in fact as I've not mentioned it to anybody - that I've been having a big personal struggle with blogging recently. Encompassed with the hard realities of working full time, trying to maintain a healthy gym schedule and a social life too - it's often… Continue reading ThoughtsOfJessica? I Don’t Know Her
"Oh, you work in PR? You must be like, super loud then" "You can't be quiet and work in communications!" "If you're not confident, you're not going to make it" "But isn't your job just like, socialising?" "You're an introvert? You won't do well here..." I'm not usually one to succumb to the agg of… Continue reading You don’t have to be Samantha Jones to work in PR
Well, as 2018 draws to an end - so does my first year (of many, hopefully) working in Public Relations. Having studied it to death since 2015, this year - shortly after graduating - I landed a full-time Digital PR Executive role at my agency, Tecmark. And what a bloody journey it's been. After starting… Continue reading 2018: my first year in Public Relations
I love blog series that involve interviews, mainly because they get a great reception and I meet some pretty fab people through them too. So, when I thought of the idea of interviewing journalists to quiz them on the taboo topic of PR & journo relationships, I was keen to get stuck in. I also… Continue reading #CutThroughTheNoise – an interview with journalist Kenny Toal, from ITV Studios
It's Black Friday, and I'd be lying if I said I'd not succumbed to the temptation of the sales once again this year (thanks GymShark & New Look). But, I'm always going to look at this day with two perspectives. The cynical marketeer in me knows that this is no more than a very well executed ploy, piggybacked off… Continue reading Black Friday – the best marketing ploy of our generation?
You may remember my post from last year, Women in PR - my top 5 inspirations, in line with #InternationalWomensDay. And, given today is #InternationalMensDay, I thought it only right that we 'hear it for the boys' too. Now during my career, I've come across a lot of influential and downright amazing people in the… Continue reading #InternationalMensDay – my top 5 PR inspirations
We all (and when I say 'we', I largely mean 'me') love it. The Coca-Cola Christmas truck. Because nothing quite says 'it's the festive period!' like a big red truck handing out free canned drinks, right? Well, whether you're a fan or not, it's undeniable that Coca-Cola has enjoyed an entirely successful longstanding Christmas marketing… Continue reading The Coca-Cola truck shouldn’t be banned – and here’s why
Be it a blessing or a curse, when you work in PR, nothing seems so innocent any more. Theresa May does a dance? Intentional. Magazine depicts a plus-sized model on their front cover? A prime example of CSR. The GBBO release a heartfelt tweet on the day of the final? 10000% PUBLIC RELATIONS. Maybe that… Continue reading The Great British Bake Off and their ‘showstopper’ PR
After being a keen follower of the #PowerAndInfluence discussions, hosted by PR-superstar Ella Minty, for a while - I was so pleased when I was asked if I'd like to host one. Amongst some of the biggest names in the industry, it was a total honour to even be a part of these discussions, let alone a… Continue reading #PowerAndInfluence overview – PR and morals, where do you draw the line?