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
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
This fortnight's #CommsSchool homework is to share your blogging habits with the community. As well addressed by Stephen and Marcel in their Webinar on Tuesday, it's vital to keep on writing, and to populate your blog regularly. Otherwise, what's the point? But, how do you find the time to work a full-time job, go to… Continue reading #CommsSchool Homework – My Writing Habits
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
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?
When was the last time you heard Brexit being widely spoken about? Probably before the Conservative party conference right? If you're nodding your head right now in agreement, you should know this is no coincidence at all.