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
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
This weeks #CommsSchool homework - which, by the way is a school put together by Stephen Waddington and Marcel Klebba to help educate PR professionals of all ages on how they can excel in this industry and build their own personal rapport - is to share my personal branding approach. And what better a time,… Continue reading #CommsSchool Homework – My Approach To Personal Branding
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
"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
2019 is just a few days underway, yet I'm finding myself writing about a new creative campaign every single day at the moment. Forget year of the Pig, it's the year of reactive PR... Apparently. Maybe there's something in the air this year following Vitamin Water setting the standards very late on in 2018. But at… Continue reading Creative campaigns #3 – the Army’s recruitment posters
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?
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?