"Fortnite has been down for hours as millions of players stare at a black hole" the headline reads, but all I can think is "awesome!". Because while the Fortnite blackout that nobody could have guessed has gamers, parents, and even just casual players, besides themselves. I can't help but think this is one heck of a marketing stunt… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #18 – The Fortnite BLACKOUT
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!
Here's a tough question, but one I wanted to ask (because I love a tricky ask): in wake of Thomas Cook's collapse, there has been an abundance of brands offering the 20,000+ who've lost their jobs positions within their establishments. Some competitors, some not so much. But is this genuine compassion from the organisations, or just an easy shot at PR?
If you've ever wondered how public relations works in delaying and masking important news, I have a grand example for you today. But first, let me give you some context. Boris Johnson, current Prime Minister of the UK, is currently dating Carrie Symonds. Who, coincidentally just so happens to be a Public Relations specialist for… Continue reading Master Of Cover Ups? Dilyn The Dog
You might've heard (and by that I mean: if you haven't heard, have you been living under a rock?) about now-infamous YouTuber Brooke Haus over the past couple of days. And there's a good reason. Haus gained her visibility through hatred, after she accidentally uploaded an edited video to her YouTube channel which revealed her… Continue reading How Impactful Is ‘Cancel Culture’?
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?
If you work in media relations, or more specifically, link building from PR (like I do!) then the thought of a viral PR campaign is ultimately dreamy. Often, if you have a good enough idea, then a media campaign will see what I like to call the 'snowball' effect. That's where you sell your idea… Continue reading What’s The Value In PR ‘Virality’?
A short while ago, I got caught hook, line and sinker by a stunning PR campaign. I noticed an article on the LadBible, of which the headline read: 'You Can Jet Off To A Mystery Holiday Destination For Just £99'. The byline confirmed that destinations included the likes of: Thailand, Rome, New York, Dubai, Bali,… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #15 – Wowcher’s Mystery Holiday Packages
My 12th spotlight 'creative campaign' of the year may be a controversial one. Because, in all honesty, I didn't originally intend for this blog post to be a creative campaign centred on. Instead, I wanted to discuss current affairs and whether jumping on a contentious political trend was dirty, or clever PR. But, as I… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #12 – Plenish ‘Milk’ The EU Elections