Influencers can be problematic at the best of times, but the pandemic has really unearthed a lot of issues. Handfuls of high-profile individuals including Fearne McCann, Zara Holland and Molly-Mae Hague have recently been slammed publicity for breaking lockdown rules, which includes flouting isolation, wearing masks incorrectly and travelling to and from restricted countries. This… Continue reading Working With Covid Rule Breaking Influencers
Creative CVs, we've all seen them. Especially since the pandemic started, I've noticed more and more posts on LinkedIn and Twitter of people attaching their CVs to denim jackets, creating games to show them off, and who can forget the time that somebody's application was allegedly sent via owl to Social Chain? Like a domino… Continue reading Can Creative CVs Do More Harm Than Good?
I'm as much of a fan of Cadbury's as any person, but for me, there's one PR campaign they continue to run every year that irks me. I have written about the infamous Creme Egg hunt before, in one of its first years of action, because it was quickly met with controversy after avid enthusiasts… Continue reading Dear Cadbury’s, Please Read The Room
Much like the Greggs sausage roll, the Nando's peri peri chicken and the McDonalds Big Mac, the Tesco meal deal is iconic. Therefore, a chance to win one will never fall on deaf ears. Tesco could have done a classic 'like, share and follow' for their recent social media competition, it would have worked. But… Continue reading 2020’s Creative Campaigns #17 – Free Meal Deals Up For Grabs
Burger King is a brand that's gone viral in the UK for a few reasons recently (some good, some bad). First, was just before Halloween when they launched a campaign that was branded out of touch by many communications professionals, for tormenting real businesses that have closed down. Pandemic or no pandemic, ultimately the failure… Continue reading Why It Pays To Change Tack
Company culture is a phrase often thrown around, and many might associate it with those quirky employers that have a slide into the office, or a ball pit in the break room. The term has quickly become associated with an employer that provides a fun place to work, and this pretty much sums it up.… Continue reading How Timpsons Paves The Way For Company Culture
It is 2020, and I cannot believe that I am writing about yet another brand who've come under fire for not being diverse enough. Very recently on Twitter, I saw a tweet about an award-winning journalist from Glamour who'd been invited to a virtual skincare launch, only to be met with an exclusively, and downright… Continue reading Will Lack Of Diversity Be The Death Of Brands?
The 'Hinch effect' has struck again. Last year, I wrote about the company Mister Loft Ladder, who saw their Instagram following jump from just 49, to 36.2k followers after one organic endorsement from Mrs Hinch. They had multiple enquiries and probably (though I can't be 100%) sure, made a great deal of revenue thanks to… Continue reading Why Does Mrs Hinch Have Such An Influence?
Of course, it was only a matter of time before one of the fantastic campaigns by Rise At Seven made its way on to my blog. I love writing about the most original and creative campaigns I can find, and a lot of their work fits into this narrative. Their latest campaign is no exception,… Continue reading 2020’s Creative Campaigns #14 – Cath Kidston x Animal Crossing
So, earlier today, I saw a tweet that had been doing the rounds on 'PR twitter'. It was posted by a journalist at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, and the overarching message was "PRs, don't do this". Now I for one, sometimes get a little sick of the 'PR bashing' that goes around on Twitter.… Continue reading Building Relationships & Talking To Journalists: What’s The Big Deal With Communication?