Opinion

What A Brown Envelope Taught Me About Not Blending In

I got in from work the other day and saw a brown envelope half pushed through the door. The leaflets and junk mail that I receive every day went straight to the recycling bin (as they always do), but I held on to this one. The envelope had no name on it, no stamp. It… Continue reading What A Brown Envelope Taught Me About Not Blending In

PR advice for PR students
Opinion

The PR Bible – Words Of Advice For Young PR Pros

Make no mistake, I still consider myself a young PR person. With a little over 2 years of experience in this industry, I'd by no means call myself a professional. However, as somebody with a brain that will literally not take a break, I've learned so much in my years of working within the Public Relations… Continue reading The PR Bible – Words Of Advice For Young PR Pros

Campaigns, Student/PR

Creative Campaigns #2 – The Sign You’ve Been Waiting For?

I knew it was only a matter of time before I ended up talking about Mr. Mark Rofe on this blog. What one might deem a PR mastermind, Mark and the rest of the team at Rise At Seven are truly wizards at what they do, and I don't doubt that they're big inspirations to… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #2 – The Sign You’ve Been Waiting For?

Campaigns, Student/PR

From Tumbleweeds To Twitter Fame

Never has a story better demonstrated the sheer power of social media than that of Petersfield bookshop. A story I've had the pleasure of following right from the beginning, and one that I've really enjoyed watching blossom into what it is today. It started like this. From Tumbleweeds... "...Tumbleweed... Not a single book sold today...… Continue reading From Tumbleweeds To Twitter Fame

Durham Police Dolly Parton Challenge
Campaigns, Student/PR

How Durham Police Won The Internet

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

Blue Monday PR stunt
Opinion, Student/PR

Blue Monday: The Best PR Stunt Of All Time?

So yesterday was Blue Monday, dubbed the most depressing day of the year due to the time since your last payday, the awful weather, the slump after Christmas, and so on. If you were feeling up against it yesterday, the media may lead you to believe that it's perfectly rational to feel that way because… Continue reading Blue Monday: The Best PR Stunt Of All Time?

Opinion, Student/PR

Major McFail: McDonalds ‘Vegan’ Dippers

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

Campaigns, Student/PR

Creative Campaigns #20 – The Whopper Hides The Big Mac

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

Message on Harrods Christmas lights
Campaigns, Student/PR

Creative Campaigns #19 – Control Harrods’ Christmas Lights

Admittedly, it's been a while since I've written a 'creative campaigns' post (mostly for reasons I divulged recently in a tweet thread). I must do better! This doesn't mean though, that I haven't been taking note. I often give the stunts I come across a quote tweet with comments along the lines of 'smashing' 'love… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #19 – Control Harrods’ Christmas Lights

fortnite blackout marketing stunt
Opinion, Student/PR

Creative Campaigns #18 – The Fortnite BLACKOUT

"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