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
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?
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
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 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!
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
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?