In the same month that Gordon Beattie stepped down from Beattie Communications following his "we don't hire blacks, gays or catholics" LinkedIn post, Burger King have gone viral for a similar incident. Today, on International Women's Day, the fast food chain have made headlines for the type of controversial marketing stunts they're usually praised for,… Continue reading Burger King, We Can Do Better Than This
Thanks to age-old stereotypes, some non-industry onlookers still see PR as 'free advertising' (🤢) which then inevitably leads to an expectation that media activity should result in sales. Measuring the ROI of PR is a big can of worms to open, so much so that I wrote my whole dissertation on it. Often, trying to… Continue reading Why We Need To Stop Thinking PR = Sales
I'm kicking off my creative campaigns series with a good one. We're only 26 days in to 2021, but I've already seem some fantastic PR efforts already (that's the spirit I know and love guys). The one that caught my eye the most this month, though, was the incredible work from Rethink Canada with Heinz.… Continue reading 2021’s Creative Campaigns #1 – It Has To Be Heinz
If you work in social media, you've seen it. The Facebook post that held the potential to decimate the PureGym brand with a single, distasteful sentence. Yesterday, social media kicked up a storm following a themed workout that could only be described as the worst thing I've ever seen. "Slavery is hard, and so is… Continue reading PureWrong: Why A Universal Social Strategy Is Important
A little over two weeks ago, social media fell silent for the day. Something quite unlike I've ever seen before, my feed was filled with black squares and the hashtag #BlackOutTuesday. Why? To show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement after the murder of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis. I'll spare the… Continue reading Solidarity On Social Media: What Did It Achieve?
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
It seems like we spend a lot of time talking about the benefits of not only a solid Influencer outreach campaign, but also the 'virality' it can achieve if all goes well. Certain Influencers have the ability to really make something catch like wildfire (much like Fyre fest, until it metaphorically burned out) and this… Continue reading What Happens When Your Influencer Outreach Backfires? Em Clarkson STICKS IT To Bootea