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

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

Fact Check UK - Conservative Twitter account stunt
Opinion, Student/PR

Fact Check UK: The Most Distasteful Stunt Of The Election So Far?

I very seldom comment on politics, but this is one I cannot ignore. Last night, the Johnson v Corbyn Leaders Debate aired on ITV. Yet unexpectedly, that's not what conversation on Twitter was necessarily geared towards. Granted, the debate was rather mundane. Nothing particularly controversial happened and, unsurprisingly, Brexit rather dominated the whole discussion. So,… Continue reading Fact Check UK: The Most Distasteful Stunt Of The Election So Far?

viral PR campaigns
Opinion, Student/PR

What’s The Value In PR ‘Virality’?

If you work in media relations, 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 in to a number of media publications, then once one… Continue reading What’s The Value In PR ‘Virality’?

Influencer outreach backfiring
Opinion, Student/PR

What Happens When Your Influencer Outreach Backfires? Em Clarkson STICKS IT To Bootea

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

Opinion, Student/PR

A Game Of Advertising – How An Accident Led To Billions Of Pounds Of Publicity

If you haven't been watching or following Game Of Thrones these past few weeks, then where have you been at? According to CNN, the final episode brought in a series record of 19.3 million viewers. Interestingly enough, 19.3 million of those live viewers were also exposed to some very subtle, 'accidental' advertising. Whether they knew about… Continue reading A Game Of Advertising – How An Accident Led To Billions Of Pounds Of Publicity

Instagram Hiding Likes
Opinion, Student/PR

Instagram Are Testing Hiding ‘Likes’ – Here’s Why I Think That’s A Good Thing

I'm an old soul, everybody I'm close to knows it. I'm 21 but I'm not an avid drinker or partier. I'm much more focused on, and interested in, my career than getting drunk all the while which is the stereotype typically inflicted on my generation. I'd self-claim that I'm old beyond my years. If not… Continue reading Instagram Are Testing Hiding ‘Likes’ – Here’s Why I Think That’s A Good Thing

LUSH remove social media
Campaigns, Opinion, Student/PR

LUSH Bid Goodbye To Social Media (For Better Or For Worse?)

LUSH are revolutionary in their business model, there's no question about that. Shouting loud and proud about not only shunning animal testing on their own products, but also actively fighting against the entire regime globally too. Their brand is renowned for being vibrant, quirky and original which is why I was so surprised to hear… Continue reading LUSH Bid Goodbye To Social Media (For Better Or For Worse?)

Opinion, Student/PR

Guest Post: What’s It Like Working In Influencer Marketing?

I recently wrote about the latest debacle in influencer marketing which concerned ex-Love Island store Georgia Harrison promoting a product which most would largely argue was unethical. I've dabbled in influencer marketing, but I'm no expert. Nevertheless - I'm intrigued by it. So, to help out with the post I employed Scott Guthrie (who's an… Continue reading Guest Post: What’s It Like Working In Influencer Marketing?