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?
"Oh, you work in PR? You must be like, super loud then" "You can't be quiet and work in communications!" "If you're not confident, you're not going to make it" "But isn't your job just like, socialising?" "You're an introvert? You won't do well here..." I'm not usually one to succumb to the agg of… Continue reading You don’t have to be Samantha Jones to work in PR
As a student (or anybody really) you're often under immense pressures to 'do good'. And, speaking from personal experience, if moving away from home to a new city, the homelessness crisis may come of a shock to you in particular. The guilt you feel when somebody approaches you for money but you don't want to… Continue reading 5 ways to be generous, even when you can’t afford to be
Well, as 2018 draws to an end - so does my first year (of many, hopefully) working in Public Relations. Having studied it to death since 2015, this year - shortly after graduating - I landed a full-time Digital PR Executive role at my agency, Tecmark. And what a bloody journey it's been. After starting… Continue reading 2018: my first year in Public Relations
Is it that time? Yeah, you better believe it is! I LOVE Christmas adverts, and seasonal marketing is perhaps my favourite of all. From the iconic Coca-Cola truck, to the abundance of wonderful ads that bless our TV screens every year - I just adore it all. Festive advertising really is a tough one to nail, yet every… Continue reading My top 5 Christmas ads of 2018
Today is my work-iversary at Tecmark. 12 months ago to the date, I was a timid (and not afraid to admit it) final year student walking through the doors of Portland Street for the very first time. Not really knowing what to expect. One thing I didn’t expect and never could have comprehended though is… Continue reading Happy work-iversary to me: looking back at my first year in PR
If you've been following this blog for a while, you'll know that i'm a big fan of PR mishaps and mess-ups. Occasionally however, I do like to applaud the campaigns that I think have been delivered really well. Because, in a world of publicity blunders and brand slip ups, isn't it nice to talk about… Continue reading 7 PR campaigns that i’m loving this year
I did great in my GCSEs, but my A-Levels? Not so much. And for a long time I let myself believe that my grades were vindictive of my intelligence and my abilities. Now, its GCSE results day today, and I couldn't let this day pass without saying something. Without expressing my own take on this… Continue reading Everybody is a genius
It seems like an age ago now since I was a third year student. (It was actually no longer than 3 months ago, but that's what working full time does to you!) Nevertheless, I can't seem to escape discussions surrounding dissertations and final year even now. Whether it be via tweets or questions from friends who… Continue reading So, what’s it really like writing a dissertation?
The rumours are true, postgrad depression is all too real and doesn't it half stupefy you when you start working full time. The sudden realisation that, well, 'this is it' is profusely overwhelming when it finally does hit you. (Which it doesn't, for quite a long while by the way.) Since my last day of university… Continue reading Postgrad depression is real – here’s how I combat it