Opinion

Working With Covid Rule Breaking Influencers

Influencers can be problematic at the best of times, but the pandemic has really unearthed a lot of issues. Handfuls of high-profile individuals including Fearne McCann, Zara Holland and Molly-Mae Hague have recently been slammed publicity for breaking lockdown rules, which includes flouting isolation, wearing masks incorrectly and travelling to and from restricted countries. This… Continue reading Working With Covid Rule Breaking Influencers

Opinion

Can Creative CVs Do More Harm Than Good?

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?

Campaigns

Why It Pays To Change Tack

Burger King is a brand that's gone viral in the UK for a few reasons recently (some good, some bad). First, was just before Halloween when they launched a campaign that was branded out of touch by many communications professionals, for tormenting real businesses that have closed down. Pandemic or no pandemic, ultimately the failure… Continue reading Why It Pays To Change Tack

Opinion

How Timpsons Paves The Way For Company Culture

Company culture is a phrase often thrown around, and many might associate it with those quirky employers that have a slide into the office, or a ball pit in the break room. The term has quickly become associated with an employer that provides a fun place to work, and this pretty much sums it up.… Continue reading How Timpsons Paves The Way For Company Culture

Chester Zoo Save Our Zoo Campaign PR
Campaigns

Creative Campaigns #13 – Chester Zoo Fights For Its Future

Not too long ago I listened to Caroline Sanger-Davis, Director of Marketing at Chester Zoo, explain on a webinar the precautions they had been putting in place to allow for reopening under new social distancing guidelines. Shortly after, the news broke that The Zoo was told it would need to remain shut indefinitely, in an… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #13 – Chester Zoo Fights For Its Future

Freddie's Flowers Marketing Case Study
Opinion

A Brand That Ticks (Almost) Every Box: Freddie’s Flowers

I think I just discovered my favourite brand. So naturally, I had to write about them. After being sent a free box from one of my friends (shoutout to Rebecca, you're the best!) I was so excited to receive my bouquet in the post. I'd heard nothing but good things of Freddie's Flowers - the UK… Continue reading A Brand That Ticks (Almost) Every Box: Freddie’s Flowers

World

What ‘Miss Liverpool’ teaches us about superficiality

Superficiality, is that a word? It sounded right in my head but on paper I had to second guess myself. Anyway, (there is a point to this introduction I promise) upon Googling - just to make sure - I came across the following definition. And it reinforced to me that I've actually chosen the exact word to… Continue reading What ‘Miss Liverpool’ teaches us about superficiality

The Army's recruitment posters 2019
Student/PR

Creative campaigns #3 – the Army’s recruitment posters

2019 is just a few days underway, yet I'm finding myself writing about a new creative campaign every single day at the moment. Forget year of the Pig, it's the year of reactive PR... Apparently. Maybe there's something in the air this year following Vitamin Water setting the standards very late on in 2018. But at… Continue reading Creative campaigns #3 – the Army’s recruitment posters

John Lewis Twitter Ad
Student/PR

The @JohnLewis (Twitter) ad – and why it’s ICONIC

Last week, I voiced my opinions on the new John Lewis Christmas ad, and how it was (to me) a bit of a disappointment. Displaying a total lack of pre-campaign sell in (which is their signature move), and focusing more on their iconic casting rather than the actual content of the advertisement - I certainly… Continue reading The @JohnLewis (Twitter) ad – and why it’s ICONIC

Lifestyle

See that door? Quit this scene, you’re not a dancing queen… Here’s the PR behind the dancing

When was the last time you heard Brexit being widely spoken about? Probably before the Conservative party conference right? If you're nodding your head right now in agreement, you should know this is no coincidence at all.