PR Review: 2015

Media agencies spend thousands of pounds crafting the perfect message for its clients. But in 2015, cheap controversy helped the likes of Merseyside Police, Protein World and Penguin Books achieve success all on their own. Not necessarily the right kind, but success nonetheless.   If inappropriate and mis-timed slogans and status updates weren’t shocking enough, […]

Can you solve this secret Christmas conundrum?

I receive more apologies than Christmas cards at this time of year. “I’ve just not been able to get organised, Donna,” is the response I get as I put a glittering red envelope in their hand. That’s ok. Seeing the smile on their face as they read my ‘Donner the reindeer’ pun is enough for me. […]

Brands aim to empower people this World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day, which gives people an opportunity to unite in the fight against HIV, takes place on Tuesday 1st December (which also happens to be Giving Tuesday too). With 100,000 people in the UK living with HIV, and 34 million globally, it’s a significant campaign brought to life with a simple red ribbon. At […]

John Lewis had a galactic Christmas campaign budget, but it couldn’t prepare for this…

As the world ‘ooh-ed’ and ‘ahh-ed’ at John Lewis’ 2015 Christmas campaign, #ManOnTheMoon, I purposefully looked away.  Avoiding the hype, I like to make my own decisions when it comes to ‘big deal’ media. As a result, I’ve not seen Lord of the Rings; I didn’t finish the Harry Potter series; and I never even […]

Don’t worry, BeHppy. There’s a new app in town

I have to let you in on a secret. I’m a digital marketing manager by day and a dinosaur by night. I try my best to practice what I preach but, between downloading emoji keyboards and writing about Facebook’s dislike button, even I struggle to keep up with emerging trends. Or, maybe I ‘get it’ but […]

Why we’re not ‘dog’ tired of the emoji trend just yet

What can I say? I aspire to run my own business, buy a house and have a bulldog (or two). I just find them adorable. And with the return of Eastenders’ Lady Di this week, I was like a kid at Christmas watching my favourite soap.   So, to read that the Dogs Trust has […]

Can I quote you on that? Part 2: 1D

The General Election ended weeks ago, but that hasn’t stopped boy band super power One Direction from launching its social action manifesto. The X Factor’s most popular product is supporting Action/2015, encouraging fans to share ideas on how they would improve the world. To support the campaign, the band has issued this statement: “Time and […]

GoRaff opens new doors for charities 

Have you heard of GoRaff? No, I hadn’t either until I was alerted that Nev Schulman, presenter of MTV’s Catfish, is auctioning off his chest hair to raise money for charity using the site. Having binged on Catfish episodes for the last few months, I was intrigued to find out how GoRaff – a crowd marketing platform […]