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 […]

SAS please someone help me, litter’s not healthy!

Sometimes, but not often, I write a blog full of praise for a company’s PR and marketing activity. Think Clean & Clear, Usher vs Cheerios and My Burberry to name a few. If you’ve been following Prime Time you’ll know that I like tattoos. So, when Charity Digital News highlighted that Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) […]

Black and forth: TV’s ‘flawed’ diversity plans

Just hours after Channel 4 revealed its ‘20% by 2020′ diversity plans, Channel 5‘s Celebrity Big Brother threw out Ex-Coronation Street actor Ken Morley for repeatedly using racist and sexist language. What does this mean? We’ll probably be dancing two steps forward to equality, and one step back, all the way to 2020. Hats off […]

If you can’t do the time, don’t do social

Social media has made me more confident. No, scratch that. It’s made me bolshy – but in a good way. Why? Because it’s empowered me to position myself as an expert in PR, marketing and digital by virtually networking with professionals around the clock, and around the globe. Just as Twitter has significantly evolved since launching […]

Usher confesses his love for Cheerios in new campaign

There’s no denying that breakfast is big business. We’ve just seen fashion designer Anya Hindmarch give Kellogg’s Tony the Tiger a grrreat makeover and Shoreditch is awaiting the launch of its first Cereal Killer Café next month. So, it’s no surprise that celebrities are chewing their right arms off to be associated with the most […]

#StayAlive: life-saving technology

When it comes to PR, charities are pushing themselves harder than ever to get noticed – and it’s paying off. From WaterAid’s social media waterfall to Macmillan’s tube strike tweet, charities aren’t just sticking to their marketing strategy, they’re also going after ‘quick wins’, which is putting pressure on press teams to generate more column […]

Would you Google women’s rights? You will now

The last few posts I’ve written have covered fun and quirky PR campaigns. From One Direction launching its own day to Aflac letting a live mascot ride the New York subway, these brands have generated talkability. But this stunt, by Ogilvy & Mather for UN Women in Dubai, tackles an important global issue in an […]

Birds Eye turns dinner time into a fairy tale

I’m the sort of person that takes zero pride in my crockery, but that doesn’t mean I can’t see the value in Birds Eye’s latest PR campaign – which sees children’s stories written on plates. The brand has teamed up with author Roger McGough to write seven new stories, which’ll be printed onto 250,000 plates […]

Waitrose gets customers to ‘horse’ around

Waitrose has been encouraging consumers to ‘horse around’ (been waiting for a good opportunity to write that) on its ‘Love Life‘ slide, which was installed at Westfield Stratford City shopping centre last weekend. Named after the supermarket’s range of ‘good for you’ food, it offered people a fun alternative to walking down the escalators in […]