If the cast of Friends joined Prime Time

This is brand new information! Ok, I fooled you. It isn’t really. But, shame on you if you’ve missed the media banging on about the upcoming 20th anniversary of the first episode of Friends. It’s literally been everywhere! And, not wanting to miss out, I’m going to give Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey and Phoebe […]

Women use Twitter to laugh off the Turkish Government’s comments

The Turkish Government sparked a social media trend this week when the deputy Prime Minister, Bülent Arinç, claimed that women should be seen and not heard (laughing). Speaking of the country’s social decline, Arinç said: “A man should be moral but women should be moral as well, they should know what is decent and what […]

Jay Z’s former friend places job advert

I’m inspired to write this blog because the person behind this story is helping me tick off a bucket list dream later in the year. He’s the keeper of the holy grail and he’s bringing it to the O2 in October: Jay-Z … or rather Jay Z as he now prefers. Did you spot the […]

Extreme Meadowland has a strong message

I’ve previously said that it’s hard for the hospitality and foodservice industry to run sexy PR campaigns, but it doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t try. Earlier this year, Pelican PR celebrated new research that showed that frozen food was on the up by using a wall of ice to attract attention to its client – […]

Do you Beliebe in brand PR?

It’s been a difficult week for certain celebrities. They’ve made mistakes that have dented their image and some poor PR will have to pick up the pieces. There’s two famous faces I’ve got in mind: Justin Bieber and Lord Sugar. Beauty and a Beat singer Bieber turned up late to his own concert at the […]

Social media – a lot like putting your pants on.

This morning I popped into the Technology for Marketing and Advertising (TFM&A) exhibition to sit in on a few seminars. This morning’s best talk was on ‘social brand management’ led by Scott McKee from Birddog, a digital and brand consultancy, and Gareth Case from Xuber, a specialist commercial insurance company. They addressed the challenge faced […]

When is a prize not a prize?

What encourages you to enter a competition? For me, it’s a simple entry process and a prize that’s worth winning. I don’t make a living out of entering competitions, I just have the attitude ‘you’ve got to be in it to win it.’ So, when I picked up new! magazine a couple of weeks ago […]

Sainbury’s has some Front

Sainsbury’s has hit its feud with lads’ mag Front on the head by finally agreeing to put it back on the shelves of its supermarkets as of next month. For years it (hypocritically) shunned Front for its commercial mix of BFG (booze, fashion and girls), but had no problem with putting FHM, Zoo and Nuts through the […]