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. […]

What a day for a lovely campaign!

V… Va… Val… Valentine… No. I can’t quite finish that sentence but we both know what this blog post is going to be about don’t we? That’s right. Friday, 14th February. You know the score. That time of the year where companies don’t just sell those holidays, razors or games. It markets love too. Here’s […]

Dancing on ice for Children in Need

All brands get to a stage where they have to stop and think of others by running, what we call in the industry, a ‘charidee’ campaign. One of my favourites this week is the Tower of London’s link up with Children in Need. To celebrate the BBC’s corporate charity – that helps more than 2,600 […]

Selfridges calls for brands to be silent

Here’s a great campaign from Selfridges which has great appeal by blending new and old. The ‘No Noise’ campaign, launched today, has challenged famous brands to delete its iconic advertising and packaging slogans, logos and images to create limited edition ‘de-branded‘ bottles and jars. From Heinz Tomato Ketchup to Marmite, Selfridges wants to place these […]