More brands suffer at the hands of social media

First there were hurricanes, and shootings. Then there was horsemeat and a Royal baby. What have these events got in common? They’ve all prompted (foolish) companies to jump on the bandwagon to promote their brands. But, more often than not, the PR and marketing team’s rushed efforts lead to a grovelling apology after a consumer […]

Jelly Babies advert bombs before royal baby arrives

“When’s Kate due?” my friend in Sydney keeps asking me. It must be soon judging by the number of campaigns that are already launching in readiness for the new Prince or Princess of Cambridge’s arrival. First there was Roberts Bakery, and the UK’s most expensive loaf of bread priced at £30 loaf of pop, and […]

April Fools: a dish best served with PR

Pinch, punch first of the month and no returns white rabbit. Gotcha! Now that’s over with it’s time to remember another special day in the PR calendar: April Fools. So, let’s get straight to it. Here’s a nod to some top brave brands that have mixed the right ingredients (a pinch of believability, an ounce […]

What have you been talking about in 2012?

As the year comes to an end, search engines and social media platforms are evaluating what people were most interested in during 2012 – the year where global sporting events and celebrity status carried even more weight than normal. Most of the results across the board are similar but there are some curve balls. Here’s […]