Why Captain Morgan’s right to challenge the US Constitution

We all know that most brands are good at PR, but very few are effective at adding value to the wider conversation. They’re frightened to have an opinion for fear of rocking the boat and alienating their customer base. Of course, companies can also push the boundaries too far. Think Paddy Power who just doesn’t […]

The Prince’s Trust gets swept away with video campaign

Today marks the launch of a new campaign at Prince’s Trust HQ. We’re celebrating everything Enterprise, as we look to encourage young adults to set up their own business. Dull, boring and disengaging? Wrong. Working with creative agency Nonsense, and funded by RBS , we’ve created three spoof infomercials bringing to life a series of terrible business […]

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 […]

CLIC Sargent’s fundraising campaign is a joke

I’ll keep my intro short and sweet. Non-profit PR is a lot like this summer – hot. From Macmillan’s social media quick-win to Grassroots’ #StayAlive app, charities are proving that there’s lots of opportunities to raise awareness. But, when I first read about CLIC Sargent’s campaign, I thought it was having a laugh… and I […]

PR: a step in the right direction

It’s amazing how many ideas you can come up with for brands that you don’t work for and today was no exception. In fact I was most productive during my lunch break, dividing a mini comms plan for new footwear company She’s So Shoes. I was asked to pull together a quick press release to […]

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 […]

Top tips to lead a brilliant brainstorm

Ever come away from a brainstorm thinking you could have done more? More enthusiasm. More ideas. More ‘wow’ factor. Here are some top tips to keep the brainstorm creative and lively, ensuring you get the best ideas: 1) Decorate Inspire your team with images. Whether it’s products, themes, words or colours, get people thinking the […]