Fila gives Banksy a run for his money

I was late to the party when the world-renowned ‘graff-art-i’ father Banksy first hit the scene. But, when I did, I went through the same stages we all did. From ‘is that legal?’ and ‘who is he?’ to ‘what’s he trying to teach us’ and ‘I wish he’d give my house a makeover’, love him […]

Phone boxes are a dead ringer for Lipton Ice Tea

Have you noticed anything different about your local phone box recently? Of course not. No one gives phone boxes the time of day anymore. So, it’s surprising that Pepsi has used them as part of its latest marketing campaign. Pepsi’s Lipton brand has taken over 5,000 ‘street kiosks’, close to convenience stores, to promote its […]

The Barbour shop spruces up with a lick of paint

Despite the smog, I rocked up to work yesterday morning in my SLB (Summer Liddesdale Barbour) which is something that I bought just before every high street store decided to introduce them. Not that I’m bitter or anything. But now fans are being given the chance to up their game by adding a spark of […]

Coca-Cola: Call me anything, just not ‘gay’

Coca-Cola or Coca-Cock up? It’s hard to tell when this global brand keeps making marketing mistakes. After asking fans to share a personalised coke, Coca-Cola’s sub brand – Vitamin Water – fell foul of calling one unlucky US customer a ‘retard’. And now, according to BBC Trending, the South African coke microsite has banned people […]

Curiosity Cola stands up to the big guns

I know, I know – I only blogged yesterday but this brilliant advert by Fentimans Curiosity Cola is good enough for me to break protocol. Not many everyday brands have the size, weight or wit to disrespect super brand Coca-Cola, but Curisity Cola – a natural drink – has launched a campaign with the slogan: […]

HMV calls for help as Twilight ends

I can’t read about failed music retailer HMV without feeling sorry for the brand and picturing Poppy Rose Cleere – the woman who gave the world live updates as the big bods culled staff in a mass firing. So, when I saw this well-received PR stunt my instant reaction was: ‘it’s great that they’re still […]