PR Review: 2015

Media agencies spend thousands of pounds crafting the perfect message for its clients. But in 2015, cheap controversy helped the likes of Merseyside Police, Protein World and Penguin Books achieve success all on their own. Not necessarily the right kind, but success nonetheless.   If inappropriate and mis-timed slogans and status updates weren’t shocking enough, […]

Can I quote you on that? Part 1: Nas

When you’ve been in PR for a while you quickly develop the skill for putting words in people’s mouths. You no longer think about what you’re doing, you just frantically type press releases to send to your director, agent or client for approval – and, over time, the final result is questionable. This new Prime […]

If you can’t do the time, don’t do social

Social media has made me more confident. No, scratch that. It’s made me bolshy – but in a good way. Why? Because it’s empowered me to position myself as an expert in PR, marketing and digital by virtually networking with professionals around the clock, and around the globe. Just as Twitter has significantly evolved since launching […]

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 […]

How Decoded is on a mission to make everyone feel comfortable with coding

I don’t tend to make a habit of being in Central London before 9am on a Saturday, but I chose to break my own rules as part of my quest on learning how to code. International technology school Decoded has generated a bit of a buzz in recent months. From Brand Republic‘s Editor in Chief […]

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 […]

What’s love got to do with it? Match.com partners with Mensa

There comes a time when you have to admit that your blog life is better, and far more interesting, than your love life. On Prime Time we’ve had a range of heart-shaped posts in the past. From wanting to break up with clients and top Valentine’s Day campaigns to Christian dating advertising slogans and kinky […]

Vittel vamps up water bottles to remind you to keep drinking

Midweek question: should PRs and marketers attempt to create a campaign when an app already exists? I woke up at about 3am this morning and killed some time checking Twitter (yes, I’m one of those people who reaches for their phone) and saw that Ogilvy – the agency behind the UN’s predictive Google search campaign […]