5 GDPR habits every marketer should adopt…now

I’ve got a lot of names for GDPR, but they’re not accurate, definitely not savoury and, more to the point, won’t prevent the clock from striking midnight on Friday 25th May. So, I’ll keep my opinions to myself.  What I do know is that six months ago I accidentally volunteered myself to become the ‘GDPR champion’ (spoiler alert: no pom-poms […]

Guest blog: Facebook’s hidden feature that (most) brands are missing out on

As Prime Time goes through its terrible twos, I need a ‘baby sitter’ every once in a while and I’m pleased to announce that Garth Beyer, Madison-based writer and Public Relations Strategist, has taken over this week. Focused on telling stories, running through trend-making PR strategies and trying new things in life, he puts his trust in […]

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 […]

Would you prefer a tattoo of your boss or £25k?

Crowd-sourcing was coined in 2006 by Wired Magazine. It was used to describe a job, which was usually fulfilled by an employee, that was outsourced to a group of people. Since then it’s been used by brands in a range of weird and wonderful ways. From ‘dead dog‘ jingles to BrewDog’s Twitter beer, it generates […]

Budding directors have 6 secs to impress John Lewis

John Lewis at Christmas has become a highlight for consumers with its heart-warming adverts – and now the department store’s insurance division is giving its customers the chance to shoot their own using Vine. Using the six-second video platform, customers are invited to direct their own stop-start motion picture inspired by the brand’s latest offering […]

The Fat Duck owner waddles away from Little Chef

The rise of celebrity chefs – such as Marco Pierre White, Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver – have dominated our cookbooks, TV shows and magazines for years. But now, one angel named Heston has fallen from grace as roadside restaurant chain Little Chef has given him the boot. Brand ambassador Heston Blumenthal has been dropped […]

DVD release has people running for their mums

Hotel chains are definitely upping their game when it comes to PR stunts and marketing campaigns. It was only last week that I blogged about Ibis’ bunny room and now Holiday Inn has caught my eye. Holiday Inn Camden partnered with Universal Pictures’new thriller Mama and transformed one of its rooms into terrifying horror experience […]

Ibis bunnies storm the hotel

It’s been a busy few days for me in the PR world, but when I saw this campaign I literally dropped my phone, picked it up and started writing this blog. Warning: This PR campaign by Ibis Hotels almost tips the cute scale. Ibis’ new campaign to promote its range of hotels – now featuring […]