How Instagram is looking after users in mind, body and spirit

To be sung to the tune of Diddy’s anthem: The B. The U. The S. The Y, I’m busy. Work is all too easy to blame, but it’s not the only reason I’m feeling a little ‘arghhh’. Even planning shopping trips and holidays has become stressful thanks to the list of jobs they create. Working […]

KFC’s sexist tweet gets followers hot under the collar

KFC Australia has given a whole new meaning to the brand’s ‘finger-lickin’ good’ slogan after posting a sexually-charged tweet earlier this week. Declaring the post #NSFW, KFC posted an image of a couple sat on a sofa, with the woman leaning into the man’s lap reaching for a [pixelated] object. Now, I’m no detective, but I’m […]

Clean & Clear’s new campaign is a beauty

The Spice Girls may have stopped making music, but their ‘Girl Power’ legacy lives on. And, this year, it’s stronger than ever with brands left, right and centre using femvertising to push their messages. From Always’ #LikeAGirl – a video campaign that was so successful it commanded a sequel – to Sport England’s #ThisGirlCan, they’re […]

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 […]

Burberry’s perfume campaign hits all the right notes

Just weeks after Z-lister Tara Reid launched her Shark scent – inspired by the ‘made for TV’ movie Sharkando 2 – Burberry has put her in her place by releasing My Burberry. A new fragrance inspired by the fashion brand’s iconic trench coat, the PR project brings together the perfect notes to create a seductive […]

Our survey says… more please!

Welcome Prime Timers – to the first blog of the new year. If you’re struggling with the thought of the five-day working week, then this blog probably won’t help. I’m going to get underneath the skin of a recent survey and debate the PR-Journalist-Consumer relationship. That’s right folks, we’re exploring a three-way relationship. The Energy […]

lastminute.com is behind the times with copycat campaign

Competitions are PR gold because they drive engagement with your target market. I’ve launched a few of them in my micro career – from the Best British Roast Dinner to the Best Dressed Pub – and it’s safe to say there’s no campaign that won’t allow you to bring out consumers’ competitive streak. But the […]

This PR stunt is a little abstract

Do you ever wonder how often the art world crosses over into PR? Let me explain: An artist from Milton Keynes, Tomas Georgeson, has hidden the majority of his life savings in his local gallery. Why? It’s an artistic statement to boost numbers and interest. Through an advert placed in his local paper, local residents […]

Selfridges calls for brands to be silent

Here’s a great campaign from Selfridges which has great appeal by blending new and old. The ‘No Noise’ campaign, launched today, has challenged famous brands to delete its iconic advertising and packaging slogans, logos and images to create limited edition ‘de-branded‘ bottles and jars. From Heinz Tomato Ketchup to Marmite, Selfridges wants to place these […]