Barbie vs Zoolander. An Instagram partnership no-one expected

Barbie has had a busy week. Not only has she done us all a favour and put on some weight (in the most positive way possible), but she’s also been cheating on Ken with Derek Zoolander who recently made several appearances on her Instagram. To celebrate Zoolander 2’s UK cinema release this Friday, Derek and co […]

John Lewis had a galactic Christmas campaign budget, but it couldn’t prepare for this…

As the world ‘ooh-ed’ and ‘ahh-ed’ at John Lewis’ 2015 Christmas campaign, #ManOnTheMoon, I purposefully looked away.  Avoiding the hype, I like to make my own decisions when it comes to ‘big deal’ media. As a result, I’ve not seen Lord of the Rings; I didn’t finish the Harry Potter series; and I never even […]

Top airlines use Christmas holidays to connect with customers

There’s no doubt that 2014 has been the year of the charity campaign. From Macmillan’s reactive tube strike tweets to SOS Children’s Villages’ video, and every hashtag in between, it’s embraced smart PR with open arms. But, before I dish out any awards for creativity, it seems there’s a new challenger in town – the […]

Christmas campaign round-up 2013

With Christmas just around the corner, PRs are working at top speed to make the papers with their ‘quick and dirty’ festive stunts. And because Christmas is the season of giving, I’m doing the digging to present you with the industry’s top campaigns this month. I’m actually giving you two gifts because I’ve just noticed […]

Coca-Cola loses its fizz after insulting customer

Have you heard the one about Coca-Cola calling one of its customers a ‘retard‘ via its latest promotion? Ok, maybe you haven’t because it happened in Canada. But here’s what happened: Blake Loates bought home a bottle of Coca-Cola’s Vitamin Water earlier this week and she was in for a shock when she unscrewed the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cineworld indulges in childish insults

Cinema brands get my goat. Why? Because they clearly don’t understand social media, but continue to put people in charge that either say too little or far too much – to the point where they insult their customers. A few months ago I blogged about Odeon, which failed to respond to a Facebook status complaining […]