If I ruled the company…

If you haven’t already noticed I’m pretty opinionated. But, in my defence, which hard-nosed PR and marketing blogger isn’t?  We’re just a couple of weeks into 2017 and I’ve already caught myself using the phrase, ‘It’s not how I’d run my company’ – an easy statement to make when you’re not in charge of very […]

How Sainsbury’s redeemed itself AFTER it mocked slavery

Heard the one about a Sainsbury’s employee promoting the Oscar-winning DVD release of 12 Years… by dressing up a mannequin as a slave? Unfortunately, it’s true. And, thanks to Twitter, everyone can laugh at the Oxford store’s faux pas – which seemingly mocks, condones and glamourises slavery all at the same time (which is no […]

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 […]

It’s been a bad week for tweets

Remember that silly tweet you posted? It was so unlike you. That ‘blame it on the heat of the moment’ tweet? It’s going to get you in trouble. Why? Because it’s been a bad week for tweets and it’s only going to get worse: First, Paris Brown, a 17-year old Youth Police Commissioner for Kent, […]

M&S challenges customers to DIY

High street retailer M&S’ latest idea to give iPads to staff in its wine and clothing departments to boost business is, quite frankly, a waste of money. The idea is that employees can use the devices to assist customers with finding out more on full product ranges and ordering items instantly to save time in […]