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 […]

Halloween 2014 is sponsored by…

In a dark room in a chilling office, set among a black backdrop of skyscrapers gracing the city’s skyline, shone a single glimmer of light. John stayed silent as he moved the cursor around his overworked computer screen. The window had been left open to curb the stench of late-night pizza. The draft surrounded John […]

The Barbour shop spruces up with a lick of paint

Despite the smog, I rocked up to work yesterday morning in my SLB (Summer Liddesdale Barbour) which is something that I bought just before every high street store decided to introduce them. Not that I’m bitter or anything. But now fans are being given the chance to up their game by adding a spark of […]

What a day for a lovely campaign!

V… Va… Val… Valentine… No. I can’t quite finish that sentence but we both know what this blog post is going to be about don’t we? That’s right. Friday, 14th February. You know the score. That time of the year where companies don’t just sell those holidays, razors or games. It markets love too. Here’s […]

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 […]

Blippar’s kids campaign takes off

Augmented Reality advertising tool Blippar has really taken off in its latest campaign. Blippar’s created a unique platform to transform holidaymakers’ passports into a unique game station, packed with fun activities, to keep kids occupied on flights. Although it’s a bit late for the summer, the industry’s busiest period, it’s still a great use of […]

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 […]

PRs: How to host the perfect journalist meeting

There’s no doubt about it. When you’ve been in the PR game for a while, you get lazy. There’s no one turning point as to when this happens, but it’s not too long after you’ve found the gem of a journalist that will put something online moments after you’ve sent it – and they’re nice […]