Instagram won’t be the same again after reading this blog

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Then, what’s the value of an Instagram? I guess it depends on what filter you choose. One thing’s for sure – brands are boosting their presence on the photo-sharing site and I don’t just mean using hashtags. Clever companies are now using it to build entire […]

#StayAlive: life-saving technology

When it comes to PR, charities are pushing themselves harder than ever to get noticed – and it’s paying off. From WaterAid’s social media waterfall to Macmillan’s tube strike tweet, charities aren’t just sticking to their marketing strategy, they’re also going after ‘quick wins’, which is putting pressure on press teams to generate more column […]

Taco Bell calls on fans for mystery competition

Does anyone else think brand promotions have become a bit stale? I don’t need another pen, loyalty cards get lost and I delete discount emails without a second thought. But, I wouldn’t turn my back on a free phone. Thanks Taco Bell. To celebrate the restaurant chain’s move into the breakfast market next week, Taco […]

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 […]

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 […]

Smirnoff embraces the spirit of same sex marriage

I assumed some smart brands would try and make a story out of the US Supreme Court considering legalising same sex marriages this week, but I didn’t expect vodka to be crossing the inner circle. Absolut and Smirnoff have shown their support by posting bespoke images across their social media channels, and Diageo’s Smirnoff did […]

Virgin delivers a classy TV campaign

Well here it is – the first time I’m using the happy / sad faces to refer to a campaign on Prime Time. Drum roll please. The first campaign is from Virgin Media’s TiVo… and… it’s … positive. Goodness knows how much this ITV and Channel 4 advertising stunt cost the company, but I think […]