‘Even the Pope needs marketing support’ and four other digital updates

Hey, how are you doing? Done much over the past five months? I’m afraid I wouldn’t know because, unfortunately, I’ve been hiding under my digital marketing desk (pretending to have it all together during the 9-5) and, as a result, I’ve not had / made time for my WordPress whirlpool of escapism – and, for […]

Brands aim to empower people this World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day, which gives people an opportunity to unite in the fight against HIV, takes place on Tuesday 1st December (which also happens to be Giving Tuesday too). With 100,000 people in the UK living with HIV, and 34 million globally, it’s a significant campaign brought to life with a simple red ribbon. At […]

Celebrities, music and fashion: Is Kellogg’s a cereal offender? 

Strictly presenter Tess Daly has turned her hand to fashion and created a one-off dress… made of cereal.  In partnership with Special K, Tess designed the dress with with help from Petra Storrs – the woman behind some of Lady Gaga‘s most memorable looks – in a bid to shift the brand from a diet cereal to […]

PR review: 2014

Never let it be said that PR, marketing and social media is easy… unless you’re trying to fail. This year, the industry has dug deep into its pockets of creativity to deliver great value for clients – with varying results. Reactive PR has been key for brands to achieve extra kudos this year – think […]

Fill up on Dallas’ PR stunt

  I wonder how many PR agencies have come up with the idea to launch a petrol station – offering cheap fuel – to promote a prime time TV programme? Answer – one. To celebrate the launch of Dallas returning to the small screen this week, US TV network TNT launched Ewing Energies – in […]

Birds Eye turns dinner time into a fairy tale

I’m the sort of person that takes zero pride in my crockery, but that doesn’t mean I can’t see the value in Birds Eye’s latest PR campaign – which sees children’s stories written on plates. The brand has teamed up with author Roger McGough to write seven new stories, which’ll be printed onto 250,000 plates […]

Waitrose gets customers to ‘horse’ around

Waitrose has been encouraging consumers to ‘horse around’ (been waiting for a good opportunity to write that) on its ‘Love Life‘ slide, which was installed at Westfield Stratford City shopping centre last weekend. Named after the supermarket’s range of ‘good for you’ food, it offered people a fun alternative to walking down the escalators in […]

Adverts don’t make nations fat, people do

There was an interesting article from the Independent on Sunday yesterday on celebrities advertising junk foods. Health campaigners plan to make a fresh attack on food and drink companies in an attempt to ban them from using celebrities to advertise their products. The finger isn’t just being wagged at celebrity ambassador veterans David Beckham and […]

Call the ‘Ambu-lunch’

Over the past month I’ve been working on something quite unusual – transforming an ambulance into an ‘Ambu-lunch’.
 As part of Unilever Food Solutions’ latest campaign to drive the message home that chefs have the power to transform the health of the nation – by reducing the value of their dishes by just 24 calories […]