The billboard bonanza edition

With digital gaining new ground every day, it’s easy to be consumed by the likes of Instagram campaigns and charity apps.  But, sometimes it pays to go back to basics – and billboards never disappoint. Last week Carlsberg got people talking (and drinking) by announcing it was giving away free beer through an advert on […]

Dancing on ice for Children in Need

All brands get to a stage where they have to stop and think of others by running, what we call in the industry, a ‘charidee’ campaign. One of my favourites this week is the Tower of London’s link up with Children in Need. To celebrate the BBC’s corporate charity – that helps more than 2,600 […]

Extreme Meadowland has a strong message

I’ve previously said that it’s hard for the hospitality and foodservice industry to run sexy PR campaigns, but it doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t try. Earlier this year, Pelican PR celebrated new research that showed that frozen food was on the up by using a wall of ice to attract attention to its client – […]

Are you ready at the drop of a hat?

For a Monday morning, I was more prepared than a boy scout. How? I wore my emergency client dress for a potential awards lunch – Sustainable Restaurant Association Awards at the OXO 2 restaurant. I thought I was going to be filling in for my most senior client, the managing director, but I should have […]

Top tips to lead a brilliant brainstorm

Ever come away from a brainstorm thinking you could have done more? More enthusiasm. More ideas. More ‘wow’ factor. Here are some top tips to keep the brainstorm creative and lively, ensuring you get the best ideas: 1) Decorate Inspire your team with images. Whether it’s products, themes, words or colours, get people thinking the […]