Alternative advent calendars give consumers food for thought

I’d like to introduce you to someone – December. That’s right, get the advent calendar out and enjoy your first square of fancy cheap chocolate. This year, more brands are attempting to give consumers food for thought by not only engaging with them in a creative way on the 1st December, but also every day […]

Macmillan strikes it lucky with tube tweet

Relax. The tube strikes are over…for now. But, in the few days they caused chaos in the capital, they had a great publicist: front page of the Evening Standard, infographics and a hashtag! It’s a hat-trick that PRs like me can only dream of. But, while you were complaining/celebrating/not caring (delete as appropriate) about how […]

The science of good PR

I don’t tend to write blogs that promote other people’s brilliance, unless I can think of a way to go one better and trump their campaign. But in Chris Lake’s case I’ve had to leave him well alone. The director of content at Econsultancy has re-written the Periodic Table for PRs, marketers and advertisers and […]

69% of Londoners use their iPhone on the toilet… and other top trends

Technology might have come a long way since the first generation iPhone launched in 2007, but we certainly haven’t. We can’t go anywhere without it apparently. According to mobile phone network Three, more than two-thirds of Londoners continue tweeting and texting on the toilet. The infographic also shows that we’re using our phones most for […]

PR: a step in the right direction

It’s amazing how many ideas you can come up with for brands that you don’t work for and today was no exception. In fact I was most productive during my lunch break, dividing a mini comms plan for new footwear company She’s So Shoes. I was asked to pull together a quick press release to […]