MTV opens up a new series of Cribs with Snapchat

It’s been 36 years since The Buggles declared that video killed the radio star. Yet since MTV launched in 1981, it’s been pivotal in bringing popular music to the masses – giving iconic artists such as Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams and Prince a rock and roll platform to sing from.  But, there’s a long-running joke […]

#YourMum sucks at social media, Penguin

As I frantically trawl the internet for a present for my mum this Mother’s Day, I’m presented with the usual options: flowers, chocolates and jewellery. It’s a difficult decision with so much choice on offer. Then there’s the case of whether I want it personalised. Just on case my mum forgets she is, indeed, my […]

CLIC Sargent’s fundraising campaign is a joke

I’ll keep my intro short and sweet. Non-profit PR is a lot like this summer – hot. From Macmillan’s social media quick-win to Grassroots’ #StayAlive app, charities are proving that there’s lots of opportunities to raise awareness. But, when I first read about CLIC Sargent’s campaign, I thought it was having a laugh… and I […]

Ad slogan ‘Christians make better lovers’ causes underground frenzy

Take a seat eHarmony, Match.com and Uniform Dating, there’s a new matchmaker in town, Christian Connection, and it’s wasted no time in making itself known in 2014. The religious dating website may have been around since the millennium but outside of Christian circles, we can assume it’s not had much attention recently. Launching across the […]

Coca-Cola loses its fizz after insulting customer

Have you heard the one about Coca-Cola calling one of its customers a ‘retard‘ via its latest promotion? Ok, maybe you haven’t because it happened in Canada. But here’s what happened: Blake Loates bought home a bottle of Coca-Cola’s Vitamin Water earlier this week and she was in for a shock when she unscrewed the […]

X-rated car advert gets tongues wagging

It’s a brand’s worst nightmare – an advert appears in print complete with a big mistake. No, not an incorrect spelling or wrong call to action. Either of those could easily be resolved with the help of a PR agency. Car hire firm Enterprise has had to deal with something much worse: an advert in […]

My Little Mistake…by Burger King

I choose my blog posts carefully and there’s some battles I just don’t gallop into – like the horsemeat scandal. But, the time has come for me to comment on Burger King. The fast-food franchise is continuing to launch its kids meal toy giveaway this month – a My Little Pony. I’m in full support […]

Beano makes a (street) name for itself in Dundee

Just days after the Dandy’s demise, the UK’s longest running comic publisher, D.C Thomson has found something to smile about. The publishing house has won approval from Dundee City Council to rename one of its streets Bash Street – after the terrible troop of school kids made famous in the Beano – to mark the […]