Why Captain Morgan’s right to challenge the US Constitution

We all know that most brands are good at PR, but very few are effective at adding value to the wider conversation. They’re frightened to have an opinion for fear of rocking the boat and alienating their customer base. Of course, companies can also push the boundaries too far. Think Paddy Power who just doesn’t […]

Guardians of the Galaxy rewind time by breathing new life into cassettes

Don’t be fooled. Actors don’t make good movies great. Nor do directors, producers or special effects teams. It’s all in the music. Don’t believe me? This interesting BBC4 documentary series proves it. And, one film that’s made the most of its soundtrack is this year’s Marvel sensation: Guardians of the Galaxy. Featuring 10cc’s I’m Not […]

Anya Hindmarch’s cereal partnership is far from soggy

If you didn’t fancy a bowl of Kellogg’s finest before reading this blog, you will now. Thanks to fashion designer Anya Hindmarch – the woman behind the ‘I’m Not a Plastic Bag’ campaign – the latest trend is vintage-inspired accessories that pay homage to big brands. From Ariel washing powder clutches and Custard Cream purses […]

Christmas campaign round-up 2013

With Christmas just around the corner, PRs are working at top speed to make the papers with their ‘quick and dirty’ festive stunts. And because Christmas is the season of giving, I’m doing the digging to present you with the industry’s top campaigns this month. I’m actually giving you two gifts because I’ve just noticed […]

Remember, remember the success of Movember

In just a few days time, men (and some brave women) will spend the month growing and grooming their moustaches for Movember, a fundraising campaign to support Prostate Cancer UK. Launching 10 years ago in Australia, the rise and rise of the Movember movement has taken the world by storm. In 2012, 21 countries took […]

How many fingers has your Kit Kat got?

I got quite excited seeing an advert for a limited edition five-fingered Kit Kat on the way home from work this evening. It stopped me right in my tracks, so much so I texted a friend dubbing the campaign ‘genius’. But, I did a bit of digging on the new ‘extra break’ campaign only to […]

The power of love (as demonstrated by PR campaigns)

After pancake day, PRs have another great opportunity to impress the press with quirky products, services and campaigns that promote love, hearts, flowers and… car insurance. Most Valentine’s Day campaigns are PR fluff and all are wholly unnecessary. But, as long as they’re limited to just 24 hours we can learn to live with it. […]