Christmas is done – but Quality Street has one last thing to say

Happy New Year Prime Timers!  It’s that bleak time of year when Christmas decorations have been packed away, gym memberships have been renewed and people are continuously vowing to stay away from the biscuit aisle.  But, it’s not just consumers who are keeping a low profile this month (until payday at least); brands are too […]

PR Review: 2015

Media agencies spend thousands of pounds crafting the perfect message for its clients. But in 2015, cheap controversy helped the likes of Merseyside Police, Protein World and Penguin Books achieve success all on their own. Not necessarily the right kind, but success nonetheless.   If inappropriate and mis-timed slogans and status updates weren’t shocking enough, […]

A child Picasso gives Waitrose a helping hand

They say the ‘kids are all right’. But, the phrase should be the kids are always right. Earlier this year a little girl wrote a letter to Lego complaining that boys had all the fun because they got the chance to play the hero, whereas female figures had limited prospects sunbathing on the beach or […]

Curiosity Cola stands up to the big guns

I know, I know – I only blogged yesterday but this brilliant advert by Fentimans Curiosity Cola is good enough for me to break protocol. Not many everyday brands have the size, weight or wit to disrespect super brand Coca-Cola, but Curisity Cola – a natural drink – has launched a campaign with the slogan: […]

Selfridges calls for brands to be silent

Here’s a great campaign from Selfridges which has great appeal by blending new and old. The ‘No Noise’ campaign, launched today, has challenged famous brands to delete its iconic advertising and packaging slogans, logos and images to create limited edition ‘de-branded‘ bottles and jars. From Heinz Tomato Ketchup to Marmite, Selfridges wants to place these […]