Can I quote you on that? Part 3: Jessica Alba

It was only a few months ago that the media was hailing celebrity Jessica Alba as one of the best business brains in Hollywood for championing ethical brand Honest. But, after a string of allegations and negative comments against its sunscreen, it’s no surprise she’s getting burnt. Last week the Sin City actress issued a […]

What’s love got to do with it? Match.com partners with Mensa

There comes a time when you have to admit that your blog life is better, and far more interesting, than your love life. On Prime Time we’ve had a range of heart-shaped posts in the past. From wanting to break up with clients and top Valentine’s Day campaigns to Christian dating advertising slogans and kinky […]

Royal Mail fails as brands attempt to cash in on World Cup buzz

Call me naive (although I’d prefer it if you called me Donna*), but I didn’t even realise until this week that postal officers could refuse to deliver mail that they deemed offensive. But they can, and they did, when they were handed the latest issue of marketing magazine The Drum. The front cover included the […]

Volvic goes back to its roots with Tough Mudder deal

I have a confession to make. Seven months ago I completed the incredible Tough Mudder challenge, and sometimes I wear my victory t-shirt to the gym to subtly show other people on the treadmill how brilliant I am. By the way, it feels good. If you don’t know what Tough Mudder is, I’ll pop it […]

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 […]

Our survey says… more please!

Welcome Prime Timers – to the first blog of the new year. If you’re struggling with the thought of the five-day working week, then this blog probably won’t help. I’m going to get underneath the skin of a recent survey and debate the PR-Journalist-Consumer relationship. That’s right folks, we’re exploring a three-way relationship. The Energy […]

lastminute.com is behind the times with copycat campaign

Competitions are PR gold because they drive engagement with your target market. I’ve launched a few of them in my micro career – from the Best British Roast Dinner to the Best Dressed Pub – and it’s safe to say there’s no campaign that won’t allow you to bring out consumers’ competitive streak. But the […]

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 […]

DVD release has people running for their mums

Hotel chains are definitely upping their game when it comes to PR stunts and marketing campaigns. It was only last week that I blogged about Ibis’ bunny room and now Holiday Inn has caught my eye. Holiday Inn Camden partnered with Universal Pictures’new thriller Mama and transformed one of its rooms into terrifying horror experience […]

Oddbins rebels against the Olympics

Just three days before the Olympics’ opening ceremony, wine merchant Oddbins has launched a rebellion campaign against the Games’ top tier sponsors. The company, which has 35 stores throughout the country, is planning a counter-strike over the next three weeks – accompanied by campaign posters making consumers feel at home by wearing their ‘outlawed Olympics […]