Sulking on social media could bag you a Snickers’ bargain

What is it about confectionery brands that blend so well with creative agencies? Whether it’s their risk-averse attitude, willingness to focus on features and angles beyond their product or simply having complete confidence in knowing their customers’ needs, I want some. Now. Last year Cadbury’s gorilla advert was voted the nation’s favourite and, more recently, […]

Barbie vs Zoolander. An Instagram partnership no-one expected

Barbie has had a busy week. Not only has she done us all a favour and put on some weight (in the most positive way possible), but she’s also been cheating on Ken with Derek Zoolander who recently made several appearances on her Instagram. To celebrate Zoolander 2’s UK cinema release this Friday, Derek and co […]

Chill out! BGT and Nando’s accused of getting people hot under the collar

Is it me, or are people losing their nerve?  After the Britain’s Got Talent grand final on Sunday, Ofcom and ITV started the working week with almost 200 complaints aimed at judges Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon for their flesh-led wardrobe.  It was all “Too much cleavage for a family show” and “It’s not appropriate attire pre-Watershed.” Ridiculous! Unless […]

Instagram won’t be the same again after reading this blog

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Then, what’s the value of an Instagram? I guess it depends on what filter you choose. One thing’s for sure – brands are boosting their presence on the photo-sharing site and I don’t just mean using hashtags. Clever companies are now using it to build entire […]

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 […]

Extreme Meadowland has a strong message

I’ve previously said that it’s hard for the hospitality and foodservice industry to run sexy PR campaigns, but it doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t try. Earlier this year, Pelican PR celebrated new research that showed that frozen food was on the up by using a wall of ice to attract attention to its client – […]