How Instagram is looking after users in mind, body and spirit

To be sung to the tune of Diddy’s anthem: The B. The U. The S. The Y, I’m busy. Work is all too easy to blame, but it’s not the only reason I’m feeling a little ‘arghhh’. Even planning shopping trips and holidays has become stressful thanks to the list of jobs they create. Working […]

Roses are red, PR is blue. This year brands are saving all their love for you

New research shows that Brits are set to spend £1.9bn on spoiling their loved ones this Valentine’s Day – and the ‘purchase party’ kicks off today. It seems as though my invite has been lost in the post, and it’s not the first time. At least now I’ve got the scientific evidence I’ve been waiting […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Obama wins election with careful spending

He’s done it again – Obama is back in the White House to complete a further, and final, four years. But, how exactly do you become President of the Unite States? Spend up to $2bn – largely on advertising in swing states like Ohio and Virginia to grab voters’ attention. That’s how. It wasn’t just […]

Turn that frown upside down

Marketing magazine’s Nicola Clark raises an important point in this week’s issue – brands must be more upbeat in their communications. The recession’s never done anyone any good, and brands that continue to draw upon the downturn in marketing materials are boring. Don’t get me wrong – it was a good news hook which everyone could relate to […]