Reversible poetry reveal violent Christmas scenes

Just being surrounded by mince pies makes me feel lardy. Then I think about the number of Milk Tray chocolates, muffins and cups of tea laden with sugar I’ve consumed just to get me to this point in December (don’t judge, it’s been incredibly busy) and I feel nauseous. During this month, I’ve also had […]

Can you solve this secret Christmas conundrum?

I receive more apologies than Christmas cards at this time of year. “I’ve just not been able to get organised, Donna,” is the response I get as I put a glittering red envelope in their hand. That’s ok. Seeing the smile on their face as they read my ‘Donner the reindeer’ pun is enough for me. […]

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 […]

The Prince’s Trust gets swept away with video campaign

Today marks the launch of a new campaign at Prince’s Trust HQ. We’re celebrating everything Enterprise, as we look to encourage young adults to set up their own business. Dull, boring and disengaging? Wrong. Working with creative agency Nonsense, and funded by RBS , we’ve created three spoof infomercials bringing to life a series of terrible business […]

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 […]

PR: a step in the right direction

It’s amazing how many ideas you can come up with for brands that you don’t work for and today was no exception. In fact I was most productive during my lunch break, dividing a mini comms plan for new footwear company She’s So Shoes. I was asked to pull together a quick press release to […]

Ibis bunnies storm the hotel

It’s been a busy few days for me in the PR world, but when I saw this campaign I literally dropped my phone, picked it up and started writing this blog. Warning: This PR campaign by Ibis Hotels almost tips the cute scale. Ibis’ new campaign to promote its range of hotels – now featuring […]

Pelican sexes up show with ice sculpture

Excuse me for being surprised. I’ve worked in the foodservice industry for a few years now and don’t think I’ve seen such a simple, yet effective, PR stunt that grabs attention and even makes waves in the marketing press. Well, The Drum anyway. Pelican PR produced a seven-foot ice wall to represent seven years of […]

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. […]

Is Dulux’s campaign a bit dry?

It’s safe to say that PRs are a tough bunch that can promote anything: people, places, things. Essentially, we’ll try and get coverage for any noun – and that now includes colours. Dulux’s campaign, featuring Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts promoting Indigo Night, its shade of year, launched a couple of weeks ago and has […]