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 […]

The social cinema experience has landed – with Shield 5

In recent years, marketers have been using Instagram‘s unique format to bring brands to life and better connect with audiences. It all started with sponsored posts in 2013 when Michael Kors launched the trend, which naturally evolved into still and moving carousels for select brands. That’s not to say paid advertising is the only way for companies to make […]

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, […]

The billboard bonanza edition

With digital gaining new ground every day, it’s easy to be consumed by the likes of Instagram campaigns and charity apps.  But, sometimes it pays to go back to basics – and billboards never disappoint. Last week Carlsberg got people talking (and drinking) by announcing it was giving away free beer through an advert on […]

If you can’t do the time, don’t do social

Social media has made me more confident. No, scratch that. It’s made me bolshy – but in a good way. Why? Because it’s empowered me to position myself as an expert in PR, marketing and digital by virtually networking with professionals around the clock, and around the globe. Just as Twitter has significantly evolved since launching […]

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 […]

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 […]

Macmillan strikes it lucky with tube tweet

Relax. The tube strikes are over…for now. But, in the few days they caused chaos in the capital, they had a great publicist: front page of the Evening Standard, infographics and a hashtag! It’s a hat-trick that PRs like me can only dream of. But, while you were complaining/celebrating/not caring (delete as appropriate) about how […]

Magnum (P.I) fans hunt for Holland dress

I can’t remember the last time I had a Magnum. Lent aside, it’s a premium product for premium people. I’m more of a Cornetto girl. But, to celebrate Magnum’s 25th birthday, Unilever – the company behind the Ambu-lunch PR stunt – has teamed up with fashion designer Henry Holland to create a limited edition ice-cream […]

Birds Eye gets social media savvy with Mas#Tags

You’ve probably heard of the ‘tweet what you eat’ concept, but now you can eat what you tweet thanks to Birds Eye. That’s right, the food brand has moved away from its traditional potato waffles, hash browns and fish fingers in favour of Mas#Tags. Inspired by social media, the potato shapes include emoticons and symbols […]