SAS please someone help me, litter’s not healthy!

Sometimes, but not often, I write a blog full of praise for a company’s PR and marketing activity. Think Clean & Clear, Usher vs Cheerios and My Burberry to name a few. If you’ve been following Prime Time you’ll know that I like tattoos. So, when Charity Digital News highlighted that Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) […]

Let’s be Frank about Austravel’s PR stunt…

If you walked down to Liverpool Street station this week, you were in for a PR surprise. But, you had to look carefully. If you blinked, you’d miss it (probably). Frank PR teamed up with Austravel, a tour operator, to promote its holiday destinations by creating a hole in the ground to show consumers what […]

Phone boxes are a dead ringer for Lipton Ice Tea

Have you noticed anything different about your local phone box recently? Of course not. No one gives phone boxes the time of day anymore. So, it’s surprising that Pepsi has used them as part of its latest marketing campaign. Pepsi’s Lipton brand has taken over 5,000 ‘street kiosks’, close to convenience stores, to promote its […]

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 […]

More brands suffer at the hands of social media

First there were hurricanes, and shootings. Then there was horsemeat and a Royal baby. What have these events got in common? They’ve all prompted (foolish) companies to jump on the bandwagon to promote their brands. But, more often than not, the PR and marketing team’s rushed efforts lead to a grovelling apology after a consumer […]

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 […]