What can Shazam’s charity collab teach us about marketing partnerships?

The Zoella’s, Sprinkle of Glitter’s and Thatcher Joe’s may be top the influencer scale this year. But, with technology moving at a rapid pace, how long is it until we place our interests, opinions and trust in Artificial Intelligence (AI) instead?  Siri, Alexa and Google Home are all brilliant at telling us the time, weather […]

Don’t worry, BeHppy. There’s a new app in town

I have to let you in on a secret. I’m a digital marketing manager by day and a dinosaur by night. I try my best to practice what I preach but, between downloading emoji keyboards and writing about Facebook’s dislike button, even I struggle to keep up with emerging trends. Or, maybe I ‘get it’ but […]

PR review: 2014

Never let it be said that PR, marketing and social media is easy… unless you’re trying to fail. This year, the industry has dug deep into its pockets of creativity to deliver great value for clients – with varying results. Reactive PR has been key for brands to achieve extra kudos this year – think […]

Want blogging tips? Don’t go to Google

Punch into Google ‘blogging tips’ and it throws back oodles of articles. So, where’s a budding blogger meant to start? By talking to one. There’s some great ideas out there, courtesy of PR Daily and The Wall. But, the truth is that half of these articles won’t make sense without practical examples. And, that comes […]

69% of Londoners use their iPhone on the toilet… and other top trends

Technology might have come a long way since the first generation iPhone launched in 2007, but we certainly haven’t. We can’t go anywhere without it apparently. According to mobile phone network Three, more than two-thirds of Londoners continue tweeting and texting on the toilet. The infographic also shows that we’re using our phones most for […]

Would you prefer a tattoo of your boss or £25k?

Crowd-sourcing was coined in 2006 by Wired Magazine. It was used to describe a job, which was usually fulfilled by an employee, that was outsourced to a group of people. Since then it’s been used by brands in a range of weird and wonderful ways. From ‘dead dog‘ jingles to BrewDog’s Twitter beer, it generates […]

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 […]

Social media – a lot like putting your pants on.

This morning I popped into the Technology for Marketing and Advertising (TFM&A) exhibition to sit in on a few seminars. This morning’s best talk was on ‘social brand management’ led by Scott McKee from Birddog, a digital and brand consultancy, and Gareth Case from Xuber, a specialist commercial insurance company. They addressed the challenge faced […]

PRs: How to host the perfect journalist meeting

There’s no doubt about it. When you’ve been in the PR game for a while, you get lazy. There’s no one turning point as to when this happens, but it’s not too long after you’ve found the gem of a journalist that will put something online moments after you’ve sent it – and they’re nice […]