Crayola makes its mark with integrated campaign

It’s not often that this momentous event occurs in our lifetime. No, I’m not talking about eclipses, royal weddings or black Presidents. I’m talking about a new shade of blue. A few years ago US scientists (accidentally) created a new shade of blue – currently called YInMn – by blending chemicals. And, Crayola has jumped […]

Vittel vamps up water bottles to remind you to keep drinking

Midweek question: should PRs and marketers attempt to create a campaign when an app already exists? I woke up at about 3am this morning and killed some time checking Twitter (yes, I’m one of those people who reaches for their phone) and saw that Ogilvy – the agency behind the UN’s predictive Google search campaign […]

What a day for a lovely campaign!

V… Va… Val… Valentine… No. I can’t quite finish that sentence but we both know what this blog post is going to be about don’t we? That’s right. Friday, 14th February. You know the score. That time of the year where companies don’t just sell those holidays, razors or games. It markets love too. Here’s […]

Our survey says… more please!

Welcome Prime Timers – to the first blog of the new year. If you’re struggling with the thought of the five-day working week, then this blog probably won’t help. I’m going to get underneath the skin of a recent survey and debate the PR-Journalist-Consumer relationship. That’s right folks, we’re exploring a three-way relationship. The Energy […]

Christmas campaign round-up 2013

With Christmas just around the corner, PRs are working at top speed to make the papers with their ‘quick and dirty’ festive stunts. And because Christmas is the season of giving, I’m doing the digging to present you with the industry’s top campaigns this month. I’m actually giving you two gifts because I’ve just noticed […]

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 […]

There’s no confusion with this campaign

It’s been a while but I’ve seen a campaign I actually like – thanks to Confused.com. The insurance comparison site has kept its latest PR and marketing push simple, by setting out to answer the crazy questions that consumers have on their mind but have never been able to ask. At the top of the […]

PRs say they lack creativity

This week I came across the headline ‘PR scores itself poorly for creativity’ on website PR Moment and had to read more. The survey by the Holmes Report and training specialist NowGoCreate questioned 650 professionals from 35 countries on how creative they think the industry currently is – the answer is not very much. More […]