Why Captain Morgan’s right to challenge the US Constitution

We all know that most brands are good at PR, but very few are effective at adding value to the wider conversation. They’re frightened to have an opinion for fear of rocking the boat and alienating their customer base. Of course, companies can also push the boundaries too far. Think Paddy Power who just doesn’t […]

Roses are red, PR is blue. This year brands are saving all their love for you

New research shows that Brits are set to spend £1.9bn on spoiling their loved ones this Valentine’s Day – and the ‘purchase party’ kicks off today. It seems as though my invite has been lost in the post, and it’s not the first time. At least now I’ve got the scientific evidence I’ve been waiting […]

Madonna’s like a virgin when it comes to social media

Is the Queen of Pop, Madonna, trying to tell us that she’s ‘like a virgin’ when it comes to social media? Or perhaps her PR manager has taken a ‘holiday’? Whatever the reason, it seems she just can’t help diving into global issues to tell the world something important: buy her 13th studio album, #RebelHeart. […]

Fill up on Dallas’ PR stunt

  I wonder how many PR agencies have come up with the idea to launch a petrol station – offering cheap fuel – to promote a prime time TV programme? Answer – one. To celebrate the launch of Dallas returning to the small screen this week, US TV network TNT launched Ewing Energies – in […]

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 […]

Would you Google women’s rights? You will now

The last few posts I’ve written have covered fun and quirky PR campaigns. From One Direction launching its own day to Aflac letting a live mascot ride the New York subway, these brands have generated talkability. But this stunt, by Ogilvy & Mather for UN Women in Dubai, tackles an important global issue in an […]