MTV opens up a new series of Cribs with Snapchat

It’s been 36 years since The Buggles declared that video killed the radio star. Yet since MTV launched in 1981, it’s been pivotal in bringing popular music to the masses – giving iconic artists such as Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams and Prince a rock and roll platform to sing from.  But, there’s a long-running joke […]

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 […]

John Lewis had a galactic Christmas campaign budget, but it couldn’t prepare for this…

As the world ‘ooh-ed’ and ‘ahh-ed’ at John Lewis’ 2015 Christmas campaign, #ManOnTheMoon, I purposefully looked away.  Avoiding the hype, I like to make my own decisions when it comes to ‘big deal’ media. As a result, I’ve not seen Lord of the Rings; I didn’t finish the Harry Potter series; and I never even […]

Can I quote you on that? Part 4: Cadbury Milk Tray

Cadbury is looking for a new man to deliver Milk Tray to women everywhere. After 13-years, the smooth and suave man is back on our TV screens looking for a new recruit to hand the baton to – all because the lady still loves Milk Tray. But, the job description has changed somewhat according to […]

Why we’re not ‘dog’ tired of the emoji trend just yet

What can I say? I aspire to run my own business, buy a house and have a bulldog (or two). I just find them adorable. And with the return of Eastenders’ Lady Di this week, I was like a kid at Christmas watching my favourite soap.   So, to read that the Dogs Trust has […]

Celebrities, music and fashion: Is Kellogg’s a cereal offender? 

Strictly presenter Tess Daly has turned her hand to fashion and created a one-off dress… made of cereal.  In partnership with Special K, Tess designed the dress with with help from Petra Storrs – the woman behind some of Lady Gaga‘s most memorable looks – in a bid to shift the brand from a diet cereal to […]

Chill out! BGT and Nando’s accused of getting people hot under the collar

Is it me, or are people losing their nerve?  After the Britain’s Got Talent grand final on Sunday, Ofcom and ITV started the working week with almost 200 complaints aimed at judges Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon for their flesh-led wardrobe.  It was all “Too much cleavage for a family show” and “It’s not appropriate attire pre-Watershed.” Ridiculous! Unless […]

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KitKat demands customers take a YouTube break with complex campaign

Ask anyone who knows me from my college days and they’ll say that I was synonymous with KitKat Chunky bars.  When the limited edition Orange flavour came out no one saw me for a month because I spent all my time giving the canteen vending machine a nudge hoping at least two would drop out. […]

Animal charities grow in campaign confidence

I’m not really an animal person. I had a hamster and a rabbit when I was growing up. Sally the hamster lasted a few years and Snowy the rabbit lasted a few days. Don’t ask! But, with more than 16,000 endangered species threatened with extinction, wildlife charities are having to think outside the box to […]