A Facebook comment triggers Hellmann’s multi-million pound campaign

We know that the only thing brands want from their PR and marketing campaigns is advocacy – someone else positively talking about their product, service or organisation. Earned media, when handled in the right way, is a powerful commodity for brands. And, it’s right to cultivate it. But, not every company will invest millions of […]

Magnum (P.I) fans hunt for Holland dress

I can’t remember the last time I had a Magnum. Lent aside, it’s a premium product for premium people. I’m more of a Cornetto girl. But, to celebrate Magnum’s 25th birthday, Unilever – the company behind the Ambu-lunch PR stunt – has teamed up with fashion designer Henry Holland to create a limited edition ice-cream […]

Waitrose gets customers to ‘horse’ around

Waitrose has been encouraging consumers to ‘horse around’ (been waiting for a good opportunity to write that) on its ‘Love Life‘ slide, which was installed at Westfield Stratford City shopping centre last weekend. Named after the supermarket’s range of ‘good for you’ food, it offered people a fun alternative to walking down the escalators in […]

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 […]

Have some PRide

William Murray Communications took gold in the CIPR PRide Corporate and Business Communications category for its sustainability campaign for Unilever Food Solutions last night – and I was there to collect it. After putting the hours in getting my entry down, I took it to my Associate Director for approval. But he told me if […]