You may remember my post from last year, Women in PR - my top 5 inspirations, in line with #InternationalWomensDay. And, given today is #InternationalMensDay, I thought it only right that we 'hear it for the boys' too. Now during my career, I've come across a lot of influential and downright amazing people in the… Continue reading #InternationalMensDay – my top 5 PR inspirations
"Oh, you work in PR? You must be like, super loud then" "You can't be quiet and work in communications!" "If you're not confident, you're not going to make it" "But isn't your job just like, socialising?" "You're an introvert? You won't do well here..." I'm not usually one to succumb to the agg of… Continue reading You don’t have to be Samantha Jones to work in PR
Nothing says 'festive' like the John Lewis Christmas ad. It's iconic, has been for years and I kinda' thought it always would be. #MozTheMonster was a big success for them last year, their pre-release marketing was stunning and the ad itself was so triumphant in capturing the attention, the minds... the hearts of the masses.… Continue reading John Lewis have lost their Christmas Ad touch… #SorryNotSorry
We all (and when I say 'we', I largely mean 'me') love it. The Coca-Cola Christmas truck. Because nothing quite says 'it's the festive period!' like a big red truck handing out free canned drinks, right? Well, whether you're a fan or not, it's undeniable that Coca-Cola has enjoyed an entirely successful longstanding Christmas marketing… Continue reading Is there any place for marketing campaigns like Coca-Cola’s Christmas truck in 2018?
How they didn't see it coming I don't know. As I'm almost 100% sure we all did. Publicly banning a Christmas advertisement that highlighted yes a controversial, but also very topical and very serious issue was never going to do the A.S.A any favours. Not least for their reputation as an official body, but also simply because… Continue reading You played yourself, A.S.A. – how a banned advert will probably be Christmas #1 this year
Be it a blessing or a curse, when you work in PR, nothing seems so innocent any more. Theresa May does a dance? Intentional. Magazine depicts a plus-sized model on their front cover? A prime example of CSR. The GBBO release a heartfelt tweet on the day of the final? 10000% PUBLIC RELATIONS. Maybe that… Continue reading The Great British Bake Off and their ‘showstopper’ PR
After being a keen follower of the #PowerAndInfluence discussions, hosted by PR-superstar Ella Minty, for a while - I was so pleased when I was asked if I'd like to host one. Amongst some of the biggest names in the industry, it was a total honour to even be a part of these discussions, let alone a… Continue reading #PowerAndInfluence overview – PR and morals, where do you draw the line?
How can you make a change if you're just one person, right? That's what I always used to believe until I came across this quote (back in the good ol' 2013 Tumblr days). Be the change you want to see in the world And ever since then, it really did begin to change my outlook… Continue reading Your voices count. Really, they do!
You'd think by now that people would be aware that they need to be careful with what they say online. But evidently, that isn't always the case. I've been thinking a lot lately about YouTubers and how many apology videos I see on my timeline day in and day out. In one sense, I do… Continue reading This is how YouTubers can (and do) become their own PR demons
Okay so disclaimer, I do drink really. I enjoy a night out as much as the next person and cocktails when I'm in the mood for them are always great. However, I think what makes me different (and probably a bit weirder) than all my friends and other people my age, is that I just don't enjoy… Continue reading I’m a 21-year-old who doesn’t drink, so what?