Well, as 2018 draws to an end - so does my first year (of many, hopefully) working in Public Relations. Having studied it to death since 2015, this year - shortly after graduating - I landed a full-time Digital PR Executive role at my agency, Tecmark. And what a bloody journey it's been. After starting… Continue reading 2018: my first year in Public Relations
When you work in Public Relations, keeping in touch with the news is an important part of your job. Whether it's seeking out journalists, eyeing out press opportunities or just generally keeping in the know; most of my days start with a quick flick through the news. And that's when I noticed this morning that… Continue reading #NoPhoneForAYear – my favourite campaign of 2019 ALREADY
That's [the title] something I could surely imagine the marketing team asking themselves at Google HQ this morning, as they revel in the success of their slightly-late-but-nevertheless-amazing Christmas ad. Which features Macaulay Culkin - or 'Kevin' as we know and love him - in a modern remake of the Christmas Classic, Home Alone. Missing a… Continue reading “OK, Google – did we just pull off the best Christmas campaign yet?”
10 or so years ago, you could work in Public Relations and go about your daily business without knowing what Search Engine Optimisation (otherwise known as SEO) even was. 20 odd years ago, you wouldn't have even needed a good knowledge of the internet. In simpler times, press releases were sent by hand or faxed across, phone… Continue reading SEO and PR, they go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong
No matter where you are through the year, a good gift is a great way to connect with your clients, be it journalists, your company partners or the brands you work with. It doesn't have to be a specific holiday - though it is 4 days til' Christmas so now's as good a time as… Continue reading The do’s and don’t of present-ry… How to gift your clients RIGHT this Christmas
Is it that time? Yeah, you better believe it is! I LOVE Christmas adverts, and seasonal marketing is perhaps my favourite of all. From the iconic Coca-Cola truck, to the abundance of wonderful ads that bless our TV screens every year - I just adore it all. Festive advertising really is a tough one to nail, yet every… Continue reading My top 5 Christmas ads of 2018
…Sounds impossible right? Public Relations is inundated with a variety of different tasks. In fact, more often than not I’m rarely doing the same thing twice. But when you’re super organised (like me), it’s sometimes hard to stay on top of it all, and PR can fast become a perfectionists worst nightmare. Is it ever… Continue reading How to stay on top of your time in PR – trust me, it can be done!
I love blog series that involve interviews, mainly because they get a great reception and I meet some pretty fab people through them too. So, when I thought of the idea of interviewing journalists to quiz them on the taboo topic of PR & journo relationships, I was keen to get stuck in. I also… Continue reading #CutThroughTheNoise – an interview with journalist Kenny Toal, from ITV Studios
It's Black Friday, and I'd be lying if I said I'd not succumbed to the temptation of the sales once again this year (thanks GymShark & New Look). But, I'm always going to look at this day with two perspectives. The cynical marketeer in me knows that this is no more than a very well executed ploy, piggybacked off… Continue reading Black Friday – the best marketing ploy of our generation?
I love blog series that involve interviews, mainly because they get a great reception and I meet some pretty fab people through them too. So, when I thought of the idea of interviewing journalists to quiz them on the taboo topic of PR & journo relationships, I was keen to get stuck in. I also… Continue reading #CutThroughTheNoise – an interview with journalist David Spencer, from TalkSPORT