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
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!
Nobody ever moved forward by standing still, and similarly, nobody ever made noise by remaining quiet. In order to move mountains, you need to have the courage to push. And in fear of sounding a bit like a motivationalist, I'm going to say things in simpler terms. I think that Nike's 'Just Do It' ad… Continue reading Answering the difficult questions: Nike’s latest ad – bold or poor?
YouTube has been around since 2005 and was typically famed for music videos - yet fast forward 13 years and it's actually one of the most popular and influential platforms across the whole social web. Vloggers have been around for years but have only recently come to prevalence in the past few. They now have… Continue reading The Rise of YouTube – When did Vloggers Become so Important?
I'm a sucker (pardon the pun) for a good PR movement, and the reduction of straws in major restaurant chains is a certain exemplar of one. Bye-bye to plastic straws This year has seen many big names in the industry waving goodbye to plastic straws in a bid to end the 'plastic tide' of waste… Continue reading The PR Domino Effect
Political views aside - as that's what I'm not here to talk about - whatever your opinions are on the current 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump are. I think one thing we can all agree on is that he is literally a PR's worst nightmare. But first off, lets talk about how… Continue reading Why Trump is a PR Nightmare
Instagram, to an extent, is the marmite of social media. But whether you love it or hate it, you cannot deny it if the influence it has over so many people in this day and age. Being influential isn't a bad thing - people not feeling good enough as a result of what they see… Continue reading Why it’s Time to Ditch the Insta-Envy
I noticed a story on the commute to work this morning regarding Topshop and a misconstrued product of theirs hitting headlines. When I saw the shirt I won't lie, I can 100% see how it's been taken badly (after I openly spoke out about the H&M crisis being nothing more than an overreaction). The shirt… Continue reading Topman – in Bad Taste?