Sorry for the slight AWOL recently - i've been very busy moving out of university and freelancing, my blog has suffered at the hands of this and i'm all too aware. I'll be putting extra effort in to getting posts out for you guys soon, both lifestyle and PR. But for now, I have another… Continue reading It’s Time to Call the Shots on Gun Law
Public Relations, one could argue has been around since the dawn of time. Ever since humans have been able to talk they’ve been able to persuade. But, when did we begin to make a business out of it, and where is it headed? So, what is Public Relations? First things first, what is PR? Defined by the… Continue reading Public Relations – Where Did it Come From & Where is it Headed?
Having worked in digital PR for a while, I've picked up quite a bit, especially in terms of SEO and SERPs etc. One of the most interesting things I found out about however was Domain Authority, a term i'd not heard of before working but could have done with knowing about as a blogger. So,… Continue reading How to Improve your Domain Authority
Today marks the start of the 31-year strong McDonalds Monopoly promotion. An in-play 'game' that involves the collection of monopoly tiles in order to win a range of prizes. From a PR perspective, the fact this game is still running over thirty years later with very few adjustments to it is extremely impressive and really is worth… Continue reading How McDonalds Monopolised the in-play Fast Food Industry (literally)
Both Wagamamas and TGI Fridays have come under fire recently for not paying their staff the minimum wage and of course, it hit the news. It was recognised in the press that: Wagamama has repaid an average of £50 to 2,630 employees. TGI Friday's had to repay £25 each to 2,300 staff. Plus, this isn't the first… Continue reading Why Bad Employee Relations are Bad for your PR
New Look announced late this week that they'll be closing over 60 stores in the U.K. which will see the loss of a potential 980 jobs. A organisation which was once one of the national leaders in the high-street fashion industry is set to close a number of its stores in a desperate 'rescue plan'… Continue reading Is This the End of the Road for New Look?
I'm forever going over the importance of social media, and today I have yet another example of how not to use it. Brewdog, the self-proclaimed 'hardcore' beer brand was picked up in the news today regarding their latest product: the Pink IPA. A product which, if you actually read about it has a pretty interesting concept behind.… Continue reading A Good Idea and a Poor Execution