"What an egg teaches us about social media" well there's a heading I never thought I'd write. But, in the wake of the recent world record broken for most Instagram likes by a stock photo egg, here I am. The egg in question, perhaps better known as the @world_record_egg, stole the record for 'most liked… Continue reading What an EGG teaches us about social media
Who'd heard of the 'Birdbox challenge' before yesterday, not me - that's for sure. So, if it'd have fit in the box, the title of this one really would have been 'Netflix warns people NOT to do 'Birdbox challenge', raises awareness of it (and the movie) instead'. But unfortunately, it didn't. So, for now, your… Continue reading Creative campaigns #2 – Netflix’s ‘Birdbox challenge’
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
Last week, I voiced my opinions on the new John Lewis Christmas ad, and how it was (to me) a bit of a disappointment. Displaying a total lack of pre-campaign sell in (which is their signature move), and focusing more on their iconic casting rather than the actual content of the advertisement - I certainly… Continue reading The @JohnLewis (Twitter) ad – and why it’s ICONIC
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
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
The Apprentice starts on the 3rd October and, though I've not typically religiously watched it in the past, I'm excited to delve into it. This year I'm devoted to watching it every night as I feel like I can learn a lot from it, oh and not to mention it's right up my street. It's… Continue reading How I’d play it if I was on The Apprentice
Kanye West - ever famous for being somewhat outspoken and never shy - has recently sparked up yet another conversation. This time, it's with the question: what would happen if our lives weren't so defined by numbers? In a world that's becoming slightly Black Mirror-esque, social popularity is becoming more and more important. So much to the point that not only has social media become a big part of our lifestyle, but also in our careers. Which i'm not saying is a bad thing by the way, part of my job includes social media management - and I love being able to use platforms to make a difference. The way that it should be used.
Social media isn't an easy thing to nail. Getting your creative content bang on, while also at the same time making sure that nothing you write can be misconstrued is actually really challenging. And that's without mentioning understanding social algorithms and getting posting times exactly right. If you're in charge of a large social account… Continue reading These are the companies that have got social media sussed
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?