I couldn't not talk about this. It caught my eye in the news this week that a scheme in Oxford called Greater Change is trialling 'homeless QR codes in London'. It works by giving a homeless person a barcode which they should wear around their necks on a lanyard. Then, the 'ever-so-busy' passer by can… Continue reading Scanning homeless people – has the world gone completely mad?
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
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?
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
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?
Coca Cola is making some pretty big changes to its brand this year, including the redesign of their traditional Diet Coke packaging and the introduction of an array of new 'weird and wonderful' flavours to partner this: Ginger Lime Fiesty Cherry Zesty Blood Orange Twisted Mango One I thing we can all agree on is… Continue reading Switch it up or Leave it Alone?
Sadly, a store which was once one of the biggest players in the worldwide toy industry, has announced they are going in to administration this week - Toys R Us. The company announced that after failing to find a buyer and meet a £15m tax bill, the store will now enter an 'orderly wind down'… Continue reading What Happens When you can’t Adjust to Changing Times?
Something that caught my eye this evening was the movements of famed polo brand Lacoste and their bold new resigns of the renowned white polo under their 'Save the Species' campaign'. Their new, limited edition designs will replace the iconic crocodile with an endangered species and will only sell as many polos as there are… Continue reading Lacoste Just Dropped a Groundbreaking Campaign
As far as in-app update mistakes go, Snapchat topped the tables this week with their completely resigned interface that came with no prior warning or option to update. I think it's safe to say, having the app myself and following social media comments, that there's not a person who favours this update to its previous… Continue reading Snapchat and the $1.3 billion Mistake