CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS #36 – Marks and Spencer’s Love Sausage

CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS #36 – Marks and Spencer’s Love Sausage

How do you wish your loved one a Happy Valentine’s Day? With a Love Sausage of course!

Turns out that a cheeky Valentine’s Day innuendo from the one of the nation’s favourite retailers is what cut through all the noise last week in the PR world.

Take a look at Marks and Spencer’s Love Sausage!

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CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS #35 – Super Bowl LIII adverts

CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS #35 – Super Bowl LIII adverts

Super Bowl Sunday heralds the biggest, most creative adverts from brands looking to stand out in that all important commercial break.

The ads have got such a reputation now that people deliberately watch them and some brands now release the adverts days early to capitalise on the buzz of America’s biggest sporting event.

Even us Brits are staying up late (thanks to the BBC) to get our American football, cough TOM BRADY cough, fix. Let’s not even talk about how cool coach McVay is either – 33 years old and the youngest head coach ever.

Here’s my favourite 10, er 11 sorry, creative adverts from 2019’s Super Bowl LIII that I reckon are worth your eyeball time…

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CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS #34 – ‘Fight for Territory’ Steinlager and Guinness’ Lions Tour stunt

CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS #34 – ‘Fight for Territory’ Steinlager and Guinness’ Lions Tour stunt

February marks the start of the Six Nations Rugby tournament and sport is never short of wonderfully creative campaigns to draw inspiration from.

Recently I was shown a video of a brilliant PR stunt which combined advertising, marketing and PR in a beautifully clever package. It’s so good and really stuck with me, I literally can’t stop thinking about it, so much so that I just had to share it with you.

It is a stunt that was done for the last British & Irish Lions Rugby Tour by Steinlager, New Zealand’s leading beer and sponsor of the All Blacks, and Guinness, sponsor of the British & Irish Lions. YOU NEED TO SEE THIS VIDEO!
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CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS #33 – #HeinzKetchupCaviar

CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS #33 – #HeinzKetchupCaviar

How do you make an everyday product feel luxury and market it for Valentine’s Day? Why turn it into caviar of course!

Oh American Heinz this is just great! It’s creative, it’s silly and it’s fun! I really hope there’s an equivalent launched in the UK.

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CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS #32 – Provoke Piers

CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS #32 – Provoke Piers

“Do you want your next marketing campaign to trend globally? Do you want guaranteed media coverage? If the answer is yes, then it seems all you really have to do is annoy Piers Morgan.”

This is the opening paragraph from One Minute Briefs and Ready10 agency’s ‘pop-up’ website that’s a tongue in cheek pop at Piers Morgan.

The news anchor and controversial media juggernaut has already driven two of this year’s biggest PR stunts from Greggs and Gillette and the website makes a joke at the broadcaster’s expense. It ‘informs’ other agencies on how they can capitalise on this new trend of provocation PR with a ‘Piers Morgan headline generator’.

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CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS #31 – #10yearchallenge

CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS #31 – #10yearchallenge

How do you by-pass the minefield that is data law, privacy and protection while still achieving your objectives of training an algorithm for facial recognition technology?

Simple creative PR solutions can be used to solve or navigate tricky communications issues. One of the first examples of this in 2019 is a big one, not only does it creatively solve a problem but it’s also a meme that people, companies and brands can capitalise on.

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Creative Campaigns #30 – Gillette’s We Believe: The best a man can be

Creative Campaigns #30 – Gillette’s We Believe: The best a man can be

Gillette’s latest advert ‘We Believe’ and brand tag line revamp from ‘the best a man can get’ to ‘the best men can be’ is dividing opinions.

It’s made national headlines and has been watched over 5 million times in less than 48 hours and the controversial conversation is up for debate – does this help or hinder the #MeToo movement?

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CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS #29 – Fiji Water photobombs the Golden Globes

CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS #29 – Fiji Water photobombs the Golden Globes

PR is often about being in the right place at the right time and the latest photobomb stunt from Fiji Water at the Golden Globes is no exception.

‘Fiji Water girl’ aka model Kelleth Cuthbert, a Fiji brand representative, stole the show and upstaged some of the worlds biggest celebrities by making sure she photographed with all the right people while holding a tray of Fiji Water.

This is a classic example of how piggy backing on an event and the perfect positioning can make a brand stand out and give it, and an unknown model, international headlines overnight.

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Jane Devonshire brings a south east touch to Marks and Spencer’s best ever burger

Jane Devonshire brings a south east touch to Marks and Spencer’s best ever burger

Jane Devonshire, the winner of Masterchef 2016, has put a south east surf and turf twist on the newly launched best ever burger from Marks and Spencer.

Recently I was invited to a summer soiree to meet Jane, discover the new summer food collection and try the burger with the big claims!

Here are the ingredients, the ‘Best Ever Surf & Turf Rosti Burger’ recipe and my tips for making it all to come together if you’d like to try it at home*.

These burgers would make a great summer dinner party dish and level up your standard BBQ with a bit of finesse.

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Everything you need to know about the launch of IGTV

Everything you need to know about the launch of IGTV

It’s a step up from Instagram Stories and it’s not quite YouTube, here’s the low down on IGTV aka Instagram TVContinue reading “Everything you need to know about the launch of IGTV”