Oh hi 6am, I love seeing you after less than four hours sleep! 😂😂😂
Despite the total lack of sleep, and three long drives the day before, the lure of Record Store Day 2019 [RSD] was one I couldn’t resist.
This year Henry (the better, more numerically minded, other half) and I headed to his home town of Manningtree to an amazing independent record shop called Winyl.
Come and take a look around this absolute gem of a record store and the limited edition records we managed to buy.
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[AD] Well check me out living my best Carrie Bradshaw life with cute take out noodle boxes at the launch of Ned’s Noodle Bar!
Recently nominated for ‘best noodles in the UK’ at the UK’s Golden Chopsticks Awards Ned’s is bringing its twist on Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Korean, Malaysian and Vietnamese flavours to central Southampton.
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PR professionals start your engines and let the best networker win!
As RuPauls Drag Race is coming to the UK via BBC Three this year I thought it was time to highlight the top 10 PR lessons from this top US show.
Continue reading “Good luck, and don’t f*ck it up! PR lessons from RuPaul’s Drag Race”
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…
Continue reading “CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS #35 – Super Bowl LIII adverts”
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!
Continue reading “CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS #34 – ‘Fight for Territory’ Steinlager and Guinness’ Lions Tour stunt”
You could have knocked me down with a feather when I had a response from THE Alfie Deyes @pointlessblog on my Instagram post about his latest interview with Blogosphere magazine. Never in a million years did I think he would comment. (I’m not oblivious that it could be one of his social media team responding but, shh, stop ruining it for me, ok?!)
When I was reading the Blogosphere article a thought struck me. What happens once you’re at the top of the PR influencer industry? How do you continue to grow, stay relevant and what direction should you take?
I took a while to answer Alfie’s Instagram reply asking what I thought about the article, it was Christmas after all! Here are my thoughts on what direction Alfie could take next.
Continue reading “Oh my Deyes! What next for Alfie, one of the top UK influencers?”
Looking for a cosy spot to hide away from the weather and grab a bite to eat? Salt Cafe at WicorMarine Yacht Haven in Porchester, is so warm and inviting, here’s my delicious lunch review from my first visit. Continue reading “A cosy lunch at Salt Cafe”
GOGA! Downward facing…goat?🧘🏼♀️🐐🧘🏼♀️Recently I experienced goat yoga, aka goga, for the first time. Here’s a post that will help you find out more about this fun new variety of yoga, as well as including plenty of cute pygmy goat pictures!
Continue reading “Goga with Mucky Bucket Farm”
There’s nothing like a good nights sleep, and recently I had a wonderful bit of shut eye when I was invited* to experience the Hilton Hotel at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton.
Come take a peek at my room with its stunning view and comfortable bed…
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“After all this time?” said Dumbledore, “Always,” replied Snape. I am a Potterhead. I’ve loved the story since my Aunt bought me the book back when it was first released and I still love it now.
The new films in the Fantastic Beasts series are no exception, and I like many other Harry Potter fans have been very excited about the new film.
When Showcase Cinema offered me* the chance to see Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald at a special preview event two days ahead of public release I literally fell off my chair, and for the rest of the day was absolutely beaming.
Here’s what I thought of the film, don’t worry there’s no spoilers, and the cinema.
Continue reading “The Crimes of Grindelwald at Showcase Cinema”