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Good marketing is hard but not necessarily expensive

March 7th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Marketing

If you ventured out on the internet today there’s probably two things that popped up in your feeds, namely Kony 2012 and the Dollar Shave Club. I first heard about the Dollar Shave Club through a tweet: Well I had to click didn’t I? Needless to say I wasn’t disappointed.  It’s the combination of a […]

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Respect the brand this Christmas/Holiday Season*

December 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Off-topic

I love seeing creativity. Mixing creativity with humor to poke fun at an institution is better again. It’s why I love the Santa Brand Book. Serious kudos to Quiet Room on their magnificent work in support of one of the world’s truly enduring mega-brands. I will never use unapproved Santa® related vocabulary again.   *I […]

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Children can be cruel…

September 22nd, 2010 · 8 Comments · Off-topic

Sorcha and Anna (my 20 month old daughter) were walking through a store this morning.  There were loads of Halloween costumes on display.   My daughter stops, sees the mask pictured below, points at it, and says: "Daddy".     Nice. Funnily enough Sorcha thought it was rather funny. Tweet This Post

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Smart and funny… recipe for good marketing

July 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Social Media

You’re faced with an “old” brand (which interestingly – to me at any rate -  was originally created for women in 1937) launched in 1938.  It’s a brand with a lot of baggage, particularly in a world of glossy competitors. Rather than go the usual route, they took an alternative approach, which certainly appears to […]

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The “power” of the PR embargo..

February 26th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Public Relations

Funny take on the effectiveness of the PR embargo (adult language warning)… Tweet This Post

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PR Miscellany – January 31st 2010

January 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Public Relations, Social Media

So you won’t be surprised to find out I’ve been a little behind on my RSS feed reading. It’s been busy recently. Slipping through the (PR) feeds, it’s interesting to note that probably 90+% of “PR” posts are actually about social media.  Now social media is clearly very important, but to me, the intersection of […]

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Public Relations in the toilet?

July 10th, 2009 · No Comments · Public Relations

During my recent trip to Cairo I saw something in the airport which made me stop and and think. Public Relations next to the toilets… Photo courtesy of the ever vigilant Katherine Clouse. Tweet This Post

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