Author: MWW PR - London

As I left the office yesterday (10th May) evening, I spotted the hair dresser next door had completely revamped its shop window with a celebratory shrine of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Ah, the Great British spirit strikes again. Nothing shouts “jumping on the Royal Wedding bandwagon” more than this.  With just over a week to go until the big day, it’s interesting to look at the different creative and clever ways brands are taking advantage of the wedding of...

As every PR knows, a great newshook is a brilliant asset to any PR campaign. This doesn’t just apply to PRs though, marketers that deliver timely ads will create even more engaging ads. Last week, the UK (and the world) welcomed a brand new royal baby. Louis Arthur Charles, or by his full name His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge when he’s playing up, came into the world with as much fanfare and excitement as any baby in history has...

Whether we like it or not, influencing plays a part in everyone’s lives. Despite the negative connotations associated with the word (think disingenuous shop salesman who pretends to be your best friend), influencing others should be seen positively. It can help you convince your partner where to go for dinner tonight, or even to persuade the kids to do their homework! However, it is in the context of the workplace in which I wanted to approach this topic, with inspiration coming...

The media would agree that for the technology super powers, an audience with Congress is a rite of passage. You haven’t quite ‘made it’ until you’ve been invited to sit opposite US Government for public scrutiny.   Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance in Congress was nearly 20 years to the date after Bill Gates received his grilling on whether Microsoft was creating a monopoly. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has also appeared at both House and Senate for antitrust, human rights and tax issues....

As you can imagine, there has been a lot of noise this week following the UK filing deadline (4 April) for companies to reveal their gender pay gap. For many employers this marks the first time these figures have been laid bare for the world to see… undoubtedly a nerve-wracking moment for most employers. It’s been described as a ‘monumental’ revolution. Organisations have revealed the average hourly earnings of men and women, bonus gaps and the percentage of women at different...

Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica crisis is continuing to generate steam as the story develops and more details of the furore arise. This has arguably been the biggest hit the social media giant has had in its 14-year existence, with advertisers like Mozilla and Sonos pulling spend and the rise of a #DeleteFacebook campaign online supported by the likes of Elon Musk and WhatsApp founder Brian Action.   When you look back at past crises that have failed in their initial responses to the...

As we grow our digital team here at MWWPR, a recent experience reminded me just how important it is for companies to invest in social and digital strategy. Twitter is a platform most use. Whether it’s a personal tweet declaring a new-found love for peanut butter, or how successful your morning run was, there’s something quite satisfying receiving the odd like or retweet by followers. In a matter of seconds, a tweet is typed and shared for the whole of the...

In the fourth of MWWPR’s Advertising Week Europe 2018 podcasts, host John Reynolds is joined by Ruth Zohrer, Head of Connections Planning at Mindshare and Rebecca Blinston-Jones, Deputy Managing Director at MWWPR to discuss the key themes and talking points coming out of this week's event. Listen to hear views on why the agency business model needs to evolve to stay abreast with the needs of clients when it comes to programmatic, and why the blending of creativity and technology is a key theme at this...

In the third of MWWPR’s Advertising Week Europe 2018 podcasts, host John Reynolds is joined by Julia Smith, Director of Communications EMEA at Impact and Rebecca Blinston-Jones, Deputy Managing Director at MWWPR to discuss the key themes and talking points coming out of this week's event. Listen to hear Rebecca's views on diversity at this year's event as well as Julia's thoughts on why the digital industry again has questions to answer on trust and transparency, and the impact of Facebook's latest data scandal. Click here to listen....

In the second of MWWPR’s Advertising Week Europe 2018 podcasts, host John Reynolds is joined by Olly Lewis, Director of Digital Strategy at News UK and Helen Walledge, Head of Airport Sales at Primesight to discuss the key themes and talking points coming out of this week's event. Listen to find out why News UK has 'hit a tipping point when it comes to fighting the duopoly', hear Primesight debate whether OOH gets its fair share of voice at the event, and discover the Ad...