Communications

Last week, I just happened to stumble across a YouTube video from the female entrepreneur and motivational speaker, Mel Robbins. I had heard of her previously, and even seen some of her videos, but the sheer simplicity of this one just took me by surprise. The video is addressed to women but has equal relevance to all genders – and actually – all industries. Yet in the PR industry, and throughout my career (even now), I still tend to make this...

Social media continues to proliferate our everyday lives and unsurprisingly it has changed the brand-consumer dynamic for the long-term. For consumers, Instagram and Twitter are increasingly seen as primary sources for lifestyle inspiration - whether that’s picking up the latest handbag, finding new music, hot travel destinations or the best restaurants in town. This growth in social media has changed the way consumers think about brands and their messages. Today 92% of consumers trust an influencer more than an advertisement or...

This week marks ‘National Inclusion Week’, an annual reminder for employers of just how important inclusion is within the workplace. When a company, brand or organisation works as an entity, it is important that every component within that structure feels constantly included. This is crucial to success. That’s why the theme of the week has been ‘Everyday inclusion’. At MWWPR, we have our own Diversity and Inclusion Council, made up of members from across the agency, globally. These members work together...

It’s time we all took stock and realised that summer is over. Whilst the UK may (or may not depending on whether you believe the weather forecast) still see some sun, it’s time to get out the Winter wardrobe. But before we fully commit ourselves to colder times we thought we should take one last look back at what we are calling ‘The Summer of the Second Screen’.   As a channel TV has the greatest reach and penetration of most ‘consumption’...

Research has found the sales, media and marketing (60%) professions are the sector most chained to their desks during the working day. It’s no surprise then that a job in public relations is the eighth most stressful job in the UK, according to CareersCast. So how do we tackle this? As someone who works out every morning before work, people often ask me, “How do you do it?” and maybe more frequently (and appropriately), “Are you mad?!” Maybe I am mad,...

In order to discover which brand was the most successful in driving positive engagement on social media throughout Love Island 2018, we conducted research which tracked brands performance to see which brand mattered most. Introducing this year’s winner: Missguided.   Our Matter More Index ranked 12 brands associated with the show based on how their respective social posts performed in terms of reach, virality, passion, engagement, share-of-voice and sentiment. Official clothing partner Missguided topped the charts with over 36,000 Love Island related...

The PR industry may well be perceived by the majority as an industry which is not shy of seeing staff enjoying life together outside of work. Afterwork drinks and lunching with close knit colleagues may well spring to mind, but it is rare that the full office will come out together for some much needed ‘out-of-office’ time. Now socialising should not be ‘forced’ upon anyone, but if you give the team the autonomy to organise a nice day out, then the...

England are producing some of the best football they have played in years and are demonstrating to everyone that they do have the professionalism and capability to go all the way to the final of the World Cup, even if Tuesday’s match was painfully tense to watch. The country as a whole, brands and players are all capitalising on the success from the past two weeks, so it begs the question: what could actually happen if football did come home? Viewing...

Cannes Lions 2018 is over. The key trends and news of the week were: A return to the festival’s creative roots Less yachts and no Snapchat ferris wheel - ad tech and duopoly players had reigned it in for this year Martin Sorrell is not going quietly - his return to the stage garnered much of the headlines towards the end of the week However, as I reflect on my second trip to Cannes Lions, I find myself trying to explain...

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...