Media

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...

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...

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...

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...

For AdWeek 2018 MWWPR is going to be producing a daily podcast covering the latest developments at the show and interviewing some of the key players in the industry   In the first of MWWPR’s Advertising Week Europe 2018 podcasts, MWWPR’s UK MD Paddy Herridge and podcast host John Reynolds discuss the themes and events of the coming week. What are the sessions that can’t be missed, who are the big names that are appearing on stage and what themes should we...

It can be a daunting prospect, as a student entering the final stages of your degree, not knowing what to do after you graduate. It’s often hard to envisage what the first step on your career ladder will look like, let alone how to get there. That’s certainly how I felt as a third-year undergraduate. So when I was invited to join the University of Leeds’ School of Media and Communications careers day to educate students about the world of PR,...

It’s that time again when industry professionals near and far transform Fira Gran Via in Barcelona into the world’s largest mobile tech show, to showcase this year’s must-have mobile devices and demonstrate futuristic innovations.   To mark the start of some of the busiest weeks in mobile-land, MWWPR hosted a Mobile World Congress breakfast briefing with guest speakers Gemma Cook, Head of PR at HMD Global (Nokia Mobile), Alan Burkitt-Gray, Executive Editor of Capacity and Global Telecoms Business and Paddy Herridge, UK...

Voice technology is fast becoming a part of our everyday lives. What was once only imaginable in movies like Her, Iron Man and Star Wars is fast becoming reality. In fact, according to Google, 20% of mobile searches on Android are done through voice and Comscore forecasts 50% of all searches will be done through voice by 2020. This trend has been perpetuated by players like Amazon and Google who have launched devices dedicated specifically to voice. So how do marketers...