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I’ll be the first to admit it. I use the ‘C’ word rather flippantly and without remorse. Once November is here I think it’s a goer. No I’m not a gutter mouth, I’m talking about Christmas. I’m a total sucker for the consumerism that is the modern Christmas experience and the minute Halloween is over, the Virgo in me can’t wait to get stuck in. From making a gift list, a Christmas food list, a drinks list (yes, a drinks list) to...

Over the past few weeks here at MWWPR, I have been interviewing a number of wonderful candidates for a variety of junior roles, from internships to Senior Account Executives. With over 10 years in the PR game, there are often moments where I lose sight of what I enjoy most about the industry and the day-to-day work which comes with it. Being on the hiring side of the fence certainly reminds you of the wonderful reasons people are inspired to get...

I had the pleasure of finding out last week that I had been included in PR Week’s prestigious ’30 Under 30’ list! This list recognises PR professionals all aged under 30, from a variety of agency and in-house roles and across different specialties, so it’s a huge honour to be included. Thanks so much to PR Week! My attention now turns to how to navigate the upcoming photo shoot for the magazine… For more information about the list, you can see the PR...

This year’s Ad Week Europe started with a bang. During one of the first sessions on Monday morning on the Fast Company Stage, Google's EMEA President, Matt Brittin, and Unilever's CMO, Keith Wood, met to discuss how to build brands in an attention economy. Streaming it live from the comfort of my chair, I wasn't able to take in the atmosphere for myself but by firsthand accounts it was quite electric. With The Times's Alexi Mostrous (the journalist who lead the...

Ah, the magic of the FA Cup. As Sutton United prepared to face Arsenal on Monday night, football fans everywhere were busy putting their money where their mouths were. Would the non-league side do the unthinkable and progress to the sixth round, knocking out Premier League side Arsenal along the way? Unfortunately, they didn’t, but following the lack of a giant killing there was another surprise story that has filled the headline gap. That was of course the eating of a...

It’s a common misconception that corporate, technically complex issues will only resonate with a B2B audience so a number of brands set themselves up to fail from the start. Of course, when it comes to an ultra-niche corporate tax issue or similar, targeting a mass consumer audience isn’t the right approach, however there are often wider industry issues that brands wish to address, but they hesitate to leverage the strength of consumer outreach - effectively the end-users that would be...

Earlier this week it was announced that tennis superstar, Maria Sharapova, would be banned from tennis for two years after being tested positive for a banned substance, meldonium, at the Australian Open in January this year. According to Forbes, Sharapova’s career earnings exceed $20m, the majority of which are from endorsements. So where does this leave her? Interestingly, many brands are sticking by the star. On Wednesday, Nike lifted the suspension it had placed on its relationship citing ‘Maria has always...