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What’s new on the Menu: Moonpig presents the edible meat-flavoured Father’s Day cards

Posted on June 13th, 2017 in brand PR,Comedy,Consumer PR,Experiential Marketing,Leisure PR,PR Stunt,Stunt Of The Day.

 

‘World’s Best Dad’ mug? Check.  Cute ‘Happy Father’s Day’ card? Check. Table reservation for [insert your family size] at the nearest pub? Double check. Now we  are officially Father’s Day ready, right?

Dads are always happy to receive any gift, no matter how large or small, from their dearest children. But what if we told you that you can make your Dad’s day a little bit more special with adding some extra flavour to it? On this Father’s Day, Moonpig has decided to combine our Dads’ two favourite things, food and their children’s love, into one, which has resulted in the edible ‘meating’ cards.

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These unique cards come in BBQ and Spicy Hot flavours, and are made out of rice paper. Moonpig has said that the cards are infused with edible scents and ink and promise our Dads won’t know the difference from the real thing! The creators of the cards even thought about the veggie Dads too as the cards are meat extract-free and are absolutely suitable for vegetarians.

The only unfortunate news is that the cards are limited edition and cannot be purchased in stores, so those wanting to get the unique gift for their Pops will need to apply on Moonpig’s official website to win one of them – we might give it a go too!

@mariosquared

Smirnoff hits the nail on the head with new advertising campaign boldly poking the Trump bear with references to THOSE Russia allegations.

Posted on June 12th, 2017 in brand PR,Comedy,FMCG,Food and Drink PR,Stunt Of The Day.

With the Comey trial in full swing the spotlight on Trump has never been harsher as evidence and testimonies mount up regarding his involvement with Russia prior to the election. Despite this Trump still vehemently denies all links to the Red State but one company has come out singing and dancing, proudly wearing their ties to the Motherland on their … bottle sleeve.

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The now Diageo owned Smirnoff Vodka was originally founded in Moscow by Pyotr Arsenievich Smirnov before the family were forced to flee the country during the October Revolution in 1917. In their latest advertising campaign they have gleefully poked the proverbial Trump bear boasting how although it is now “Made in America” they would “be happy to talk about ties to Russia under oath” with the insinuations of the powerful statement lost on nobody.

The campaign has be lauded on social media and quite rightly so! It is great to see public affairs woven in so seamlessly to an advert with such a clear and genuinely funny message.

-@gfpvincent91

Tired of using oyster cards to get around on the tube? Now you can use a Lucozade bottle instead!

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 in brand PR,Comedy,Consumer Electronics PR,Consumer PR,creative publicity,Experiential Marketing,FMCG,Food and Drink PR,Leisure PR,PR Stunt,Stunt Of The Day.

Rush hour is given an extra buzz by the bubbles energising Lucozade to bring Londoners a sugar high during their hectic commutes across the capital!

From May 30 to June 2 at Oxford Circus Station during ‘Whoosh Hour’, Lucozade ambassadors will be handing out thousands of limited edition Lucozade Energy bottles with contactless chips, exactly like the ones found in TfL’s Oyster Cards, embedded in the bottle.

Lucky commuters will be able to ditch their costly Oyster Cards and use the bottles like Oyster Cards for one free Underground journey, saving their money and their energy.

As part of the campaign Lucozade collect a sporty eccentric bunch such as Team GB gymnast Nile Wilson, Britain’s Got Talent finalists Twist and Pulse and ballet star Alessia Lugoboni who have teamed up with Lucozade Ribena Suntory and Transport for London to promote the creative eccentric campaign.

-@janeylbarker

A room with a view…or is it: Easyhotels offer breath-taking views of the London Skyline for £1

Posted on June 1st, 2017 in brand PR,Comedy,Consumer PR,Leisure PR,PR Stunt,Stunt Of The Day.

London hotels often come with a high price tag as it is and if you want a view of the iconic London skyline you had better be prepared for a large extra fee for the luxury. However that is not the case for guests of EasyHotel’s Old Street branch who will upgrade you to a beautiful view of landmarks such as the London Eye, the beautifully weird Gherkin and The Shard for only £1 per night…. But there is a catch.

And quite a big catch at that. As this picture perfect view is just that… a picture, hung gorgeously may I add, in an equally fake traditional white latticed window frame.

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According to the company, the views enable guests to experience the “majesty” of the city without having to pay a premium.

Customers can simply request the ‘upgrade’ at reception, without any need to book in advance.

Jorge Rodriguez, night manager at easyHotel, said: “Many London hotels charge rates as high as £10,000 for a premium view from a room.

“Why shell out a fortune when you could be spending your hard-earned cash on the experience of the city itself?

“Our customers’ cash stays in their wallets for an enjoyable visit rather than being literally thrown out the window.”

We love it when companies show their sense of humour and this PR stunt is, no pun intended, a breath of fresh air!

-@gfpvincent91

May the fourth be with you: Joker Mark Hamill gives fans a Star Wars Day to remember with epic prank

Posted on May 4th, 2017 in brand PR,Celebrity PR,Comedy,Consumer PR,Entertainment PR Jobs,Film PR,Stunt Of The Day.

Mark Hamill: the man, the legend. To many he is known as Luke Skywalker and to others as the iconic voice of the Joker. Today he has shown how some of the more playful characteristics of his latter alter ego have seeped through into his own personality as footage has emerged of him  gleefully playing pranks on unsuspecting Star Wars fans with heart-warming results that will make you feel all gooey inside.

Fans were invited along under the premise of recording some of Luke’s most iconic lines for a video celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the franchise. They were then stunned and delightfully surprised as Luke Skywalker himself stepped out of the dark (side) and into the light to reveal… himself.  As Mark himself excitedly quoted “It’s a trap!”

The director behind the scenes amplified the comedy and irony to the situation by telling one (completely) oblivious fan that, “you never expected to be this close to Luke Skywalker, hold your lightsaber out and finally you have a chance to meet your hero” as unbeknown to her, her hooded acting partner was actually Hamill in disguise. To her surprise, the director’s inspiring words were very much literal, as Luke (Hamill) slowly removed his hood, perfectly re-enacting the final scene of The Force Awakens to reveal himself to her sheer shock and utter joy.

The incredible prank was not only in aid of celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope but also raising awareness of The Star Wars Force for Change charity which uses the power of the franchise to improve children’s lives by supporting such organisations as Unicef and Starlight.

With the blockbuster success of both Episode 7 and Rogue One, Episode 8 due to hit cinemas this Winter and the stellar line up for the as yet untitled Young Han Solo movie being recently released it is clear to see that the Force is strong with this one. May the Fourth be with you all!

-@janeylbarker