Posted on April 13th, 2017 in brand PR,Consumer PR,creative publicity,Experiential Marketing,Fitness PR,FMCG,Food and Drink PR,Gym PR,Health and Fitness PR,Kids PR,Leisure PR,Online PR,PR Stunt,PR Stunts,Roundup,snackfood PR,stuff we liked,Stunt Of The Day,Tourism PR,Travel PR.
The sun is still out, that daffodils are in bloom, the baby animals are slowly starting to emerge and we have a glorious four day weekend ahead of us. Isn’t Easter weekend wonderful. Now the only question is how to spend it? If you need any ideas of activities or gifts our handy roundup may come in handy as we have chosen our favourite quirky and fun campaigns for Easter.
Door service with a difference from David Lloyd
With it being the long awaited four day weekend, everyone has plans. Whether it is spending a traditional Easter with the family, hanging out with friends or simply enjoying some me time the one thing that most of us will have in common is that we will probably be consuming more chocolate than we should. David Lloyd have come up with a great answer to shedding those few delicious chocolate filled extra pounds in the comfort of your own home with a tailor made workout routine lead by professional trainers straight to your door.
And now time for a different kind of chocolate bunny.
There is truly something for everyone this Easter. As a sweet surprise one of the infamous Playboy bunnies was seen in London sporting an entirely edible chocolate ensemble. This one is no Bridget Jones for sure! The blonde beauty was out to promote a special Playboy Adult’s only Easter hunt which I would imagine to be the most decadent hunt out there this weekend.
The beloved British actor has had his likeness immortalised in chocolate once more. But whereas we and Chocolatier Jen Lindsey-Clark made our Chocobatch in his original likeness Jen has now gone a step further and brilliantly Frankenstein’d his head onto a rabbit’s body for Easter. Now if only someone can recreate this and put his head on a chocolate penguin my year would be complete (or should I say Penwing Benedict?).
“Gorge” on Easter eggs in this glow in the dark hunt!
Cheddar Gorge is undoubtedly a natural marvel in itself, having recently placed 5th in our Top Views of the UK national survey for the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S8. Now its beauty is being amplified with the placement of glow in the dark eggs for an Easter egg hunt the children (and grown-ups) will never forget.
Anyone up for a cheesy Easter weekend?
If there is one thing that could possibly surpass my love of chocolate it is cheese. In perhaps one of the more novelty campaigns of this Easter the “Cheester Eggs” are pure and simple. Created by food blogger Annem Hobson they are a solid lump of cheese lovingly moulded into the iconic Easter shape. What more could you want? You can order your Cheester Eggs here.
A grown up twist on an old tradition (also known as: put Gin in everything)
It has become a growing trend as Gin sales soar to incorporate our favourite tipple into new festive incarnations. First came the Gin and Tonic Christmas baubles, letting us all have a cheeky drink under the Christmas tree last year and now we have the Gin and Tonic infused Easter egg and truffles. How have we ever lived without these!
Happy Easter everyone!
Posted on March 29th, 2017 in Consumer Electronics PR,Consumer PR,Digital PR,Film PR,PR Stunt,Publicity Stunts,stuff we liked,Stunt Of The Day.
It was always going to be a good day for the lucky super fans of The Fast and The Furious chosen to spend the day at Universal Studios; however I doubt any of them were quite prepared for what transpired next. Under the pretence that they had been picked to witness a sneak peek “drive-in” of the latest instalment of the franchise, The Fate of the Furious, the participants were invited to sit in a series of gorgeous super cars in front of a large screen. That impression was soon thrown out of the window, or in this case the wall, as in a wonderful case of life imitating art they were soon thrust into a stunt filled re-enactment of some of the more breath-taking moments from the film.
Que the explosions, broken buildings, flipping cars, high speed chases galore and don’t forget the Nos! The stunned participants show an amazing range of reactions from shock to euphoria mixed with a dose of sheer terror as they are put at the forefront of the action courtesy of the professional drivers subtly sitting next to them and behind the wheel.
The broadband company Xfinity working with their Comcast sibling Universal were behind this heart pumping prank as they used the essence of the adrenaline fuelled film to launch their new ultra-high-speed Gigabit Internet Service.
“If you’re going to do a prank these days, it has to be epic,” said Sherri Davis, Xfinity’s senior director of brand experience. “And we’re promoting a new service with over-the-top ridiculous speed, so this made perfect sense.”
Posted on March 10th, 2017 in creative publicity,Film PR,PR Stunt,PR Stunts,Publicity Stunts,Stunt Of The Day.
Leading up to the premiere of Kong: Skull Island Grandesign, an experimental agency has created a path of destructive tracks across Los Angeles. The stunt features the notorious and enormous ape’s footprints implanted into the ground. The agency has produced five visually dramatic displays over a period of almost a week.
The first display features the ape’s enormous footprints embedded deep into the sand at Dockweiler Beach, measuring at a staggering 25 feet long by 12 feet across.
On Sunday, Kong travelled to Capital Records to unveil a site of damage and destruction. Cars were crushed and the pavement shattered, by the uncontrollable ape. The team behind the creative stunt placed fog machines in the cars to heighten the effect of horror to the scene.
Microsoft Square was next on Kong’s list. On Monday, the agency used 3D vinyl and chalk to create the illusion of Kong’s hands being forced into the ground. The image was surrounded by broken benches, some snapped in half and others destroyed completely.
On Tuesday, Kong popped by the infamous Hollywood sign. However, the visit featured no glitz or glam but instead mud and dirt. The stunt used sculpted dirt, scenic props and fog machines which were inserted inside the footprints.
The last visit featured Kong making his mark on the Hollywood Walk of Fame famously outside the Dolby Theatre where the premiere was held last night.
All featured locations were placed on Waze, a traffic and navigation app. An icon captured, “Kong was here” would pop up on the map as passers-by came into contact with the scenes. Additionally, Kong’s epic prints also showed up on Goggle Earth, during the stunt.
Posted on March 1st, 2017 in brand PR,Consumer PR,Film PR,Leisure PR,Stunt Of The Day.
Everyone must’ve heard by now about the huge mix-up at the Oscars that saw Warren Betty and Faye Dunaway incorrectly announced that ‘La La Land’ had won Best Picture. As cast and crew members were in middle of the acceptance speeches, the ‘La La Land’ producer has stopped and announced the rightful winner: ‘Moonlight’.
That sums up the biggest screw-up in the Oscars history. A few days and a million headlines later, one London cinema, has pranked its audience at a Moonlight showing by playing the first 20 seconds of the teaser trailer of ‘La La Land’.
Rio Cinema in Dalston, east London, sold-out ‘Moonlight’ screening on Monday night and the cinema director decided to pull the prank on the audience.
“We played the beginning of one of the La La Land trailers which is not exactly like the opening of the film, but everyone in the audience were going ‘hang on a moment, something’s wrong here’. We stopped it, made it look as though we made a mistake, and then started Moonlight. It got a huge round of applause and everyone loved it” says general manager Andrew Woodyatt.
“And the feedback was great! The public loved the genius prank and the social media was flooded with appreciation.”
As a result, Rio cinema has decided to extend its run on Moonlight and will be showing the Oscar winner for another week.