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Powerpuff Girls take on Dubai

Posted on June 3rd, 2016 in Children's Brands PR,creative publicity,Kids PR,PR Stunt,Stunt Of The Day,Television Industry PR,Television PR.

Cartoon Network succeeded in attracting attention when it announced the release of a new series of The Powerpuff Girls.

Their clever plot to catch the eye of the people of Dubai was more effective than they could have anticipated- it even had people running in pursuit and pointing. To promote the return of the famous characters Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, 3 custom made drones were created.

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To the amazement of onlookers, these drones embarked on a scenic, aerial tour of Dubai. Their flight path included a low altitude trip over some of Dubai’s most iconic sights such as Kite Beach, Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa.

In the video put out by Cartoon Network the Powerpuff drones zip through the air superman style to the theme tune of the famous cartoon.

Kids stared open-mouthed as they flew by, but the legendary trio caused the greatest stir amongst people who had been alive to witness them in action on screens in the 90s. In interviews those who had witnessed the Powerpuff girl’s fly through recounted nostalgic tales of great times spent watching the Townsville triplets. It is fair to say that after ten years of Powerpuff free TV we are glad to see them back.

Watch Paint Dry With Ronseal

Posted on May 4th, 2016 in Reality TV PR,Stunt Of The Day,Television Industry PR,Television PR.

Ronseal have never been one to shy away from re-appropriating an old saying; ‘It does exactly what it says on the tin’ being a staple of theirs for many years. The no nonsense approach has done them well; not glamorising DIY cracks a few smiles and probably brings in a few more punters.

Well that approach has continued, with Ronseal this time taking on prime time advertising and, in their own words, “the ultimate TV critics.”

Shown in the Gogglebox advert break this slow paced, oddly therapeutic, advert is brave, bold and risky – the perfect fit, say Ronseal, for Channel 4 who were extremely supportive in the production of the advert.

Millions of eyes on the advert over Bank Holiday, great pickup on social media means that this hilarious video has done very well.

 

Dances (Naked) With Wolves

Posted on March 31st, 2016 in Awards PR,Comedy PR,Stunt Of The Day,Television PR,Tourism PR,Travel PR.

The Eurovision Song Contest is, if you’re a staunch fan of England, a yearly exercise in frustration. We put forward a decent, catchy pop song only to see it shunned for political reasons. For many, though, The Eurovision Song Contest is a day of celebration; friends gather, sweepstakes and bingo are drawn up as we sing, dance and laugh at some of the insanity on show.

Standing out as a contestant isn’t easy though; the performances are loud, the outfits are outrageous and each song is as catchy as the last. To steal the show and make the headlines you’ll need some sort of edge…

Like being naked.

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And performing with wolves.

This is a PR win for everyone involved. IVAN, the performer, his producer and the whole country of Belarus. Well, assuming the performance goes well. You can watch the performance below, NSFW warning though – there’s a bit of nudity in there.

GAME OF THRONES: CHOCOLATE EGGS FOR EASTER

Posted on March 15th, 2016 in Experiential Marketing,Food and Drink PR,Stunt Of The Day,Television PR.

In case you weren’t aware, Game of Thrones is coming back soon. The internationally loved series has spawned all kinds of things in its time on our televisions; memes, arguments, fashions and even cook books. Food is such a key element in Game of Thrones that people even host Game of Thrones feasts in the comfort of their own homes.

HBO have decided to seize upon both memes and feasts to promote the new series by creating an iconic dragon egg out of chocolate to celebrate the show, and, of course, Easter. It’s on display in Selfidges as I write this, so if you want to see a piece of Game of Thrones immortalised in chocolate then rush down and feast your eyes on it.

You won’t be able to feast your mouth on it, unfortunately, as it’s for display only, but you can at least pretend you’re the King/Queen of Dragons.. and of chocolate.

Transfer Deadline Day: Game of Thrones

Posted on February 1st, 2016 in Sport PR,stuff we liked,Stunt Of The Day,Television Industry PR,Television PR.

*** Warning: Spoiler alert! ***

Transfer Deadline Day is upon us and we’re all looking forward to the high-paced drama, unexpected personnel changes and the excitement radiating from Jim White’s iconic golden tie… But it’s not the Premier League we’re referring to.

Those of you who have taken a ride on the emotional roller-coaster that is Game of Thrones, will be somewhat familiar with the random roulette of feelings, varying between love, betrayal, heartache and pure shock (often all in the same scene!).

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For once however, it is us (and not Jon Snow), who know nothing. Seriously… We really do know nothing. Is Arya actually blind? Is Jon really dead? Will the weird fire witch bring him back to life? Will Cersei get what’s coming to her? And most importantly, will Tyrion finally settle down with a nice lady-friend?

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Enter Jim White, who’s been kind enough to offer some experienced insight into the comings and goings of Westeros…

Whether you’re a fan of football, an avid Game of Thrones enthusiast or, like many out there, a connoisseur of both, this video is a must watch! Season 6 is out on Sky Atlantic on the 25th of April (2 months and 24 days away, but who’s counting?)… Be sure to wrap up warmly though, rumour has it that winter is coming!