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Undead ‘walkers’ descend on London

Posted on October 19th, 2016 in Entertainment Brands,PR Stunt,PR Stunts,Publicity Stunts,Stunt Of The Day,Television Industry PR,Television PR.

Sky News anchor Isabel Webster looks visibly shaken as she reports on various sightings of undead ‘walkers’ across the nation, alongside a chilling cell-phone video of these ‘walkers’ captured in London. Webster advises viewers to be extra vigilant and under no circumstance approach infected individuals.


Thankfully for us all, this is just Sky’s latest stunt to promote the return of American horror show, ‘The Walking Dead’, for its seventh season on 23rd October in time for Halloween. ABC has also confirmed the release of season eight in 2017, extending the undead pandemic for the foreseeable future…

– @turntHQ

South Park marks 20 years with trolling billboard campaign

Posted on September 30th, 2016 in Stunt Of The Day,Television PR.

To promote its 20th series, South Park took the streets of America with a mobile ad-van this week to visit various institutions as featured in contentious episodes.

Each billboard execution – ends with the tagline, “We’ve been there.”


“In some cases, the locals were not pleased to have us outside their locations and asked us to leave, but that was all expected, and we completely understand why,” Comedy Central’s chief marketing officer, Walter Levitt, tells the Hollywood Reporter.

Other locations included Trump Tower…




and The White House…


Full list of locations;

Colorado: South Park and Casa Bonita

Salt Lake City: Mormon Church Headquarters

Washington, D.C.: Lincoln Memorial and the White House (above)

Silicon Valley: Facebook Headquarters

New York: Trump Tower  and Hillary Clinton’s N.Y. headquarters

Los Angeles: Church of Scientology, Whole Foods, Hooters, PF Changs, KFC

Buffalo: Canadian Border

[by @itsjamesherring]

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.


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.


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.