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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!

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Digging for memes: 9GAG sets out to amuse and confuse our future generations with buried treasure.

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 in brand PR,Comedy,Comedy PR,Consumer PR,Entertainment PR Jobs,Experiential Marketing,Online PR,PR Stunt,Stunt Of The Day,Viral Video PR.

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A favourite past time of schools everywhere: the time capsule. The premise is simple, to bury items and memorabilia that define the times for either our future selves or generations to discover with glee in years to come. Hidden in the earth around the country I am sure there are little treasure troves of Spice Girls cassettes, Pokemon cards and maybe the odd Tamagotchi scurried away by teens to define the 90s. But now is the age of the internet, so how do we define this generation for those yet to come. Well apparently the answer is memes.

You know them, you either love them or hate them. These days there a too many to count from beloved favourites such as the adorable Doge to the more controversial Pepe the frog; memes are everywhere. But  memes are also fleeting in nature and ever changing with each new craze. When was the last time you heard someone singing the now age old classic chocolate rain or posting the original dancing baby from Ally Mc Beal?

So to immortalise some of our favourites 9GAG have created their very own meme time capsule in the form of a 4 metre high stone slab buried in a secret location in the Spanish desert. 623,254 members of 9GAG’s community voted for their favourite memes, which were then carved onto it. The company believes that when future generations find it, they’ll discover humans, “besides being intelligent, were also very funny.”

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In the longest troll to date, spanning possibly untold generations, one can only imagine the look on archaeologist’s faces as they, in years to come, compare the carvings of a Dickbutt to the hieroglyphs found in Ancient Egypt.

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So somewhere several feet underground, there’s a giant rock with SaltBae, Philosoraptor, and the PPAP guy carved on it. Welcome to 2017. Bravo 9GAG, bravo.

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WANTED! Senior TV Publicist

Posted on March 3rd, 2011 in Entertainment PR Jobs.

Taylor Herring are seeking a  Senior TV Publicist to lead a variety of campaigns across both terrestrial and digital channels.

Taylor Herring is the leading PR agency in the TV industry – our credits include The Inbetweeners, The Apprentice and Doctor Who.

All applicants will need to show:

  1. Minimum 3 years publicity experience on TV shows
  2. Strong contacts, news sense and creativity
  3. Experience with talent
  4. Initiative – able to work solo and part of a team

Our TV team are known for being excellent communicators, strong and fast writers, passionate about TV and entertainment.

Please apply if the above describes you!

This is a 6 month contract, with extension potential.

contact: [email protected]

PR JOBS: Freelance Account Manager (DVD/Entertainment)

Posted on September 6th, 2010 in Entertainment PR Jobs,Online PR Jobs,PR Jobs.

Do you know your way around the DVD media, love movies and great telly?

We are a seeking an dynamic account manager with a proven track record in consumer entertainment. Experience in Home Entertainment sector will be a bonus.

Candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent contacts and results in delivering coverage in online outlets.

You will be working on some high profile DVD releases, live tours and TV shows. 

The role offers an initial 3 month freelance contract immediate start

Please send CV and covering letter to [email protected] – please put ‘Freelance Account Manager’ in the subject line.