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Just watch your step! AirBnB offer one night stay in an amazing LEGO house!

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 in App PR,brand PR,Children's Brands PR,Consumer PR,Kids PR,PR Stunt,Publicity Stunts,Retail PR,Stunt Of The Day,Tourism PR,Toy PR,Venue PR.

AirBnB have teamed up with LEGO to offer one lucky family with the chance of spending a night at the recently opened LEGO House in Billund, Denmark – the home of the famous children’s toy. Most importantly, there will be LEGO proof slippers, so you don’t have to wince at the thought of stepping on a stray block.

Almost everything, from the furniture to the decorations, is entirely made from LEGO (even an adorable LEGO cat). Thankfully, the mattress, pillows, and duvet, are the only things NOT made from the little blocks; just make sure to check the bed before you lie down!

The quirky holiday will be hosted by Master Lego Builder (or design manager specialist), Jamie Berard. With his assistance, the winning family will take part in fun LEGO activities like making their own LEGO films, building robotic cars, and designing a meal using LEGO, which is then served by two robot waiters!

To win, all families have to do is describe what they would make is they had an unlimited supply of LEGO bricks – Berard will even try to assist with building it during your stay! Unfortunately, LEGO has yet to announce if they will be releasing an instruction booklet to build the house yourself, here’s hoping!


100 Brilliantly Creative Outdoor and Ambient Marketing Campaigns

Posted on June 1st, 2014 in Arts PR,Attraction PR,Awards PR,Book PR,brand PR,Broadband PR,Camera PR,Car PR,Celebrity PR,Charity PR,Children's Brands PR,Classical Music PR,Comedy PR,Computer Games PR,Consumer Electronics PR,Consumer PR,creative publicity,Cycling PR,Digital PR,DVD PR,Entertainment Brands,Environmental PR,Event PR,Experiential Marketing,Extreme Sports PR,Fashion PR,Festival PR,Film PR,Fitness PR,FMCG,Food and Drink PR,Football PR,Games PR,Gym PR,Health and Fitness PR,Kids PR,Leisure PR,Magazine PR,Music PR,Online PR,Opera PR,PR Jobs,PR Stunt,PR Stunts,Property PR,Publishing PR,Radio PR,Restaurant PR,Retail PR,Shopping Centre PR Stunts,snackfood PR,Sport PR,Technology PR,Television PR,theatre PR,Tour PR,Tourism PR,Toy PR,Travel PR,Venue PR,Viral Video PR.

By James Herring

Nobody tweets a picture of a poster or a billboard. Well rarely.

Marketers are having to come up with increasing bolder, creative and innovative news ways of getting the message out there.

Here are some of our favourite bits of creative and unusual media of recent years.

1. Nationwide Insurance


2. Drunk people sleeping on the streets of Japan are turned into human billboards for a new alcohol awareness campaign.


3. The Economist


4. Dengan Nose Hair Trimmers


5. O’Donovans Irish Pub


6. Silberman’s Fitness Center


7. Adidas

Oliver Kahn Poster Presentation


8. Bic Razors


9. Mini


10. Frontline – Flea and Tick Spray


11. Newcastle Brown Ale hijack Stella


12. Nike


13. BMW vs Audi


14. Fitness First – Bus Stop Scales


15. Folgers Coffee make good use of steam vents


16. Aim Plumbing Servoces


17.  Brandstik USB


18. Tefal


19. Nike Escalator sabotage


20. National Geographic Channel


21. HBO – Game Of Thrones


22. BBC World


23. Smart car


24. Joffrey Ballet School, Chicago


25. Mondo Pasta


26. Kansas Public Library



27. Japanese camera ad


28. Australian construction site


29. Yahoo


30. Colorado road safety campaign


31. Anando Milk


32. Australian Childhood Foundation


33.  Belt Up


34. Cadbury Dairy Milk


35. Heineken


36. Hot Wheels


37. Law and Order


38. Martor Razor Blades


39. McDonald: Sundial Billboard.





41. Environmental Awareness: Swimming Pool.


42. Iberia


43. Venice Casino


44. Lego




46. Oral B


47. Australian Public Transport Authority


48. Kung Fu Panda – Dreamworks


49. Imodium


50. Alice In Wonderland


51. FedEx Kinkos – Office Products


52. Australia Post


53. Kill Bill  (New Zealand)


54. Absolut


55. The Day After Tomorrow (Mumbai)


56. Newcastle Brown Ale


57. Batman


58. Dutch Stutter Foundation


59.Benjamin Moore Paints


60. CNN


61. Science World



62. Old Timer Restaurants



63. Smart


64. McDonalds Fries



65. Allstate Insurance: Marina Tower


66. Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre


67. Check The Gas


68. Pedigree dog food (and poop bag dispenser)


69.  Lays Potatoes


70. Calgary Film Festival (crying billboard)

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71. Powerhouse Gym


72. Peter Walsh Office Supplies


73. DHL Online Tracking – Beijing


74. Clearex (Israel)


75. The Guitar Store


76. Nikon


77. IWC Watches


78. Rock Radio


79. Kit Kat




81. Rimmel Quick Dry


82. Hyundai


83. Duracell




85. Calgary Zoo


86. Fedex


87.  Copenhagen Zoo


88. Walking Dead: Zombie Truck


89. Mad Men (New Zealand)


90. IBM


91. Grand Theft Auto


92. Father Bobs (Homeless Charity)


93. WonderBra


94. IAMS


95. AOK (German Health Insurance)


96. MTV Switch


97. McDonalds


98. Smart


99. KarstadtQuelle: Dental Implant Insurance


100. Nivea: Good-bye Cellulite Sofa


For a really great archive and resource of advertisements visit Ads of the World or Trend Hunter for a great source for inspiration.

If you’re looking for a creative solution we can help with viral video productioncreative outdoor advertisingexperiential eventsnews generation and newjacking and publicity stunts.

Please share your examples with us. Let us know in the comments section below.

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10 Ways To Be A Marketing Genius Like Lady Gaga

Posted on August 12th, 2010 in Arts PR,Auction PR,Awards PR,Book PR,brand PR,Camera PR,Car PR,Celebrity PR,Charity PR,Children's Brands PR,Comedy,Comedy PR,Comment,Computer Games PR,Consumer Electronics PR,Consumer PR,Doctor Who Live,documentary PR,Drama PR,DVD PR,Edinburgh International Television Festival,Entertainment Brands,Environmental PR,Event PR,Experiential Marketing,Extreme Sports PR,Fashion PR,Festival PR,Film PR,Fitness PR,FMCG,Food and Drink PR,Games PR,Gym PR,Health and Fitness PR,History PR,Ice Cream,Kids PR,Magazine PR,Model Search PR,Music PR,Online PR,Online PR Trends,Opera PR,Poetry,PR Stunt,PR Stunts,Publicity Stunts,Publishing PR,Reality TV PR,Regional PR,Retail PR,Shopping Centre PR Stunts,snackfood PR,Sport,Sport PR,Stunt Attempt PR,Stunt Of The Day,Teen PR,Television Industry PR,Television PR,The Apprentice,theatre PR,Tour PR,Tourism PR,Toy PR,Travel PR,Uncategorized,Venue PR,Wedding PR.

Jongleurs Announces £2Million Investment In Booming British Comedy Scene

Posted on June 2nd, 2010 in Comedy,Comedy PR,Event PR,Venue PR.

Nine New Clubs To Launch

LONDON, Wednesday 2nd June 2010: Comedy giant Jongleurs today announced that it is investing a further £2m into its comedy and entertainment offering in 2010, with plans to launch nine new clubs nationwide later this year.


Jongleurs investment arrives at a time the UK is enjoying a comedy boom with arena tours selling out and stand up comedy DVD sales toppling Hollywood blockbusters at Christmas.

The new launch, a franchise agreement with Momo Leisure Ltd, will see new clubs open in Cambridge, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield and Newcastle to add to an already successful Nottingham launch in April.

The Nottingham site has re-established comedy back in the heart of the City to great customer reaction. Shows are already extremely busy with customers saying how delighted they are that the Jongleurs brand is back. The new look Jongleurs is quickly developing a reputation for great service, good food and of course a first class comedy experience.

Momo Leisure was founded in 2009 by David Elphick, Head of Training at Poppleston Allen and Jez King, a former Regent Inns Executive and Divisional MD at Laurel. The pair has put together a strong management team who are very experienced in the comedy market.

Further expansion plans are already underway with Novus Leisure Ltd, which opened the flagship joint venture at Sway in Covent Garden on 15th May 2010, with plans to open new clubs in Portsmouth, Croydon, Glasgow and Leeds.

[email protected] has been selling out a new premium comedy offering, Jongleurs Posh, a £40 ticket that includes a three course dinner, four stand up acts and table service, suggesting that comedy is one of the most recession-proof of all industries.

John Davy, Jongleurs co-owner, said “Jongleurs is synonymous with great comedy and a fantastic all round night out and this fresh investment will help bring our unique offering to even more customers and new audiences. The appetite for a complete comedy and entertainment experience is stronger than ever and we are experiencing unprecedented demand from corporate and larger group bookings in particular who are looking for an entertainment one-stop-shop.”

Maria Kempinska, Jongleurs founder and co-owner, said “For 27 years Jongleurs has been a driving force in British stand up comedy, innovating the comedy experience in terms of acts, environment and approach. It seems people want to laugh and be entertained in times of recession and Jongleurs is focussed on meeting that need.”

By the end of 2010 there will be eleven Jongleurs clubs around the UK in total, with plans to continue to roll out in 2011.

Press Contact: Taylor Herring PR 0208 206 5151

The Comedy Store: Laughing All The Way To Mumbai

Posted on April 21st, 2009 in Comedy PR,Event PR,Venue PR.

comedy_storeLegendary live venue The Comedy Store – long regarded as Comedy’s Unofficial National Theatre – is set to bring a dose of British humour to India this autumn with the launch of their first international club in Mumbai.

While businesses worldwide are cowering from the economic downturn, The Comedy Store has gained record attendances over the last few years leading to the latest announcement.

julian clary, don ward and paul mertonThe Comedy Store CEO Don Ward has joined forces with Indian businessman and entrepreneur, Amar Agrawal to open the 15,000 sq feet, 300 capacity club in the imposing Palladium building, High Street Phoenix Mills, in central Mumbai, later this year. As well as The Comedy Store club, the venue will also include a restaurant above the auditorium, serving an array of Asian fusion dishes, plus a stylish bar serving a wide range of drinks and the latest cocktails. After the comedy, the club will turn in to a music venue and will feature a state-of-the-art sound system, playing international music with a lean towards the latest in Indian sounds.

eddie-izzardThe Comedy Store in Mumbai will play host to three international comics over a four day period, performing six shows on a weekly basis, with plans to expand to open mike nights for the local amateur comics. The club also hopes to provide a showcase venue and training ground for upcoming Indian comedy talent. Indeed, local Indian stand ups will be offered master classes with The Comedy Store’s regular comedians to help develop and hone their skills.

Don Ward said: “I wanted to do something special to celebrate our 30th anniversary, and what better way than to open a club half way round the world – Mumbai is a vibrant city and feels like Manchester and London all wrapped up in one. We will be bringing the very best in British and International stand up to India and I am confident that we can replicate our success overseas. At present there is no emerging comedy talent in India, and we hope to change all of that – we’re looking for the first Indian stand up superstar and you never know, we may find the Paul Merton or Lee Evans of India! It’s an incredibly exciting venture, and I hope India embraces The Comedy Store in the same way that the UK has over the past 30 years.”

laughingCloser to home, The Comedy Store will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary on May 19th, when the venue will host a weeklong programme of anniversary gigs, kicking off with an all star charity event on Monday 18th May, followed by a star-studded party.

Earlier this month The Comedy Store hired comedy and entertainment PR specialist Taylor Herring PR to handle the 30th anniversary celebrations.

For further information and interview requests, please contact: [email protected]

Notes to Editors:

The Comedy Store is Britain’s premiere comedy venue and is renowned for its ability to break new talent and its all star alumni – which spans the spectrum of comedy royalty from Eddie Izzard to Chris Rock.

In 1979, Don Ward decided to try it out a new type of observational comedy in the UK which he had observed in the US. He registered the name Comedy Store, created the iconic logo which is now recognised across the world, and scheduled an initial six-week run of Saturday shows at midnight at the old Gargoyle club in Dean Street, Soho.

Ward auditioned raw talent from adverts placed in a selection of varied publications including the Evening Standard, Jewish Chroncile, Grocers Gazette, Builders Weekly, Punch, The Stage and Evening News, and from the 150 answers to the first advert, the first one over the doorstep to be auditioned was Alexei Sayle. Ward thanked the ‘Comedy Gods’ and said to Alexei, “you’ve got the job, you are the host of the Comedy Store.”

Since its opening night, the Comedy Store has attracted the likes of big name Hollywood stars including Robin Williams, Chris Rock, Dennis Leary and Mike Myers (who was the creator of The Comedy Store Players, which is still running today). Other performers to have graced the stage in the early days include Ben Elton, Paul Merton, Jo Brand, French & Saunders, Rik Mayall, Ade Edmonson, Lee Evans, Jack Dee and Clive Anderson.

In September 2000, Ward opened a second venue in Deansgate Locks in Manchester.

In 2001 he founded the Manchester Comedy Festival, which he is now sole Director of.

Ward is the co-executive producer on the Open Mike productions of the TV show ‘The Comedy Store’ (six series) for Paramount Comedy Channel. He is producer and CEO of the Comedy Stores in London and Manchester.

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