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Insomnia keeping ewe up? This 8 hour film takes counting sheep to a whole new level

Posted on September 27th, 2017 in Comedy,Consumer PR,Experiential Marketing,FMCG,Leisure PR,PR Stunt,Stunt Of The Day.

Is this the dullest movie ever? Well I suppose that depends on your views of sheep doing their own thing for 8 hours… in slow motion.

So yes, it is probably at least in the running for the award but the producers of this cinematic experience over at Calm.com are more than happy with this – they even put it on the promotional posters!

The aptly named “Baa Baa Land” which premiered at the Prince Charles Cinema last night is a gloriously bizarre example of Slow Cinema; an artistic sub-genre which is exactly as it sounds! Previous examples have ranged from capturing the ongoing point of view of a train driver to hours of literally nothing but paint drying.

It may be a far cry from the money making blockbusters and action flicks dominating cinema these days and it can certainly be described as niche but it has its own special purpose. With so many working at 90 miles per hour rushing from job to job, Slow Cinema is there to give your brain that well needed rest with some low impact entertainment designed to barely hold your attention. And for those with insomnia – good news! It may even help you drift off from sheer boredom. You can check out the rather endearing trailer below:

So if you find yourself still awake at 4am, grab yourself a copy and do as the age old saying goes and count sheep with Baa Baa Land!

Of course, dear insomniacs, if sheep simply aren’t your thing we’ve got you covered! You can instead listen to the glorious white noise of Easyjet’s engines to send you off to the land of nod with their charity single Jet Sounds – did we mention all proceeds go to The Children’s Sleep Charity? Either way sleep well!

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After that sought after Dad Bod physique but don’t want to put on weight? Well now there’s a bag for that!

Posted on September 21st, 2017 in Consumer PR,Experiential Marketing,FMCG,PR Stunt,Stunt Of The Day.

In case you hadn’t heard, women everywhere have decided that men having a Dad bod is apparently just the sexiest thing ever. But guys what do you if you are as ripped as a washboard and want to attract those seeking the Dad bod physique? It is a rather odd dilemma granted but one wide spread enough for one quick thinking designer to come up with a hilarious solution.

Introducing the “DadBag” for those men who want to look out of shape without having to gain any weight to achieve it. In a wonderful optical illusion this photo realistic bum bag gives the impression of having that sought after Dad bod belly bulge whenever the need arises!

 

The “DadBag” comes in a range of skin tones and levels of hairiness to create a realistic paunch.

One things for sure, this is a fashion accessory guaranteed to turn heads!

If you fancy picking up this incredibly and wonderfully bizarre bag you can lend your support at thedadbag.com.

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James Blunt takes self-deprecating to a hilarious new level in advert for new album launch

Posted on March 15th, 2017 in Celebrity PR,Comedy,Comedy PR,Music PR,Online PR,Stunt Of The Day.

The chairs are placed in a circle as one by one the members of the group introduce themselves. Name and age. Each looking more embarrassed than the last, shame covering every inch of their faces as they struggle to speak up. This is no ordinary support group. Such is the stigma that so strongly binds them; they are all James Blunt fans. But do not fear for he is here for you.

In an advert for an album release unlike any other, James Blunt has fully taken on the mantle of the greatest “guilty pleasure” artist and shows how aware he is of how his music is perceived by many.

Yet, ever endearingly instead of shying away, he is embracing his infamy and using it as a marketing technique. Moreover with the video receiving over 33 thousand views since its appearance on Monday it is safe to say that it is working.

This is not the first time that James Blunt has gleefully poked fun at himself. As anyone who follows James on Twitter knows, he has had his fair share of hateful messages. Yet he seems to take immense pleasure in wittily crafting responses designed to draw further attention to himself and his supposed failings or alternatively turn it back around on the instigator with often crude but nevertheless tummy tickling results. In a world full of internet trolls he is a mighty troll slayer.

Therefore if you too have been affected by James Blunt’s music his new album titled The Afterlove is available for Pre-order now. Perhaps with this new incarnation public opinion can be swayed and James Blunt fans will no longer have to meet in darkened rooms. After all if it is possible for Justin Bieber for change his music’s perception then surely it is possible for anyone.

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Yorkshire Tea have recruited some familiar faces to ensure they do their jobs “proper”

Posted on March 13th, 2017 in brand PR,Celebrity PR,Comedy,Comedy PR,Consumer PR,Stunt Of The Day.

Championing home grown celebrities of varying ilk, Yorkshire Tea have teamed up with Lucky Generals to release three short adverts starring TV veteran Michael Parkinson, Olympic triathletes the Brownlee Brothers and the Kaiser Chiefs.

Each appear in a variety of tongue in cheek scenarios demonstrating the brand’s “unwavering passion and uncompromising dedication” to doing things “proper”, which if you can overlook the charmingly Yorkshire grammar without making your eyes twitch; is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face on a Monday afternoon.

The videos centre around the chosen Yorkshire bred celebrities having been employed in various roles within the company.

The rather downbeat rock-band Kaiser Chiefs do not seem too happy with their new role having to endlessly supply live on-hold music at the brand’s headquarters.

However the always endearing Brownlee brothers, clad in lycra, seem to still possess the same comradery witnessed at the World Triathlon Series as they swap various modes of transport as “tea couriers” to make sure they get their package for the company delivered on time.

Finally the man and legend that is Michael Parkinson shows off the recruitment skills he has picked up from a lifetime in broadcasting as he eloquently narrates a job interview of a young man wishing to join him in the ranks at Yorkshire Tea.

Andy Brown, Managing Director at Yorkshire Tea said of the recent appointment : “Michael’s experience is unparalleled and as with everything we do as a company we want to ensure our hiring process is done proper. As soon as we received his application, we knew he’d be a fantastic fit for the role – given our Royal Warrant it’s only right that we add a knight to the ranks.”

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Spotify shines spotlight on the weird and wonderful playlists created by its users

Posted on February 17th, 2017 in brand PR,Digital PR,Music PR,Online PR,Stunt Of The Day.

Spotify have put its customers at the forefront of its marketing strategy since the end of 2016 by light-heartedly highlighting some of the more bizarre user trends and habits in their listening tastes. This sparked some creative opportunities to give shout outs to individuals who displayed data with very strange implications. The most memorable of this activation was putting forward a question to the person who played “Sorry” by Justin Bieber 42 times on Valentine’s Day 2016 asking simply “What did you do?”

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Now they have once again taken the plunge into their analytics, this time focusing on the peculiar names that some users have dubbed their playlists. From the contradictory to the downright odd Spotify have released a series of info-graphics innocently poking fun at each; trying to ascertain the events that may have led to such a playlist’s creation.

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Moreover they have now also created three short adverts headed by very confused artists whose songs have featured on these lists as they bring to life scenes showing each playlist’s reality in all its absurdity. From upbeat dance music on the “Play this at my funeral” to polar bears celebrating to the playlist “Global warming is real… let’s dance!” Spotify have shown how their users are at the centre of everything that they do and also that they are not afraid to have a little bit of fun with them.

The three videos have so far amassed over 200 thousand views since their release on the 13th February. As this humorous use of data mining has proved so successful on two separate occasions the only question left is what will they do with it next?

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