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Dame Judi Dench in the house! Lethal Bizzle teaches national treasure how to rap

Posted on September 14th, 2017 in Arts PR,brand PR,Celebrity PR,Consumer PR,Music PR,Online PR,PR Stunt,Stunt Of The Day.

If someone were to ask you “Who would you most like to collaborate with Lethal Bizzle” I highly doubt that the thespian and national treasure Dame Judi Dench would be the first person to come to mind. However the two sat down for a rap session that we won’t be forgetting any time soon.

If you are scratching your head wondering why this marvellous yet unlikely duo were put together, we have the answers, you may be intrigued to know that their connection stems from the word “Dench” itself. To Judi, Dench is simply her surname and refers to the fact that her family probably originated from Denmark around the early medieval times. However Lethal B coined “dench” as a term back in 2010 to express how good or even brilliant something is, be it a flashy sports car or a beautiful woman. After Judi talked about how she loved how her surname is now emblazoning caps and t-shirts across the grime scene it was only a matter of time before the pair met. And now internet history has been made thanks to the genius’ over at LADbible.

In what might be the most epic video to grace our screens this year Lethal B puts Judi through her paces by teaching her the lyrics to a couple of his famous tracks with one modified especially just for her. After first seeming rather unsure Judi got into the swing of things all while rocking a “Stay Dench” cap rapping like the veteran professional she is “I’m Ju-to-the-di”. POW.

Stay dench Dame Judi, we all love you!

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Cocaine trivia while you tinkle: Netflix installs new guerrilla sticker campaign for Season 3 of “Narcos” in toilets across America

Posted on September 13th, 2017 in App PR,brand PR,Consumer PR,creative publicity,Drama PR,Experiential Marketing,PR Stunt,Stunt Of The Day,Television PR.

Club restrooms are usually a sight to behold, and not normally a pleasant one at that. Most run out of toilet paper before midnight, half of the doors always seem to be missing locks and depending on where you go there may or may not be a suspicious dusting of white residue on the surfaces. Well in certain clubs and bars across L.A, Miami, Chicago and New York those sprinklings might not be what you think.

In some brilliant guerrilla marketing for the returning third Season of the critically acclaimed original show Narcos, Netflix have been placing stickers in the bathrooms of establishments across America drawing reference to the major impact made by the Cali Cartel on the cocaine trade during the 1990’s club scene. With the previous two seasons focusing on the notorious Pablo Escobar, the third sees the Cali Cartel take centre stage as the new big bad for the police working on putting a stop to the escalating drug issues.

All three seasons of Narcos are now available to binge on the streaming service. Enjoy!

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Are we there yet?! Boeing Dreamliner 17-hour flight path creates outline of itself over USA

Posted on August 9th, 2017 in brand PR,Comedy,Consumer PR,Experiential Marketing,Leisure PR,PR Stunt,Stunt Of The Day,Tourism PR,Travel PR.

The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner embarked on a 4,000-mile winding route that took a whopping 17 hours to complete in order to create the unique flight path shape.

It is an American long-haul, mid-size wide body, twin-engine jet airliner.

The purpose of this stunt? An endurance test for the Boeing’s new Rolls- Royce engine.

The 17 hour, 46 minute flight started August 2nd and ended the following day, taking off and landing at the Boeing Field- King County International Airport, in Seattle.

To start it headed east across Montana and Dakota before it made a sharp turn when it reached the coastal city Marquette in Michigan state. The pilot then headed into the central states of America, carving out a picture of a Dreamliner as he went.

This is not the first time something of this nature has been done by the company. In February 2012, a Boeing 787-8 took an 18-hour flight, travelling more than 10,000 miles from Washington State to Iowa as it traced out 787 and the Boeing logo in the skies above the US.

But this time the Boeing covered 15,766 miles making it the longest commercial flight in the world!

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Café charges 18% ‘man tax’ to address the gender pay gap

Posted on August 8th, 2017 in brand PR,Charity PR,Comedy,Consumer PR,creative publicity,Experiential Marketing,FMCG,Food and Drink PR,Leisure PR,PR Stunt,Stunt Of The Day.

What better way to get people talking about the gender pay gap than to charge men an 18% premium, and then donate it to a women’s charity!

Handsome Her a new café in Melbourne, Australia, which describes itself as a ‘space by women, for women’, has imposed the tax to reflect the gender pay gap according to the 2016 report from Australia’s Workplace Equality Agency. The report found that across all industries, women’s salaries are 17.7% less than men’s.

The café, which opened its doors for the first time Thursday, is hoping to shine a light on the issue.

The café has however been on the receiving end of criticism on social media since their sign went viral, branding the tax as ‘divisive’. One twitter user wrote ‘We now raise “awareness” and debate it with discrimination toward men… but we must be equals to men!’.

But café owner Alex O’Brien, who is also a feminist, says the tax is in fact ‘voluntary’ stating ‘there’s been nothing but positivity from everyone, males and females.’ She added ‘we’ve had men travel across town to visit us and pay “the man tax” and throw some extra in the donation jar – guys, you’re pretty neat’.

So far, Handsome Her has collected a several hundred dollars for Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women’s Service. And it’s definitely succeeded in fueling a conversation about the gender pay gap!

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Temporary Melting Soldier installation erected as symbol of remembrance for those who fought at Passchendaele

Posted on July 28th, 2017 in Arts PR,Consumer PR,History PR,PR Stunt,Stunt Of The Day,Tourism PR.

The Battle of Passchendaele during World War 1 has been etched in the history books as a four month long atrocity filled with horror, pain and an unprecedented loss of human life. Around 2,100 British soldiers died each day, equating to 475,000 British and German soldiers in total, with 90,000 bodies never being identified and 42,000 bodies never even being recovered over the 105 days of the battle. Soldiers battled through awful conditions, with immense and devastating amounts of swamp-like mud which itself claimed many lives alongside the warfare that was going on, sunk full-size tanks and drowned cavalry.

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‘The Melting Soldier’ statue in Trafalgar Square is intended as a reminder to us all of this tragedy and the conditions that the young men had to endure in what was for many, their final days. . Organised by Visit Flanders tourist agency,it is a temporary figure constructed entirely of mud and sand  and the statue’s subjection to the natural elements means that it is slowly melting away before the public’s eyes.

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The statue’s artist Damien van der Velden said this is intended to reflect ‘the emotional or exhausting feeling that the solider has to have at that moment (of war).’ The installation provides a poignant reflection on the devastation of this battle and of war in general. The placement of ‘The Melting Soldier’ in such an iconic location means the message of the statue reaches far and wide and provides important food for thought, as well as a fitting tribute to those who died serving our country.

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