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Zurich lifts off with Future History Now

On the whole, planning and insuring for the future is not something most of us like to think about very much. So when Zurich Life asked us to help boost its profile and get financial intermediaries to think about it in a new light, we needed a breakthrough idea… Read more

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Pernod Absinthe back with a bang

Pernod Absinthe – the ‘green fairy’ – was banned in France from 1915 to 2011. In 2013, Pernod asked us to help relaunch this most French of global spirits along with its new, limited edition bottle designed by Maison Kitsuné. The centrepiece of our programme was to recreate and… Read more

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Standout coverage for Thistle Hotels’ free broadband

Thistle Hotels partnered with BT to offer fast, free, unlimited wi-fi to its guests. Since free wi-fi alone was no longer new news, we needed a fresh idea. So we did some research and uncovered the startling truth that free wi-fi is more important than a swimming pool for… Read more

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Human billboard boosts Virgin Holidays’ #Tanuary Sale

January is peak time for package holiday sales and the competition is intense. We secured outstanding buzz and national media coverage for Virgin Holidays’ #Tanuary sale when swimmer Mark Foster, Virgin’s safer tanning ambassador, and a team of swimwear-clad models appeared as a human #Tanuary billboard in town centres…. Read more

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Ampleforth on Songs of Praise

Sometimes PR can be a long game, which is why it was so gratifying to see Ampleforth on Songs of Praise last Sunday. This was an opportunity we set up months ago, a carefully orchestrated bit of media relations that involved negotiations with producers to ensure Ampleforth Abbey and… Read more

August 18th, 2014 by

What’s in a name?

PRWeek ed-in-chief Danny Rogers wrote this week of “The death of PR agencies – as we know them”. A controversial view, but Danny speaks from a position of authority. He was PRWeek ed for many years (and my boss when I worked there), and is editor-in-chief of Haymarket’s marketing… Read more

July 11th, 2014 by

Bloomin’ lovely at the Chelsea Flower Show

Last Tuesday I was lucky enough to spend the afternoon rubbing shoulders with the glitterati of the Chelsea Flower Show. Part pleasure, part fact-finding mission for our eBay account, it was a fantastic afternoon that started with a tour of the Kensington Roof Gardens (and a chat with Richard… Read more

May 29th, 2014 by

Project management – managed

I’ve just come back from an introduction to project management course from the PRCA, kindly hosted by Havas PR. It was great to meet some colourful characters from other agencies and companies, and hear how they work. The range of experience in the room was huge. One person worked in… Read more

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