A creative evening with Paint Chill Co.

A creative evening with Paint Chill Co.

Drink, paint, chill- what’s not to like? Paint Chill Co. is a new art class experience available in Southampton, Portsmouth and Chichester.

It’s for every ability as the sessions are guided with plenty of tips, tricks and help if you need it. At the end of the evening the canvas is yours so you can take your masterpiece home and make plans to become the next Picasso.

Take a look at how I unleashed my creative side when I was invited* to spend an evening with Paint Chill Co. held at London Road Brew House.

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Creative Campaigns #22 – This is Christmas. TalkTalk’s Christmas advert

Creative Campaigns #22 – This is Christmas. TalkTalk’s Christmas advert

Reality TV has filtered into adverts and Talk Talk’s Christmas advert follows a family through the festive season. Continue reading “Creative Campaigns #22 – This is Christmas. TalkTalk’s Christmas advert”

Creative Campaigns #10 – “Got no strings” Beats by Dre

Creative Campaigns #10 – “Got no strings” Beats by Dre

It’s throwback Thursday and this is my tenth creative campaign post, to celebrate I’ve got a great PR campaign for you from last year.

In October 2016, Beats by Dre released an advert for it’s bluetooth headphones

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Meet the Professionals 2017 at Solent University

Meet the Professionals 2017 at Solent University

The annual Meet the Professionals event at Southampton Solent is a valuable networking event for students. This year it was in the newly completed Spark building and attracted a much bigger crowd.

It is a fantastic opportunity for Southampton students studying public relations, advertising, marketing and creative subjects to see what’s available in the local area, network and pick up valuable advice.

This is my third year doing the event, the first as a student and the second and third as a PR professional. Read about the tips and tricks I picked up and gave out at this year’s event. Continue reading “Meet the Professionals 2017 at Solent University”

Creative Campaigns #7 – Brands that have piggy-backed on the Oscars 2017 best picture mix up

Creative Campaigns #7 – Brands that have piggy-backed on the Oscars 2017 best picture mix up

The Oscars mix up for best picture has been all over the news and under the lens as the media exploit the disappointment of La La Land and triumph of Moonlight.

The real winner in this woeful tale are the amazing campaigns brands have come up with at lightning speed.

So I pick up my feature ‘Creative Campaigns’ with some brilliant PR piggybacking and advertising thought up by some wonderful creatives. Let’s have a look at what they came up with…

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Creative Campaigns #6 – The trailer for Dismaland

Creative Campaigns #6 – The trailer for Dismaland

So my next thing to tickle your creative tastebuds has to be the trailer that Banksy released today for Dismaland! I know – I’m obsessed. Dismaland is my cup of tea, so why not celebrate the things you like?

The video follows a family, who start at the breakfast table and is questioned by a narrative that asks ‘is there something missing in your life?’.

They then head to the park to experience a classic rip-off of Disney’s infamous tag line ‘the happiest place on Earth’ but then experience all sorts of ‘dismal’  happenings once there.

It’s a creative rip off of the Disney TV adverts and is the perfect homage to his bemusement park and the extremely on point art works which pick up topical provocative political and cultural themes.

Watch it here: