Marketing & PR

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‘Bikini and balaclava’: Northern Ireland spa resort apologises over ‘depraved’ ad
Promotion for County Antrim hot tub, massage and shooting offer described as ‘truly appalling’

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

23, Jan, 2023 @1:50 PM

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Meet Hugo and Huxley, the ‘pet influencers’ making £100k a year
Boom in advertising trend for creatures to promote everything from cars to collars and ferries to wellies

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

20, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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‘Let the fun begin!’ Why did romance writer Susan Meachen fake her own death? | Arwa Mahdawi
Two years after her apparent suicide, the novelist has announced she is still very much alive. Is this what it takes to sell books nowadays, wonders Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

11, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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May I have a word about… fandom | Jonathan Bouquet
In the hyperbolic world of brands, it’s never enough to be just a customer

Jonathan Bouquet

11, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Steer clear of ‘mediocre writing’ by celebrities for Christmas, authors plead
Books by TV personalities and other high-profile figures will top bestseller lists, but critics say professionals lose out

David Barnett

11, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Fashion brands grapple with greenwashing: ‘It’s not a human right to say something is sustainable’
While business imperatives for making sustainability claims are clear, being able to prove them has become a stumbling block for the industry

Lucianne Tonti

18, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Festive rush for Aldi’s Kevin the Carrot as 70,000 queue online for ad toys
Merchandise linked to supermarket’s latest Christmas campaign sells out online hours after going on sale

Sarah Butler

17, Nov, 2022 @4:28 PM

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Energy saving: what can we learn from Delia Smith and ads of the past?
The UK government is reluctant to run ads on how to cut costs. We look back at past campaigns to see how they measure up

Robert Beck

12, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Peter Hehir obituary
Other lives: Founder of one of the world’s biggest public relations companies

David Lake

07, Nov, 2022 @12:28 PM

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Celebrations scores PR hit with outrage over Bounty bars – that aren’t being removed
Almost all tubs retain the divisive bars, and Richard Osman and Piers Morgan provided free publicity

Esther Addley

05, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Why not just go the full Vegas?’ The crass, ad-laden reinvention of central London
There’s a new theatre, four live venues, ‘walk-in’ billboards, and a hotel for Hollywood A-listers with subwoofers en suite. So why is this West End development about as exciting as a 1980s business park?

Oliver Wainwright

28, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Tory party drops strategist behind Boris Johnson’s 2019 election sweep
Senior Tories aghast at removal of Isaac Levido in apparent deal with Liz Truss’s chief of staff Mark Fullbrook

Pippa Crerar Political editor

05, Oct, 2022 @8:35 PM

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