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Moving Homesense into Scotland


by Rianna Spray, Senior Account Executive The Publicasity team were on the road last week launching a new Homesense store in Aberdeen, a new market for the brand. To help…

Introducing…


OUR NEW ACCOUNT MANAGER, BEX BAHRI. Originally from Kent, Bex has a degree in Journalism from the University of Portsmouth. For the past three years she has worked across both trade…

Feeling Upbeat about our latest win


by Barbara Normile, Associate Director We’re filled with energy this week as we’ve just been appointed by dairy protein smoothie, Upbeat, owned by family run British business Volac, to run…

London Cocktail Week


by Nicki Dallison, Senior Account Director So last week was London Cocktail Week, the world’s biggest cocktail festival – if you missed it, where were you?!!! Run by DrinkUp.London, this…

Facebook Algorithm Updates


by Aaron Huckett, Digital Account Director In an attempt to stop the spread of fake and inappropriate news, Facebook is temporarily stopping advertisers targeting users with ‘self-reported’ targeting fields (ie….

The Interiors Edit


by Dettie Freedman, Account Director The Publicasity home teams’ Pinterest boards have been taken into inspirational overdrive throughout the last couple of weeks, as we travelled across the 100% Design…

Publicasity announce the appointment of Neil Kleiner as Strategic Director of Digital


Publicasity has today announced that it has appointed Neil Kleiner as Strategic Director of Digital and social media. Neil will also work with fellow Porta-owned agency Newgate Communications. Neil has…

Maison & Objet 2017


by Zoe Ward-Waring, MD Last week I was lucky enough to return to what was at one point some years ago, classed as my home city, the ever pleasing Paris….

Top Drawer 2017


by Sally Hyam This week, the team headed over to Olympia London to see what Top Drawer, the UK’s leading retail trade event for creative lifestyle buyers, had to offer….

The Future is Influencers


By Megan D’Arcy and Claire Eden   This week we headed along to a Social Media Week event held by Takumi, a unique influencer marketing platform. It was a really…

Hub… the new swear word?


By Sally Hyam, Senior Account Manager With the news of another major publishing house looking at consolidating editorial staff in to a central hub, the word ‘hub’ appears to be…

AW17 Fashion Collaborations Galore: Those We Adore


By Julie Malamute, Associate Director   As AW17 begins to drop, there are an extraordinary number of fashion brands teaming up with fashion designers and models and celebrities. Is it…

London’s Star Bakers


By Lexi Winsley, Senior Account Manager The return of Great British Bake Off has been getting a lot of press this week drawing in an average of 5.8 million views…

Get Yourself to Tooting this Weekend


by Aaron Huckett, Account Director Tooting has been getting a lot of press this week, after being named one of the 10 coolest places to visit in the world RIGHT…

This Week In Brief


by Becca Evans, Account Executive Here’s a quick look at some of the news stories that got us talking at Publicasity this week: The Daily Telegraph highlighted the latest social…

Cooking Up a Storm with Bosch Home Appliances


by Rianna Spray, Senior Account Executive As much as we love the summer months here at Publicasity HQ, it’s time to face facts and accept that autumn is nearly upon…

Feeling festive with Homesense & TK Maxx


by Claire Eden, Account Manager Call us crazy, but it’s never too early to be talking about Christmas in the world of PR – in fact, now is the perfect…

Getting loud and proud with blu e-cigarettes at Brighton Pride


by Barbara Normile, Associate Director This weekend we were excited to kick-off blu’s ‘Something Better’ summer festival extravaganza and be part of the huge celebrations at Brighton Pride. Hosting some…

The Four Gin Cocktails That Changed History


What we took back from The Telegraph Gin Experience by Laura Grassulini, Senior Account Executive British thirst for gin dates back centuries and although there’s been ups and downs, the…

Britvic Lifting Spirits Awards Reveals Worthy Winner


by Jo Kent, Account Director Earlier this year, we launched the inaugural Britvic Lifting Spirits Awards in association with leading trade magazine, the Morning Advertiser.  This marked the beginning of…

F&F Christmas came early for press at Nobu, Shoreditch!


by Odette Freedman, Account Director For press and PRs, Christmas has already kick-started, and we did it in style for the F&F showcase! Taking a private dining room at the…

F&F AW17 Launch in Poland, Bratislava, Czech Republic and Slovakia


by Ciara McCrory, Account Manager It’s been a busy few months here at Publicasity Towers! Since May we’ve been launching the F&F AW17 collection – firstly here in London before…

Things I’ve Learnt Since Starting at Publicasity


by Shenelle Barker, Account Executive Since joining Publicasity over a month ago, I thought I would share some of the new lessons and works skills that I have learnt which…

The Meaning of Colour


by Gina Murray, Head of Design Breathing Colour A new exhibition at the Design Museum by Hella Jongerius’s is most definitely worth exploring. Give yourself plenty of time so you can lose…

Hidden Paddington Bar and Restaurant, Heist Bank


by Beth Colmer, Account Director If craft beer and sourdough pizza is your thing, then look no further. Heist Bank has been open for a year now with resounding success. Nestled…

New features for Snapchat


by Aaron Huckett, Digital Account Director Snapchat has introduced three new features to it’s platform this week – allowing users to attach links, cut the background out of photos and…

More Transparency on Instagram for Consumers and Brands


by Aaron Huckett, Digital Account Director After months of deliberation and reports from the Federal Trade Commission that influencers in paid-partnerships were not properly labelling sponsored posts, Instagram has stepped…

Getting our ‘Spy’ On…


by Barbara Normile, Associate Director Earlier this month the Publicasity team were given the opportunity to release their inner Bond with a team day out on the mean streets of…

Let’s Take This (F&F AW17) Show On The Road


by Julie Malamute, Associate Director You might be all about your shades and suntan lotion right now, but at Publicasity we’re all about red ruffled jumpers, shearling aviator jackets and…

Imbibe Live – back and better than ever? I’d say so…


by Lucy Richardson, Associate Director From my experience over the last 10 years in London, the only two days that seem to be guaranteed to be sunny are when Imbibe…

Introducing….


OUR NEW ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE…. SHENELLE BARKER   Born and raised in East London, Shenelle has a degree in Media & Communications from De Montfort University, Leicester. She has been working…

Introducing…


OUR NEW SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER, LEXI WINSLEY   Originally from Hertfordshire, Lexi did a degree in Communications Studies at University of Leeds and moved to London shortly after. Now having…

Homesense Endless Inspiration event


By Odette Freedman, Account Director Publicasity hosted top tier press and bloggers to reveal the updated creative for Homesense. Engaging our guests with the new concept of Endless Inspiration, the…

Publicasity Goes Stateside


By Odette Freedman, Account Director Last week our PROI exchange programme saw me heading to the US to meet Boston PROI partners 360PR. A big part of the visit was…

Fabulous Fashion for F&F AW17 Press Day


This week the F&F team at Publicasity debuted the AW17 womenswear, menswear, kidswear, activewear and accessories collection at Carousel over two days. On Wednesday, we greeted over 170 UK editors,…

Vaping Remixed


E-vaping pioneers, blu, recently celebrated the launch of its partnership with legendary music destination, Ministry of Sound, which will see vaping permitted in the flagship London club for the first…

Introducing…


OUR NEW ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, BETH COLMER Originally from Suffolk, Beth did a degree in Creative Writing in Leeds and moved to London shortly after. Now having been in PR for…

Guest Post: Twitter is #WhatsHappening


by Catriona Brown, Retail Client Manager at Twitter Whether you want to find the latest breaking news, what’s happening in the world of politics, or trends during London Fashion Week…

The 47th PROI Worldwide Global Summit


by Paul McCaffrey, Director Last week the great and the good of global PR network, the PROI assembled in Sydney for its annual PR summit. Over 90 PR practitioners from…

Soft drinks coming into their own as Brits focus on getting healthy


By Lucy Richardson, Associate Director Another year, another Soft Drinks Review for Britvic – boy, has that come around quickly! Always a much anticipated event by the drinks trade media,…

Introducing…


OUR NEW SENIOR ACCOUNT DIRECTOR NICKI DALLISON Nicki started her career in the buying division at Safeway, later taking up a position within the Corporate Communications team as PR Manager…

Introducing…


OUR NEW ACCOUNT MANAGER CIARA McCRORY… Ciara is originally from Northern Ireland and has a BA in Journalism from John Moores University in Liverpool. She has six years’ experience in consumer…

Craft Beer is certainly Rising…


by Laura Grassulini, Account Executive Last week saw crowds of beer lovers from all over the UK – and Italy in my case – flock to the 2017 edition of…

Announcing Our Latest Agency Win…F&F at Tesco!


2017 has got off to a great start for Publicasity with the news that we have won a competitive pitch to represent F&F at Tesco in the UK and manage…

That’s Entertainment!


By Claire Eden, Senior Account Executive On a grey Saturday morning, the Grosvenor Casinos team left London behind and made the journey to Leeds for an afternoon of live entertainment….

The New Hygge for 2017?


By Rianna Spray, Account Executive It was impossible to escape the Hygge trend last year as the world became transfixed with the Scandinavian word which translates to ‘cosiness’ in English….

Times Sure Are A-Changing: PUB17 Review


By Lucy Richardson, Associate Director Pub17 returned to Olympia yesterday with bar and pub operators from across the country flocking to the trade show to find out the latest industry…

The Rise of the Social Story


By Claire Eden, Senior Account Executive Two exciting snippets of digital news have got everyone at Publicasity HQ excited: yesterday, social giant Instagram announced the addition of live video on…

Favourite Colour Trend of 2017: Succulent Green


By Gina Murray, Head of Design ‘A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings’ This is according to colour institute, Pantone. It’s an evocative colour especially when spring…

Snapchat to Introduce Universal Search Tool


By Aaron Huckett, Digital Account Director I don’t know about you, but one of my biggest bug bears with Snapchat is the lack of search-ability of content. Around the office,…

Days Inn Brings Commuters a Little Extra Sunshine on the Shortest Day of the Year


By Kelly Kerruish, Account Director Are these long dark days of Winter getting you down? Suffering with the Winter blues? Well it turns out you’re not alone! At the end…

Food for Thought: The Trends We’ll be Tasting in 2017


By Claire Eden, Senior Account Executive 2016 was all about rainbow food, uber – specialised eateries (including the opening of Hipchips, a restaurant just serving crisps and dip), the humble cauliflower…

It’s January; Club Soda anyone?


By Lucy Richardson, Associate Director This new years’ day, I was interested to see the PR launch of Club Soda, a campaign aiming to encourage ‘mindful drinking’ amongst Londoners. In…

Publicasity Digital 2017 Trends


By Aaron Huckett As we celebrate the end of 2016, the Publicasity Digital team are already looking to the future and have selected the key trends that will be shaping…

Feeling festive with Wyndham Rewards


By Hannah Gray, Account Manager Glühwein, gingerbread, brightly lit stalls…we all love a Christmas market! In fact the UK now has some of Europe’s biggest in cities like Birmingham and…

The wildest game of poker at Waterloo: Call of the Wild


By Odette Freedman, Account Director With commuters rubbing their eyes in disbelief and wondering whether they had been transported into Narnia rather than Waterloo Station, we launched our Grosvenor Casinos…

Introducing…


OUR NEW TRAINEE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE MARIA VITTORIA MONTICH… Originally from Italy, Maria Vittoria has recently completed a three-year degree in Fashion Design at Accademimia Italiana in Florence, attaining a first…

Health Ingredients Europe 2016 – Food for Thought!


By Ali Patel, consultant Cold, yet appetising are the two words to sum up the largest health ingredients show in Frankfurt this week!  The weather was below zero, but the…

Kicking off the festive season


Last week we hosted the great and the good of the UK’s trade media at our annual Christmas Drinks event on behalf of our client, HEINEKEN. It is a real…

How d’you like them apples…


By Hannah Gray, Account Manager When you think of HEINEKEN, you probably don’t think of apples, do you?  Well, here’s a fun fact for you –  an incredible 30% of…

World Travel Market 2016


By Madeleine Phillips, Senior Account Executive The UK’s biggest travel trade show, World Travel Market faithfully comes around every November and donning our Orlando colours we pitched our tents at…

Going ‘Back to the Foodture’


This week, Publicasity’s Food & Drink Associate Director, Babs Normile, partnered with Emma Clifford from insights specialists Mintel and Rob Brown from The Grocer magazine, to host a special food…

How We’ll Live In the Future


By Julie Malamute, Associate Director The future became the present at our Siemens Home Appliances media event on 2 November. Entitled ‘Experience The Future With Siemens Home Appliances’ we partnered…

Introducing…


OUR NEW ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE REBECCA EVANS… After graduating from Nottingham Trent University in 2014 with a degree in Media studies, Rebecca started out in the world of communications at a…

RIP Vine- the innovative platform that failed to innovate


By Claire Eden, Senior Account Executive As we bid a fond farewell to Twitter’s video sharing service, we find ourselves asking- where did it all go wrong for Vine? Bursting…

Stylist Live


By Odette Freedman, Account Director Stylist Live popped-up in north London for a weekend to give some lucky consumers access to a plethora of celebrity and industry leader talks, fashion,…

Last week in the drinks team


By Kate Beveridge, Account Director Last week was undoubtedly one of the most fun weeks of the year for the drinks team. First off, it was London Cocktail Week where…

Check Out Our Upcoming Event!


Publicasity is hosting a breakfast talk where we will look at how brands need to adapt to survive the rapidly developing health and wellness trends. With speakers from The Grocer, Mintel…

Saint Lucia Showcase 2016


By Kelly Kerruish, Account Director Phew! What a week! Last week, the Publicasity team helped The Saint Lucia Tourist Board enjoy a week-long series of events during the 5th annual…

Q&A with Alice Temperley


By Julie Malamute When the evite hit my inbox to attend a Q&A with Alice Temperley, I didn’t even check the diary, I just replied ‘YES!’ And as expected, Alice…

A Peek Into The Future


By Julie Malamute, Associate Director I went to my first-ever FutureFest at Tobacco Docks on Saturday and was expecting my mind to be blown with insights into the future. I…

Meet the Instagrans


Claire Eden, PR Consultant Forget the Kardashian/Jenner hype-this week we’re obsessed with ‘Instagrans’, the OAPs who are owning the social media landscape. From fabulously flamboyant New York socialites to wonderfully…

A Bombay week…


By Kate Beveridge, Account Director I have been very fortunate in the past week to experience a taste of the Bombay Sapphire lifestyle. Last week saw the North American final of…