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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…

Christmas has come early at Publicasity!


The annual Christmas in July season was upon us once again and the Publicasity were in the thick of it, hosting both a dual branded event for HomeSense and TK…

Big Fun at Big Feastival: NEFF cooked up a storm…


The bank holiday weekend could only mean one thing for the NEFF team; the weekend we had all been building up for was finally upon us… Big Feastival. The Publicasity team has been…

Introducing…


OUR NEW DIGITAL SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE CLAIRE EDEN… Claire graduated in 2014 with a BA Hons in Sociology with Business from Newcastle University, initially working for a boutique PR agency…

Pepsi Max Meet Ups


By Tom Ladds Consultant On a sunny mid-week day in July, two exciteble barmen, a photographer, a videographer, around 25 journalists and business operators, a handfull of Pepsi Brand Managers…

Summertime (and the living is easy…)


By Lucy Richardson, Associate Director What a fun week we’ve had in the drinks world this last week; the sun’s stayed out for more than five minutes, which was just…

Instagram Introduces ‘Stories’


(Image Courtesy: http://blog.instagram.com/)   “Today, we’re introducing Instagram Stories, a new feature that lets you share all the moments of your day, not just the ones you want to keep on…

Hungry for a new social network? Meet Yummi…


By Aaron Huckett, Digital Account Director There is a new social network on the scene, and if you are a foodie-obsessive like most of the Publicasity office, then this is…

Soho Farmhouse Bliss for HomeSense Press


It was a press trip that the HomeSense team were queuing up to take-on, as Publicasity hosted four of our HomeSense press for an overnight stay at the Soho Farmhouse,…

Exsssssss-tend Your Weekend with Lipton Ice Tea this summer


By Megan D’Arcy This Monday morning, the Lipton Ice Tea team were up bright and early for their first morning adventure! The Extend Your Weekend Campaign is running over the…

Cheers to English Wine!


 This week is English Wine Week and there is no better way to celebrate than by trying as much as you can! We’ve opted to taste Chapel Down’s English Sparkling…

Introducing…


OUR NEW ACCOUNT DIRECTOR KELLY KERRUISH…   Kelly graduated in 2008 with a BA Hons in English Literature from the University of Bristol before studying for a Masters in Television and…

Vogue Festival


We were out an about on Saturday morning at the Vogue Festival in South Kensington to hear the greats from Vogue talk fashion. Grace Coddington and Lucinda Chambers were at…

Instagram is testing new Business Profiles


In a move that makes a lot of sense for businesses, photographers and influencers, Instagram is testing a simple ‘Contact’ button that appears next to the ‘Following’ button at the…

Happy World Cocktail Day everyone!


We’re looking forward to a drink even more than usual tonight as it’s…. World Cocktail Day! Our resident drinks experts make it their job to know the best places to…

London Wine Fair Highlights


  @Publicasity newbie and wine specialist Kate Beveridge getting stuck in at #londonwinefair! pic.twitter.com/s8JJ4o3Kjv — Lucy Richardson (@LucyJRichardson) May 4, 2016 I love the London Wine Fair. Every year people…

Introducing….


OUR NEW ACCOUNT DIRECTOR KATE BEVERIDGE… Kate graduated in 2007 with a degree in French and Italian and joined Majestic Wine, so she could learn more about wine and use her…

8th BACARDÍ Legacy Competition


It’s not all glitz and glamour in the world of PR, but then again, our drinks lead did get to go to California last month! It was all for work…

Introducing…


OUR NEW SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE TOM LADDS… Tom has recently joined Publicasity as a Senior Account Executive. Originally from London, Tom grew up in Spain – where he gained a…

Facebook launches ‘Chatbots’


By Fran Frith In an annual developer conference last week, Facebook unveiled a new feature for the site called ‘Chatbots’. A chatbot is a piece of software that’s designed to…

This year at EuroCucina…


Julie Malamute, Associate Director This week I was very fortunate to attend Salone del Mobile.Milano and bring along two UK journalists on behalf of our client Gaggenau. Last year over…

Introducing….


OUR NEW ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE LAURA GRASSULINI… Laura has recently joined Publicasity as an Account Executive. Originally from Pisa in Italy, Laura gained a Bachelors in Applied Foreign Languages in Media…

Pinterest Launches How-To Pins


Aaron Huckett, Digital Account Director Pinterest announced the launch of a brand new feature yesterday, the How-to Pin. Based on the idea that 75% of it’s users say it is the…