Surviving the PR Festive Season in Style (or not)

Niall Hughes, senior account manager, Clarion Communications

It's Christmas party season - and just as I was getting to grips with the gym again, we’re once more in the middle of a booze and indulgence-fuelled five weeks of office, supplier and client dinners and drinks.

If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all - Billie Holliday

Ellie Calcutt, account manager, Clarion Communications

Overheard: a journalist saying ‘no more emails - my inbox has crashed twice in the last hour due to the number I’ve received about products for the gift guide I’m working on’…

Increased susceptibility to PR and Marketing at Christmas

Sam Payne, account executive, Clarion Communications

At a time of year when Westernised people are expected to lavish each other with gifts - some useful, some dubious - there’s potentially room to take advantage of the consumer when they enter the annual festive spending frenzy.

The Power of the Christmas TV Ad Campaign

Nicola Carroll, senior account executive, Clarion Communications

The battle of the best Christmas TV adverts has been as hot as ever this season - but I’m still talking with friends about the festive offering from John Lewis.  Christmas cracker paper hats off to them for producing something different and fresh, as they did last year, which has successfully steered away from the traditional (and boring) glitz and glam of other Christmas ads.

The Top 10 Festive Stories 2012, Probably

Jonathan Smith, associate director, Clarion Communications

Like everyone else, for us PRs Christmas comes but once a year - and for the next few weeks it's certain to take over the world of media.

Deliver Us From Last Delivery Dates

Elizabeth Bateman, account manager, Clarion Communications

Yuletide greetings, savvy shoppers.  And of course the particularly savvy shoppers amongst us will avoid the crush this year and do the bulk of their Christmas shopping online. It’s the easy solution to your festive prayers: no need to brave the cold, and you can beat the rush - and the elbow digs - to ensure all your Christmas parcels are signed, sealed, delivered and yours.