Is the Beauty Industry Controlled by Influencers?

Do you remember a time when your favourite glossy magazine influenced the beauty products that you purchased? It would be the beauty editors’ reviews that would make or break a product.…

Is PR ‘Essential’?

A newspaper cutting has been doing the rounds on Twitter showing who is an ‘essential worker’ and who isn’t (according to 1,000 or so people in Singapore). Of course, the essential…

Why Brands Need Diversity in Marketing

Diversity. It’s what we’ve been crying out for, for so long. You know it, I know it, and the brands know it. Yet, when a lot of brands do try and…

Where Did the Virtual Influencers Go?

It was around this time last year when I first learnt of virtual influencers. I was in the midst of writing my dissertation (those three weeks went by quite quickly) and…

Is TikTok the New Instagram?

I’m sure you’ve heard of the TikTok app by now, right? The video platform a little like Vine (RIP) but longer in length and with the ability to pause and continue…

Can Influencers Help #FlattenTheCurve?

There are many ways of getting information out far and wide in today’s world. We have the news on TV, online and in the papers, we have social media and we…

A Front Row Seat to My First Comms Crisis

I learnt about crisis management and crisis communications at university, but never had to actually use what I had learnt. Unless I was applying for a job in a crisis management…

Brands Making the Best and Worst of a Bad Situation

Right now, a lot of businesses face uncertainty. Small businesses have been forced to close, or lay-off staff. Other businesses have had to come up with new ways to adapt to…

IFH: Influencing From Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We’re all used to our favourite influencers posting outfit pictures on street corners of London, New York and Milan. We enjoy their content showing us the coolest bars and restaurants. We’ve…

Can Influencing Be Taught?

Can you teach someone to be an influencer? Is this the leader/entrepreneur debate all over again? Is someone born an influencer or do they develop the skills to become one? Could…