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HiyaCar create mobile office to help commuters with tube strike

Car sharing company, HiyaCar, has created a ‘mobile office’ for frustrated commuters in London who have had their journey to work disrupted by today’s tube strike. The van was giving out free coffee and hosting free wifi this morning – something I’m sure stressed and late employees appreciated. This quick and simple stunt received good interaction and engagement on Twitter, with many...

London Dungeon #sorrynotsorry for morbid Valentine’s campaign

Family favourite London Dungeon has ‘apologised’ after it’s Dark Valentine campaign took a very morbid turn. Jokes about dead prostitutes and genital warts fell flat with users, who were shocked at the casual misogyny being bandied around by the Merlin Entertainment’s attraction in poorly pitched campaign. Setting aside this #facepalm of campaign execution, the apology they posted today...

‘Historically accurate’ Mr. Darcy portrait created to promote Jane Austen season

Mr. Darcy is one of Jane Austen’s most loved character’s, one that has always been portrayed by actors as tall, dark and handsome. However a study, conducted by UCL professor John Sutherland and Amanda Vickery of the Queen Mary University of London, as part of a five-week campaign – dubbed ‘Jane Austen Season’ on the Drama channel- has indicated otherwise. Apparently men in Jane...

Contactless Payment ‘Smart Benches’ Installed in London for World Cancer Day

To boost donations and drive awareness of World Cancer Day on the 4th February, Cancer Research installed ten Smart Benches across London. The activity was announced in partnership with smart cities business, Strawberry Energy, who created the world’s first contactless payment bench. The wi-fi enabled bench encourages members of the public to donate £2 to the charity. The new installations into Islington...

The Kraken Rum uses Ken the octopus as an alternative to Tinder

In a new campaign to coincide with Valentine’s Day Kraken Rum has employed the use of Ken the octopus to help couples find love. People can enter themselves into the competition by tweeting a selfie to @KrakenRumUK with the hashtag #Rumance. Participants will then be picked at random and their photos will be presented to Ken. He will then pick two photos and seal their fate, sending them on a date on February...

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