Amazingly, the Mayans predicted Marmageddon would fall in 2012 (even though an internet myth claims they didn’t factor in Leap Years). And, in keeping with the modern trend of ‘Flawsomeness’, Sanitarium and Saatchi & Saatchi haven’t let the opportunity slip them by and have launched a new campaign featuring Sir Graham Henry asking New Zealanders not to freak out about the shortage of black gold and promising concerned residents that the yeasty meat-substitute will be back.
As we’ve seen recently, a dose of bad PR can bring big brands to their knees fairly quickly. But when used for good rather than evil, it can add momentum to marketing, as Claudia Macdonald wrote last week. And to show the best examples of PR-led campaigns from around the world, the CAANZ Marcomms Leadership Group (MLG) has chosen its top ten from the past two years.
As the UK plunges into the depths of a freezing, grey winter, tonnes of Kiwi’s look as if they want to give it up, opting instead for beaches, BBQ’s and that season called summer. Marmite’s Bringing Home the Kiwis competition, which will bring home 100 Kiwis for …