Mo’ money no problems

A wise man once said, “The more money you make, the more problems you get”: ) Sometimes we just can’t be told, though. And it’s certainly not a sentiment we agreed with after the last round of Europa League matches. We’ll be keeping an eye out for...

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Our special day with John Lewis

PrettyGreen had their special day to remember on Friday, unveiling their John Lewis Wedding Stand for The National Wedding Show. We decided that every wedding is to celebrate a relationship – so we asked everyone to celebrate their relationship by writing down a special moment and...

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We Need An Office Pet…

...not just because we work with pet supplement brand Din Dins but also because it's Love Your Pet Day! In honour of furry friends everywhere, our resident animal obsessive PrettyGreener Claire shares why she loves her puppy, Oban (we didn't ask her to, she just really...

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Under Armour heavyweights stage Six Nations circuit

2014 has started with a bang, and we’ve steamed into it with so much fighting spirit so that we daren’t slow down for fear of not knowing how else to fill our time. Our latest escapade saw us race off to Welsh Rugby Union’s Centre of...

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Russia blood to the head Putin Olympics to shame

Russia blood to the head Putin Olympics to shame
How does a life of topless deer-shooting and discriminatory legislastion passing sound? Not your cup of tea? Congratulations! You’re humane.
If, somehow, this does appeal, then there’s probably a crate of “not for gays” BrewDog beer waiting outside your presidential chamber in the Russian embassy, because chances are your name is Vladimir Putin.
Perk: You get free beer.
Con: You’ll be hard pushed to find someone willing to share one with you.
But why, you ask? After the Russian President’s anti-gay slurs ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, BrewDog was to become one of the first companies to stand up to his ill-received comments. Last week, they created a “not for gays” parody beer, on sale across gay bars in the UK, as a tongue-in-cheek response. 50% of sales went to charity, whilst the beer has already picked up plenty of praise on these shores.
They’re not alone in their anti-Putin stance, and after Strings blogged on PR Moment [Hyperlink http://prmoment.com/blog/brewdog-sends-a-case-of-protest-beer-to-the-kremlin.aspx#] just last week on the issue, we thought we’d do some digging to see who’d heeded his advice. Turns out, support for gay rights came in the bucket load.
Google was perhaps one of the biggest and most notable of these, using a Google Doodle of a rainbow  – the colour scheme representing gay pride – in place of its iconic logo just hours before the Olympics opened. Again, acclaim aplenty.
On UK soil Channel 4 has also continued the trend. The broadcaster, who will show coverage of both the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, has launched a new campaign wishing luck to and celebrating all athletes participating at “gay mountain” this winter. Further still, it also modified its logo – both that imprinted on broadcasts and the Channel 4 sign outside its London HQ – to be painted in a rainbow style.
Perhaps one of the most fearless responses came from the German team in Sochi themselves, who marched into the Olympic Stadium – with a stern-faced Putin watching on – in rainbow uniforms.  This came just days after the website of Canadian bobsleigh member Justin Kripps was censored after, it was suggested, a photo of him and his team in underwear fell foul of Russia’s censorship guidelines. Kripps may have taken this in good humour, but there are plenty worldwide who have stronger opinions of Putin’s anti-gay regime.
One of the biggest global responses we’ve seen in a while has been the overwhelming result, and we can’t wait to see any further PR developments from this. Personally, we’re waiting for a PrettyGreenAndEveryOtherColour double rainbow to appear in SochiRussia blood to the head Putin Olympics to shame

How does a life of topless deer-shooting and discriminatory legislastion passing sound? Not your cup of tea? Congratulations! You’re humane.

If, somehow, this does appeal, then there’s probably a crate of “not for gays” BrewDog beer waiting outside your presidential chamber in the Russian embassy, because chances are your name is Vladimir Putin.

Putin1

Perk: You get free beer.

Con: You’ll be hard pushed to find someone willing to share one with you.

Putin 2

But why, you ask? After the Russian President’s anti-gay slurs ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, BrewDog was to become one of the first companies to stand up to his ill-received comments. Last week, they created a “not for gays” parody beer, on sale across gay bars in the UK, as a tongue-in-cheek response. 50% of sales went to charity, whilst the beer has already picked up plenty of praise on these shores.

They’re not alone in their anti-Putin stance, and after Strings blogged on PR Moment just last week on the issue, we thought we’d do some digging to see who’d heeded his advice. Turns out, support for gay rights came in the bucket load.

Google was perhaps one of the biggest and most notable of these, using a Google Doodle of a rainbow  – the colour scheme representing gay pride – in place of its iconic logo just hours before the Olympics opened. Again, acclaim aplenty.

google

On UK soil Channel 4 has also continued the trend. The broadcaster, who will show coverage of both the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, has launched a new campaign wishing luck to and celebrating all athletes participating at “gay mountain” this winter. Further still, it also modified its logo – both that imprinted on broadcasts and the Channel 4 sign outside its London HQ – to be painted in a rainbow style.

Perhaps one of the most fearless responses came from the German team in Sochi themselves, who marched into the Olympic Stadium – with a stern-faced Putin watching on – in rainbow uniforms.  This came just days after the website of Canadian bobsleigh member Justin Kripps was censored after, it was suggested, a photo of him and his team in underwear fell foul of Russia’s censorship guidelines. Kripps may have taken this in good humour, but there are plenty worldwide who have stronger opinions of Putin’s anti-gay regime.

gay

One of the biggest global responses we’ve seen in a while has been the overwhelming result, and we can’t wait to see any further PR developments from this. Personally, we’re waiting for a PrettyGreenAndEveryOtherColour double rainbow to appear in Sochi.

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How'd You Eat Yours?

Everyone loves a cupcake, and they aren't the easiest of things to eat in public. But the office went into innuendo over-drive with all the "boys" giggling like schoolboys, when a box of "baby shower vagina cupcakes" arrived in the office today, "anyone want a...

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Brad Friedel’s Soccer Showcase, Under Armour Style

When brainstorming at PrettyGreen, there’s nothing we love better than activities we can personally get involved with. So, when one of the Under Armour team suggested we have a kickabout with Spurs and USA veteran Brad Friedel at Spurs’ state of the art training facility...

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