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World Emoji Day: The rise of digital languages

By Laura McCormack

In 1999, Japanese artist Shigetaka Kurita designed the first-ever set of 176 emoticons for “i-mode”, an early mobile internet platform. Kurita wanted to design a set of icons that would allow people to convey information in a clear and concise way. Even before Kurita’s pioneer emojis, people were infusing their texts with emotion, using the […]

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What Jaws can teach us about PR

By Fionn Warren

This year Shark Awareness Day is on July 14. To celebrate, here at MediaHQ we’ve taken a look at Jaws to see what we can learn about PR. The summer blockbuster was a monster success, making over $400 million at the box office and spawning three terrible sequels. So successful was the film’s fearsome depiction […]

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Top motor sports journalists

By Barbara Ross

The British Grand Prix is taking place today, Friday June 12 and we’ve gone car mad here in the MediaHQ office. From talking about the expense of insurance to reliving our driving tests, we’re really taking motoring in our stride. The Grand Prix is a race in the calendar of the FIA Formula One World […]

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5 News hooks from our news diary

By Fionn Warren

Here at MediaHQ, we know just how difficult it can be to consistently come up with creative and topical story hooks for your press releases, especially when PR coverage is more competitive than ever. With that in mind, we have a useful and inspiring News Diary feature to help get those creative juices flowing. The […]

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The importance of arts and culture in PR

By Kate Ryan

Considering that there are a number of arts, culture and literature events taking place all over the country this month, all of us here at MediaHQ have decided to dedicate this blog post to the importance of arts and culture in the world of PR, the impact it has on the media and influence it […]

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