Happy Monday! Another weekend has been and gone, but before you start counting down the hours until next weekend, why not read on and find out what we got done over the past week at Plus 1 Communications?
Tickets went on sale for CarFest last week – for both CarFest North and CarFest South – so if you don’t want to miss out on seeing the likes of James Blunt or Ronan Keating live on stage, you can buy your tickets now, and check out the rest of the line up, by heading over to the event’s website.
Cyber Security Associates published a new blog on their website, taking a closer look at one of the biggest recent cyber security news stories – the hack and data breach suffered by the authentication firm Okta. You can read the blog here.
We’ve been conducting interviews for our PR & Content Executive role, which we’re hoping to fill soon. And if you fancy joining the team, you can still apply for the role of Senior Designer – just head on over to LinkedIn to find out more.
The Far East Consortium (FEC) team has been putting together the final plans for an upcoming launch event for the Sales Gallery for Aspen at Consort Place, Canary Wharf – which is set to open its doors this spring.
Our client St Hilda’s Prep School for Girls recently appointed a new headmaster, Andy Kaye, who’ll be stepping into the role in September. The news has already had some coverage, both in print and online – you can read about it in the Watford Observer and Independent Education Today.
Stay up to date with the latest updates and features from social media platforms – here are this week’s biggest stories.
KFC’s blend of 11 herbs and spices might be stored under lock and key, but the fast food chain hasn’t managed to stop photos of its products from getting into the wrong hands. Countless businesses and restaurants have used KFC’s photos over the years, borrowing them to advertise their own food. Instead of trying to stop all these competitors, though, KFC has decided to give them a helping hand by launching a new website, ChickenStock.
Designed to look like other stock photography sites, ChickenStock is home to hundreds of free-to-use high-resolution images of KFC’s dishes – don’t visit if you’re feeling hungry. On the website’s About page, it points out that other restaurants have been using pixelated photos, and asks them to use better-quality images. After all, the website explains, “even though they can borrow our pictures, they will never borrow our taste.” The site was designed and launched by the advertising agency TBWA\RAAD, and you can read more about it here.
This isn’t the first time KFC has acknowledged all the other copycat brands out there. In 2019 it launched an ad campaign acknowledging all the similarly-named fried chicken shops that are out there, from Texan Fried Chicken to Memphis Fried Chicken – you can watch the ad here.