Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

Bullet PR is delighted to be working with the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising as it relaunches at a new location in Notting Hill. The new building gives the museum increased exhibition spaces including the revamped Time Tunnel, which reveals the evocative story of the consumer revolution of the twentieth century.

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The museum provides a fascinating insight into how everyday lives have changed over the past 200 years through the evolution of consumer brands. Remember Lyon’s individual fruit pies? Spangles? Watney’s Party Seven? The new look museum will display over 14,000 items of daily life spanning 150 years of British consumer culture.

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Through exhibits showcasing historic and contemporary household packaging, toys, magazines, newspapers, technology, travel, fashion and design, a fascinating picture emerges, creating a visually stimulating and thought-provoking experience. For many, the museum will be an emotional and nostalgic reunion with their past.

The Museum will reopen to the public over the Easter Weekend 25-28th March, 2016, with a whole range of entertaining and engaging activities, including talks, crafts and trails, for all the family.

Ditch the Label: The Gender Report

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At the end of January 2016, anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label released The Gender Report, which looked into the impact gender stereotypes have on young people and how those stereotypes affect them within relationships, education and the workplace.

Over 2,400 young people between the ages of 13-25 from 7 key international countries were surveyed. The report has uncovered some shocking findings, including:

  • 35% of teenage girls believe that their gender will have a negative effect on their career prospects versus 4% of boys;
  • 44% of respondents (57% male, 55% female, trans 21%) have been treated unfairly for not conforming to gender stereotypes;
  • 67% of respondents (66% male, 65% female and 83% trans) believe that they do not conform to the stereotypes attached to their gender.

Bullet PR arranged press coverage for the report including interviews with Ditch the Label CEO Liam Hackett by Sky News and BBC News, a piece on Buzzfeed and an infographic on page 2 of the Independent:

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London’s Royal Docks: Forgotten Stories

At the end of 2015, Bullet PR launched London’s Royal Docks Forgotten Stories heritage project, a new online history archive recalling the Forgotten Stories of the characters and events that shaped the Royal Docks of London’s East End.

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We put out a call in the local London press (including TV and radio) asking for people who lived and worked around the docks to tell us their stories. Dozens came forward with their funny, poignant and always fascinating tales of life in and around the Royal Docks. We filmed those people telling their stories in their own words, creating a historical record of this unique area of London now on the brink of a major redevelopment.

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A group of men on a ‘beano’ to the south coast.

Twenty-eight Forgotten Stories have now been documented. They tell the honest, amusing and often shocking tales of a life of genuine hardship, which until now have remained untold. The films are available to view at the Forgotten Stories archive.

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With praise from the BBC’s Huw Edwards, the Forgotten Stories project reflects the influence the heritage of the area will have on the exciting future of the Royal Docks.

Watch the trailer for the project below.