Now that the furore from the General Election 2015 has died down and it has been a week since a very historical time in British politics. So, sees the end of the biggest PR campaign that comes every five years - here are our favourite PR moves that the parties pulled to get Britain’s top job:
The selfie wagon
Politicians proving they are normal people – digitally on-trend and willing to take part in the phenomenon that involves an awkwardly angled photo of themselves and a member of the public.
Nick Clegg’s use of the anatomy
Claiming the Liberal Democrats will act as the head of the Labour Coalition and the heart of another Conservative union.
The pink bus
Harriet Harman’s attempt to target women with the idea that this would get us voting, left the females of the Triggerfish office confused at the thought that these gender stereotypes still exist.
Nicola Sturgeon behind the doors of No.10
The SNP leader being like any other seaside visitor, enjoying the funfair, riding the carousel and eating candy floss. Methodically followed by, spending time in a playhouse at a nursery in Livingston a few days later which happened to be No.10.
Ed and Russell Millibrand
The unlikely interview – a political party leader and a self-proclaimed revolutionary who urges people not to vote. We are all still left a little unsure at what this was trying to achieve. Was it an attempt at the American politicians and their celebrity ‘friends’ trend?
The Labour camp unveiled an eight foot tall stone tablet with a carving of their six general election pledges. However, this fell victim to a number of spoofs.
May the Fourth be with you
The Tories using social media to continue the hype around the new Star Wars movie, tweeting: “Pleased to announce #StarWarsVIII will be filmed here in UK @PinewoodStudios – great news for @starwars fans & our UK creative industries.” Was this done in a bid to gain the vote of Luke Skywalker fans?
Nigel Farage resigning
This week saw the UKIP leader’s bid to resign rejected by his party. Perhaps a bit cycnical of us but it seems this is some sort of stunt and part of a plan to show the public that he is the face of UKIP.
Cameron’s no show at the challenger’s debate
The Prime Minister’s decision to not attend the debate was one that was met with major hostility, prompting people and other leaders to call it a cowardly act. Although we are not sure how much of this played a part in him winning the election, what we can say is it certainly took the internet by storm and created a conversation.
The PM wasn’t in attendance and managed to be the second most searched-for question on Google during the 90-minute debate: “Why is David Cameron not at the debate?”
In this case, it is the Conservatives who had the most successful campaign, winning the race to No.10, we can’t wait to see what will happen in 2020 and how the parties will present themselves and their brand.