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Successful Festive PR Stunts

Christmas is just around the corner. As well as an opportunity for us to spend time with loved ones and enjoy a well-deserved break from the office, the festive season is a great opportunity for business PR. The holiday sees 97% of the UK’s population celebrate but only 23% celebrate December 25th as the birth date of Jesus Christ. Nonetheless that’s almost the entire population who will put up a Christmas tree, send Christmas cards and become annoyed with festive television adverts by December 1st. Christmas appeals to an incredibly broad market and with everyone’s festive traditions following a similar pattern – giving presents, eating a Christmas dinner and spending time with the family – Christmas PR stunts prove relatable to many. Here are some examples of effective Christmas PR stunts: Read Article »

Some of the worst jobs you haven’t even heard of

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We all complain about our jobs at one stage or another; whether it’s a disagreeable boss, odorous colleague or particularly trying customers who really DON’T know best… even Mark Zuckerberg probably has his own work-related issues.

Making endless cups of coffee or reformatting a document in Excel may seem annoying and you may feel inspired to contact your nearest recruitment consultant, however, rarely do we take a step back and look at just how lucky we actually are. This article will take a look at the lowest of the low; the worst jobs that you’ve probably never even heard of – these are the guys that could really do with a little careers advice. Trust us, with a little added perspective, you’ll be feeling better about your job in no time! Read Article »

EmptyLemon’s Guide to Secret Santa Shopping When You Don’t Really Know the Recipient and Want to Make an Effort

As of the first of December it’s perfectly acceptable to don your Rudolph jumper, play Michael Bublé’s Christmas and of course – start thinking about what you’re going to buy for Secret Santa. Some of us get it easy, we’re friends with the person we’ve picked and see them outside of the office, but what if you pick someone you’ve only ever held the door open for and never said a work to other than “ta”? Here is EmptyLemon’s ultimate guide for buying the perfect Secret Santa present for someone you barely know: Read Article »

Rude Workplace Behaviours Which Should be Mentioned in the Contract


We’re all aware of basic workplace etiquette. There’s the obvious ones: show up, be nice and don’t punch anyone. And then there are the not-so-obvious ones. There are unwritten rules outside of your contract on office behaviour. There’s no guarantee an office full of people who didn’t choose to be together will get on like they’ve been best friends for year and there will be occasions when you think a colleague is downright rude. Here are some of the rudest behaviours you will most probably come across in the workplace (if you haven’t done so already, poor you). Read Article »

25 Bizarre Things that have Been Found in the Office

We’re all partial to a desktop knick-knack or two – a family photo, a child’s drawing, maybe even an action figure. Basic knick-knack etiquette suggests we should have something personal on our desks, but they should not be a distraction or one of the following… Here are a collection of genuine things found in the workplace and why you need them too: Read Article »

A Guide to Communicating with Customers using Modern-Day Phrases

One of the most important aspects of offering great customer service is to speak to customers on “their level”. We all know how it feels to be on the receiving end of robotic customer service and really appreciate a more friendly approach. That’s why here at EmptyLemon, you’ll always speak to a real person, not an automated message. If you happen to speak to Nicola, you’ll probably receive the most energetic customer service of your life.

The “their level” approach is appreciated by customers, but when it comes to communicating with the younger generation, what do you say? Here’s a guide to modern-day lingo: Read Article »