The New PR

Our musings on PR, marketing and how business is evolving

The news pages of national, regional, business, trade, and technical media, we well as the vast number of specialist blogs that exist today, provide ample opportunities for scale-up companies to build awareness with those they wish to influence. Journalists and bloggers rely heavily on sharing news to inform their audiences and keep them coming back […]

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Quality content has always played an important role in maximising the rate at which website visitors become paying customers. The explosion of social media and changes to Google’s algorithm mean it has also become one of the most significant factors in how much traffic a website attracts in the first place. The value of a […]

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A decade ago I attended a meeting at my then employer with other founding members of a new business unit. My brief, as the PR lead, was to position the new venture positively and ensure customers recognised that our data and analytics could help with a wider set of requirements than was previously the case. […]

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Most founders start a business with an inkling of the brand they wish to build, even if it only exists in their head and extends no further than a name and set of personal beliefs. These early stage businesses mean most to those that feel a sense of ownership over it. However, as businesses begin […]

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One of the most useful books that business leaders can read is ‘Fame & Fortune: How Successful Companies Build Winning Reputations’ by Charles Fombrun and Cees Van Riel. It looks at the world’s most successful companies and identifies six main areas of public perception that contribute to their overall corporate reputations: Emotional Appeal: whether people like, […]

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As part of our work with Beaming, the business ISP, we have produced a short film exploring the characteristics of a great place to work. We spoke three small businesses that have been recognised with great workplace awards and published the film with a study showing the characteristics UK business leaders rate most highly. Check […]

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