Trade Secrets

Free PR training material, content marketing tips and advice for business leaders

The idea that any PR is good PR just isn’t true. There are good campaigns, there are bad campaigns, and – sometimes – there are outstanding campaigns that transform the way the world sees a business, a person, a product or a cause. Examples of highly successful PR campaigns in recent years include the ALS […]

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Why measure the impact of a PR or communications campaign? Surely the bottom line is the only thing that matters? Yet large organisations can spend hundreds of thousands of pounds every year on media monitoring, evaluating coverage, and understanding how activities have affected sentiment. This level of investment is beyond the reach of most scale-up […]

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Preparation is everything for media interviews. Prepare for them as you would for a client meeting. Find out about the interviewer, their audience and what they want to achieve from the engagement. Prepare three messages that you want to communicate and use them to frame your responses. Think about proof points to backup your messages […]

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Reviews Depending on your product or service, there may be journalists and bloggers willing to try it out. Reach out to the right individual, explain how what you offer will improve the lives of their audience and ask if they’d be willing to try it for free. Follow up with them to ensure they know […]

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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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