Trade Secrets

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

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, and the huge number of specialist blogs, provide ample opportunities on a daily basis for scale-up businesses to build awareness with those they wish to attract and influence. Most of what is shared through the media is news based, and more than 90% of […]

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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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