The New PR, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]