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… Continue reading Why do the best PR campaigns work?
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How to prepare for a media interview
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… Continue reading How to prepare for a media interview
5 ways to get your business noticed (when you’ve no news to share)
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… Continue reading 5 ways to get your business noticed (when you’ve no news to share)
How to win business with words and web
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.… Continue reading How to win business with words and web
What is the purpose of your business?
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… Continue reading What is the purpose of your business?
The 6 components of winning corporate reputations
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,… Continue reading The 6 components of winning corporate reputations
How to create a killer PR and communications strategy
In a world where organisations recognise that they can’t do everything themselves and must work with a wider range of partners and suppliers than ever before, PR and communication should be part of your top line business strategy. Stakeholder mapping To start developing your communication strategy, identify the groups of people your business interacts with… Continue reading How to create a killer PR and communications strategy
How to get people talking about my business
When a single customer has the power to tell the world precisely what they think of your business, what people are saying about your service and product is increasingly important. But why is this the case? And how should you encourage this? Why is it important to get people talking? It goes without saying that… Continue reading How to get people talking about my business
10 things tech entrepreneurs told us about VC firms
We were recently invited to meet with a Venture Capital firm that wanted to boost its portfolio of early-stage European technology startups. One of the first things we do when responding to a brief is to put ourselves in the minds of that customer’s target audience, to understand more fully the challenges and issues they… Continue reading 10 things tech entrepreneurs told us about VC firms