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The primary objective of public relations is to increase awareness of a company, brand, or product. PR generates “buzz” and builds a brand’s image.  Today, more than ever, consumers look past the product and pay attention to a company’s social actions. A company’s overall image influences purchasing decisions. PR is both active and reactive. While it is often used to...
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The internet age has brought with it a wave of transparency, and many companies have had to rethink their public relations strategies.  Consumers are now turning towards brands with products that have a driving mission behind them and can be trusted. When purchasing a product, 70% of consumers consider a business’ commitment to social initiatives. Therefore brands...
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I finally had some time to watch Black Mirror and I watched the episode, ‘Smithereens’ in Season 5 and there was this one segment that had me, as someone in PR and brand communications, laughing a little too hard. Source: Black Mirror / Netflix The wonderful Andrew Scott plays Chris, a man who blames himself...
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Marketing impacts our daily lives whether we want it to or not and with the advent of social media, smartphones and our growing reliance on a constantly connected world, it’s impact has only continued to grow. However, we have witnessed a fast-evolving industry as technology has changed the way consumers interact with brands and vice...
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It is a common misconception that you cannot quantitatively measure public relations or PR success other than counting the number of articles that mention your brand. Companies often have trouble relating PR success to business success, because how do you attribute your revenue to media coverage? I’ve personally spoken to over 200 CEOs or marketing...
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Last night, I went to watch a local theatre production and I happened to be introduced to someone from the tech industry who attended the same show as well. He worked in a robotics start-up in USA and told me how he wished he and his start-up colleagues were like the actors on stage. I...
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Public relations has been evolving significantly in the last decade as the growth of digital and the slowdown of traditional media has changed how brands benefit from PR. We look at PR trends that will shape 2019 and what we can see shaping the industry till 2020. PR Trend 1: PR and content marketing are...
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When we think about public relations there’s a misconception that it is useful for only a couple of things – brand awareness and limited customer acquisition. This is equivalent to looking at your brand new smartphone as a paperweight or a torchlight – while not totally incorrect, it is a complete waste of opportunity. Now...
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Public relations (better known as PR) is often mistakenly seen as talking a lot and making friends with journalists so you can get your client into the news. First of all, this isn’t PR. Secondly, getting coverage is barely 10% of what PR people really do. There is honestly so much more to PR than...
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So, you’ve created a startup. That’s great, but without the proper brand recognition and publicity, you’re unlikely to capture a reporter’s attention. That’s why it’s vital to build your startup’s reputation, make contacts, and spread the word. How can you do that? Most entrepreneurs understand the value of media coverage, but often lack that little...
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