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Today, more businesses realise the importance of PR to develop their image and brand potential. Even without a PR professional, you’ll find plenty of tips online to get started. However, while proactive advice is great, you should also be aware of the most common pitfalls. Below, we’ve covered the most common PR mistakes companies make...
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Companies blog for several different reasons. Some post informative content to demonstrate their expertise while others write blogs for engaging audiences and creating awareness around their brand. Successful businesses will have a strategy that incorporates a mix of content. Regardless of why you’re creating content, every blog needs to captivate its readers.  From affiliate marketing...
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I recently spoke to a Malaysian CEO with over 20 years of experience in technology and running multinational brands. We spoke in length about public relations and he felt that it was not a smart decision at the moment, since his new startup was only 18 months old. Despite assurances from me and positive feedback...
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In the last decade and more doing PR for companies in Singapore and the rest of Southeast Asia, one of the biggest takeaways has been that if used correctly, PR is the most effective growth tool available to any brand. Since my early days putting in the hours at the large agencies to my forays...
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While the primary objective of PR is to boost your company’s reputation, that is not its sole purpose. As well as creating buzz around your brand, PR is also crucial for damage control. No company wants to find themselves under fire, but no one is immune to a potential crisis. Generally, how you react to...
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A PR pitch is a fantastic opportunity to gain exposure using a journalist who covers your industry. Unlike a press release, a pitch tends to be less formal and more personalized. A solid pitch can lead to a beneficial long term media relationship which can have profound benefits for a brand or business. However, with...
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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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