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16
Mar

How I built a business across three countries with only remote workers

When I first decided to start my own business – a PR agency – I envisioned a sleek office decorated in steam-punk fashion with a huge reception to give people a sense of wonder whenever they came over for a meeting. I worked out the budget and put together a hiring plan that included a...
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11
Mar

Evergreen versus topical content: An overview

When evaluating the time-sensitivity of the content that you create, there are two major categories. Content will either be topical or evergreen. You should always include both categories in your marketing strategy, as each has its ideal purpose. At the most basic level, evergreen content is relevant for a long time while topical content has...
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03
Mar

A guide to creating a content calendar

A content calendar is an essential part of your content marketing strategy. The calendar will assist with coordinating all of the content activities and tasks while keeping everyone in the team on the same page. Content calendars help organize tasks in a streamlined manner and help ensure that projects get completed on time. A well-devised...
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17
Feb

How to write a subject line for your pitch email

The very first thing a journalist will see from your email is the subject line. As such, it is your chance to make a strong first impression and get your pitch approved. In fact, a survey from BuzzStream indicates that 85 per cent of publishers will open pitches just based on the subject line. To...
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11
Feb

Copywriting 101

There was a time when professionals considered direct marketing as the best way to gain new clients. However, in recent years business owners have noticed the value of content marketing. Statistics from the Content Marketing Institute show that content marketing costs 62% less than traditional marketing and is three times more effective.  It would be...
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30
Jan

Understanding brand identity and visual branding

In our previous articles, we’ve talked about creating a brand identity and being consistent, but it’s not just about what you say. First impressions matter and customers will judge you on your visual branding. For example, did you know that one-third of the most successful businesses include the colour blue in their logo?  Think of...
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23
Jan

Pervasive PR: The significance of the ubiquity of PR

Public Relations helps a business to expand its audience, reach new customers, and increase awareness of its brand identity. Communication is at the centre of PR, and every business needs to build trust with its audience. As consumers’ wants and needs continue to grow, pervasive PR is the hottest new trend. What is pervasive PR?...
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21
Jan

How are social media influencers changing PR

One of the newest trends in PR and media outreach is influencer marketing. If you’re scratching your head wondering what it is, you’re not alone! However, social media influencers can be the difference between reaching a broad audience or making no impact.  What do social media influencers do? Social media influencers are often people with...
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16
Jan

Converged Media 101: What, Why, How

Media convergence is now. Even established brands like Singtel are struggling to find ways to position themselves in the transformed landscape better. As communications, computing, and content intertwine in the Internet Age, the world of marketing and PR has also been affected. Altimeter published a study, coining the term “converged media” to describe a media...
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