What is the ‘content’ bit of content marketing? Read more Eight benefits of PR
Content marketing is described by the Content Marketing Institute as: ‘Creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly defined audience, and, ultimately, to drive profitable customer action.’ So, what is the ‘content’ part of this definition? It can take a number of forms, such as: Website copy Blog News article Social media […]
Read more What are the advantages of content marketing?
There are many advantages of PR (public relations). Here are just 8 reasons why this tried and tested discipline should be part of your marketing mix: 1. It builds understanding and trust with stakeholders 2. Strong, repeated exposure through PR helps charities, start-ups and other causes to secure funding 3. A good reputation attracts and […]
Read more Making the front pages
Want to be the go-to resource for insights in your sector? Then content marketing should be a key strand of your communications plan. Rather than shouting ‘me, me, me’, good content gives your prospects what they want; fresh insights, answers to their questions and resolutions to their pain points. This increases their trust in your business. Whether […]
Read more Why case studies are critical to your business
Although I spend most of my working life securing media coverage and an improved online presence for PR clients, rather than myself, it was great to make the front page of the Star Business Monthly, even if my daughter took a lot of persuading to smile… Editor Fiona Firth came to the first Mum’s The Boss […]
Read more Common PR fails
Case studies are something that every successful PR campaign needs for selling the strengths of a service, product or another aspect of an offering. Here are 5 reasons why your business should always ask customers to partner with you on a case study – after you’ve done a great job, of course: They provide a […]
Read more Just for girls?
PR is a powerful tool for businesses to cement their reputations and grow awareness. And for fledgling businesses and start ups too, it’s an often-affordable way to build a profile, increase support or raise funding. It isn’t unusual for smaller businesses to ‘PR’ themselves until they’re able to appoint a professional to do this for […]
Read more PR and social media – is it one or the other?
It was interesting to read that Lego is launching a range ‘just for girls’: see link Part of Lego’s argument appears to be that this will help to encourage a generation of girls to construct things. And as we are regularly told that the UK needs to produce more people who design and make stuff, you […]
Read more LinkedIn or not?
Words are highly emotive. We use them for survival, gaining friends, making sales, helping others, showing-off and a host of other reasons. I’ve always been interested in how language is used, by people, brands and businesses, print and broadcast, online and social media. Knowing how to use the right words in the right place at […]
As a PR consultant, I’m used to meeting people in various industries, as well as the media covering those sectors. Manufacturing, retail, leisure or healthcare, you name it, I’ve always had a genuinely interesting and varied working life. And of course, it’s great to stay in touch with these people, who’ve been fantastic contacts, clients […]