Entering new markets – use PR

Some companies will need to think about entering new markets. The response to COVID19 has transformed the business landscape for many, causing trading difficulties. In some cases this may be short term but in others it may prove to be long term, or a permanent change. Economists call this...

Covid19 marketing where next?

After COVID19 marketing may look different. Since the Pandemic began, my inbox has been full of webinar invites and notices about virtual events that are replacing the real-life ones.  Without doubt, the pandemic has changed marketing. I sense that some of this change is here to stay. B2B Marketing...

Ten Marketing Trends for 2020

What will be the new marketing trends for 2020? This is my suggestion. I wold love to know if you agree? 1. Content creation – I have made this number one on my list of marketing trends for 2020 because so many businesses are professionalising the creation of their...

Sustainability – Your customers care – what can marketers do?

The Climate Change movements are inspiring and their message is incredibly moving. There seems to be a real chance that people will finally start to take steps to slow down the heating of the planet. The latest headlines about our wildlife are serious. This article isn’t about governments. It...

PR and Digital Marketing

PR and digital marketing work well together. I call myself a PR consultant working with technology businesses. However PR and Digital Marketing often overlap. You will probably know that PR stands for Public Relations. That name is quite strange. Most companies who care about PR simply see it as...

Results-based PR

People like the idea of results-based PR as they like to be able to measure how it provides a return on investment. In the past, we used to measure PR coverage by a unit called AVE. AVE meant “advertising value equivalent”. We simply measured the size of the article...

Freelance PR Consultant or PR Agency?

What is the difference between a freelance PR consultant and an agency? Ultimately, I believe, it concerns loyalty and results. The size of the organisation is an obvious difference. A freelance PR consultant is usually a specialist who works on their own. A PR agency tends to be a...

B2B Marketing Post GDPR

With the GDPR research and compliance just about complete for my own business, I have been thinking how B2B marketing will progress in the post GDPR world. GDPR forces us to think more like sales people who focus closely on the best business opportunities, and less like the now...

How to build a B2B PR Plan in six easy steps

This article goes back to basics, and looks at how you might build a plan for a B2B PR campaign. 1.  Define the audience It is best to start by defining your audience as clearly and precisely as possible. You can start by identifying them by industry sector and...

No retainer for PR services?

Why is a project fee replacing the traditional retainer for PR services? PR companies traditionally charged a retainer fee where clients paid to secure PR services as required.  The PR agency would be available to assist the client with work as it arose. If the PR work related to...