Blog posts • Jan 10, 2018 08:30 GMT
It’s that time again - ‘New Year, New You’. We all wake up on January 1st with a determination to be ‘better’; we set ourselves resolutions to improve fitness, eat healthier and generally get on top of things. But sometimes these promises are tough to stick to. And that can be the same in an industry like PR and Communications. This is why it’s important to set yourself SMART goals:
Blog posts • Jan 02, 2018 11:30 GMT
With the New Year now in full swing, we asked a handful of experts to share their PR predictions for 2018. Common themes that emerged included automation, artificial intelligence and the lethal combination of art and science. Here's what Ali Maynard, Stephen Waddington, Jonathan Bean and Laura Richards had to say:
Blog posts • Nov 16, 2017 13:00 GMT
Brand content is vital to building a relationship with customers, but a lot of brand content fails to engage audiences. Journalists and PR professionals recognize that brand content is often too self-serving, but don’t always know how to solve the problem. The recent Mynewsdesk report provides insight into the reasons why brand content does not succeed in forming connections with customers.
Blog posts • Nov 14, 2017 08:25 GMT
A recent survey revealed that half of the journalists worry that the news media is no longer trusted to provide reliable information. With Facebook and Google making it easier than ever for publishers of fake news to draw readers to their stories, is it reasonable to blame these internet giants for destroying trust in the modern news industry?
Blog posts • Nov 09, 2017 08:30 GMT
A public relations contact can be a journalist's greatest asset -- or an unhelpful voice that's quickly silenced. The difference is not in the goals you set - after all, you need journalists, and they need you - but in how you execute said goals. Keep reading for four things that journalists wish every public relations professional knew.
Blog posts • Sep 19, 2017 09:20 BST
The state of journalism and the public relations industry is changing rapidly in the 21st century. From citizen bloggers to the 24-hour news cycle, many trends are changing the way people consume and interact with news media.
Blog posts • Jul 24, 2017 15:28 BST
Game of Thrones returned to our screens, earlier this week, for a seventh season of blood, dragons and dramas. Well, apparently - I’ve never actually watched the show - but with endless excitable chatter in the office and some big-budget marketing stunts ahead of the new episodes, it’s been almost impossible to avoid.
Blog posts • Jun 22, 2017 09:03 BST
Last week, Mynewsdesk was invited to present at Content Masterclass to share our years of content wisdom with a room packed full of marketers, communicators and PR pros. Here are my 7 key takeouts from the afternoon which might help you when trying to navigate the quandary that is content marketing.
Blog posts • Jun 15, 2017 09:37 BST
The PR Workflow is a continuous process. It’s a guide on what you need to do and how to do it to succeed with your communications and PR. How you determine success depends on you and your organization. However, your ultimate goal, irrespective of industry or size of the organization, is to ensure that your story both gets told and heard to the right audience at the right time.
Blog posts • Jun 07, 2017 08:32 BST
If you don't measure the impact of your PR strategy, how can you be sure that your efforts are worthwhile? Measurement is vital to assessing the impact of a PR campaign in sufficient detail to allow you to optimize your strategy.
Blog posts • May 30, 2017 08:30 BST
Kat Hill, CEO of UKBJJA, explains how her team uses Mynewsdesk's digital PR and comms solution to create content, reach the media and gain coverage.
Blog posts • May 25, 2017 10:05 BST
Francis Thomas, Head of Corporate Affairs at London Midland, shares his experiences of using Mynewsdesk's PR and communications solution to prevent potential crises, communicate with customers effectively and analyse their content's performance - from any device!
Blog posts • May 18, 2017 11:38 BST
Whilst a well-written press release or creative piece of content is key for coverage and shareability, if it’s irrelevant to the recipient then, essentially, it’s futile.
Blog posts • May 02, 2017 14:50 BST
Today, getting attention for your brand involves more than sending out a dry press release. You need to create an engaging story to capture the attention of social media users and influencers. Let's take a look at the key steps involved in choosing a good story, creating an impactful narrative around it, and publishing in a way that ensures it receives as much attention as it truly deserves.
Blog posts • Apr 28, 2017 08:30 BST
All too often we hear communicators complain that they “don’t have anything to write about.” They don’t have a story to tell. But that’s a myth we want to debunk right here, right now. Why? Every brand has a higher purpose. Every brand has a story to tell.
Blog posts • Apr 11, 2017 10:53 BST
Whether it be a) evaluating success, b) attending to a crisis over a misjudged campaign or c) trying to get closer to your target demographic and what they really think, media monitoring is becoming essential in today's digital world. But remember, effective communication starts with listening.
Blog posts • Apr 06, 2017 11:27 BST
If you’re serious about your business’ long-term success, understanding what’s going on in your industry is a fundamental first step. Media monitoring can help you keep up to date with the latest industry trends - and it needn’t take too much of your time or resources. Here are some reasons why you need to monitor the media for industry news:
Blog posts • Mar 21, 2017 08:22 GMT
The digital revolution has swept across the media landscape, forever changing how brands interact with consumers. The new world of PR presents unique challenges but also an opportunity to provide brands and companies with more consumer engagement than ever before. There has never been a better time to expand your digital PR efforts.