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New eBook: How to improve your media relations

New eBook: How to improve your media relations

News   •   Jan 12, 2018 13:00 GMT

Today, Mynewsdesk is releasing the second part of this year’s journalist survey - “A Case of Overconfidence”. And the message is clear - journalists are far from satisfied with the quality of the content they receive from PR professionals.

​2018 PR Resolutions: Set a Goal, Hit a Goal

​2018 PR Resolutions: Set a Goal, Hit a Goal

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:

#AskTheExperts: 2018 PR Predictions

#AskTheExperts: 2018 PR Predictions

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:

Why Your Brand Content Is Struggling & How To Fix It

Why Your Brand Content Is Struggling & How To Fix It

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.

Are Facebook and Google Destroying Trust?

Are Facebook and Google Destroying Trust?

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?

4 Things Journalists Wish Their Public Relations Contacts Knew

4 Things Journalists Wish Their Public Relations Contacts Knew

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.

​Navigating Change: The Evolving Landscape of News Reporting and Media Technology

​Navigating Change: The Evolving Landscape of News Reporting and Media Technology

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.

Fake News, Financial Uncertainty & A Lack of Trust - What Journalists Say About The Future Of Media

Fake News, Financial Uncertainty & A Lack of Trust - What Journalists Say About The Future Of Media

Press Releases   •   Sep 14, 2017 10:50 BST

50% of journalists are concerned that the news media is no longer trusted as a reliable source of information, Mynewsdesk’s latest report reveals. Over 3,000 journalists and PR professionals participated in the global survey to share their views on the media industry in 2017 and its future.

White Walkers, Dragon Heads & Tannoy Takeovers: Game of Thrones' Marketing Stunts - Rated

White Walkers, Dragon Heads & Tannoy Takeovers: Game of Thrones' Marketing Stunts - Rated

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.

 7 Takeaways from Content Marketing Masterclass [June 2017]

7 Takeaways from Content Marketing Masterclass [June 2017]

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.

Mynewsdesk Awarded Bronze at Cannes Lions

Mynewsdesk Awarded Bronze at Cannes Lions

Press Releases   •   Jun 21, 2017 13:36 BST

​Give A Beep - Mynewsdesk’s 2016 campaign - won Bronze at Cannes Lions, last night. The Mynewsdesk campaign, in partnership with Edelman Deportivo and Hövding, was awarded Bronze for Best Mobile Campaign. The Best Mobile Campaign category rewards mobile campaigns which use geo-targeting in an innovative way to engage audiences.

​Mynewsdesk Nominated For Four Awards At Cannes Lions

​Mynewsdesk Nominated For Four Awards At Cannes Lions

Press Releases   •   Jun 20, 2017 11:21 BST

Mynewsdesk and Edelman Deportivo have received further global recognition for their 2016 campaign, Give A Beep, with four nominations at Cannes Lions. The campaign is nominated in four categories; Best PR Campaign, Best Digital Craft and two in the Best Mobile Campaign category.

The PR Workflow - 4 Steps to Follow to Become a Pro Communicator

The PR Workflow - 4 Steps to Follow to Become a Pro Communicator

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.

Why Measurement Matters in Your PR Strategy

Why Measurement Matters in Your PR Strategy

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.

​How To Measure Reach With Mynewsdesk

​How To Measure Reach With Mynewsdesk

Blog posts   •   Jun 06, 2017 09:00 BST

Reach. The buzzword that’s been doing the rounds for the past few years, now. But what does it actually mean, why’s it important to track reach and how can you measure your story’s?

How To Measure Your PR [Free eBook]

How To Measure Your PR [Free eBook]

News   •   Jun 05, 2017 11:22 BST

Without measuring your PR, it's impossible to assess the impact and success of your efforts and optimise accordingly.

[Video] How UKBJJA Uses Mynewsdesk To Create Content, Reach Media & Gain Coverage

[Video] How UKBJJA Uses Mynewsdesk To Create Content, Reach Media & Gain Coverage

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.

Mynewsdesk Update: Do More With Your Contacts

Mynewsdesk Update: Do More With Your Contacts

News   •   May 26, 2017 14:55 BST

​You might have noticed we've changed the tab "Network" to "Contacts". But that's not all that's new...

[Video] How London Midland Use Mynewsdesk For Their Digital PR & Comms

[Video] How London Midland Use Mynewsdesk For Their Digital PR & Comms

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!

How to use Mynewsdesk to Identify and Engage Your Audience

How to use Mynewsdesk to Identify and Engage Your Audience

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.