Social media engagement – a double-edged sword?

Social media is a powerful tool when used effectively for businesses and individuals alike – it provides an online, easily accessible presence and a platform to share information on. Unfortunately, if your name is Kim Kardashian, you may find that…

Team Clinton’s dismal damage limitation strategy gifts Trump an advantage

I'm sure you've all seen it by now – Hillary Clinton escorted from a 9/11 memorial event after being taken ill, before nearly collapsing while being helped into her car. Even before this latest health scare, Trump's team had consistently…

The rise of robo-PR?

'Smart' is the new normal across a host of industries at the minute, artificial intelligence and smart cities are becoming a reality and smart devices are taking the consumer world by storm. Could PR be another industry set to witness…

Show, Don’t Tell

Customers are getting further down the decision funnel before contacting sales Actively demonstrate to prospects how your business is helping customers Are you sending out the right signals to potential customers? It's one of the 'classic' rules and often one…

Is your news story guilty of the ‘spray & pray’ approach?

According to one statistic, nearly 2,000 press releases are released by the three top newswire services every day. With more press releases being distributed and less journalists to read them, getting your news seen by the right person is becoming…

Has #PoolGate left the Olympic press office feeling green?

Rio drops the PR baton Clorox picks it up and runs with it PR lessons learned from the #GreenPool incident In PR terms there's nothing worse than something unraveling in front of your eyes, while you have absolutely no control…

What not to share – a quick and dirty guide to social media B2B content

Whatever your social media marketing goals - driving traffic, connecting with influencers, nurturing leads, or grabbing some brand awareness - unless you are sharing the right kind of content you may as well just frame it on the wall of…

Take a lesson from Pokémon Go – bring PR campaigns to virtual life

Like everyone else, I'm sure you haven't missed the news of Pokémon Go taking the world by storm, combining augmented reality with your everyday smart phone. Children, adults, the IBA editorial team – everyone's wandering around outside with their eyes…

Confessions of an IBA journalist

This year is IBA’s Golden Jubilee – 50 years as a publishing house, journalist hot shop and international Press Relations pioneer. The company was the first publishing house 50 years ago to launch a magazine helping accountants to use information…

Platforms for success in B2B marketing

Don't spread your social media marketing too thinly Choose the channels that offer the highest lead conversion rates Less really is more I touched upon the importance of social media platforms for B2B companies in our previous blog, '5 B2C…