The 3 PR predictions for 2017

2016 was the year of upsets. Who would have predicted the UK voting to leave the European Union? Certainly not the polls. And who would have predicted reality TV star and self-proclaimed King of Twitter Donald Trump would have won…

‘Tis the season to run a holiday PR campaign

With the holiday season upon us, many people will be winding down for the winter break and you may find your inbox not so overloaded. Traditionally a time for B2C PR frenzy, there is plenty of scope in the B2B…

News: Fake It ‘til You Make It?

Fake news has been making the news recently – most notably with Facebook fielding criticism that it played a role in disseminating fake news around the US election. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined steps last month to combat fake news…

Lies, damn lies and statistics, research and opinion polls!

Robert X. Cringely aka Mark Stephens, the distinguished American journalist and author of “Accidental Empires” - an iconoclastic account of the rise of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs (and well worth a read) - wrote, I paraphrase slightly: Journalists use…

Big Data is no data if you collect the wrong data – how an analysis of social media predicted the Trump Presidency

Social analytics predicted Trump's election. Big data is no data if it's wrong data. Pollsters get big wakeup call Forgotten Man & Woman versus Four More Years. Twitter stats you need to know , They'll  shock or rock you Make…

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…