Patterned, proactive, persuasive: The 3 Ps to maximize press relations impact

A successful PR campaign is built through weaving a pattern of communication. Bundling all your client’s news into one juicy package is only going to get you one piece of coverage no matter how juicy it is… unless you’re Apple…

Social media engagement – ‘nice to have’? No way!

An article published by the World Economic forum earlier this year described businesses looking at social media as simply 'nice to have'. At IBA, we often come across B2B organisations that are still guilty of this – and the longer…

Loose lips sink ships – what not to say

10 golden rules for press interviews - Part 2 In my last blog I talked about how the press interview is a staple part of any PR program, but can also be a minefield – and you only see the…

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…

10 golden rules for press interviews – part one

In today's changing media landscape, executive interviews still remain a journalist's 'bread and butter' when it comes to producing copy. A journalist also lives and dies by their contacts, so give them one good interview and expect to see them…

International events don’t have to cost the earth: 5 tips for a successful B2B event

International events can be a key part of a PR and marketing campaign for brands and organisations. The signal is – you are big, global and successful. Whether you're launching a new product, making a major announcement or kicking off…

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…

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…