Content-led or contact-led PR? Why content rules in B2B media relationships

Throwback Friday – our most popular blog to date – updated as we get stuck into the final quarter of 2020 Traditional brick and mortar PR agencies just don’t get it - their standard line of ‘we know the journalist’…

Taking a closer look at the state of the press release

The press release has always occupied a key role in B2B communications throughout the move from paper media to increasingly digital online platforms. Its delivery may have changed – but its strategic importance should never be in doubt.

Why verticalization offers the perfect post-COVID tonic

Initial IBA International research conducted with key B2B marketing decision-makers worldwide reveals over half of all surveyed businesses are actively exploring how to break into new markets this year...

Businesses buckle down for a good Q4 2020

With only a few weeks left until we start the final Quarter of 2020, we are entering one of the busiest periods in the PR calendar, and our focus is on helping our clients generate leads...

How IBA clients are keeping momentum up through the silliest summer season of all time

As we enter the summer months many will be having holidays, looking forward to a few relaxing days off – and maybe staying in some new locations given the current international travel restrictions! Often working around annual leaves in the…

Busting the myth of ‘media engagements’! Three questions to ask about your PR reporting

The traditional retainer and timesheet-based approach to PR and associated reporting is beginning to creak and will only continue to do so as marketing budgets come under pressure in the current global environment. Recent stats show only seven percent of…

Content-led or contact-led PR? Why content rules in B2B media relationships

Traditional bricks and mortar PR agencies just don’t get it. Their traditional line of ‘we know the journalist’ was falling down pre-COVID and has almost certainly jumped off a cliff post-COVID. These PR agencies lead with their ‘contacts’ first –…

The true meaning of scalable PR: Realize your marketing campaign ambitions at your own pace without paying over the odds

Businesses have several key decisions to weigh up as countries around the world begin to relax lockdown measures and draw up plans to kickstart their economies – and that includes the approach they take to launch new marketing campaigns. For…

IBA in the news: Here’s our High Five of published articles helping marcoms professionals make sense on the ‘new norm’

The last few months have provided one of the biggest global business shocks in the past half century, and in our 50+ year history IBA has seen a few. But one thing has never changed, our commitment to sharing knowledge,…

The power of communication in a crisis: How IBA clients have reaped the rewards

Advice for communicators has been varied during the coronavirus crisis, but we were shocked that some big-name and high retainer fee agencies were warning B2B organizations to only focus on opportunities and content for ‘down the road’ to get placements.…