June – a Month of New Opportunities, Thought Leadership, and I earn my IBA stripes

June, along with my work experience placement, has flown by with new opportunities for our many clients across our portfolio...

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

This blog was originally drafted in summer 2021, just as the first signs of first lockdown easing were beginning to creep through – how long ago that seems now! Its purpose was to highlight the importance of scalable PR...

Spring is here, and so are new products, markets and campaigns!

March has transpired to be a hectic month for PR and MarComms professionals worldwide - albeit primarily for royal correspondents and TV journalists - with the constant shocking stream of events getting attention...

Are blogs ‘so 2020’? Not for B2B businesses!

Just like the latest social media apps, from Clubhouse to TikTok, there’s always something new ‘in vogue’. These are usually short-term and usually more tailored to the consumer market - podcasts and video, however, continue to make a name for…

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 –…