The power of words – without knowing it, you just told the media a lot about you

From columnists and editors to special correspondents and hacks, all of us often go by the simple moniker ‘wordsmiths’. Words do more than provide scrabble fodder. They shape our perceptions – about life, about governments, about business.

Q2 is underway, businesses are optimistic, the bars are open and holidays are on the horizon

Q2 at IBA marks the start of a new work experience intern. I am Lois, and have joined the team, eager to learn the diverse trade of B2B PR through IBA’s unique strategies. After reviewing the first quarter, I have…

Farewell to the European Super League, we hardly knew ye

It takes a pretty large story to break through a news cycle dominated by Covid fog and the aftermath of a royal funeral, but well into the watershed hours Sunday night marked the start of a media whirlwind...

Unlocking new potential, even in a crisis

In the B2B world it can be rare that events hitting the general public filter into PR plays for clients. If so, these kind of topics often require a good degree of sensitivity and in the worst case a significant…

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’…

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…

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.…