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.…
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It’s Business As Usual Jim, but not as we know it!

We're all in this turbulent situation together, but now we all have to take the next step – to look beyond ‘business as usual’ to ensure business continuity through uncertain times.

Your essential guide to content atomization and the importance of the B2B marketing content stack

A campaign-based approach to content marketing may not sound like rocket science, but the beauty of thinking about assets in terms of a content stack means you may be able to identify strengths and weaknesses in your content repository or…

Maintaining PR success in a busy period – leaping ahead requires a solid strategy

We were all so grateful for the extra Leap Day with February filled with long to-do lists, back to back campaigns and an intense period of media pitching...

Three reasons to attend an IBA Digital B2B Communications Breakfast Briefing

In H2 2019 IBA has been ‘on tour’, running a series of breakfast briefings charting the changes we’ve seen in digital B2B communications. We brought together B2B marketers in Lincoln, Cambridge, Nottingham, Reading and Oxford – it has been a…

Will AI take away our content creation jobs?

Research by Deloitte shows almost half of U.S. business executives expect AI to be critical for their operations by the end of 2020. The latest Gartner Hype Cycle shows us that adoption of most technologies associated with AI – such…

Stop talking to yourself – how to talk to a net new audience

Kick start your B2B marketing Here is a common challenge we hear when talking to prospective clients. They’ve strategized, planned an approach to content marketing and lined up some fantastic customer case studies. They have worked hard to distil important…

Quality B2B content at the heart of the PESO Model for marketing communications

The PESO model for marketing communications was pioneered and popularized by Gini Dietrich in her book, Spin Sucks, and has been widely adopted by the marketing community ever since. At its most basic, it’s an integrated approach to managing communications…

The rationale behind the press release

The debate over whether PR and communications pros should bother with press releases is ongoing. It’s not that the tide has completely turned against the press release, it’s more of an ebb and flow, but in the transition to a…

The importance of storytelling – content leads the way

Storytelling is not just for kids and campfires. ‘Narrative’ is an integral part of how we consume and understand information and is no different for B2B organizations looking to get heard. ‘Proper’ thought leadership can paint a picture. It provides…