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…

Team Clinton’s dismal damage limitation strategy gifts Trump an advantage

I'm sure you've all seen it by now – Hillary Clinton escorted from a 9/11 memorial event after being taken ill, before nearly collapsing while being helped into her car. Even before this latest health scare, Trump's team had consistently…

The rise of robo-PR?

'Smart' is the new normal across a host of industries at the minute, artificial intelligence and smart cities are becoming a reality and smart devices are taking the consumer world by storm. Could PR be another industry set to witness…

The Rio Olympics – a legacy of failure or success?

There were negative headlines in the world's media even before the Rio Olympics began in August – accusations of heavy pollution in sailing areas, a wave of crime was predicted to hit spectators – even body parts washing up on…

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…

Has #PoolGate left the Olympic press office feeling green?

Rio drops the PR baton Clorox picks it up and runs with it PR lessons learned from the #GreenPool incident In PR terms there's nothing worse than something unraveling in front of your eyes, while you have absolutely no control…

A PR ‘own goal’ to kick off the silly season

In PR terms, the arrival of summer marks the silly season when bizarre and outlandish stories start to make the headlines in want of better copy crossing the journalist's desks. In the UK our own football elite kicked off the…

Pulling off the perfect Hot Topic heist

Hot topics can equal hot coverage The hijacking trifecta: issue, position, expert Finding the right balance is essential The summer has arrived, and that means many in the B2B world have the out-of-office on, and are enjoying soaking up the…