#PRFood4Thought February Roundup

The IBA #PRFood4Thought hashtag has just over a month under its belt which means it’s time for our first monthly roundup! These roundups will allow us to take a deeper dive into the months posts without the restriction of Twitter’s…

Delivering a targeted PR campaign – not rocket-science!

In February, Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy rocket had a successful test flight and sent a cherry red Tesla roadster into the orbit of Mars. With “Don’t panic”1 written on the car’s dashboard screen and David Bowie’s “Life on Mars” now…

Made to measure – How to calculate the value from your B2B social media strategy

Social media is no longer just an option for B2B marketers - it is an absolute must. Here are some simple tools to measure and improve its effectiveness Many B2B companies have failed to embrace social media as a marketing…

A decade of the #hashtag: 7 tips on using hashtags in social posts

Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, the hashtag has become a crucial tool when it comes to using social media for business. First used on Twitter as a way to group together topics of interest, the humble hashtag has since been added…

And the award goes to…

No matter how much the Hollywood rich and famous have tried to re-brand Tinseltown by telling us who to vote for and how we should live our lives, it was interesting to see the 89th Academy Awards fiasco only served…

‘Tis the season to run a holiday PR campaign

With the holiday season upon us, many people will be winding down for the winter break and you may find your inbox not so overloaded. Traditionally a time for B2C PR frenzy, there is plenty of scope in the B2B…

News: Fake It ‘til You Make It?

Fake news has been making the news recently – most notably with Facebook fielding criticism that it played a role in disseminating fake news around the US election. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined steps last month to combat fake news…

Big Data is no data if you collect the wrong data – how an analysis of social media predicted the Trump Presidency

Social analytics predicted Trump's election. Big data is no data if it's wrong data. Pollsters get big wakeup call Forgotten Man & Woman versus Four More Years. Twitter stats you need to know , They'll  shock or rock you Make…

Social media engagement – ‘nice to have’? No way!

An article published by the World Economic forum earlier this year described businesses looking at social media as simply 'nice to have'. At IBA, we often come across B2B organisations that are still guilty of this – and the longer…

Social media engagement – a double-edged sword?

Social media is a powerful tool when used effectively for businesses and individuals alike – it provides an online, easily accessible presence and a platform to share information on. Unfortunately, if your name is Kim Kardashian, you may find that…