Blog posts • May 18, 2016 11:45 BST
Journalists face many frustrations in their working lives, which can affect the way they work with PR and communication professionals. In February 2016, Mynewsdesk surveyed more than 2,000 journalists in nine countries and found seven key facts that could help you to better understand your press contacts. Here are the seven things you need to know in order to work well with journalists:
Blog posts • May 11, 2016 11:00 BST
Ever since the first press release delivered the news of a train derailment in Atlantic City in 1906, the press release has been an important tool for disseminating news by public relations professionals. But according to some pundits, press releases themselves have been derailed in today's high-speed, hyper competitive, digital world.
Blog posts • May 06, 2016 07:56 BST
The future of comms isn't decided by one CMO and it wasn't planned in yet ANOTHER meeting spent slurping-up coffee and flicking through flip-charts. No. The future of comms is ever evolving, and who's making it happen? It's you.
Blog posts • May 04, 2016 10:18 BST
Whether you’re a journalist yourself, in PR or otherwise involved in communications, the journalism of the future is likely to rely on a complex web of independent freelancers. But what will that world look like?
Blog posts • Apr 15, 2016 11:30 BST
We’d like to give you an idea of what to expect next week at our first ever Bootcamp Live! The day has been designed with Mynewsdesk customers in mind. If you want to create cool content that your target market wants to voraciously consume, this is the day for you! Expect lots of workshops and interaction, and definitely some bribery with chocolate.
Blog posts • Apr 15, 2016 09:05 BST
With job vacancy periods being at a 15 year high, why has it become more important than ever for you company to begin the candidate relationship before any initial contact with Recruitment Marketing? If you have ever had to to recruit internally or on behalf of a client over the last 2 years, you don’t need me to tell you it’s has become a heavily candidate-driven market.
Blog posts • Apr 07, 2016 15:00 BST
Depending on your outlook, experience and current situation, it is either the best or the worst of times to be in the media and marketing industries. If your career has been built in a pre-digital world where control of distribution, news and marketing messages have been a key to success - then it's pretty scary out there.
Blog posts • Mar 22, 2016 13:34 GMT
We've run webinars and posted newsroom tips pieces, but we thought it was time to round you all-up and point you in the right direction. And that's why on 20th Oct, we're hosting Bootcamp Live; a whole day dedicated to taking your content and news to the next level, helping you reach the right audiences and boost your brand. To say I'm pretty excited about his would be an understatement! Why?
Blog posts • Mar 17, 2016 08:11 GMT
Much has been written on how to “optimise” your content for better rankings on Google’s search result pages, which might lead you to believe that there’s a complex process involved. It is actually very straightforward, although it usually requires some effort. Just keep these few details in mind to improve your chances of reaching out to Google’s users.
Blog posts • Mar 14, 2016 11:01 GMT
Video and images are becoming increasingly important aspects of our content and communications. Across so many social platforms now, it’s easy to produce and share visual documentations of live events and experiences in an instant. Yet according to “#DigitalPR Challenge” - our latest survey - 65% of respondents have not used or have little knowledge of creating video content.
Blog posts • Mar 14, 2016 08:35 GMT
In this 2-part guide, we share 7 of our favourite tools for low-cost, and even free, content creation, inspiration and tracking. Whether you’re the owner of a small business or a creative in an SME, these tools might prove pretty useful in covering all aspects of your social media and content marketing campaigns.
Blog posts • Mar 10, 2016 16:29 GMT
Is it possible for one voice to reach so many people? Well we reckon that equipped with the right tools and pitched in the most effective manner, your story could be the talk of the tube, the talk of the coffee break, the talk of the online world. So that’s what we’re giving you the chance to do, to tell your story to the millions, with our 2016 PR campaign: #100millionchallenge.
Blog posts • Mar 09, 2016 17:12 GMT
PR has come a long way since the days of churning out press releases on the wire. Today, PR professionals in the charity sector must utilise a range of social media channels, create more content, liaise with journalists, bloggers and potential influencers, and continually tell their brand stories. Here are just a few ways the online space is helping charities reach their fundraising goals.
Blog posts • Feb 08, 2016 15:07 GMT
Karin Zingmark is the 4th interviewee for the #WeArePR series, an exploration into the evolving world of communications through #PRTech.
Blog posts • Jan 29, 2016 11:51 GMT
You need only look at the findings of The #DigitalPR Challenge to realise that the role of a comms person has come a long way since the dawn of online media. While we’re not going to sit here and fib through gritted teeth that “reach is really easy”, what we can do is give you bit of a better idea of what “reach” means, what metrics matter, and how to give yours a boost.
Blog posts • Jan 27, 2016 11:49 GMT
2016 is well underway and with a new year comes new strategies, targets and ambitions. Here, we take a look at three global brands who, in 2015, made us feel all sorts of emotions, maximised reach and gave us some food for thought for our own marketing strategies.
Blog posts • Jan 21, 2016 10:19 GMT
Simon Collister is a Senior Lecturer at the London College of Comms. With over 12 years in PR, Simon's experiences span across traditional media relations, policy/parliamentary roles for NGOs, digital commsfor global brands and teaching. Kick-starting our #YoungPR project, Simon shares his thoughts on how PR has evolved and what it means for young PRs who are entering the industry.
Blog posts • Jan 12, 2016 08:00 GMT
Creating timely and original content can really help brands reach and build meaningful relationships with industry influencers, customers and prospectives. But doing this requires three key things: creative skills, organisation and time. Here are 7 of the reasons why brands are adopting the #BrandNewsroom approach to help create content and streamline their workflows...