Blog posts • Aug 10, 2015 11:43 BST
Before you could even say “howzat”, England regained the ashes. And what a rapid and pulsating series it's been. Here we take a look at how brands and organisations have leveraged the Ashes hype and put their own “spin” on the action...
Blog posts • Aug 08, 2015 11:40 BST
You only need to look at the trending topics on any weekend to know that football is a big deal on social media, and it's only going to get bigger. But sometimes, social media can be a team's fiercest rival. With the start of the new season just a matter of hours away (hurrah!), we're sharing a few of our favourite moments where our two passions - football and online comms - were united...
Blog posts • Jul 31, 2015 11:00 BST
Media giant Google recently launched News Lab, a global learning platform and a group of experts on hand to help train and educate journalists on Google tools and data. So where does this leave PR?
Blog posts • Jul 30, 2015 12:32 BST
From paws to people and #hashtags to controversies, it’s all been kicking-off this month in the world of PR, comms and online marketing. And we love it when that happens because, well, not only does it give us a tonne of stuff to talk about but it also gives us some pretty tasty food for thought… So without further ado, here’s our pick of campaigns from July 2015…
Blog posts • Jul 28, 2015 10:04 BST
A brand newsroom goes by a number of aliases; media centre, press room, the list goes on, but essentially they all have the same purpose: to provide a hub of content and information and make getting coverage easier. So, if you’ve got one of the aforementioned sections on your site, here are a handful of tips to build it up, buttercup (#sorrynotsorry).
Blog posts • Jul 21, 2015 14:42 BST
This blog post is dedicated to the most delicious food and beverage PR campaigns. So grab yourself a cuppa (and some biscuits) and indulge in the tasty treats we've gathered for you!
Blog posts • Jul 20, 2015 11:58 BST
Everyday we see our customers using their newsrooms in creative and wonderful ways, reaching wider audiences and generating the impressive levels of coverage that their content deserves – so it’s about time we gave credit where credit’s due! Here are some of the key stats and take-out tips from our customers’ newsrooms in June...
Blog posts • Jul 16, 2015 16:26 BST
So we are starting this thing called MND Bootcamp - a 6 part series of sessions, each covering various topics and aspects of our newsroom. You’re welcome to take all six 2-hour sessions for £195 - and we’ll throw in the first session for free.
Blog posts • Jul 10, 2015 11:43 BST
I have never really written a blog before. In fact, I have shied away from it for quite some time, and yet I talk about it with clients on a regular basis. I understand the values, the reasoning and how it can help a brand. So it got me thinking, maybe my first blog should be based around just that - why should a brand have a blog?
Blog posts • Jul 09, 2015 17:11 BST
Google’s Panda, Penguin and Hummingbird algorithm changes have had profound effects on the SEO industry. Search rankings are now dependent on the quality, originality and relevance of online content, rather than the way it's coded. Content marketing has risen to the fore as the way of achieving this, and this has brought together SEO practitioners, social media marketers and PR professionals.
Blog posts • Jul 09, 2015 16:55 BST
The growth of sponsored content and native advertising has integrated paid media firmly with earned, owned and shared media. Brands have little choice but to adapt to this changing environment, fast. Our FutureComms15 panelists Paul Sutton, Danny Whatmough, Matt Gilbert, Stella Bayles and Charles Arthur discuss the PESO model in more detail...
Blog posts • Jul 08, 2015 15:48 BST
PR is in a state of change. The industry is evolving every day. The opportunity for brand storytelling can be huge for organisations and PR practitioners, but according to Robert Rose – the world’s leading content marketing strategist – only if we commit to both organisational change and a different approach to the services we provide.
Blog posts • Jul 08, 2015 15:31 BST
Jonathan Bean, Chief Marketing and Growth Officer at Mynewsdesk, began the proceedings at this year's FutureComms, showcasing our recent groundbreaking campaign - Surfing The Silver Way and opening up Eduardo Conrado's notion that "PR is at an inflection point between what we're comfortable with, what we have permission to do, and what's possible"...
Blog posts • Jul 07, 2015 14:49 BST
If the events of 7th July were to unfold again today, how differently would the news emerge? What part would social media channels play in the media? And would the Government and emergency services’ communications teams and strategies be able to cope? Chris Webb explains how his team dealt the crisis 10 years ago today. And his presentation really showed the value of the business we’re in