News • Sep 18, 2015 12:51 BST
Taking care of festival communications means kick-ass project management. Over the course of the weekend, the whole team is working flat-out writing news stories and press releases, interviewing artists, organising photo sessions and updating social media channels.
Blog posts • Sep 18, 2015 11:48 BST
The Rugby World Cup has kicked off with a bang, as residents of the Welsh capital woke to discover a giant rugby ball embedded into the wall of Cardiff Castle! But that’s not the only PR stunt that’s got rugby and marketing fans talking…
Blog posts • Sep 16, 2015 15:55 BST
There’s a lot of PR in politics. And there’s politics in PR. Look no further than Jeremy Corbyn’s rise to Labour leadership. And if we really hone in on all of his speeches, behaviours and policies, there is one overarching factor which got him to the top, and one that PR people can learn from: being authentic is better than just being “better”.
Blog posts • Sep 16, 2015 08:30 BST
It's that time again to join us for our 5th bootcamp session! We've already covered newsroom basics, KPIs, SEO, content and distribution. I mean, you're basically PR and comms whizzes by this point. Let's crank it up a notch by learning some newsroom hacks, social sharing tips, and asset building techniques.
News • Sep 07, 2015 11:45 BST
At Mynewsdesk we have always believed that communications has the power to change the world. This attitude is needed now more than ever. We can all take actions to make a difference in this world. And no one can be blind to the catastrophic refugee crisis taking place right now.
Blog posts • Sep 03, 2015 14:33 BST
Well hello there newsroom all-stars! We’ve run three bootcamps so far on “Back to Basics”, “Setting KPIs”, and “Supercharging your SEO”...but now here comes some of the bread and butter “Creating Content and Distributing It”. In this session we’re going to be tackling the battles many customers face…
Blog posts • Aug 28, 2015 08:15 BST
Hello folks, it’s inspiration (work-related procrastination) time! Our pick of the jolliest summer campaigns launched this month. It's a scorching start with Doritos' #12HourHoliday dare, check out Cantona challenging the channel and cool off with an ice bucket challenge update. Finally, though we’re still mourning the end of summer, it’s the first of the inevitably ‘too soon’ Christmas ads.
News • Aug 27, 2015 17:18 BST
Moray Council launched an interactive “virtual” newsroom as part of its website redesign and the new approach helped them generate online coverage within minutes of publishing. Here's how it panned out....
Blog posts • Aug 19, 2015 08:30 BST
So far we’ve held two bootcamp sessions, “Back to Basics”, and Setting KPIs”, both of which have received really good feedback! So thank you for being a part of this series and making the time to listen to us harp on about newsroom best practise, and test out our cheese jokes on you.
Blog posts • Aug 13, 2015 13:35 BST
The product department's best practice dos and don'ts for SEO optimising your newsroom and material.
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).