Building your brand: why PR success isn’t based on one-hit wonders

Hearing a song like Mickey, Ice Ice Baby, or the Macarena may bring on waves of happy nostalgia at a party, but it doesn’t make you run out and buy that artist’s album. Instead, you’re more likely to wonder why they never managed to have another hit and where they ended up.

If you’re building a brand, the last thing you want is to be a one-hit wonder. Investing in a PR stunt or limited-time campaign can deliver outstanding short-term results only for your brand to sink back into obscurity once the fuss dies down, which can leave you wondering why you bothered investing in the first place.
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Seven ways to increase your chances of achieving media coverage

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Media interviews can help gain positive coverage for you and your company. Journalists hold the key and, if your company’s story gets published, it could lead to more enquiries and sales.

Given the importance of media coverage, it’s essential that, in a media interview, you convey your business as something worth writing about. A journalist is looking to transform the information you give them into a story, so it needs to be clear and compelling. Continue reading “Seven ways to increase your chances of achieving media coverage”

Journalist interviews: how to maximise your coverage

Positive media coverage can attract important opportunities for growth.

Given this, it’s important that your media spokespeople make a great first impression on a journalist. Journalists are the key to your exposure and, ultimately, they determine how your business is perceived through media coverage.
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Latest benchmark results explain what’s going on in Australian PR consultancies right now

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Every year, since 2001, the Public Relations Institute of Australia has run a business benchmark survey aimed at helping its PR consultancy members run growing , professional and profitable businesses.

Like many industry benchmark studies, it compares individual firm performance on a range of metrics against aggregated sector results. Continue reading “Latest benchmark results explain what’s going on in Australian PR consultancies right now”

Media training: how it can help even experienced executives perform better

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Sometimes even the smartest and most confident individuals get it wrong when it comes to public speaking. If you’re a media spokesperson, getting it right is non-negotiable. That’s why media training is incredibly helpful for anyone planning to speak with a journalist. Continue reading “Media training: how it can help even experienced executives perform better”

Nine tips for writing news releases that work

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Journalists are inundated with information every day, including more news releases than they have time to read.

Given the competition for journalists’ attention, you need to make sure your news release cuts through the noise.

With more than 30 years’ experience, we’ve pitched our fair share of news releases. Here are nine effective tips we’ve learned to help your news release stand out for all the right reasons:
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