So many technology companies hoping to follow in the footsteps of industry giants like Amazon don’t realise that one of the secrets to their success is using PR to write the press release before designing the product.
With the awards season in Hollywood in full swing, we thought we would reflect upon the ways businesses can leverage industry awards. There are numerous benefits to being shortlisted or winning an industry award, from media coverage to employer branding. Below, we’ve outlined some of the advantages that come from winning an industry award, as well our six top tips and tricks to secure a spot on that coveted shortlist.
8 more public relations books for PR professionals (Part two)
Despite all of the technological advances that have taken place in recent years, books still remain a key resource for understanding what’s going on in an industry. We outlined some of the best reading materials for staying up-to-date with the communications and PR world in our blog - 8 books for PR Professionals. Given the pace at which things in the public relations industry move, we thought we’d share some additional recommendations that will keep you in the loop with the latest insights from both professionals and academics. Here are eight of the best PR books to add to your reading list.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is about taking responsibility for the impact an organisation has on society, the community and the environment. It is a way for companies to give back while enhancing their reputation. So how can you make your CSR strategy work for you?
How Ireland has become the leading tech hub of Europe
Ireland has become synonymous with technology over recent years. With more than 20 years’ experience as a technology PR company, Comit has seen this sector explode in Ireland. Technology has been central to growing the Irish economy and bringing unemployment to a low of 5.4% - a figure that hasn’t been seen since before the recession.
Six ways a PR agency can grow your SME
Every organisation, no matter how large or small, is reliant on its reputation for success and survival. Public relations isn’t just for multinationals and large organisations, PR works equally well for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). According to the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, PR is about reputation; the result of what you do, what you say and what others say about you. Things relevant to every business.
How to prepare for your next media interview: A PR professional’s advice
Preparing for an interview with the media can be a daunting task for many. However, interviews are part and parcel of a successful public relations strategy. And, with the right preparation, they can be enjoyable as well as hugely beneficial to your brand.
In part one of our recommended podcasts blog, we looked at some great podcasts to help PR professionals keep up-to-date with the latest trends in their given industry. In our second instalment, we’re highlighting some of the best content creation and technology podcasts for those looking to understand the digital landscape better. In no particular order, here are 10 more entertaining and insightful podcast series to listen to…
20 great podcasts for PR and marketing pros: Part One
There is no doubt that podcasts have had a surge in popularity in recent years. Whether it’s for comedic relief while you’re exercising or keeping up with current affairs on your daily commute, there is a podcast out there for everyone. Savvy PR professionals are always on the lookout for the latest industry insights and ideas, and PR podcasts are a great means of staying at the leading edge of trends. We’ve put together a list of 20 of the best public relations and marketing podcasts for Irish PR pros. In no particular order, this is the first installement. More to follow later in the week.
Marketing guru Philip Kotler has proven that consumers are five times more likely to be influenced by editorial copy than by advertising. Does this mean that PR and earned – rather than paid media – deliver the best brand impact?