PR is used to help an organisation cultivate a good relationship with its publics and maintaining a positive relationship with stakeholders is crucial to the success of every organisation. If the public perspective of a company is negative, people will look elsewhere and avoid using its products or services.
Six weeks ago, I joined the Comit Graduate Placement Programme, after finishing my DCU Masters in Public Relations and Strategic Communications. I didn’t know what to expect when I started working in Comit, but I can without a doubt say that it has been the greatest learning experience. The PR internship provided me with a unique opportunity to work in the exciting world of tech PR and witness first-hand how innovative businesses are leading the way and transforming the tech industry.
How important is it to measure public relations? Well, without it, PR professionals can’t determine which aspects of a strategy have worked and which haven’t quite had the desired impact. Public relations measurement is important both during and after a campaign as it gives PR professionals benchmarks to work from and allows them to adapt the approach.
The world’s leading technology companies have managed to leverage their brand and reputation to attract and retain top talent as well as grow their businesses. Tech giants like PayPal, Google and Apple have some of the best-known company cultures, service and product offerings, and brightest minds. Arguably, what sets them apart from other technology companies is the way they communicate their message through the clever use of PR. Here’s how you can follow in their footsteps and emulate the success of these technology companies:
Public relations is a hugely exciting career path for enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about telling interesting stories, informing the masses about the next hot trends or setting the political agenda. From tech PR to consumer PR to public affairs to corporate PR, it is a constantly evolving industry.
When I was considering making the move from journalism to public relations about two years ago, I wasn’t quite sure of how the industry worked, what exactly a role in PR entailed or where that career path might take me.
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.
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.
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?