PR in Ireland is a fast-paced industry. With the dawn of digital and an ever-changing Irish media landscape, it can be challenging to stay abreast of all that’s going on.
A recent survey of Google searchers found that three quarters (75%) of respondents don’t pass the first page of Google results to find an answer to their query. Many of these clicks are being made by your potential buyers, maybe even your current customers. To stay competitive and generate leads, therefore, businesses need to ensure that they are on the first page of Google. The surprise for many is that PR – when done using proper SEO techniques – can be the most powerful tool to enable companies nab many of the influential links on Google’s first page.
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.
From taglines like Nike’s ‘Just do it’ to publicity stunts such as the pop-up ice-cream store from Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things appearing in Dublin, creativity is key in the world of PR - be that technology PR or consumer PR. It’s what grabs people’s attention, leaves a lasting impression and promotes brands.
Choosing a specialist tech PR agency is such an important task for any technology business. The right partner will make a huge business impact by elevating market awareness and reputation, and enabling people in its target audience to find it. A tech public relations agency will not only communicate your message to key stakeholders and generate interest in a company, it will understand the brand and support business objectives.
The world’s top companies use online PR to improve their business reputation, support their digital marketing and grow. It is a technique, which when done correctly, can make a significant impact on brand presence, international PR, attracting talent and generating leads.
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.
Expanding your business into new markets is no mean feat. Whether your company is export-driven or wants to enter new markets, there is a lot to think about – from identifying new distribution channels to gaining market share from competitors. International PR can play a key role in helping you achieve your goals.
Becoming a well-respected organisation amongst your current and future customers, local community and prospective employees is vital for any business. Building and retaining that respect requires multiple elements to align in an organisation’s overall business strategy. One of these should be a strong communications strategy that coherently conveys the purpose and values of the organisation with a consistent message at its core. In this blog, we take a look at the three ways in which your business can manage that message.
Last Friday, if you happened to be in the Dublin 4 area, you probably saw a sea of red T-shirts dashing down the streets and strand, roaring about solving a murder mystery. Amongst them was team Comit, taking part in the annual Techies4TempleStreet. Now in its fifth year, the event brings together 1,600 members of the Irish tech and business communities to raise funds for the 148,000 patients that Temple Street Children’s University Hospital treats every year. This year’s event raised a total of €250,000.