The risk of a cyber-attack can never be 100% eliminated in a digital world, but it can be minimised and planned for. The recent cyberattack on Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) has destroyed the IT systems exposing the public stakeholders and government to a higher degree of cyber threats. The fact is, both big and small businesses are at a risk, and business leaders have a responsibility to plan for the inevitable.
When you aren’t used to being in the spotlight, media interviews can be a daunting and sometimes stressful prospect. But that doesn’t have to be the case, and that is where we come in. As one of Ireland’s top tech PR agencies, we can show you that with a little skill and savvy, you can turn an interview with an intrepid reporter into a PR coup, turning you into a thought leader and increasing your brand awareness.
So how has 2021 started for everyone- or do we dare ask?! We normally post our review of the previous year in the first week of January but we got sidetracked with lots of planning meetings and no shortage of exciting client announcements to kick start the new year. We’ve also been interviewing lots of great people for our growing team of technology PR and content specialists at Comit and we’ll have good news to share on that front soon.
We are exposed to the fruits of public relations every single day, in every medium -- TV, newspapers, radio, on social media, and in magazines. It’s a growing industry. Never before have so many people and businesses been in the public eye. However, despite views to the contrary, not all PR is good PR!
A year ago, I decided that after 17 years in broadcast journalism working for Newstalk and RTÉ among others, it was time for a change. I still had a passion for media but wanted to broaden my horizons and deploy my skills in a new environment. Transitioning to the world of PR was the obvious choice as there are many commonalities across both lines of work.
A 'one-size fits all' approach to client management just doesn’t cut it in today’s highly competitive PR agency landscape. Given the numerous ways that PR can elevate your brand, it is important that PR agency client managers get to work quickly, both in terms of delivering tangible results, but also in terms of complementing a tailored communications strategy with a personable, engaging style of management.
A key to building and maintaining your company's reputation is generating media interest in your business. In technology PR, press releases are a great way to announce company news, communicate key messages with your target audience and increase your company’s ability to influence potential customers.
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.
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:
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.