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.
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 Comit team was delighted to see our client, DataSolutions, being recognised with the Communications Excellence Award at this year’s Tech Excellence Awards for an integrated PR, digital and marketing campaign promoting its hugely successful Secure Computing Forum 2018. Collaboration is a key pillar of what Comit, as a PR company does, and we were thrilled to be a central contributor to helping raise awareness of the Forum through this integrated PR and marketing campaign.
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:
Company blogs have been around for years now. However, while many organisations have blogs, they can end up neglected or aren’t used to their full potential. There are so many advantages to leveraging the power of blogs. Current and potential customers can get to know more about you and your services while prospective employees can gain an insight into your company culture and workplace atmosphere.
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.