Why Content Strategy Needs Digital PR

Audience research Digital PR

  More companies – both BtoC and BtoB – are creating content as an integral part of their marketing and Digital PR. (MarketingProfs: Benchmarks, Budgets & Trends Report.) 76% of BtoB and 77% of BtoC firms are creating more content than they did a year ago and half of them will be spending more on content in 2016. The tricky part is figuring out what to content to … [Read more...]

2016 Trust Barometer Digital PR Implications

TRust Barometer

  The 2016 Edelman Trust Barometer published this week highlights some trends that are of particular interest to PR practitioners: Who to trust: People around the world are increasingly reliant on a “person like yourself” for trusted information and opinions.  This means that reviews and online conversations with other like-minded folk and content from Influencers … [Read more...]

Using Digital PR to Top up Your Sales Funnel

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The two goals every company has are increase sales and reduce costs. Increasing sales depends on a consistent flow of people interested in your product or service.  In the past the sales funnel was fairly straightforward - get qualified leads, and convert them to customers. The Internet changed that.  Now the public has access to  a wealth of data about products and … [Read more...]

5 Digital Trends That Affect PR in 2016

Digital PR trends

  Traditional and Digital PR are rapidly converging. A new Holmes report lays out five areas where digital changes are likely to intersect with, and have an impact on, Public Relations this year. 1. Earned vs Paid Content:  Publishing content is one of the core aspects of Digital PR.  In December 2015 the FTC laid out guidelines for paid content in an effort to prevent … [Read more...]

6 Areas of Digital Marketing & PR Transformation

DPR content

Goals for publishing brand content A new study from Skyword and Researchscape International found that the majority of enterprise marketers have yet to take all of the steps necessary to set their departments up for success. There is no doubt that we're seeing a change in how the public responds to brand content. "This dictates a shift in mindset from pure product … [Read more...]