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The power of PR in the changing media landscape

If there was one word to describe 2020, it would have to be pivot – the extremely overused buzzword that many of us have used as a crutch to navigate these unchartered waters. With marketing budgets tightening in the face of tough economic times and Australia’s print media landscape continuing to change – read: shrink – it can be difficult to see…

Don’t cut down on marketing – just be smarter about it

We’re all in this together. It’s the tagline, hashtag, mantra of the current coronavirus pandemic. And while it’s heartwarming and encouraging, it could also be a trap for complacency and business failure. Relying on others to help bring you along and out of this global ‘depression’ we’ve found ourselves in could be extremely detrimental to your business success. While we want to…

Refreshing your story

There’s no doubt the effects of COVID-19 have been far-reaching and devastating for many across the globe. While in Australia we seem to be travelling on a promising trajectory to ‘flatten the curve’, business leaders and economists remain concerned about the lasting impact this health crisis will have on the Australian and global economy. With more than 80% of Australian businesses expecting…

When the Going Gets Tough…

In the words of the Billy Ocean song, when the going gets tough, the tough get going. That’s exactly what businesses all across Australia are doing right now as they as they dig deep to find sustainability and profitability in an environment of economic and social upheaval. These are tough times to be sure and people are finding creative ways to respond…

Made to measure: Evaluating earned media

Whether it’s used to drive brand awareness, influence commentary or spur sales, earned media can be a powerful tool to drive business growth. However, measuring the value and contribution of earned media, or ‘publicity’ or ‘media coverage’ as some like to term it, is often seen as a challenge to organisations.

Five myths and misconceptions of the PR industry

Public relations encompasses a varied and diverse field of work, which can mean there’s no simple way of explaining what a PR professional does each day. Fuelled by movies and TV shows that depict one-dimensional “PR people”, here are five common misconceptions about the industry: