Public Relations in 2006 and Now

Businesses which are failed to impress target audiences should review their Marketing and Public Relations (PR) activities. The only thing constant in this world is ‘Change’ and PR is also changing rapidly with the ongoing advancements in the world of marketing and brand development. PR in 2016 is drastically different than the PR of 2006. That’s why, top PR agencies in India and abroad are making great efforts to revamp and re-engineer their services and work tactics.

Today social media is the high-speed vehicle for the digital PR that’s fuelled by super content and driven by the growth-hackers on a digital track, straight and break-free. Digital Marketing is the turning-point of public relations growth in the realm of unconventional marketing and branding. And, it is the power of content that pushes PR in both traditional and digital format. Strategic, interactive, stimulating, engaging, and effective content is the catalyst of every marketing campaign. Creative content rules the world and gone are the days when people were not annoyed by the clichés and uncreative jargons. Right from the birth of a brand to its growth and maturity, the content creator should be creative enough to weave the story of a brand. Story attracts people but boring details distract the target customers. Now PR agencies can create a buzz using all types of communication media and content types in a variety of media vehicles. 
Integrity in communication depicts strength and coordination and no doubt PR is heading towards the absolute integration of print, electronic and digital media. Hence, for a successful campaign there should be a uniformity in all the messages irrespective of the media or marketing vehicle. Whether it is the promotion of a brand on social media or participation of the same in an exhibition, its theme must remain same yet unique. In the nutshell, the content must have the freshness of ideas but it should be weaved very strategically that campaign on print media must support the campaign on social media or electronics.
The world is evolving at the speed of light, but there are many organisations still stuck in the traditional PR format for branding and image building. Yes, it is absolutely true that media relations play a vital role in effective PR propositions, but it is not the be all and end all of PR in the modern contest. Those who are recognising changes are benefiting from the revolutionized PR models in the digital age. The new model of PR is armed with right weapons of social media and mobile applications such as blogs, online forums, discussions, online gaming, video releases and many.

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PR Tips For 2016

The advancements in technology, rapid turnaround of information and big data have brought an exponential change in the way Public Relations work. And to stand out in the cut-throat competition, this is imperative for Public Relations agencies to quickly adapt to market changes. In preparation for a thriving 2016, here are 5 key tips PR experts should consider.


Social Media Power Not To Be Undervalued: Socialmedia marketing plays a crucial role in enhancing awareness of the brand. These days, all big brands are using social media to interact with their audience, drive traffic to their websites and promote their messages. Even a majority of social media users now prefers to connect with brands through social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter.


Embrace A Better Content Marketing Strategy: All PR strategies will go in vain if you do not decide on content strategy. It is required that the content for press releases, social media, articles or blogs should be well-written, compelling and persuasive. Moreover, the value of optimized content should not be ignored as it affects the Google rankings.


Use Visual Storytelling:Incorporate a picture to deliver a message is a great way for a brand to tell a story. It has already proven that the press releases that contain images capture 80% more views than releases with just text. So, Public Relations experts should ensure that their content should not only sound good, but it needs to look good too.


Organize Calendar: Public Relations pros should collect and organize yearly calendars to make certain they’re positioning their clients and brands to receive maximum coverage. Jot down all major conferences or events where you’d like to pitch stories. It is advisable to pitch two or three months prior for the best chance of inclusion. Follow the submission guidelines as well as note down their deadlines on your calendar. 
Employ Measurement Tools:If you are monitoring your customers’ website, email and social media along with PR activities, it is inefficient to go to each site individually to collect information. Instead, you can use measurement tools to gather data regarding your social media efforts, website traffic in a dashboard. With the assistance of these tools, you can monitor what worked and what didn’t that eventually assist in refining strategies. The press release analytics help to know which of your releases were read the most and how you should craft your future releases to gain maximum exposure. Constantly measure your efforts or else you will lose fans or followers, and it will ultimately damage the significance of the community you are trying to build. 

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PR Tips For 2016

The advancements in technology, rapid turnaround of information and big data have brought an exponential change in the way Public Relations work. And to stand out in the cut-throat competition, this is imperative for Public Relations agencies to quickly adapt to market changes. In preparation for a thriving 2016, here are 5 key tips PR experts should consider.


Social Media Power Not To Be Undervalued: Socialmedia marketing plays a crucial role in enhancing awareness of the brand. These days, all big brands are using social media to interact with their audience, drive traffic to their websites and promote their messages. Even a majority of social media users now prefers to connect with brands through social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter.


Embrace A Better Content Marketing Strategy: All PR strategies will go in vain if you do not decide on content strategy. It is required that the content for press releases, social media, articles or blogs should be well-written, compelling and persuasive. Moreover, the value of optimized content should not be ignored as it affects the Google rankings.


Use Visual Storytelling:Incorporate a picture to deliver a message is a great way for a brand to tell a story. It has already proven that the press releases that contain images capture 80% more views than releases with just text. So, Public Relations experts should ensure that their content should not only sound good, but it needs to look good too.


Organize Calendar: Public Relations pros should collect and organize yearly calendars to make certain they’re positioning their clients and brands to receive maximum coverage. Jot down all major conferences or events where you’d like to pitch stories. It is advisable to pitch two or three months prior for the best chance of inclusion. Follow the submission guidelines as well as note down their deadlines on your calendar. 
Employ Measurement Tools:If you are monitoring your customers’ website, email and social media along with PR activities, it is inefficient to go to each site individually to collect information. Instead, you can use measurement tools to gather data regarding your social media efforts, website traffic in a dashboard. With the assistance of these tools, you can monitor what worked and what didn’t that eventually assist in refining strategies. The press release analytics help to know which of your releases were read the most and how you should craft your future releases to gain maximum exposure. Constantly measure your efforts or else you will lose fans or followers, and it will ultimately damage the significance of the community you are trying to build. 

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Businesses Should Adopt PR to Adapt Changes and Adept Branding

People assess an individual’s worth with appearance, apparels, apartment, automobile not with account or unseen wealth that is accumulating in the bank or equity market. Same applies to businesses, branding attracts target audience more than the balance sheet of a company, that’s why smart businesses never overlook Public Relations (PR) in today’s highly competitive world for effective branding and image building. In fact, PR is even more crucial for the enterprises than fund raising in the current scenario.

Recently, at ASEAN PR Excellence in Kuala Lumpur, Dr. Salleh Said Keruak, Minister of Communications and Multimedia – Malaysia throws light on the importance of PR in the following words, “Public Relations today have more dynamic roles in shaping reputation and a catalyst for sustainability. Depending on their priority and creativity, PR professionals will choose certain methods and tools to fulfil their duties. Some tend to be most adept at using the media and PR to achieve their objectives, others may use campaigns.

Businesses Want to Insure Sustainable Growth Must Adopt PR On Urgent Basis

Smart entrepreneurs and businesses hire PR agencies just not for promotion and marketing. PR for them is an investment which not only enhances brand image, but also creates massive business opportunities. Here, I will once again say that ‘Public Relations is a big need for today’s businesses, and it is the most effective way to leverage name, image and reputation of a brand.

Adapt Changing PR

Public Relations is no more restricted to coverage in the print media, it has experienced a paradigm shift after the advent of Digital Media. PR has changed dramatically after the birth of the internet or more precisely the advent of social media. A PR without Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube is considered useless in recent times. Therefore, equal focus should be given on traditional as well as digital media channels.

PR for Adept Branding

PR not only makes brand, but it also protects, saves and prevents a brand from various kinds of threats. Whether it is a communication failure or image crisis, PR saves a brand in all types of market contingencies. It connects marketers with the potential customers via effective use of integrated media and well planned branding strategies.  

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Why Public Relations Is Better than Advertising

Why Public Relations Is Better than Advertising

Public Relations (PR) is the practice of developing communication between marketers and the target audience using all types of media vehicles such as print, Television and the internet. Public Relations (PR) for an organization or individual is nothing… […] Read more

Public Relations – What Exactly is It?

Public Relations – What Exactly is It?

The effectiveness of your organization does not matter if the people don’t aware of your business’s brand, successes or contributions. Effective public relationswork can enhance a company’s reputation and build its image in the mind of the target audience. A good public relations campaign highlights your products and services, educates and informs people about your brand and promotes the business as whole. It helps gain media exposure and deals with many stakeholders on behalf of the customer.
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Though the goals of PR agencies and advertising agencies are same, to promote clients and make them successful, but the paths of creating awareness are extremely different. Unlike Advertising agency, a public relations agency increases public awareness of certain company, organization or individual without especially selling or promoting their products or services. PR agency is known as “free” or “earned” media that promote the companies and individuals via editorial page. It harnesses the power of print media, electronic media and online media to inform people about you, your company, your activities and your achievements. One of the advantages of PR over advertising is that it disseminates information about an organization through a third party, such as magazine or newspaper, which enhances people’s trust on the organization and its activities. Also, they often use embargo’s to ensure that the companies/organizations/ customers receive press from various outlets at the same time.
It’s a truth universally acknowledged, that people’s act generally based upon their perception of facts.  Thus, the primary aim of every PR agency is to create, control and influence people’s opinion because their perceptions will drive their decisions about whether they want to work with, shop with or support the organizations. Public Relation professionals work behind the scenes- they send information for media releases, courting journalists, identify the best way to reach the main client groups and audiences, draft speeches and arrange interviews to position their clients as positive role models.  
A good PR agency work also involves sharing general interest stories in different media channels, such as how you set up your company and it also educates people about your CSR activities.  PR also helps you to gain media exposure if you are planning to launch or re-launch your business or if you are organizing a promotional event. 
Therefore, public relations agency enhances the brand awareness of a company by communicating and building relationships with media persons and stakeholders, and makes a business more relevant in the public eye.

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