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Why you should undertake market research

Conducting market research is an effective way for companies to obtain a realistic overview of their marketplace and helps you to make informed decisions about how to move your business forward.

You should consider what you want the outcome of your survey to be, or what sort of information you’d like from your survey, as this will help shape your research. It will give you an idea of what questions to ask, who you should be asking and most importantly, why you are doing the research.

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The five stages of PR planning

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” Sun Tzu
You can have all the best ideas and creativity in the world, but if you start powering ahead with tactics without decent planning and a firm strategy, the chances are it isn’t going to be effective and give you the results you want.
We recently attended a PR Moment webinar on the 5 stages of planning which outlined a really simple way to research and set your strategy, broken down into 5 key steps.

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How to prepare for any media interview

Journalists make their job look easy, but that comfort and confidence is hard-won through thorough research and preparation.

Don’t, as the interviewee, assume you can step into the interview without a similar degree of preparation.
Too many interviewees believe their expertise alone will carry them through a tough interview, because they are specialists in the subject under discussion.

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PR’s role in the battle against fake news and how to maintain brand integrity

In this time of fake news and propaganda the question of ethical communication has never been more important.

As the pandemic has developed, there has been a significant increase in the posting of fake news and false information, due to the algorithms underlying social media platforms. Researchers note that people naturally repost messages on the basis of their popularity, rather than their accuracy. Fact-checking has been unable to keep pace. Such false information is particularly dangerous because, as noted above, it tends to be retained for a long time, irrespective of the facts. Source: Schalit, N., 2020. The Conversation

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Scarily good campaigns in honour of Halloween

Halloween celebrations are looking considerably different this year. With large in-person gatherings discouraged and traditional trick or treating unlikely for many, some may look at the spooky season as a closed coffin. However all is not lost! Halloween is an opportunity for brands to have some freakishly good fun and engage with their target audiences. See below for our top picks, rounding up some of our favourite campaigns in honour of Halloween!

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Developing an effective internal communications plan

Effective internal communications is the lifeblood of an organisation and directly contributes to the success of your company. You can be doing everything else right but if you have a disengaged workforce it can result in increased employee turnover, poor customer service levels, low motivation, and costly mistakes to your business.

The core purpose of internal communication is to identify and share company purpose and values, so that everyone is working together towards the same goals. The best piece of advice we can give you, is to take some time to plan and lay the foundations. Only then can you know what the right course of action should be for your communications strategy.

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2020 World Mental Health Day – How much progress have we made and are we really ok?

As we start to approach the end of a year that has seen people’s lives turned upside down, 2020 is likely to be the most poignant event in World Mental Health Day’s 28 year history. Its theme, Mental Health for All, is certainly one that will resonate across the globe.
The day was first launched in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health. Commemorated annually on October 10th, World Mental Health Day is recognised for promoting mental health advocacy and educating people about its importance.

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Maximise your SEO efforts

Maximise your SEO efforts to win more customers

If you have a communication strategy in place for your business, you are probably familiar with SEO (search engine optimisation) and its capabilities. In its simplest form, the definition of SEO is the process of optimising your website to drive organic, or un-paid, traffic from the search engine results page.
Research shows that 95% of people only ever look at the first page of search results presented to them, and half of the clicks go to the first three results displayed. Getting onto page one may seem like an impossible task, but there are some simple things you can be doing to significantly increase your ranking.

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Recruitment in the new normal

Creating opportunities for the next generation: Recruitment in the new normal

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused significant damage to the economy, resulting in widespread unemployment and the UK’s quickest drop in recruitment activity since 2009. In light of the recent news that the UK has officially entered into a recession, it’s understandable that recruitment may not be at the top of your to-do list, but getting the right people into your company now could bring huge benefits to your business in the long term.

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