B2C Influencer Trends in 2018

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(78%) of respondents to the Linqia survey reported that influencer content either outperforms their brand-created content (51%) or matches it (27%) in performance.  However, the big challenge is  still measurement and showing ROI. According to this survey, 75% say they struggle to  measure the results.  This could be because of the preference for engagement metrics rather … [Read more...]

Earned Media vs Paid Media Driving Results

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I've seen several webinars and articles this week about the rise of earned media in the marketing mix. 35% of people online have installed ad blockers.  They trust reviews and editorial content. (Forrester Research) This is very good news for PR practitioners.  But as more agencies not familiar with the ethos of media relations jump on this bandwagon there are some … [Read more...]

3 PR Trends to Watch in 2018

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'Tis the season – predictions are the order of the day and the PR industry is no different.  Here are my picks for the top 3 PR trends in 2018. Content strategy The number of brands that consider a content strategy effective in raising revenue increased from 74% in 2016 to 83% in 2017. (CMI.) However, only 31% have a documented strategy. It should come as no surprise then … [Read more...]

Top 5 Digital Skills to Learn in 2018

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  It's that time of year when predictions and suggestions are made for the new year.  Forbes made a list of the digital skills they see as the most important and TEKsystems polled 250 CMOs to find out what they're looking for in 2018. Distilling all this data down into one list, here are my picks: Analytics:  This one wins hands-down, no contest. If you are not … [Read more...]

Earned Media Outperforms Paid in Demand Gen

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  According to a recent Demand Gen study B2B marketers are looking for new ways to drive demand, increase brand awareness and bring more prospective customers into the funnel.  Earned media is growing more and more appealing to these companies, as the price of paid efforts increases. Working with Cision, Demand Gen found that 79% of marketers are prioritizing earned … [Read more...]