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The world has changed. It’s time to update how we measure effective communications

by Stella Bayles

Recent events, social movements, politics, oh and a global pandemic have changed a few things in 2020. So it’s no surprise that the PR industry is assessing how the public have adjusted and are reviewing what matters when measuring communications. Yesterday, the Association of Measurement and Evaluation of Communications (AMEC) hosted a virtual global summit. […]

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Free Google Slides template for your next PR report

by Stella Bayles

We know technology costs can difficult sometimes and not everyone has a designer on hand to create slick reports. If this is you, look no further! We have put together a FREE PR report template for you to use. We really care about people’s time. So Stefan Testka, head of design at CoverageBook created this […]

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From insight to measurement; your ultimate guide to pivoting PR during the pandemic

by Stella Bayles

Our industry has had to adapt to a huge change recently. Many teams are reviewing plans, pivoting on comms strategies, revising KPIs and tightening budgets. If that’s you, we want to help. We called in the experts and we’ve been busy creating and packaging up a series of webinars, podcasts and blog posts to help […]

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How to sell in to news desks during a pandemic

by Stella Bayles

The PR industry has had to adapt to a huge change recently. Not only have many comms strategies had to change, we’ve never had a news agenda like this. In this episode I’m joined by news experts from 72Point, part of SWNS Media Group which is an independent press agency working directly with major news-desks […]

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How to monitor & report on PR coverage for free (or with a very small budget)

by Stella Bayles

Our industry has rapidly changed in the last couple of weeks. Many of us are reviewing operations and trying to cut costs but this doesn’t mean that work has stopped. For many, it’s simply pivoted, and the coverage is still coming in… If this is you, great news! However times are uncertain and budgets need […]

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Why FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) PR should be Amazon-ready

by Stella Bayles

Since the world went into lockdown, millions have turned to Amazon. The online retailer is due to release sales and profit figures on 30 April, however analysts have already forecast a sales increase of at least 22%. It’s been predicted that during the pandemic Amazon has experienced sales of $10,000 every second, day and night! […]

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How PR should work with paid media

by Stella Bayles

It’s 2020, integrated marketing is the norm, but could we be delivering better campaigns if we understood paid media better? In this episode I interview Shanna Apitz, the Executive Creative Director and head of innovation at Hunt Adkins, a paid media specialist agency in Minnesota. Having developed her career in the paid media space, Shanna […]

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A simple guide to attribution

by Stella Bayles

In this episode I step out of Public Relations and interview an expert in marketing measurement; Russell McAthy. Russell has been helping businesses attribute success (often revenue) to various lines of marketing for years. Without his insight into customer behaviour, millions in marketing budgets are likely to have been misspent. The term ‘attribution’ has come […]

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Should you be affiliate marketing in 2020?

by Stella Bayles

We’ve seen a lot of development in comms techniques in 2019. However, one area of digital marketing I didn’t expect to hear in PR merging was affiliate marketing. That was until I interviewed Rich Leigh and Will Roberts at Radioactve Talent in December 2019. After that meeting, the marketing mix completely made sense! I went […]

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PR measurement: Sentiment analysis explained

by Stella Bayles

Sentiment is a crucial part of measuring Public Relations. It’s the process of understanding if a brand is being described in a positive or negative light. But what if you’re in a crisis team and most of your clips are expected to be negative? Or you’re running a youth campaign and the social posts include […]

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Tinder for cows

by Stella Bayles

In many cases, Public Relations objectives are often set by a marketing team with little involvement from the CEO. So what happens when a PR agency not only has access to the CEO but they come up with a PR campaign together? You get, Tinder for Cows! In this episode, I interview Doug Bairner, the […]

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Netflix’s ‘The Great Hack’ proves it’s the PR industry’s responsibility to protect the public

by Stella Bayles

I’ve just watched The Great Hack on Netflix. The documentary outlining communications agency, Cambridge Analytica’s involvement in the Brexit and Trump campaigns. When the story originally broke in March and April this year, a lot of blame was pointed at Facebook’s data breach along with a focus on the other tech giants (Google, Amazon, and […]

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How much influence is left on Insta?

by Stella Bayles

‘Instagram influencer’ is no longer just a marketing term. Parents fear them, young people want to be them and the press seem to loathe them. But with so much attention how much influence do they still hold? In this episode I get two opinions. Scott Guthrie, an influencer marketing consultant share his views on the […]

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How to make your news story last longer

by Stella Bayles

With the more content being generated than ever before our hard-earned editorial coverage is being buried on publisher sites faster than you can say ‘public relations’! But what if there was a way to keep it in front of people for longer? In this episode, I interview Jerrid Grimm, co-founder of Pressboard on an emerging […]

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Which metric best prioritises your target media?

by Stella Bayles

For many years, monthly unique users or impressions of publisher sites have been used as a way to prioritise media lists. The higher the number the more important the target becomes. However, the source of the metric can differ between publications which means there can be confusion and mistakes in our lists. Unique users often […]

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Should you be meme marketing?

by Stella Bayles

With shows like Love Island in full swing this summer, the meme machines have been in action on social media. But should memes be part of brand marketing? In this episode, I interview Elliott Kurjan & Ricky Williams, the duo behind a new agency Wagyu social. Ricky & Elliott are experts in Instagram influence. They […]

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Can PR make TV?

by Stella Bayles

Stella interviews Danny Bell, a video director, and producer in the UK and US. He’s produced popular shows such as Big Brother and LOVEIsland and had work featured on major TV channels including MTV, C4, ITV, Sky, and NBC. Danny is increasingly working with agencies and brand teams on creating editorial video content for online […]

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Social media measurement tips from the queen of metrics

by Stella Bayles

Stella interviews Katie Paine (aka queen of metrics) on social media measurement. Having led the charge on social and PR measurement development for almost 30 years Katie has picked up the well-deserved title of ‘queen of metrics’. Katie shares her thoughts on why impressions are a misleading metric in reports and how PR teams can […]

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The Domain Authority score will be updated on March 5th, 2019

by Stella Bayles

CoverageBook reports include a metric called Domain Authority. Domain Authority (or DA) is a calculation provided by 3rd party organisation Moz. It’s an indication of the influence of a website in search engines. The score is out of 100 with 100 being the most influential. We include the Moz score within CoverageBook for a number […]

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The US news industry and how it affects Public Relations

by Stella Bayles

The shift in news consumption in recent years has seen the publishing world adapt and change hugely. Journalists with new job titles and responsibilities, new team structures and story reach targets have all made it a challenging time for PR teams to navigate publishers. I wanted to hear more so stopped by SWNS Media Group in New […]