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Meet the PR team increasing the influence of the UK’s biggest lifestyle media

by Stella Bayles

Editorial influence is one of the most important elements of PR planning and research. But who is responsible for growing media readership? In this episode I interview Effie Kanyua, the Director of PR & Comms at publisher ‘Hearst UK’ which includes Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health and Women’s health. I find out […]

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Ethics & doing the right thing in PR

by Stella Bayles

In this episode I interview Anthony Hayes, founder of the Hayes Initiative, based in NYC. We discuss his experience of upholding ethics in public affairs PR, where responsibility lies in mis-information in the media and why following your heart in communications is so important. Hayes Initiative, a certified LGBTQ-owned and operated public affairs firm, was […]

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The truth about news site traffic

by Stella Bayles

Understanding how people interact with media sites is essential in PR planning and measurement.  It has been an on-going challenge in Public Relations to understand the true volume of people arriving on news sites due to publishers’ secrecy on traffic figures. There was further focus on this topic recently, when UK news site, The Guardian […]

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Who are you talking to?

by Stella Bayles

Understanding your audience is the most important stage in developing PR strategy. It’s impossible to influence and change opinion without a full understanding of who you are talking to and how they feel. And with more data available than ever before, how do you begin that level of research? Step forward Alex Judd, Alex is […]

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PR without borders (and offices!)

by Stella Bayles

It’s January 2021 and most PR agencies are working with pandemic-led restrictions. However, no longer working in the same office doesn’t have to have a negative effect. In fact, one agency set this approach as their launch strategy and have never looked back. In this episode Stella interviews Brendon Craigie, the co-founder and managing partner […]

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“I was looking to save time in reporting and found a way to report on SEO from our PR coverage”

by Stella Bayles

More PR teams than ever understand the relationship between PR and SEO and are now looking for ways to talk to clients about it. We caught up with director and founder of Radioactive PR, Rich Leigh, to find out how they do it. “Recently, many of our PR briefs have an element of SEO.  We […]

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The FuturePRoof book series & diversity in PR

by Stella Bayles

In this episode Stella interviews Sarah Waddington, founder and curator of the FuturePRoof book series and discusses the latest edition, ‘celebrating BME talent’. Stella and Sarah explore representation in Public Relations; from a team inclusivity perspective, the industry’s responsibility in truly understanding the public and the balance of responsibility between practitioners and publishers and social […]

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Why PR needs a ‘crisis strategy’ right now

by Stella Bayles

Part 2 of Understanding public feeling The second episode in our ‘public feeling’ mini-series, Stella Bayles interviews author and crisis communications expert, Amanda Coleman, on why understanding ‘how the public is feeling during a time of crisis’ is paramount to all PR strategy right now. With 20 years’ experience working in emergency services communication, Amanda […]

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Understanding public feeling (part 1)

by Stella Bayles

With huge adjustments in how we live and global events reaching us in real-time, there is constant change in public feeling. Whether it’s uncertainty, mistrust, frustration or comradery, understanding the way we, the public is feeling has never been so important in Public Relations. In this episode I speak to Stephen Waddington. Wadds is an […]

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Share of voice or share of search?

by Stella Bayles

‘Share of voice’ is a term used to describe how a brand is being talked about against it’s competitors. Share of voice is worked out very differently in Public Relations in comparision to other areas of marketing. This is mainly down to earned, owned and paid media all having different data and what we’re allowed […]

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Storytelling With Data

by Stella Bayles

Public Relations professionals excel in storytelling. PR has a reputation for not using data as well as other marketing disciplines. So when Stella came across the wisdom of Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, author, founder & CEO of ‘storytelling with data’, she had to interview her on the PR Resolution Podcast. Cole is the author of the […]

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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. In July 2020, the Association of Measurement and Evaluation of Communications (AMEC) hosted a virtual […]

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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 […]