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What’s new in CoverageBook 2?

by Stella Bayles

  Since we launched the new platform in November we have been listening to your feedback and made multiple improvements and new features in CoverageBook. You’re busy, we know you don’t have time to read about every single update. But for all the bigger changes that will make your life easier, we are adding them […]

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The creative comms formula that drives b2b sales 

by Stella Bayles

This episode explores the business success that occurs when two areas of marketing combine and work together really well.  I interview Grace Keeling and James Beverage, co-founders of Made by Giants. Launching a B2B communications agency at the beginning of a pandemic may sound may sound like a tall order but for Made by Giants, […]

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The metric you need in 2022 PR KPIs (that will probably increase your budget)

by Stella Bayles

If you’re in planning mode and setting Key Performance Indicators for PR activity right now, make sure your metrics place you in a position for budget growth in 2023. 2023? Yes. I’m aware we’re just days into 2022. But without consideration now, we are in danger of using historical PR metrics (such as reach or […]

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Could the publisher metrics in your end-of-year report put your 2022 PR budget in danger?

by Stella Bayles

End-of-year reports make December one of the busiest months of the year for PR teams. Coverage and metrics are being collated to share success with stakeholders and secure activity for 2022.  Budget-holders are also under pressure to review marketing and make decisions on activity for the year ahead. This includes weighing up the success of […]

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Gary Preston, CoverageBook take 2!

by Stella Bayles

The day this podcast publishes (Tuesday 16th November 2021) CoverageBook 2 will launch. So, in this episode I catch up with the original founder of our PR tech; Gary Preston to share the details with our listeners first! We start with our journey; our agency pasts, and the measurement and reporting experiences that led to […]

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Why CoverageBook is supporting Socially Mobile; education for PR people from lower socio-economic backgrounds and under-represented groups

by Stella Bayles

My name is Stella. I was raised in Essex in the South-East of England, I didn’t go to University, didn’t complete my A-Levels and I have a strong Estuary English/Cockney accent. I’m also the director of a Public Relations reporting tool that over 2700 PR teams across 89 countries use everyday. I’m an author, regularly […]

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How a PR infographic secured an NBA player a $64million deal

by Stella Bayles

In this episode I interview Brian Wallace Founder of NowSourcing, the top rated infographic agency in the United States. If you thought infographic content in PR had its day, think again. Brian and his team recently helped a NBA player secure a $64million deal by reshaping the way the US media thought about him, all […]

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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 […]