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20 Pieces of Coverage. So What?! A beginners guide to giving some context to your numbers.

by Gary Preston

“Are these numbers good? Or bad? Give me a clue!” “Why is that number so big? I don’t understand it. Or believe it.”  “Should we be doing more or less of this?” A little glimpse into the mind of whoever you’ve sent your last coverage report too…. I’ve been thinking a lot about how we […]

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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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Glossary of social media measurement terms

by Laura Joint

Measurement in PR is hard enough, but you’re doing yourselves an injustice if you don’t also look at your impact on social too. But this opens another door of confusion – there are so many terms and phrases to get your head around – some you need to know, but some are only applicable to […]

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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 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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Get Inspired With These 5 Examples of Top Brands Using Facebook in PR

by Laura Joint

Facebook is nothing new to the world of PR and with so many brands using it, creating a PR campaign that sticks out against the noise yet resonates with your brand can be a challenge. Good ideas stand the test of time so we’ve gathered together some of our favourite examples of PR on Facebook […]

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Attribution in a PR Context – What All the Confusing Terms Mean

by Laura Joint

If you’ve ever sat in a meeting where someone mentioned attribution and it went straight over your head, you’re not alone. While attribution is a common part of PR and marketing, it can be a tricky concept to get your head around – especially because there seem to be so many buzzwords attached to it. […]

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8 Judges Share Their Secrets This PR Awards Season

by Laura Joint

PR awards offer so many benefits: they are brilliant for publicity, open up new networking opportunities, and of course provide valuable endorsement and recognition. What’s not to like?

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A 6 Step Guide in Setting up Sentiment Analysis for Your PR Coverage

by Laura Joint

We’ve all heard the saying “any publicity is good publicity”, but anyone working in PR knows this couldn’t be further from the truth.

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A PRs guide to Google’s new follow vs no-follow rules

by Laura Joint

SEO is a complicated demon to get you head around. For PRs, the most important thing to know is that links from the coverage you achieve play an important role in determining where a website ranks in the search engines.

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6 inspiring B2B campaigns you’ll wish you came up with yourself

by Laura Joint

Marketing in the Business to Business (B2B) world is a completely different beast to that in the consumer industry. B2Bs are faced with marketing products to their audience’s “work” personas and gain company buy in. This means their targets are often business press and they have to show how knowledgeable and trustworthy they are rather […]

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The New Marriage between Paid and PR

by Laura Joint

Within the PR and advertising industries, there’s often talk about the PESO model (paid, earned, shared, and owned media). We group these different forms of media together in a catchy acronym, but they are they working seamlessly? For PR practitioners, paid promotion can sometimes feel like the black arts, and vice versa for those who […]

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How to Measure Your Work With Instagram Influencers

by Laura Joint

Seeing an Insta-famous personality share your product with their 100,000 followers can be a huge rush. It’s like seeing your name in flashing lights — but better, because those 100,000 people are going to go out and buy your product. Well, maybe they will. If you choose the right influencer and everything goes to plan. […]

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What’s TVs Place in the PR World? We Chat to Producer Danny Bell

by Laura Joint

You could say that the relationship between PR and TV is facing some tension at the moment, what with the move to more on-demand and online content. With the change in how we’re consuming TV and the merging of PR and other content, we’re in a unique space where brands can reach consumers in so […]

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How to find the engagement rate of your owned social posts on Facebook

by Laura Joint

Recently Steph Bridgeman from Experienced Media Analysts, talked us through how to find the engagement rate for different social channels. Steph has also made some really useful videos walking through how to export the data you need from Facebook: Once you have the data from Facebook, here is how you then find the engagement rate for these […]

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How to find the engagement rate of your owned social posts on Twitter

by Laura Joint

Recently Steph Bridgeman from Experienced Media Analysts, talked us through how to find the engagement rate for different social channels. Steph has also made some really useful videos walking through how to export the data you need from Twitter: Once you have the data from Twitter, here is how you then find the engagement rate for these […]

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How to find the engagement rate of your owned social posts on LinkedIn

by Laura Joint

Recently Steph Bridgeman from Experienced Media Analysts, talked us through how to find the engagement rate for different social channels. Steph has also made some really useful videos walking through how to export the data you need from LinkedIn: Once you have the data from LinkedIn, here is how you then find the engagement rate for these […]

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How to…calculate and compare owned media engagement rates across multiple social channels

by Laura Joint

Social media measurement programmes can be complex. Perhaps your brand is active on several social channels; maybe you are reporting outputs and outcomes separately, using metrics and exports from those platforms’ native analytics/insights functions. What metrics are comparable? Where should we be cautious when interpreting the data? Steph Bridgeman, from Experienced Media Analysts, has experience of […]

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The Rise of Meme Marketing And What It Means For PR

by Laura Joint

Memes are bigger than ever; the return of Love Island, Donald Trump’s visit, and Theresa May stepping down as Prime Minister all triggered a slew of fresh memes circulating on social media. For a recent PR Resolution podcast, we chatted to proclaimed “Meme Kings” Elliott Kurjan and Ricky Williams, the brains behind major meme-heavy Instagram accounts LadBible […]