Technology

This week I stumbled upon an interesting study that delves into how marketers go about buying technology for their businesses.  While a lot of what’s in there is stuff you might expect, there were a few things that definitely caused me to raise my eyebrows.

In January Google made a change to the way it orders and ranks search results, providing some interesting insights for PRs and Publishers.  Briefly, early analysis of this update (labelled Google’s core update) indicates that articles in online publications are being given a boost in search results if they are ‘timeless pieces’ that cover topics in depth. Shorter ‘newsie’ pieces are more likely to drop down in searches once they are no longer topical.

Here’s a round-up of PR, tech and marketing articles that caught our eye online in recent days. Includes PR advice for young companies straight from Facebook’s head of tech comms, why tech journos must keep their distance from big brands , the growing importance of long form content, and new guidelines for video bloggers from the Committee of Advertising Practice.

Whenever there’s a big tech news story such as Google’s rebranding to Alphabet earlier this week, industry journalists are inundated with PRs offering comment from their clients in the hope they’ll get quoted in articles. When is it a good idea for PRs to try this approach? And when should you give it a miss?

It feels as though there are increasing numbers of media titles targeting marketers right now. And I’m wondering if the extra buzz in the sector  is connected to marketers spending more on technology than ever before –meaning publishers can make money selling advertising to marketing tech suppliers.

Here's around-up of PR, tech and marketing articles that caught our eye online in recent days. Includes stories on how exseutives can learn to 'evanglise' their company's products and services; how the IT dept acts as a barrier to new technology; and a study of why  the 'sex-sells' maxim may not actually be true.