When the pandemic first hit, most PRs and marketers were knocked sideways with no idea how to react. Covid-19 dominated the news and business agenda and we asked ourselves: should we put PR plans on hold until things blow over? Or should we go all out and try to weave the impact of the crisis into our content and media pitches?
Fashion brands are working hard to become greener and more sustainable. Yet research by our client, Nosto, indicates their PR and marketing on this is not hitting home. Consumers remain confused about which fashion brands are really sustainable.
In the old days most PRs lived by the saying “good advertising is what you pay for, while good PR is what you pray for”. Rightly or wrongly, we believed target audiences paid more attention to the ‘free’ company mentions that PR generates within editorial sections of the media than the paid adverts in the same titles.
If you’re a B2B tech marketer, you’ll know it’s tough to get the media to write news stories about your new products. Unless you’re Microsoft, Google, SAP etc – or your new product is a ‘world’s first’ (or involves a genuine step up in innovation) - corporate IT publications are unlikely to want to cover your launch. It's frustrating. So what are the options for generating product PR?