Dealing with misinformation before it becomes a crisis

misinformation

The internet has become a primary source of information for many people. This ease of access to information has revolutionised the way we learn, communicate, and make decisions. However, it has also given rise to a significant challenge for brands and communicators – the spread of misinformation. Misinformation, or false information that is spread, regardless […]

Personalisation with PR – Is it possible?

Personalisation

Personalisation in communications and PR is testing the way we communicate and engage with our audiences. The need for personalisation arises from the desire to create unique, tailored experiences that resonate with diverse audiences. It’s about understanding their individual needs, preferences, and behaviours of your audience, and then crafting messages that speak directly to these […]

Handling stakeholders post campaign

In our world of communications, PR and marketing, the role of stakeholders cannot be overstated. These are the individuals and groups who have a vested interest in the success of our campaigns. They could be anyone from senior management and investors to customers and the media. However, managing these stakeholders requires finesse, and, at times, […]

Handling stakeholders during a campaign

Stakeholders are the lifeblood of any campaign.  They are the individuals or groups who have a vested interest in the success of your campaign. These can include customers, employees, investors, suppliers, the community, and even the media. Each stakeholder brings a unique perspective and set of expectations to your campaign, making their involvement crucial to […]

Creating audience profiles for your campaign

When campaign planning, many communicators find themselves navigating complexity when it comes to creating and setting up audience or customer profiles.  This process, which should ideally be a straightforward task of identifying key characteristics and behaviours of a target audience segment, often becomes a convoluted exercise fraught with overthinking and over-tinkering. The root of this […]

Information Gathering During a Campaign

Launching and running a PR or marketing campaign can be akin to setting sail on a voyage. You begin with a meticulously planned and executed strategy. The research is done, target audience identified, messages crafted, and tactics planned and ready to execute. You set sail with confidence, ready to navigate the waters of customer opinion. […]

Handling Stakeholders Pre-campaign

The pre-campaign stage is when you lay the foundation. The success of your campaign relies on the groundwork laid during this stage.  During this stage, strategies are formulated, and crafted with a clear understanding of the campaign’s objectives and the stakeholders’ expectations. The outputs – the tangible results expected from the campaign – are defined […]

Managing the dynamic parts of your campaign

campaigns

A campaign must respond to the shifting landscape of the market and the evolving needs and behaviours of your target audience. Campaigns go through dynamic parts, or phases, each with its own set of challenges and opportunities. These phases could include the planning stage, the execution stage, the monitoring stage, and/or the evaluation stage. At […]

Preparing a Brief that Team Members Can Understand

brief

Imagine being dropped into the middle of a forest. You are handed a map, that lacks marked destinations or routes, and a X that marks your destination. Upon closer inspection, you realise this is uncharted territory, and the map is devoid of guidance. Many campaign and project team members find themselves in this predicament when […]

How do we explain that our plans are dynamic?

plans

Our work is a dynamic dance of adaptability. This dance is not choreographed in the traditional sense. There is no set sequence of steps to follow. We are not merely executing predefined steps; instead, we are constantly adjusting our movements in response to the rhythm of the market and the reactions of our audience. The […]