Is the press release still relevant? The answer is: It depends. This isn’t a cop-out answer, but a reflection of how the communications business is changing. As that happens, so the humble press release is also evolving.
Measuring direct analyst influence is a critical objective for Analyst Relations teams, with the sub-text being: “Can you justify all the time, effort and money we’re spending on talking to industry analysts, by proving that they really are linked to deals?”
Q: What’s worse than making an announcement on a new “global strategic alliance”? A: Running a joint analyst briefing - where two companies get together to share their enthusiasm with hard-bitten industry analysts.
Your angry tweets have become meaningless. There's an increasing tendency to immediately roast brands on social media, no matter how trivial your issue. Just stop it now.
From a reputation management perspective, it’s time to take IT security seriously – before it puts you out of business: The implications of a WannaCry ransomware infection.
In the end, the price for United Airlines of losing its reputation came down to the cost of four seats on a flight from Chicago to Louisville, KY – a round trip that usually costs less than $400 in coach. As you’ve probably already seen, as it’s all over the news and social media, the airline “solved” an overbooking problem by forcibly dragging a passenger out of their seat. [...]
Love them or loathe them, these five themes will dominate the news in 2017. Since they're guaranteed to get media pick-up, every PR person will be trying to find their own unique angle.
Ride-sharing firm Uber is edgy and disruptive, I get that. It’s part of the way that Uber positions itself to the market – it’s a hip service, not something stuffy and tired like a regular taxi. In fact, Uber goes to great lengths to underline that it’s not a taxi service.
Famously described as "Davos for geeks", tech conference WebSummit moved to Lisbon in 2016 - and attracted a huge crowd: More than 50,000 people from 150 countries. Destrier was part of the success, with Managing Partner Simon Jones taking to the stage on the AutoTech track to moderate a discussion on next-generation wearable technology with two industry pioneers: Corinne Vigreux, co-founder of TomTom and Mike Lee, co-founder of MyFitnessPal, now [...]