Change but not the same: Summer edition of Influence out now

The Summer 2021 edition of Influence is out now, featuring a very special cover designed by the winner of our ‘PR and Parenting in a Pandemic’ competition. Change management is an important part of the public relations skills set. That has certainly been put to the test over the past 12 months. All the changes we, as […]

Influencers & reactive marketing: how to move quickly without endangering your brand

By Alec Harden-Henry, Commercial Director, Influence Network. Social media done well is often social media done quickly. We don’t necessarily mean social media as a marketing channel here, rather social media as a consumer pastime or independent pursuit. Think about the best accounts or pages you follow and in amongst them you’ll probably find those that […]

Is the Metaverse the next big thing in marketing? 

By Rory Kenny, CEO, Loudly. What is a Metaverse? It’s a relatively new term but one that is gaining momentum and one that the marketing world should start paying attention to. Meaning ‘beyond universe’ the possibilities of the Metaverse are truly limitless. Essentially the Metaverse is a virtually shared space where you can work, play […]

Colin the Caterpillar litigation comms crawl

By Matt Baldwin. The battle between Colin and Cuthbert – both caterpillars and cakes – is crawling towards the courts, shuffled along by a cringeworthy litigation comms campaign driven, it seems, by Aldi’s social media team. The details of the case can easily be found online, but it is unlikely that either retailer will emerge […]

Engage your workforce to make collaborative content

By Alex Hughes, CEO and Co-founder, Binumi Pro. Want to reflect the diverse nature of your business and the breadth of talent within it? Are you global in reach but want to be able to show that you are a people-first company? Then you should embrace collaborative content as a means of showing these sides […]

YouTube’s pioneering technology trial

By Mary Keane-Dawson, Group CEO of TAKUMI. YouTube has recently announced that it will be trialing a new technology that can detect items shown in videos and generate a list of related products for consumers to buy. Automated suggestions will appear as viewers scroll on the platform. The technology will allow users to identify products […]

Truly hybrid – the only strategy that matters now

By Christopher Bo Shields, Chief Creative Officer and Co-founder, Totem. What is your marketing and events strategy looking like for the coming year? How does the prospect of a return to real life events affect the shift to 100% online that you arrived at after many late nights and Zoom calls? It’s tempting to think […]

How to ensure your content works as hard as it can

By Carrie Webb, head of content, The Bigger Boat. Content now needs to cut through vast noise if it’s to resonate with the right people and impact on the bottom line. Quality content that empathises with and engages audiences is a must to drive conversations, deliver unrivalled experiences and increase conversions. With so many brands […]

How Google’s phrase and BMM update will affect your PPC strategy

By Sean Healy, head of PPC at Jaywing. In February, Google announced some changes to the way they will match search queries to ads. For businesses that utilise Google Ads – formerly known as Google AdWords – to promote themselves to customers, this is likely to impact your PPC (pay-per-click) strategy. These changes specifically focus […]