Public relations is an ever-evolving industry. It moulds our world and our perception of it by promoting brands, delivering messages, and encouraging conversations and engagement with existing and potential clients, customers, stakeholders and the public at large.
But how do PR professionals achieve this?
We look at what’s involved in PR agency work and how it can benefit your business.
A Communications Consultancy for Your Business
Companies or people engage a PR agency to act as communications consultants and manage their brand’s reputation. This is achieved via editorial coverage using a variety of communications tools such as earned (free) media and influencer engagement to promote their clients on websites, TV programs, newspapers, and magazines.
In short, a PR agency aims to promote its clients in the best possible light by using third party validation rather than through paid adverts.
However, that’s not the whole story. Even though public relations may have started out by finding opportunities to promote clients via news sources, today the industry is much more multifaceted. A PR campaign can include anything and everything, including news releases and articles, newsletters, social media influencer campaigns, parties, events and more.
To build a client’s reputation in the media, PR agency work can incorporate many kinds of publicity from writing and distributing press releases, pitches and speeches to conducting market research, networking and creating special events. It may also include a combination of earned and paid media exposure to provide a much more holistic service and PR professionals may get involved in social media promotions, profile building, online credibility, blogging and copywriting on behalf of their clients They’ll also be on hand to help with crisis management should the need arise, coming up with strategies and responses to minimise any potential damage to the brand and providing responses to negative comments.
A Continually Evolving PR Agency Work that Moves with the Times
If the last two years have proved anything, it’s that businesses must learn to evolve to meet the needs of the modern business world. No longer are businesses confined to the office and face-to-face meetings. Much of our interaction is now on a screen and this has many implications for how we do business. Technology and communication tools are central to the evolving workplace as we adapt to conducting business via Zoom and use other tools such as WhatsApp, Slack, texts and emails to replace face to face interaction. There’s also been an increase in social media channels – from Facebook and LinkedIn to Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and others – there are so many options for businesses to reach and interact with their audience.
With a good PR agency in Sydney at your side, you’ll be more likely to use the right channel to push out your brand message and reach your target audience.
An Investment in Your Visibility and Your Brand
If you want to protect, improve, and boost your reputation through the media, a PR agency can help. By analysing your organisation, finding positive messages, and translating them into positive media stories, a good PR agency can lift the profile of your business and help you to strengthen your brand.
They can also help to mitigate damage when things are not going so well by formulating the best response.
However, you should always ensure that the PR agency you choose is a good fit for you and your business. To promote your business effectively and in the best way, they need to understand your business and your voice.
A good agency will help you to increase your profile on as many respected platforms as possible to create increased recognition and reputation. It’s an investment in your visibility and your brand.
Pure Public Relations provides proactive media relations in Sydney and issues management along with other communications services such as speech writing, profile building, customer case studies, online credibility, internal communication, social media, copywriting, stakeholder relations, and reputation management for small and medium-sized businesses, charities and not-for-profits public relations.