When working in a digital agency in Chester and providing B2B PR or consumer PR clients with support and advice, it’s so important to keep up to date with the ever-changing world of new technologies, insights and applications.
Understanding and using new technologies helps keep you at the forefront of providing valuable advice and delivering current campaigns for clients that really work for businesses and customers alike.
If you stand still too long or stop to give yourself a pat on the back, there is a real chance that you’ll get left behind. It’s fast moving, challenging but when compared to the old days of pure PR – very rewarding.
For years there was always the question of ‘how do you put a value on PR?’ Historically it was a measurement of column inches or messages density, but now there are so many additional factors that should be considered whether it’s directly reaching thousands of customers with engaging messages through social media or producing content that improves a client’s reputation or thought leadership position. Each post or article can be measured in terms of who read it and what action they took as a result.
With the growth in digital the whole world is more transparent. The engagement on each post can be measured, the actual number of people who read an online article can be seen and the customer journey for each purchase can be viewed as cookies follow customers through their entire purchasing process.
This is great. It helps justify marketing budgets and provides a real opportunity to show a return on an investment. Most important of all is that it makes you realise that you are actually making a difference, that the work you’re creating is driving sales and that the campaigns work. The times are changing and look set to continue to evolve which has to be great news for clients and digital PR agencies alike – as long as you can keep up.