PR, widely known as public relations, is an investment not many understand the value of. Though traditional PR is morphing, effective communication is still vital in today’s day and age.
First and foremost, PR opens several doors to various opportunities that attract new and existing customers. It can help take you from an unknown realm, to the next credible brand or respected thought leader. How, you ask? We at AP Team are here to tell you.
PR establishes credibility.
Public Relations is essential for building a credible brand or company that can be trusted by consumers and clients. It allows you to build an organic audience that is genuinely interested. By providing tips, insight, inspiration and guidance, you will naturally build a loyal fan base. People are less likely to trust a brand or company they’ve never heard of.
Truth be told, people tend to go for what they know and trust. Oftentimes, a google search leads them to that knowledge. If you present your brand or company as something that will benefit them, they are more likely to choose you and come back in the future.
PR is more trusted than paid advertising.
People trust earned media over an expensive advertised campaign that was created to sell to you. Earned media is one of the best ways to expand your business and establish the credibility of a well known brand. PR is also the most cost effective way to reach a wider audience.
PR compliments your internal marketing efforts.
So you are going through a rebrand, or working on a new fierce collaboration. PR can make a greater impact by increasing the splash and buzz around the initiative. In result, a wider audience will be made aware and the overall campaign will have more of an impact.
PR is a “long-term” journey.
The most important thing to remember is that nothing happens overnight. It’s a strategic journey that is destined to get you the results you want. Introducing your brand/company to the media is imperative to your success, and will help you reach your key demographic.
Overall, good content builds the face of an organization. A respected face, that is.