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Paid, Owned and Earned Media – What’s the Difference?

When it comes to public relations, there are three main types of media we use as communication channels; paid, owned and earned media Each type is very distinct and has its own pros and cons, but a good digital media strategy makes use of all three We’ve outlined the differences between the three so you can decide which media type (or combination of media types!) will work best for your business Paid Media Paid media is any form of paid advertising - social media, online marketing tools and search engine advertising, just to name a few Paid media is a great way to start your marketing journey, as it will increase exposure for your brand and content, and drive traffic to your website and

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How to Maintain Consistency for Your Brand Online

One of the most important aspects of building and establishing yourself (or your company) as a brand is consistency Consistency and cohesiveness build credibility and brand recognition within your target audience As today’s online environment is so saturated with content, it’s important to stand out and be recognisable across all platforms, while remaining true to your brand Here are our top tips to achieving consistency across your online platforms Give your brand some personality A sure-fire way to stand out from the crowd is to give your online platforms some personality! While it’s important to remain professional, the nature of social media is more personable and conversational

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7 Things Every Communications Professional Wants You To Know About Their Job

Despite what Absolutely Fabulous may have led you to believe, being a publicist is not all champagne and fashion shows (although admittedly, there is some of that) As a communications professional, we spend most of our time researching, planning, talking, pitching, strategising, writing, briefing, networking and reporting – while the reality may not be as glamorous as the job title suggests, it’s undoubtedly a labour of love Based on real-life conversations and scenarios, here are seven things we wish family and friends could understand about communications professionals: 1 “How can you possibly send that many emails in one day” When I say I sent 300 emails today, I’m not

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Unlock Your Team’s Creativity

Gone are the days where business owners would reach out to PR agencies just to assist with traditional media relations campaigns, whilst other agencies/ departments managed additional communications needs Today, more than ever before, businesses of all shapes and sizes are seeking holistic communication and marketing solutions in one streamlined place At P4 Group, we pride ourselves on being able to deliver a multidisciplinary approach to our clients, with services spanning traditional PR, social media, marketing, sponsorship, stakeholder engagement and more And with such a variety of service offerings and skills within the organisation, unlocking and harnessing creativity in the

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The decline in print media means…what exactly?

There’s no denying that the media landscape has changed dramatically The number of print media outlets we can pitch stories to has almost halved in the past ten years; journalists and photographers are more time poor than ever before; and the 24-hour news cycle means brands must be ‘on’ at all timesor risk being left behind So with all these changes, how can we still secure positive coverage for our clients and reach the people we want to reach Bec Burn, Account Manager at P4 Group, shares her insights… Visuals are key Having a great story to tell is no longer enough The largest news outlets now only have a few photographers to share across multiple mastheads, so publications

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Weekly Wrap 28th August – 3rd September

“Marketing’s job is never done It’s about perpetual motion We must continue to innovate every day” – Beth Cornstock The arrival of spring also marks the arrival of another busy month on the P4 calendar! Here’s the rundown on what our team have been up to this week Queensland Child Protection Week P4 Group is proud to be working with Queensland Child Protection Week again this year on raising the profile of all issues connected with child protection Last Thursday, as part of QCPW, a special ceremony was held at Parliament House to honour Queensland’s superheroes of child safety There are some incredible people walking among us - you can read about all the awards and winners

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Six Perks of Hiring an Integrated Communications Agency

We cannot accomplish all that we need to do without working together – Bill Richardson One thing many of us have seen over our years in the biz is that many organisations keep their PR, communications and digital activity separate Often, they split this activity among separate internal teams, or they work with multiple different agencies The thing is, in today’s hyper connected world, all of these things go together like peanut butter and jelly, cheese and wine, Netflix and pizza…you get it! What many people don’t realise is that when you bring these teams under one roof, you've got a force to be reckoned with Not to mention, you'll save a heap of time without having to

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10 Writing Mistakes to Avoid

In today’s social and digital era, proper spelling, grammar and punctuation in our personal lives has slipped off the radar in place of rapid-fire sharing of content using heavy slang, trending colloquialisms and digital shorthand But what about in the corporate world Does it really make much of a difference if something is hyphenated properly or not Our answer is a resounding yes - writing mistakes do matter! Correct grammar and punctuation in the professional space is still just as essential now as it was before Why Because whether it’s in print, online, in an email or on a billboard, it says a lot about you and your brand A well-written resume can be the difference between landing

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Productivity + Work-Life Balance: How They Go Hand-in-Hand

There’s a lot to be said for taking a 15-minute stroll to get a coffee or forcibly removing yourself from your desk to have lunch with a friend, on a day when you truly believe you need every second of your working week to get things done News flash: you don’t Research shows we are more productive, more positive, and generally better employees when we don’t subscribe to the PR stereotype of 12-hour days and three coffees, because you “don’t have time for lunch” In fact, a study from Stanford University reveals that overworking led to less output than what we would produce in a standard 40-hour work week Those working longer weeks often experienced stress and fatigue, and

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A Publicist’s Guide To Confidence: How To Nail It Even When You’re Not

As a Senior Account Executive, I’m still fairly junior in the world of PR and Communications While I’ve worked in the industry for more than five years in PR, events, external and internal comms, creative and corporate writing (and the list goes on), I still find myself a little nervous picking up the phone with an important pitch to a big name journalist or presenting a strategy to a major client for the first time Part of a publicist’s role is to be calm and confident at all times, and keep those around them feeling the same And you know what We nail it every time But that doesn’t mean we’re not battling some nerves on the inside I’m a firm believer that nerves are a

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