(INDIANAPOLIS— February 15, 2017) — BLASTmedia, a national B2B technology public relations agency, is honored to be a nominee in the Company Culture of the Year category for the 18th annual TechPoint Mira Awards presented by Angie’s List, Genesys and Salesforce. Read More
Funding, new customers and notable hires— they’re the announcements of PR teams’ dreams. But, while this kind of momentum is big news for companies themselves, it’s also happening for hundreds of other companies every single day. So, how can your team create buzz around exciting company news without relying solely on press release shares and announcement-focused news articles? That’s where thought leadership comes in.
As every business knows, it’s tough to make a sale if a customer never enters the proverbial sales funnel in the first place. This simple fact makes PR is worth its weight in gold for generating brand awareness and interest. While PR can’t guarantee sales, it does start interested parties down the path toward becoming customers. PR is the top level of the sales funnel, bringing potential customers closer to your brand by creating opportunities to become informed and invested.
In 2016, Facebook clashed with an army of fake news sources spreading false information across the social networking platform. While Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg maintains that Facebook is not a news company, more than 60 percent of adults get their news from social media and the “trust factor” amongst friends augmented the virality of shocking stories with sensational headlines. Because 66 percent of people trust opinions posted online, the result of circulating fake news wreaked havoc on public opinion.
What would a new year be without a few trend predictions? In a profession driven, in part, by current events and news cycles, as well as new technology, 2017 is poised to be a pretty unpredictable year for marketing, but I asked our team to give it a shot. Here are our top three marketing trend predictions for 2017:
(INDIANAPOLIS— January 19, 2017) — BLASTmedia, a national B2B public relations agency, continues to strengthen its B2B tech roster of clients with the addition of four new companies. Spanning a variety of verticals, including enterprise security, SaaS and market research technology, the agency was tapped by CloudPassage, Fizziology, Scout RFP and Zudy to lead media relations efforts in the new year.
Winter wind chills are no match for the BLASTmedia team’s hot December media coverage! While most are dealing with winter blues, we can’t help but feel warm inside over the hits we secured for clients last month. Pull up a chair and warm up on our glowing client coverage below. Read More