Cision World Tour video: PR can lead the marketing mix

Earned media and influencer marketing are perfectly positioned to tackle the challenges facing brands in 2017, speakers at this week’s Cision World Tour event in London agreed.

By combining the latest innovations in data-driven insights with earned media’s natural talent for storytelling, industry experts on the stage argued PR and comms is ready to dominate the marketing mix.

Watch the video below to hear Mischief head of influence Lucy Hart and The Future Laboratory co-founder Chris Sanderson give their take on why this is such an exciting time for the industry:

The London leg of the Cision World Tour brought together hundreds of top communications professionals at Soho’s Ham Yard Hotel to discuss the future of innovation in PR:

  • Lynch and Akeroyd opened the event by explaining how brands are combining storytelling with data science. They showed that this is helping businesses uncover the right influencers, craft great content and link coverage with customer behaviour.
  • A panel of industry personalities chaired by CIPR president Jason MacKenzie discussed how to establish a win-win relationship between brands and the media.
  • During the session, Hart said clients were increasingly coming to Mischief with bigger PR spend available as support for influencer marketing continued to rise.
  • Hart commented: “We have to loosen up a little bit and be willing to be more innovative and pushier and take our slice of the pie. Because what we do a brilliant job of is creating dialogue, conversations and creating content that people actually sit back and watch!”
  • Sanderson rounded off the day by sharing his insights into the impacts, consequences and opportunities the latest industry trends are creating for PR professionals.
  • He concluded that technology is creating fantastic opportunities for PR professionals. But the industry needs to innovate and take full advantage of the latest innovations in order to create bold campaigns that capture the imagination of consumers.

Related Posts
What journalists say they want from PRs today
Cision webinar to reveal what journalists really want from PRs today
For Cision’s 2018 State of the Media survey, we wanted to discover what the transformation the media has undergone over the past 12 months means for PR professionals. So, we [...]
AI and the future of sentiment analysis in PR
Jason Edelboim is President of Cision Americas where he oversees sales, customer service and operations for the US, Canada and Latin America, as well as Cision’s Global [...]
Cision secures highest number of nominations at AMEC Awards
Cision secures highest number of nominations at 2018 AMEC Awards
Cision companies have topped the list at this year’s AMEC Awards in Barcelona, with an overall total of 16 nominations across two organisations. The company received nine [...]
Cision’s Tom Ritchie to give talk at PR360 conference
Cision’s Tom Ritchie to give talk at PR360 conference
Tom Ritchie, Cision’s EMIA VP GTM and product, will give a practical talk and Q&A on how earned media measurement can help prove your worth at PR Week’s PR360 conference [...]
Copyright © 2018 Gorkana