Kate Gibson

MANAGING DIRECTOR – CONSUMER

Kate has over 20 years experience working agency-side, with a passion for consumer brands and driving behaviour change in the retail and FMCG sectors and she leads a brilliantly talented team of publicists, creatives, social and influencer experts across the consumer brands division at Cirkle. Working at top agencies of all shapes and sizes over the years, Kate has developed and led integrated communications strategies and award-winning creative consumer PR campaigns for some of the UK’s best known brands including John Lewis Partnership, Dulux, Morrisons, Aldi, Mars Petcare, McDonald’s, Persil and Warburtons.

If you’re a brand looking for an agency partner to help you build meaningful connections with your audiences, then please get in touch.

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+44 (0)1494 731 750
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In today's competitive business landscape, Public Relations (PR) plays a pivotal role in establishing a strong brand presence and fostering business success. Here we delve into the world of PR, shedding light on all of its guises and how, if executed well, it can have a positive impact on businesses and brands. So first up, let’s begin with the question you might often get asked by your family and friends….what is Public Relations?

Section 1: What is Public Relations?

Public Relations, often abbreviated as PR, is a strategic communication process that businesses and organisations use to build mutually beneficial relationships with their target audience. It is all about managing and shaping perceptions to maintain a positive image and reputation in the eyes of the public. PR encompasses a wide array of activities and techniques, including media outreach, content creation, and event planning.

One crucial aspect of PR is Media Relations. PR professionals work closely with journalists and media outlets to secure positive coverage for their clients. This coverage can range from news articles and interviews to press releases and features. Effective media relations can greatly enhance a company's visibility and credibility.

 

Section 2: The Different Types of PR

PR is a multifaceted discipline, and there are various types of PR activities that businesses can engage in to achieve their goals. Here are some key types:

  1. Influencer Engagement: In the age of social media, influencers hold significant sway over their followers. PR agencies often collaborate with influencers to promote products or services, leveraging their reach and credibility to connect with a broader audience.
  2. Brand Building: Building and maintaining a strong brand image is at the core of PR. A well-crafted brand identity fosters trust and loyalty among consumers, making it a critical component of any PR strategy.
  3. Social Media Public Relations: With the rise of social media platforms, businesses must actively manage their online presence. Social media PR involves creating engaging content, responding to comments, and managing crises that may arise in the digital realm.

Section 3: The Importance of a Strong Brand

A strong brand is the cornerstone of any successful business. Here's why brand building is vital in PR:

Positive PR: A well-established brand tends to receive more positive PR. Consumers trust and prefer brands they recognize and feel a connection with, making them more likely to engage with and purchase from that brand.

Negative PR: Conversely, a strong brand can better weather negative PR incidents. By having a solid reputation, businesses can recover more swiftly from setbacks and mitigate potential damage.

 

Section 2: The Different Types of PR

PR is a multifaceted discipline, and there are various types of PR activities that businesses can engage in to achieve their goals. Here are some key types:

  1. Influencer Engagement: In the age of social media, influencers hold significant sway over their followers. PR agencies often collaborate with influencers to promote products or services, leveraging their reach and credibility to connect with a broader audience.
  2. Brand Building: Building and maintaining a strong brand image is at the core of PR. A well-crafted brand identity fosters trust and loyalty among consumers, making it a critical component of any PR strategy.
  3. Social Media Public Relations: With the rise of social media platforms, businesses must actively manage their online presence. Social media PR involves creating engaging content, responding to comments, and managing crises that may arise in the digital realm.

Section 3: The Importance of a Strong Brand

A strong brand is the cornerstone of any successful business. Here's why brand building is vital in PR:

Positive PR: A well-established brand tends to receive more positive PR. Consumers trust and prefer brands they recognize and feel a connection with, making them more likely to engage with and purchase from that brand.

Negative PR: Conversely, a strong brand can better weather negative PR incidents. By having a solid reputation, businesses can recover more swiftly from setbacks and mitigate potential damage.

 

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London
66 Old Compton St
London W1D 4UH

+44 (0)203 151 4362
info@cirkle.com

Let’s Talk!

Marlow
Spaces, Jubilee House
Globe Park, SL7 1EY

+44 (0)1494 731 750
info@cirkle.com

Privacy Policy © Cirkle 2022