Getting your brand in the news or in a magazine is an exciting win, but these aren’t the only options to generate publicity for your business. In the past few years, there has been an increasing number of publicity opportunities that go beyond traditional print and TV media publications.
Focusing on some of these newer strategies can result in significant media wins for your brand. Here are a few of our favorite untraditional routes to secure wins for our clients.
The Era of the Influencer
Because of its high success rate and ROI, influencer marketing is in the hot seat right now. In fact, influencer campaigns earn an average of $6.50 for every dollar spent.
Why is this strategy growing so quickly? Because people like to take advice from a friend or someone they know, like, and trust on the internet more than they do a media outlet. When they see the blogger or Instagrammer they admire recommending a product, they’re more likely to buy.
Plus, people tend to trust influencer product reviews over celebrity or even media personality promotions because they feel like they can relate to them better.
We’re not just talking about expensive influencer partnerships either. No surprise, consumers trust unpaid influencer reviews even more, You can read more in our blog about influencer strategy.
Podcast interviews are becoming increasingly significant media wins for brands. With the number of podcast listeners increasing 44% as of last year, it’s not surprising that there are now more than 700,000 podcasts in more than 100 different languages.
Besides the industry’s fast growth, there are other benefits to getting your brand on a podcast.
While television segments typically last three or four minutes, podcast interviews can last anywhere from fifteen minutes to an hour. Because of the lengthier time frame, podcast interviews offer a more personal and in-depth look into the interviewee and their brand.
Compared to television media opportunities, podcast interviews also give listeners the chance to connect with interviewees on a variety of in-depth topics.
Video Streaming Platforms
Video continues to dominate in content marketing, and it offers new opportunities in publicity as well. Magazines and other media outlets are leveraging video more often to complement traditional print publication.
The largest video streaming media outlet, Cheddar, reaches more than 6.5 million unique streaming viewers per month. When our clients are featured on Cheddar, they’re reaching people in taxis, while they are pumping their gas, and on their computer screens.
Thinking beyond traditional media when it comes to media opportunities reaps many benefits and rewards. Consider untraditional media outlets as a PR strategy for your brand.
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