Presentation on theme: "Introduction to PR 2014. Introductions Your name Your PR experience An interesting fact about you...."— Presentation transcript:
Introduction to PR 2014
Introductions Your name Your PR experience An interesting fact about you....
Aims of the session Introduce the PR team What is PR? The benefits of PR Aims for 2014 PR opportunities When PR goes wrong Agreed protocols
The PR & Marketing team Suzanne Cass, Director of PR, Marketing and Fundraising Nicola Ingledew, Marketing Manager Katie Chappelle, PR & Media Manager Beth Rees, Web Officer
What do we do? Press releases PR Campaigns Copywriting Press office Crisis management Social media Event support Photography Internal communications
What is PR? It’s not....
What is PR? (Cont.) PR is.... Frequently more cost effective than advertising And can have more impact
What makes a good news story? Human interest Calendar events Schools and other partnerships Eye-catching photography Facts, figures and milestones
What makes a good news story? (Cont.)
Plans for 2014 Our overarching strategy is ‘to have a first aider on every street in Wales’ First aid for sport BabySafe First aid for schools Youth recruitment Overall aims; raise awareness, increase donations, increase bookings, recruit volunteers
How can you help? PR representatives ‘in the field’ Raising awareness and Building relationships in the community Feed into the organisation’s overall PR plans Calendar
When it goes wrong... Crisis management All press enquiries, filming/photography requests MUST go to the main press office 029 2044 9500 / 07584 701334 Never speak off the record
Protocols Press release sign offs PR briefs All enquiries and requests to press office