Merritt Group Blog

Boost PR and Marketing Results Through Evidence-Based Strategies

What exactly is evidence-based practice, and how can an approach that’s revolutionized other fields like medicine, education and criminal justice be applied to the field of communications?  I had about 30 minutes to discuss this last week during a media relations webinar hosted by the National Association of County & City Health Officials for public information officers from municipalities around the country.  

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How to Ace Your 5G PR Strategy

In my previous blog post, I talked about how to create an effective marketing strategy around 5G innovations. Now, I’ll dive into PR strategies for cutting through the increasing market chatter around this exciting next wave of technology so your product or service doesn’t get lost in the fray.

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Is Content Marketing...Just Marketing?

The buzz around what “content marketing” is or is not can be a bit confusing for marketers like me who have been around the block and seen the communications landscape shift over the past decades. Why? Because I view content as the foundation and fuel for any campaign or message out to market. It’s about being smart in your approach and not just blindly writing about whatever topic suits your fancy. Content marketing is about digging into the market and competitive data; doing the research to make sure your message resonates with your specific buyer; timing that asset just right so the audience is receptive; and crafting stories that pull at the heartstrings while also pleasing the algorithms. 

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How to Make Your 5G Marketing Pop

It’s impossible to avoid the buzz around the rise of 5G in today’s headlines and marketers need to be smart in their approach if they want their fifth-generation cellular network-related technologies to stand out from the crowd. But before we talk about marketing this innovation, let’s first fully understand...What is 5G anyway?

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Brand a Startup in Half the Time: Here's How

Don’t be scared at the prospect of branding, assuming you need an extensive timeline and a massive budget to be successful. A branding project doesn’t have to take months or years. Accelerating the execution process - from concept to implementation - just takes a few simple ingredients. Here are the essentials I’ve distilled for you based on years of branding experience. 

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Podcast: Ingredients for Creating an Agile Brand

Have you ever wondered whether it’s more important to stick to your company’s core values or shift them to fit society’s evolving standards? According to an expert in the field, you don’t always have to pick one over the other. In a recent episode of Merritt Group’s new Lay of the Brand podcast, we sat down with “The Agile Web” author and host of the The Agile World Podcast, Greg Kihlström to better understand what balancing the two means. 

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GMU's Serge Samoilenko on Building a Positive Brand Perception

In case you missed it, Merritt Group recently launched its very own podcast called Lay of the Brand, which explores the latest innovations in marketing, creative and PR and how these disciplines are revolutionizing the way the tech industry communicates and sells.

Following our George Mason University panel podcast highlighted in our previous episode, we sat down with Serge Samoilenko, one of the panelists and a communications professor at the university, and trust us – you won’t want to miss what he had to say. 

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Podcast: GMU Panel Tackles Tech Industry Reputation Management

In Merritt Group’s latest Lay of the Brand podcast episode, we hit the road for a special panel discussion recorded at George Mason University. At the event, attendees explored reputation management in the technology industry, including how challenges and strategies have evolved over time. 

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3 Key Questions to Ask Before Selecting a Branding Agency

Selecting a branding agency can be one of the toughest decisions you make - it’s almost like dating! You want to really take the time to make sure you’re compatible before you make a commitment. That means asking the right questions and meeting your branding team to confirm they’re not just technically competent (they can create a logo), but can also bring that added “wow” factor that will turn heads. To make sure you find that right fit, ask these three questions:

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Merritt Group Decodes Top B2B and B2G PR & Marketing Trends at Packed WIT Event

We’re halfway through the year and 2019 is shaping up to become one of the most exciting yet for B2B and B2G PR and marketing. So what trends do you need to know about to build your brand and win more business this year?

Merritt Group and Women in Technology hosted a panel of industry experts who tackled precisely those questions, plus strategies for squeezing the most out of your program budgets, at a recent WIT Connect event. 

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