When You Need A Specialist PR Agency… And When You Don’t

Let’s just say I’m considering taking part in next year’s Tour de France. Now at the time of writing this, I’ve got nine months to get ready. Only slight glitch is that I haven’t ridden a bike since I was 12. And even then, it was a candy pink townie with rainbow streamers on the handlebars. Great times.

So, I have a goal, I have a deadline and I have to be very strict with my training to make sure I’m where I want to be, when I need to be there.

It’s time to decide: do I train at the regular gym down the road, or do I go to the specialist cyclist training centre that’s a little bit further away, a little bit unfamiliar to me, but that specialises in exactly the sort of outcomes I’m aiming too achieve?


4 Types Of PR That Take Months (Or Years!) To Achieve

A young Jamie Oliver was working as a sous chef chef at River Café while the BBC were filming a feature. At the time, the director was looking for the next ‘big thing’ in the TV chef world – Oliver made an unscripted appearance, lit up the cameras… and voilà – he got his first big break!

Fast forward to today, Oliver has sold over 37 MILLION books in 36 different languages. His app has over 12M downloads, he has 37 television titles broadcast globally, 10M unique monthly visitors to his website, the #4 Food Channel on YouTube and the fastest growing drinks channel in the world.

And he’s worth a cool £240 million.


What Makes A Product Brand Go Viral?

Cast your mind back a few years and a ‘viral sensation’ would have you booking an appointment with your doctor as fast as you can sa— never mind: you get the picture 😉

But these days not only is the term widely understood, it’s widely coveted and product brands would give their last roll of packing tape for their range to go viral.

From Kate Middleton to the Kardashians and every opportunity in between, landing widespread PR coverage can change the turnover and the trajectory of your business.

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Where Do You Want Your Product Brand To Be In Five Years?

“Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” is surely one of the most dreaded interview questions for employees, sending sweat and shivers down the spine in equal measure.
But for entrepreneurs? Totally different story: the question stimulates hopes, dreams, opportunities and goals.
If you want your product business to scale the dizzying heights of global fame, or if you want your brand to generate enough income for you to retire early to a beach in Thailand (mmm, yes please!) then this post is for you.
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Hello Editors! Product PR Gifting Guide For Brands

There’s a reason you don’t whip an engagement ring out of a grubby paper bag when you’re about to propose. Can you imagine it? No. Diamonds are expensive, precious and the way they’re presented in that very first moment is a gentle tease of the beauty, wonder, quality and price of the ring inside.
The mere sight of that little velvet box can instantly change the emotional – and even the physical – state of the recipient: building curiosity, heart rate, expectation and desire.
With PR gifting, details create the bigger picture. And the way you present your samples and gifts to editors is the promise of things to come.
So do your products belong in paper bag, or velvet box?
Get started with our Product PR Gifting Guide…

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How To Land Amazing Product Placement Opportunities

Every product owner dreams of opening up their favourite magazine and seeing their range displayed proudly under headlines like ‘This Season’s Must-Haves‘, ‘Hot List‘ or ‘Editor’s Picks‘.
But how does it happen?  Is there a secret recipe for product placement success? And if so, “Argh WHAT IS IT?”
If you’ve ever asked these questions, you’ll love this week’s post! We’re sharing our 4 Step ‘How-To’ formula for getting your products placed in magazines, newspapers, blogs… or anywhere your target market is congregating, wallets open and waiting to buy.
Ready? Let’s go!

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40 Lessons Part 3: Customers

Hi there, welcome to Part 3 of our new ’40 Things We’ve Learned From 4 Years in Business’ series.

If you’re new to the blog, last week in Part 2 we shared our insights about Teamwork, and back in Part 1 we covered the big topics of Foundation, Fear & Faith. Go ahead and catch up if you need to 🙂

And so this week, we’re talking about CUSTOMERS. We’ve learned a lot (fun lessons as well as difficult ones) and we’re excited to jump in and share with you today.

Let’s get started!

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40 Lessons Part 2: Teamwork & Trust

Hi there, welcome to Part 2 of our new ’40 Things We’ve Learned From 4 Years in Business’ series.

Last week in Part 1 we covered the big topics of Foundation, Fear & Faith. If you missed it, you can check it out here.

We’re so fortunate – dare we say, #blessed – to consistently work with some amazing people who are at the top of their game. And in year 2 of our business, 2014, we brought more people on board as our client base and service offering grew.

So this week, we’re talking teamwork & trust. Here’s what we learned…

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40 Lessons Part 1: Foundation, Fear… and Faith!

Hello and welcome back to our blog!

This month, we’re doing something really different from our usual posts, by sharing ’40 Things We’ve Learned From 4 Years in Business’.

Today is Part 1 and we’re covering the biggies of Foundation, Fear & Faith… yikes!

We’ve had an absolute ball since starting In The Bag PR in 2013. Sure, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing and we’ve learned many valuable lessons along the way, but we’re here, we’re happy and we’re excited for the next chapter!

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4 Questions That Need Answering Before You Hire A PR Agency For Your Startup

Just starting your business?  There’s so much advice on every aspect of sales and marketing that it’s very easy to get confused and overwhelmed with all the options available to you.
PR can be a valuable starting strategy for many brands, but it’s definitely pays to know when the time is right for you – for your brand, your resources and your budget.
This week on the blog, we’re discussing *when* a new business should engage a professional PR agency. You may be surprised by our thoughts, so keep reading to get our honest, unbiased advice…
Let’s get down to it…

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