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Steering stories – what we can learn from Formula One

Formula One has played a PR blinder by skilfully steering the story preoccupying critics and fans alike.  In the wake of coverage of the notorious Presidents Club, attention has inevitably turned to other industries, as journalists develop the story.  Liberty Media, which owns the rights to Formula One, has handled the situation with aplomb, recognising that many view ‘grid girls’

How to cook a hook…

For National Storytelling Week Emma Meggs, Assistant Production Manager at TNR, sat us down to share her tips on how to cook the most compelling editorial story. Now more than ever the fight for editorial coverage is fierce, as brands compete with not only the news agenda but also a barrage of competing stories from other organisations all looking for

Not coverage for coverage’s sake…

Getting great, effective editorial coverage is a boxing match between brand and editorial – you have to be clever about it and respect the rules of the game. “But why didn’t my video get coverage? It only had four brand mentions, a group of kids in branded t-shirts and one branded mascot in it?” …and you have to ask why

How will Facebook’s decision to make changes to newsfeed ranking affect brands?

As Facebook announces changes to its feed in a bid to prioritise posts that spark conversations and meaningful interactions between people. What will happen to publisher’s content and where will brands look to reach their audiences… As Facebook makes adjustments to the algorithms, essentially prioritising posts from the user’s family and friends and making assumptions into what they will be