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News, views, opinions and general musings from across the Fifth Ring world.

5 Reasons your business should have a PR Strategy

by Andrew Bradshaw
11 Dec

The value of a sound public relations strategy is absolutely critical to modern day business. Delivering the right messages at the right time to get to the right audiences can enhance your reputation, deliver qualified sales leads and even improve company value. Randomly sending out press releases and hoping for the best is as relevant today as red braces, big hair and leg warmers – you need a PR strategy.

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Topics: Public Relations

How to Fill Your Empty Social Media Schedule

by Michael Madden
11 Dec

We've all been there before. A blank social media calendar with no ideas to fill it. So you type "social media strategy" in google search and hope to find the creative spark that will help you produce killer content.

But, in reality, you'll be offered pages and pages of results all offering you the same thing. A downloadable template or calendar. This isn't going to change the game or help you stand out. Thousands of other marketers have just done the same thing. And, you are just adding to the growing list of crap. So don't waste your time. 

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Topics: Marketing, Strategy, Digital Marketing

Is the UK's oil and gas industry fit for the future?

by Andrew Bradshaw
11 Dec

0Over the last four years since the collapse of the oil price and the resulting downturn in activity, much has been made of the oil and gas industry’s ability to withstand whatever troubles it is faced with. The phrase “survival of the fittest” has often been heard in company office discussions to indicate that only the strong will be able to endure the challenges currently being experienced.

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Topics: Energy Insight, Public Relations, Oil and Gas

5 ways to revamp your B2B social media accounts

by Michael Madden
22 Nov

Let's be honest, we have all started business social media channels with the best of intentions only to find ourselves struggling to keep up with the constant demand for content, engagement and growth.

Social media is a key factor in building your brand, but it can be hard to find the time needed to produce the required level of 'stuff' to fill the gaps. The year is now approaching its end so now could be the perfect time to revamp your social media accounts ahead of 2020. 

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Topics: Brand, Social Media, Lead generation

Five technology innovations that have transformed the offshore industry

by Haley Ruddle
04 Nov


The first offshore mobile drilling platform was constructed in 1949 in just 20 feet of water. Exactly 70 years later, Total is expected to drill 3,600 meters (11,811 feet) later this year, setting a new record.

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Topics: Energy Insight, Oil and Gas

10 Sloppy Social Media Mistakes to Fix NOW

by HubSpot
09 Oct

Mistakes are a healthy part of every marketing strategy, and they're certainly nothing to be ashamed of in the new(ish) world of social media. That said, being sloppy is a whole different story.

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Topics: Social Media, Marketing, Strategy, Digital Marketing

5 Simple Ways to Boost the Impact of Marketing Automation Workflows

by HubSpot
02 Oct

We've talked about the basics of marketing automation workflows quite a few times before. If you're reading this post, you are probably already running a few workflows. So I'm not going to talk about how to get them started -- Instead, I want to talk about what to do after you've got a few workflows under your belt.

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Topics: Strategy, Digital Marketing, Inbound Marketing

The Marketing Multiplier

by Chris Wolf
27 Sep

The real secrets of why companies with in-house marketing and
communications teams partner with agencies

Most small to mid-size businesses work with marketing and communications (a.k.a. marcomms) agencies on everything from sales campaigns to brand building. 

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Topics: Marketing, Strategy, Digital Marketing

How to Use Email Newsletters to Boost Organic Search Traffic

by HubSpot
25 Sep

You may be asking yourself, “How can something usually stuck behind an inbox or a mailbox, have anything to do with driving organic traffic to my website?” To illustrate how this works, I will share a recent experience of my own.

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Topics: Strategy, Digital Marketing, Inbound Marketing

The Big Exhibition is Over. Now What?

by Michael Madden
23 Sep

You did it. After months of designing your stand, sourcing branded stress balls and briefing your sales team, you've made it to the end of Offshore Europe. Now relax, the stress is over.

But don’t get too comfortable just yet. It's time to take a step back and reflect. How did your event planning go? What do you wish you did differently? Does your ROI look healthy?

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