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

The Great Audience Race

by Fifth Ring
19 Aug

As a rule, change happens more slowly than people predict but, in hindsight, more radically than industry expects. Technology has changed consumption to an extraordinary degree – the smartphone, since 2007, more than the laptop. It has interfered with times-of-day when media had impact (the morning commute, say) but it has also changed what is consumed: the volume of content we consume and its formats. Digital media encourages continuous – relentless – snacking because search and social media require that behaviour for their businesses to thrive.

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How to Use PR to Raise Brand Awareness Ahead of an Exhibition.

by Diana Bengea
15 Aug

Exhibitions, although expensive, are a great opportunity for our clients to meet current and potential customers, journalists and other stakeholders all in one place. 

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Topics: Public Relations, Exhibitions

Is Transition the Right Word for our Energy Changes?

by Andrew Bradshaw
12 Aug

The energy industry, particularly the oil and gas industry, loves its catchphrases.

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Six reasons journalists are ignoring your press release & how to fix it

by Andy Groundwater
09 Aug


It’s frustrating putting a shedload of work into something only to see it not get picked up by anyone. Calls with clients, draft after draft, arranging pictures and then nothing. Not even a centimetre of coverage.

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Topics: Content, Public Relations, Social Media

What you can do differently to win business at this year's Offshore Europe.

by Andrew Bradshaw
09 Aug

Offshore Europe, the biennial exhibition and conference for the international oil and gas industry held in Aberdeen, will soon be upon us once again. The event has been a staple in the industry calendar for more than 40 years. But with a new venue – P&J Live at Bucksburn on the western outskirts of the city –, it’s a good time for exhibitors to rethink their approach to the show. 

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Topics: Energy Insight, Public Relations, Exhibitions

What to Expect Ahead of Offshore Europe

by Kirstie Rennie
09 Aug

With Offshore Europe right around the corner, it’s time to start planning.

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Topics: Energy Insight, Public Relations, Exhibitions

What the SEO cold callers don't tell you

by Michael Madden
15 Jul

Are we on the first page of Google? Have we made it to the top? How do we get there? Is our SEO strategy working? Does our digital marketing strategy convert to sales?

These are all questions that we are asked on a regular basis. But do you actually know the answers? 

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Topics: Content, Digital Marketing

Climate change: Are we taking our foot off the gas?

by Andrew Bradshaw
11 Jul

Recent debates have placed the climate change challenge at the front and centre of the international news agenda as organisations around the world re-examine their strategies in the context of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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Topics: Energy Insight, Content, Digital Marketing

Trade show media meets made easy.

by Debbie Ho
11 Jun

Planning to make an announcement at a trade show? Showcasing a cool new product? Got a story to tell?

If this is your first time approaching the media for meetings at your booth, we have some tips on how you can effectively do so. And, perhaps gain new relationships that will last even after the show.

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Topics: Public Relations, Exhibitions, Trade Shows

What you need to know ahead of OGA 2019.

by Sue Xia
11 Jun

Oil and Gas Asia is fast approaching. So ahead of this years show we have pulled together some quick facts about the event. Read on and get prepared for this years show.

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Topics: Energy Insight, Public Relations