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

Going the distance with OTC Houston

by Haley Ruddle
30 Apr

Over the years, OTC Houston has become one of the largest oil and gas exhibitions in the world. To celebrate this year's theme, "going the distance," we're taking a look back at how far OTC has come over the last 50 years, and how that has had a lasting impact on the offshore industry as a whole.

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Topics: Energy Insight

Subsea can unite oil and renewables in 'blue economy'

by Andrew Bradshaw
24 Apr

The recent downturn in oil (which we appear to have moved away from, thankfully) and the rise in renewables have prompted may people over the past few years to consider the synergies between both industries. 

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Topics: Energy Insight

Effective messaging that's relevant to your audience.

by Chris Wolf
22 Apr


When engaging in conversations that are meant to be persuasive or to influence your listener’s actions (for example, a sales pitch, an email campaign, or a call to action), your goal should be that your listener both receives and retains your message. The first step in achieving this is to tell them what they need or want to hear, not simply what you want to say. This is also true, and fundamentally more urgent, in a crisis communications situation. It’s human nature to more effectively receive information that is relevant and timely to us.

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Topics: Crisis Communcations, exhibitions, Marketing, Strategy

BBN Ranked Number One International B2B Marcomms Agency in US

by Fifth Ring
19 Apr

BBN has ranked number one in the US B2B Marketing top international B2B marcomms agencies league table

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Topics: Marketing

Andrew joins energy think tank.

by Fifth Ring
16 Apr

We are delighted to announce that our head of energy insight Andrew Bradshaw has been selected to join the Energy Leadership Platform - the world's first think tank for senior communications professionals working across the energy industries. 

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Topics: Insider, Energy Insight, Public Relations

Make good, strategic, rational decisions about your brand.

by Peter Lyall
09 Apr

The fundamental challenge that we have when applying reason to the subject of brand is that great brand is great emotion. And this gives us a dichotomy, which is neatly summed up in a strategic principle that I apply called, 'Making Thinking Visible.' Without the rational, in-depth, analytical, left-brain approach, it is hard to have the right positioning and messaging associated with a brand in a creative, emotional space.

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Topics: brand, Marketing, Strategy

This is why your digital marketing campaign isn't getting results (oh, and how to fix it)

 

In our previous article, we looked at why your digital marketing strategy isn't working and how you can fix it. Once your robust digital marketing strategy and buyer personas are in place, then it’s time for the big campaign to go live.

But what if it isn’t an overnight viral sensation? And weeks later, you still don’t have any real results? 

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Topics: persona, content, digital marketing, inbound marketing

This is why your digital marketing strategy isn't working (oh, and how to fix it).

 

If you often find yourself sitting in a meeting room with your colleagues wondering why you're not getting any new clients when you're spending a ton of money on online ads, then it's time to stop and face the music.

Your digital marketing strategy isn't working.

This is more common than you think, but don't worry because it can be resolved.

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Topics: persona, content, digital marketing, inbound marketing

Emergency Response the art of staying calm in a crisis

by Fifth Ring
13 Feb

When organisations hire public relations firms their first thought is often how the consultants can help them gain visibility in the first instance and, if everything goes according to plan, how to gain favourability in the long term.

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Topics: Public Relations, Crisis Communcations, Strategy

It’s exciting times for subsea – don’t be sunk by outdated marketing

by Andrew Bradshaw
04 Feb

The three-year downturn in oil and gas, which started mid 2014, was felt throughout the industry. But it was arguably in the subsea sector that the impact was felt most.

In every corner of the world, one high-cost project after another was shelved or abandoned as subsea budgets were hit hard in favour of the less expensive and ‘quick win’ alternatives offered by North American shale.

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Topics: Energy Insight, Marketing, Strategy