Flexible, freelance working is big business. Approximately two million people in the UK operate as ‘independents’ and between 2008 to 2016 the number of working mothers working freelance went up 79%.
The challenge of how to measure PR value has plagued the industry for years. As a discipline that deals in brand and reputation, we often have few solid metrics to work with. Unlike more direct forms of marketing, you can’t easily work out who’s seen what, how they felt about it or most crucially, whether they took any action as a result.
Embark on a PR campaign and chances are you’ll hear the word ‘thought leadership’ thrown into conversation before too long. And if you’re not acquainted with the term, it probably sounds like yet more annoying and unnecessary business jargon. However, it’s actually a more esoteric (and nobler!) concept than that.