The Content Studio Model is Propelling Holistic Approach in B2C’s Digital-First PR Push

It’s not a shock that digital platforms, together with social media and video, went by way of the roof final 12 months. COVID-19 supplied the quintessential captive viewers, together with weeks or longer of compelled lockdowns and prohibitions on gatherings. Though digital PR advocates eschew the pandemic, they admit digital platforms had been enormous beneficiaries.
Though digital video was established as a PR development business a number of years after social media arrived, video started booming in the PR area nicely earlier than the pandemic. Nearly half of 700 entrepreneurs in a Biteable survey report they started utilizing video one to 2 years in the past, or extra.
Though it’s uncommon for firms and PR professionals, particularly these in the B2C area, to be and not using a digital PR or video effort, some communicators view digital PR as a storytelling complement solely. They add video, podcasts and different social media instruments to the communication plan solely after extra conventional media relations parts are set.
Video’s Proliferation60%   of companies use video for marketing94%   of entrepreneurs who use video plan to proceed to make use of it
74%   say video has a greater ROI than static imagery
65%   say it is “essential” or “extraordinarily necessary” to indicate range in movies
Source: Biteable, State of Video Marketing, 2021
 
On the opposite hand, many B2C communicators are transferring or have moved to a digital-first strategy. Onyx Health, a agency in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, did so this summer season, says Louise Flintoft, its affiliate director.
“The digital-first strategy has successfully concerned the merging of our inventive and digital groups,” Flintoft says.
Yet Onyx and lots of different communication retailers will not be solely emphasizing digital, however going a step additional, adopting the content material studio mannequin.
Similar to a number of PR phrases, the content material studio mannequin lacks a exact definition.

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