On Friday 12th April, 2019, Shout! Communications is running its own radio station. We’ll be broadcasting online and talking about PR – with a special nod to broadcast PR, of course. How the sector promotes itself, the extent to which Brexit is affecting the industry and the big shake-ups that have taken place in radio so far this year, are just some of the topics that will be hitting the air-waves.
The “B” word. It’s topical, it’s divisive and you’ve probably not gone a day without mentioning it since at least June 2016. We’re talking about Brexit. That was the topic of our latest Shout! Communications’ Big Talk event, where we asked a stellar line-up of senior broadcast editors to share their thoughts on the current political landscape.
Netflix- the streaming giant has long been untouchable and on its own in the streaming market, with its main competitors unable to get close in terms of numbers and dominance of the market. The company recently announced that its year end subscribers total 139 million, and estimates it now has 10% of all screen time in the US. But is 2019 the year that it’s competitors up their game?
By Keren Haynes, Co-Director
At Shout! Communications we don’t think broadcast PR IS separate from “mainstream” PR, and it has always amazed us that there are those in the industry who think it is anything other than an integral part of any campaign.
By Kate Fallis, Broadcast PR Consultant
The latest RAJAR figures are just out, reflecting the first 3 months of this year, and there are some surprising outcomes to say the least.
By Arthur Perkins, Broadcast PR Consultant
You think you’ve got a strong story; the stats and spokespeople are lined up, you call the planning desk and they want you to send over your press release, you get a call back, they’re interested! Then, the producer calls and says, “something else has come up, we can’t do this anymore”. Cue despair.
by Matt Napier, Broadcast Assistant
There’s some amazing podcast content out there – much of it available for free. Dramas, documentaries, educational, comedy… whatever you’re in the mood for, it’s there. And do you know what? The amount of competition out there for listeners means it’s all pretty darned good.
by Catherine Bayfield, Co-Director
From Monday 16th April it’s all change at ITV Daytime with their big move from London’s South Bank to White City.
By Keren Haynes, Co-Director
When you eventually get there the end result is often fantastic: your brand or key messages can reach millions of people on TV or radio. But the journey there can be a bumpy road. This blog looks at some of the obstacles – and possible ways round them – that can mitigate some of the stress and hurdles.
It’s that time of year where we try to predict what will be happening in the world of video production in 2018!
Kate Fallis reports on the first of our latest Big Talk speakers: Tim Cunningham, Producer of Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff.
Shout! Communications videographer Rory visited the Broadcast Video Expo 2017. Here’s a little bit on what he learned:
Rory Green, videographer at Shout! discusses our recent Facebook Live stream with Help for Heroes
Gone are the days when families gathered round the TV to watch the news. Why would you? Unless it’s breaking news, you’ve already seen the story.
In the final Big Talk Blog, Kate Fallis reports on Jonathan Levy, Head of News Gathering at Sky, on the future on news broadcasters.