The Media Plan
Building Awareness through Traditional, Digital and Social Media Channels
Public relations and advertising as components of the overall communications plan touch both internal and external audiences. Critical to public-relations success is thinking beyond the marketing mindset and understanding the value of the merger from a news perspective. PR emphasis will be placed on existing Columbus markets, leveraging existing relationships with business publications. On the national front, a unique and compelling story angle will be created and pitched to select national media.
An overall social-media strategy will be created and will be best leveraged from the Columbus side, where a more mature presence already is in place. Organic social media will be minimally effective, however, digital advertising and content marketing will be key to creating awareness via social-media channels.
Targeted marketing and remarketing are recommended as components of the merger announcement advertising buy to reach current and prospective clients. Banner ads steered toward key decision-makers can be an effective investment seeking to connect with internal and external constituencies. And, print advertising remains a relevant marketing option when the goal is to boost credibility and brand image.
Getting the Story Out
Leveraging Local Relationships.
Must Be Unique.
PR Delivery Platform
Same as Internal.
LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google +
History, Q&A, Photos, Bios, Logos, Etc.
Awareness: Banners and Blasts.
External Credibility. Internal Morale.