Leveraging AI in PR and communications
Posted by Amy Bell on 25 April 2024

Leveraging AI in PR and communications

As seasoned PR and communication professionals, we are constantly seeking new ways to enhance our clients’ communication strategies and engage with audiences effectively.  

AI (Automated Intelligence) is one of the most transformative digital solutions around today. By harnessing the power of AI, you can revolutionise data analysis, identify key trends, personalise messaging, and measure the impact of your PR efforts on a more granular level. Let’s delve deeper into how AI is reshaping the PR landscape for the better: 

Data analysis and insights 

AI-powered solutions have the capacity to handle massive volumes of data at incredibly fast speeds, revealing golden nuggets of information about competitors’ activity, industry trends, and customer behaviour.  

AI also enables you to quickly sift through enormous datasets from social media, news stories, blogs etc. This allows you to identify vital patterns from across various platforms and easily cut through the noise. From there, you can develop focused communication strategies that strike a chord with your target audiences. 

Personalised messaging 

In today’s digital landscape, personalisation is a key way to connect with your audience and build brand loyalty. AI algorithms can segment consumer data according to their demographics, interests, and online behaviour. This gives you the tools to craft extremely customised communications catered to consumers’ individual interests. As a result, the content you produce is likely to be more meaningful and garner engagement, which, in turn, helps you to build stronger relationships with your customers.  

Optimise media outreach 

AI can simplify and automate media outreach and relationship management by assisting you in connecting with the right individuals. AI-generated data can detect changes in journalists’ contact information, provide insights into their engagement, and more. Additionally, AI can suggest new contacts based on your past searches. This means less time spent compiling outreach lists, and more time spent fostering worthwhile connections. 

Media monitoring and reputation management 

Monitoring media coverage and controlling brand reputation is an integral part of PR. AI-powered media monitoring tools enable you to follow brand, competition and industry keyword mentions across various web channels in real-time. Gaining this vital foresight at speed enables you to proactively resolve any issues, capitalise on favourable media, and protect your brand reputation by constantly staying on top of brand conversations.  

By harnessing the power of AI for all of the above, navigating the complexities of the modern media landscape just got a whole lot easier. 

For more insightful articles, take a look at our blog on how SMEs can retain their creative ideas in comms. 

“Since day one, Amy herself has fit seamlessly into our team, understanding the message we want to convey and the audiences we want to reach. Her upfront audit was invaluable in helping us internally hone our common voice, which has demonstrated itself in the consistency of the content we put out as a brand and as individuals within the company. Behind the scenes, Amy has instinctively adopted our internal communication methods (Slack, SharePoint) and works closely with our in-house graphic design team to ensure our graphics and copy are in sync.” Lucy Prior MBE - previously from 3Squared 2021
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“I met Amy a few years ago at a Young Rail Professionals event and was able to provide her with an opportunity to manage the comms on a major alliance which she flourished at. Soon after she started, Marie came along to provide HR support across the multiple businesses. It seems only natural that being as dynamic and knowledge as they are, they are looking to work together on this new venture, which I am sure will be a huge success.” Karen Duncan - Lanehead Coniston
“I saved so much time after implementing a more structured approach which has given me the opportunity to focus on creating more content and work more closely with my clients. Amy and her team are easy to deal with and are quick to provide valuable solutions. I would not hesitate to work with Hey Me again in the future.” Karen Duncan - Lanehead Coniston

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