5 reasons why it’s such fun to work in PR

Communicatieonline recently published a list of motives for the communications industry. German communications professionals explained why they had chosen a career in communications. A diverse profession, ability to use your own skill set and self-development were the top three reasons. This list prompted me to identify my own motivational factors. Generally, I enjoy what I do, but what is actually my motivation in PR? So here it is, my personal motivation list.

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Five reasons why video is essential to your online strategy

With the growing popularity of social-media platforms such as Vine, Instagram, Snapchat and Musical.ly, it’s hard not to be aware of video content. Facebook and Twitter are turning to video, too, with apps such as Periscope. So: here are five reasons why you too need to embrace video content in your on-line strategy.

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IT is so media mainstream

Cloud computing, storage, the internet of things and disruptive hardware are trending topics at Progress Communications. That’s no surprise, considering these topics determine the business of most of our clients. But, certain ‘n00bs’ took over these topics as well. IT no longer is something only nerds pay attention to. Today, we all save our files in the cloud and when discussing collecting personal data, we refer to it as ‘big data’.

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The Boeing Company alights at Dutch PR agency Progress Communications

Progress Communications adds Boeing company to its client portfolio in 2014. The aviation giant selected Progress Communications as its new PR and communication agency in the Netherlands. Main reason for this choice is the agency’s creative, yet realistic approach to public relations and the extensive experience in functioning as a sparring partner on corporate level. Together with the agency’s personal and transparent approach, Progress Communications provides optimal support to this influential player in the aviation industry. 

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Say it with an event

For the launch of Nokia Lumia devices we organised a launch event for the Benelux press. The devices have been designed with a sensitive touchscreen that can be operating with gloves on. With this approach, the concept of a press event in Amsterdam and Brussels taking place just before the Christmas period quickly took form.

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Social media and PR go hand in hand

Social media is an integral component of our PR tools, since social media means that everyone can publicly share their experiences, and brands can enter into direct conversations with clients/potential clients.   For instance, we took care of the social media channels of Nokia Netherlands and Nokia Belgium, including the Twitter and Facebook pages. Having

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Setting up and overseeing interviews

Working at a PR agency involves a great deal more than sending out press releases and setting aside test products for journalists. For instance, we help our clients with interviews they have with journalists. We both set them up and oversee them.   This all starts with arranging the interview itself. Thanks to our excellent

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Brainstorm workshop

We regularly organise internal workshops within Progress Communications. A colleague from the LVT Group, of which Progress is part, occasionally holds internal sessions on time management, while another colleague presents an update on the latest developments in social-media land. We were thus recently visited by our Colleague Mariëlle from our events agency Eventive, to provide

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Press tour with Pixum with the ultimate tips for the perfect holiday photos

Pixum offers numerous fun and creative products which you can make from your digital photos. With the summer holidays approaching, Progress Communications Belgium and Pixum together came up with a fun angle for a press tour. Because around the holiday period, women all have the same mission: making their bodies summer-proof. But if you don’t

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Coin launches for the Royal Netherlands Mint

Since 2009, Progress Communications has been taking care of the entire PR pathway around new commemorative coins for the Royal Netherlands Mint. These special issues are presented during a ceremonial ‘First Strike’ under the watchful eye of the Minister of Finance. We take care of everything from the press invitation, media lobby and accreditation to

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