Scandinavian Communications wins gold award

09/01/2024By scandinaviancomChristina Rytter

Just arrived in the mail from San Francisco – a PRGN Gold Award in Product or Service Launches 2023. Thanks, Public Relations Global Network for recognizing our work with an international launch in several countries last year 🙏.

Are you going for new markets in 2024?
We offer lead and a single point of contact within PR, marketing and communications and have an extended partner network across the globe.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to our CEO Christina Rytter to learn more at Mail cr@scandcomm.com or Mobile: +4523967733. We are here to help!

We wish you a happy and successful 2024 💥

PRGN appoints new VPs for EMEA and The Americas

14/11/2023By scandinaviancomChristina Rytter

We are happy to share, that our founder Christina Rytter was appointed the new Regional Vice President for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region in Public Relations Global Network.

Sean Dowdall, president of Landis Communications Inc. – LCI in San Francisco, was appointed PRGN’s new Regional Vice President for The Americas, a region which includes North, Latin and South America.

As RVPs, these communications professionals will support member agencies in their regions by playing active roles in knowledge exchange, business development and new member selection.

Read the full release here

Top 5 tools to boost PR productivity

31/08/2023By scandinaviancomChristina Rytter

How can you boost your communications productivity with digital PR tools? Julie Osborne from Scandinavian Communication’s Public Relations Global Network partner Roop & Co. shares her top five tools.

By Julie Osborne, Account Supervisor – Roop & Co.

In the ever-dynamic world of public relations, we all know that there are many hats to be worn, various tasks to be juggled and conflicting deadlines to be met. Without the ease and convenience of digital PR tools, your competitors will beat you to the punch every time. But by building a robust arsenal of the right PR tools, you will ultimately empower your communications team to not only be more productive and efficient, but garner more effective results.

Here are five key digital PR tools and apps to introduce to your communications team in 2023:

1. PR Monitoring & Analysis Tools
Media monitoring and analysis is an essential part of any communications toolkit. To implement an effective public relations strategy, your communications team must be able to easily track important information such as brand sentiment and engagement, media mentions, industry news and trends, and competitor analysis. The ever-evolving nature of social media, in particular, has afforded the public immense power over brands’ reputations—in turn only adding to the crucial role of media monitoring in PR.

Popular examples of these tools include Meltwater, Agility PR and Brandwatch. From optimizing your media pitching process and tracking media coverage in real time to exploring industry trends to leverage for potential story angles, media monitoring and analysis tools offer a variety of capabilities. Your individual priorities and needs will greatly influence which specific features are necessary.

2. Project Management Software
Public relations professionals are working within an increasingly digital landscape and are serving a wide variety of stakeholders. They’re also often working on multiple projects, along with the many tasks that fall under each of those projects.

In this kind of fast-paced, dynamic environment, a shared digital platform for project management is absolutely critical. Having this tool will enable your communications team to effectively track everything from general task status and project timelines, to PR campaign development and media outreach.

Choosing the right project management software for your team will require considering factors such as the size and budget of your organization, as well as which system and features are going to be the best fit for your team. A few well-known examples of these tools include Basecamp, Asana and Monday.

3. AI-Powered PR Tools
Exploding seemingly overnight in the communications field earlier this year, AI-powered tools offer a wide variety of potential applications—including many that are highly relevant to PR work. ChatGPT, for example, has the capability to rapidly generate text based on specific prompts. As a result, it can not only be used for drafting items such as press releases or articles, but can also assist in the research and editing stages.

With its ability to process language, it can even produce content that is customized for specific audiences—a particularly important feature for PR professionals. However, keep in mind that any AI-generated content should only be considered a first draft and will need to be thoroughly reviewed, fact checked and polished.

It’s also important to note that, while still rapidly evolving, AI-powered tools will completely revolutionize the PR industry in the years to come. Although certainly powerful on their own, they work best when used strategically by experienced communicators who know how to write effective prompts and can weave in the human element of storytelling. While there are new AI-powered PR tools popping up every day, a few popular examples include Determ, Jasper and Sprinklr.

4. Marketing Automation Platforms
By streamlining and automating numerous PR activities, marketing automation platforms like HubSpot, SharpSpring and Marketo can help with many aspects of your communications team’s work—from social media and digital advertising, to lead generation and email marketing. They can even help with overall PR campaign implementation and measurement.

By bringing a variety of marketing assets under a single platform, marketing automation enables smoother and more efficient processes—ultimately enhancing the customer experience. In many cases, these tools can even be integrated with other marketing platforms such as customer relationship management (CRM) software, social media management tools and account-based marketing (ABM) orchestration platforms.

5. News Aggregator Sites
News aggregator sites can act as tools to help your communications team stay on top of emerging news in a highly efficient and effective way. They provide you with relevant articles and content as well as timely updates. AP News, Feedly and Google News are a few examples you can consider leveraging as your news aggregator tool.

Users can customize their feeds to track the news content that they want to see—whether that be national news or specific industry news. This way, users can view only the content that is relevant to them without getting inundated with unnecessary information. Because these tools sort through and filter all news, users get quality sources and content all in one convenient location.

Each of the described digital PR tools offers its own way to help your communications team do great work.

Read the full article here

Disruptive media monitoring tool launched in Europe

25/05/2023By scandinaviancomChristina Rytter

We worked 2 years behind the scenes on this! Now we launch the new, disruptive tool Monitio that reinvents media monitoring, translation and assisted fact-checking through AI technologies. We are so excited to launch Monitio as a first step in the European markets of Spain, Portugal, the UK, and Germany – in the pictures showcased at Monitio User Day in Madrid last week.

In the Monitio project, Scandinavian Communications is part of a pan-European Consortium collaboration with frontrunner tech-company Priberam, the international public broadcaster Deutsche Welle and the University of Cambridge. We have received EU funding for the development of the core technologies and readiness for commercial launch in the programme “Fast Track to Innovation” under Horizon 2020 – which aims to reduce the time from idea to market.

Monitio is the first tool on the market to monitor media from countries worldwide in real-time AND simultaneously translate the content from the original language into English, Spanish, Portuguese, or German – also in real-time. Also, Monitio has assisted fact-checking newer seen before in the market of media monitoring. Monitio automatically structures thousands of articles into thematic clusters, so users get an overview of how media content relates to specific topics, persons, companies etc. This gives much deeper insights into your industry, markets, and competitors.

Learn more at Monitio.com

Public Relations Global Network elects new officers

15/05/2023By scandinaviancomChange Communications, Content Marketing, Crisis Communications, Management Communications, PR, Public Relations Global Network, Scandinavian Communications, Social Media, Strategic Communications

Congratulations to Public Relation Global Network’s newly elected officers who were announced at the Network’s recent bi-annual member conference! Treasurer Brad Kostka, president of Roop & Co. in Cleveland, Ohio, and Secretary Frédéric François, managing partner of Two cents Agency in Brussels, Belgium.

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Scandinavian Communications is a longtime member of the Public Relations Global Network offering a single point of contact to the Scandinavian markets of Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.

Please reach out to our founder Christina Rytter at cr@scandcomm.com to learn more about how we can leverage your business in Scandinavia

Scandinavian Communications welcomes new Finnish partner agency

11/05/2023By scandinaviancomChristina Rytter

Scandinavian Communications are excited to welcome our new Finnish partner agency Ellun Kanat to the Public Relations Global Network.

Partner Ville Tuominen from Ellun Kanat and our Founder Christina Rytter meet in person last week together with 43 of our 55 agency partners from around the globe at the Public Relations Global Network conference in Budapest.

PRGN elects new president

09/05/2023By scandinaviancomChange Communications, Content Marketing, Crisis Communications, Management Communications, PR, Public Relations Global Network, Scandinavian Communications, Social Media, Strategic Communications

Welcome to our recently elected president of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) Andy See, principal partner and managing director of Perspective Strategies – Scandinavian Communications partner agency in Malaysia.

“It is exciting to work together with PRGN members around the world as we are a community of PR and strategic communications professionals who drive innovation and push for the highest global standards in our local practice,” said Andy See. “Indeed, I am honored to be the first Asian and Malaysian to be entrusted with the responsibility to step up in this global leadership role. It will certainly be a learning and enriching experience for my team and I as we explore opportunities to share expertise, experience and perspectives amongst our peers,” he added.

As the 32nd president of PRGN, Andy See Teong Leng will lead PRGN’s worldwide network of 55 independently owned firms. He succeeds former president David Fuscus, president and CEO of Xenophon Strategies – Scandinavian Communications partner agency in Washington, D.C.

Read more at PRGN’s website

Public Relations Global Network gathers in Budapest

08/04/2023By scandinaviancomChange Communications, Christina Rytter, Content Marketing, Crisis Communications, Management Communications, PR, Public Relations Global Network, Scandinavian Communications, Social Media, Strategic Communications

This week Scandinavian Communication’s Founder and Trusted Communications Advisor Christina Rytter attended the Public Relations Global Network conference in Budapest.

43 of 55 agency partners from around the globe gathered to share knowledge, get new insights from leading keynotes – and create deeper business relationships and friendships.

Public Relations Global Network are a connected network of 55 hand-selected public relations firms servicing key markets around the world. As leaders in our respective regions, PRGN agencies offer the “boots-on-the-ground” savvy of a local Public Relations agency, yet on a global scale. Our model allows us to deliver a unique level of flexibility – scaling up or down across multiple markets to meet your business needs. Each PR agency knows its local community and it knows how to help clients connect with their audiences in those regions.

Christina Rytter is Past-president of PRGN and Scandinavian Communications an agency member since 2009 offering our clients a single point of contact to the Scandinavian markets of Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland – and often beyond.

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Global PR Predictions 2023

03/02/2023By scandinaviancomChange Communications, Christina Rytter, Content Marketing, Crisis Communications, Management Communications, PR, PR Tips & Trends, Public Relations Global Network, Scandinavian Communications, Social Media

Ethics and transparency, AI and innovations, ESG agenda and constant crisis mode – these are some of the key trends that will shape 2023 for brands and communicators, say PRGN’s leading global communications experts in our annual collection of PR predictions.

Every year in the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) we give our PR predictions. Some of the key trends that will shape this year for leaders and communicators as we see it are more challenging markets with a constant mode of crisis and change, ethics, transparency, AI and innovations as well as the ESG agenda.

Crisis and Change as a new normal

“With one global, geopolitical, and economic crisis after another corporate leaders and organizations are more or less in a constant state of crisis. Therefore, in my opinion, crisis and change can now be seen as a new normal rather than a rare event. No leader can sit around and wait for things to get “back to normal”. Change is the only constant. We can’t predict what is coming next, but we can improve our management and communications toolbox so our skills to handle crises and change become even stronger,” says Christina Rytter, founder and Trusted Communication Advisor at Scandinavian Communications.

Read the PR Predictions from across the globe in this interesting blog post written by Gabor Jelinek with contributions also from our leading PR and communications partners in Public Relations Global Network

Read the full blog post here

5-Star MarCom Strategy 2023

06/12/2022By scandinaviancomChristina Rytter, Content Marketing, Management Communications, PR, PR Tips & Trends, Scandinavian Communications, Social Media, Strategic Communications

Ready to reach the stars in 2023? If so, working strategically with Marketing and Communications is a pivotal first step in the right direction. Here you’ll get our recommendations for a 5-Start MarCom Strategy 2023

Business goals as guiding star
Communications, PR and Marketing are all about supporting your overall business goals. Therefore all activities must drive the business forward according to the overall company business goals. MarCom Strategy is a naturally integrated part of the business strategy of today’s leading companies. Your overall MarCom strategy must link together with a Go-to-Market plan for tactic execution of your campaigns and activities within communications, PR, marketing and social media.

Key Messages in order
It is absolutely key to have your Key Messages in order. Do a solid piece of work with both your Corporate & Product Messages. Our Corporate messages must be Value driven, authentic and show WHY your company or organisation are in this world? What lights your inner fire? This is feeling-based messages. All studies show that our actions as humans to a large extent are feeling driven. It’s hardwired biology. Your Product messages must address your target group’s pains, needs and dreams. You need to understand and take your target group’s perspective to create relevant product messages. NOT only your own company perspective! 😉

Segment Target Groups
A vital part of your MarCom Strategy is to segment your target groups and influencers. Successful Communications, PR and Marketing start with a very clear and deep segmentation. Your target groups are often very different. The more we unfold the target groups and influencers in our strategic work, the clearer it becomes, that we have many more, than we realize off the top of our heads. A typical pitfall is therefore, that companies try to reach all target groups with the same type of communication. If you try to reach everyone – often you reach no one. And the MarCom results become too weak to create a really successful impact on the business.

Relevant Communication Channels
To reach each of your key target groups, you need to tailor your content and then communicate and get into dialogue in the relevant and strategic/tactical selected communications channels. This is NOT necessarily the channels you know and use yourself! 😉 But the channels preferred by each of your target groups and influencers. Again, this often varies in different target groups across business positions, countries, ages, gender etc. To be successful your business needs to engage and communicate in the channels where your target groups are.

Measure Results
You need to strategically decide on and set KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) for your communications, PR and marketing. Otherwise you can only to a lesser extent measure the effect, business value and ROI (Return-on-Investment) of your invested MarCom budget.
When you set KPIs and thereby measure results, you’ll be able to have clear evaluation of, what is driving the business forward. And what is not. Also, you can demonstrate the direct business value of communications, PR, marketing and social media to the management and the board.


Learn more:

Please contact our founder Christina Rytter direct at cr@scandcomm.com  to learn more about, how we create a tailored MarCom Strategy for your company in Scandinavia – or beyond.

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