Finland – Growth Path Ahead

13/06/2024By scandinaviancomChange Communications, Content Marketing, Crisis Communications, Management Communications, PR, PR Tips & Trends, Public Relations Global Network, Social Media, SoMe Tips & Trends, Strategic Communications

By Taru Tujunen, CEO & Trusted Communications Advisor,
Ellun Kanat

Business Environment in Finland
Finland has been crowned as the happiest country in the world seven times in a row. It has held this title since 2018 in the World Happiness Report. Many factors that contribute to this success are also very relevant for the business environment.

At the heart is trust. Finland is built on it. Safe business environment and stable democracy combined with well-educated citizens and well-functioning society provide for a solid foundation to invest and do business in Finland.

Why is there so much innovation in Finland, from Nokia phones to Angry Birds to 20-qubit quantum computers? During history Finland has been forced to reinvent itself many times. Today it is one of the most advanced nations in the world. Finns are always looking for new ways to do things.

Finland is looking for investments particularly in bio & circular economy, cleantech, health & wellbeing, ICT & digitalization and travel. It should be pointed out that many large companies have found Finland a lucrative country to invest in. For instance Google and Microsoft both have large data centers in Finland. Energy and sustainable tech are other fast growing sectors. At the moment mainly in Western Finland, there are plans for 225 billion euros worth of industrial investments.

The Finnish economy has not yet recovered from the recession, but is gradually recovering. According to the Bank of Finland’s March 2024 interim forecast, GDP will contract by 0.5% this year, slightly more than forecast in December 2023. Inflation is expected to fall below 1% in 2024, strengthening purchasing power. The slowdown in inflation is explained in particular by falling energy prices.

The Government led by Prime Minister Petteri Orpo has a very ambitious program to balance the State budget and support growth. The government’s plans include renewing the labor market in a way that has created major friction between the Government and labor unions.

Top Advice Navigating Media and Communications Environment in Finland

1. Direct contacts with customer are appreciated:

Finnish society all in all is very flat, decision makers are close to the citizens. This applies to the media also. Finnish journalists want to speak directly to decision makers and are used to having this access. It is not advisable to have an employee of a communications firm present in the interview situation. Sparring and training must be done carefully and in advance.

2. Relatively few major players on the media field:

Finland’s news media environment features a strong regional press, a strong Public Service Broadcasting (Yle), one widely read national daily (Helsingin Sanomat), and two popular evening tabloids (Ilta-Sanomat and Iltalehti), both reaching over half of the adult population. There is a relatively high proportion (21%) of adults paying for online news and Finnish news remains the most highly trusted among the countries surveyed.

The largest media houses are Sanoma, Alma Media, YLE (State owned), Keskisuomalainen, Kaleva and TS-Yhtymä. Strong regional press should not be overlooked when planning campaigns in Finland.

YLE, the state-owned communications company, broadcasts on four television channels visible throughout the country. Finland’s largest commercial television channel is MTV3. Finland’s most listened-to radio channel is Yle Radio Finland, which is not an advertising-funded channel. The most popular commercial radio channel is Radio Nova.

Radio is listened to more in Finland than in the other Nordic countries. Time spent on linear TV in Finland remains high compared to other Nordic countries.

3. Finns still trust the news media:

The role of the news media in Finland is strong by international standards and Finns still have strong trust in the news. According to the Digital News Report 2023 survey by the Reuters Institute at Oxford University the proportion has risen in three consecutive years. The number of people in Finland who trust news the most remained unchanged from last year at 69%. Finland is the only country in the survey (46 markets included) where the proportion exceeds two thirds of the population.

The Most Popular Social Media Channels in Finland
Youtube: 4.46 million users
Facebook: 3.59 million users
Instagram: 2.47 million users
Snapchat: 2.13 million users
X/Twitter: 1.96 million users
LinkedIn: 1.80 million users
TikTok: 1.64 million users
Pinterest: 1.52 million users

The most important international events in Finland in 2024

Savonlinna Opera festival: High profile opera festival is well known all over the world among classical music enthusiasts. Located in the Eastern Finland town of Savonlinna it gathers large crowds and groups of decision makers every year in July to this beautiful lakeside castle town. A good place to connect and meet contacts.

Flow is a city festival in August that has been organized in Helsinki annually since 2004. In 20 years, Flow Festival has grown into the trailblazing European music and arts festival it is today. Flow has done extensive environmental work. The festival pays attention to its impact on the local community, residents, and the environment and works determinedly to cut down its harmful effects. A good place to meet younger decision makers and social media influencers.

Nordic Business Forum is one of – if not the – largest business and leadership events in Europe. 6,500 business professionals will come to Helsinki in September to listen to the most popular business speakers around the world. You can make connections with executives from over 40 countries. More info at

SLUSH is a legend. Slush is the world’s leading startup event, bringing together the who’s who in the startup ecosystem. Slush 2024 will bring together 5,500 startup founders and operators and 3,300 investors looking to back the next generation of exceptional founders. Slush 2024 is held on Nov. 20–21, 2024. Mind-blowing horizons indoors, lots of November slush outdoors.

Finland by the Numbers*
Population 5.6 million
Languages spoken Finnish, Swedish
Religions (% of population) Evangelical Lutheran Church (official; 65.2%), Orthodox Church (1%), other 1.8%, not part of a religion 32%
GDP per capita $50,916 (2022). Real GDP growth rate 1.6% (2022)
Inflation rate 3.0% (Feb. 2024)
Unemployment rate 7.8% (Feb. 2024)
Key Sectors (% of GDP) Services 68.4%. Industry and construction 28.9%, Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 2.7%. (2022)
Mobile Penetration (X per 100 people) 97 (2022)
Internet Users (% of population) 93% (2022)
Corporate Profit Tax 20% (2024)
Consumer Tax or VAT 24% (2024)

*Sources: Tilastokeskus, Statistics Finland

Sweden – entrepreneurial force at the heart of the Nordic region

05/06/2024By scandinaviancomChange Communications, Christina Rytter, Content Marketing, Crisis Communications, Management Communications, PR, PR Tips & Trends, Public Relations Global Network, Scandinavian Communications, Social Media, Strategic Communications

By Martin Lucander, Partner & Trusted Communications Advisor,
Aspekta AB 

Business environment in Sweden
Sweden is an EU member state and benefits greatly from the free movement of goods, services, people, and capital. Located in the middle of the Nordic region, Sweden has historically also cultivated strong trade relations and close cooperation with its neighbouring Nordic countries. Other main trade and export partners are Germany, the USA, and the UK.

The Swedish economy is highly developed, competitive, open, diverse, and export-oriented and dependent on free international trade. The economy is characterised by a strong entrepreneurial tradition, innovation-driven businesses, and the development of many novel technical solutions across several business sectors, such as engineering, manufacturing & industrials, IT & telecom, and life sciences. Moreover, Sweden’s stable political environment, a society with strong democratic institutions, a highly educated labour force, well-functioning legal system, and modern communication infrastructure creates an attractive investment climate.

Communications, media and PR market in Sweden
Sweden is considered to be one of the most digitalised countries in the world. A recent study showed that internet usage is at 96% and almost half (45%) of Swedes use social media as a news source. The media sector has undergone a far-reaching digitalisation over the past decade, and while print newspapers remain relevant, they play a subordinate role in the overall media landscape. Given the country’s modest size of population (10.5 million), there are accordingly fewer media outlets compared to bigger European media markets. The media landscape is characterised by a few major media groups, i.e. the commercial companies ‘Bonnier Group’ and ‘Schibsted’, as well as the public service organisations ‘Swedish Radio and Television’ (SVT) and ‘Swedish Broadcasting Corporation’ (SR). Main media outlets are Dagens Nyheter (news), Dagens Industri (business), Svenska Dagbladet (news), and Sydsvenskan (news).

Top 3 advice to navigate Swedish the media 

1. Be succinct: When pitching to Swedish journalists, refrain from over-detailed descriptions and superlative language. Describe your story briefly and succinctly, emphasising what it is about and its news-worthiness. If possible, define the unique aspects already in the mail subject, include contact information, and attach additional information (e.g. press release) to the e-mail.

2. Use Swedish: Unless directed to a Swedish-based English media outlet, communicate in Swedish during pitch e-mails and ensure that attached materials are translated. The additional task of translating your story will undoubtedly hamper journalists’ interest. Working through an intermediary – such as an agency – could therefore be helpful.

3. Don’t oversell: In general, Swedes are rather suspicious towards hyperbolic language about an event, product, corporate initiative, etc. and may instead come to doubt the truthfulness of a message. Temper the language of information, provide a moderately positive tone, and focus on receiver value.

Most influential media for consumer communication in Sweden
Aftonbladet is a top-tier tabloid focusing on bringing entertainment alongside daily news updates. The tabloid has one of the largest readerships in Sweden and is part of the Schibsted Media Group.

Expressen is another top-tier tabloid featuring entertainment as well as news, debate articles and investigative journalism. Part of the Bonnier Group.

TV4 is the leading commercial TV channel in Sweden incorporating a diverse broadcasting coverage of both news reporting as well as entertainment.

Most influential media for corporate communications in Sweden
TT is the main news agency in Sweden and provides media outlets across Sweden with content and news articles. Coverage in TT usually results in wide media coverage and high impact.

SVT is the Swedish national public service TV broadcaster and is one of the main dominating media outlets in terms of reach and influence. SVT brings daily news reports and is among the media companies that are the most trusted by Swedes.

Dagens Industri is Sweden’s main business and industry newspaper covering both domestic and international corporate news of companies, industries, financial markets, and the economy. Target audiences are senior management, investors, public policy-makers, and industry.

Dagens Nyheter as well as Svenska Dagbladet are two of the leading daily newspapers in Sweden covering both international and national news stories as well as being strong platforms for publishing opinion and debate articles.

Most popular social media channels in Sweden
YouTube: 8.7 million users
Facebook: 5.65 million users – mainly Millennials and Generation Z.
Instagram: 5.5 million users – particularly popular among young women.
LinkedIn: 4.76 million users – popular among men born in the 60s-70s .
Snapchat: 4 million users – most people born in the ’00s and ’90s 
TikTok: 3.39 million users – fastest growing social media in 2023
X: 2.6 million users. X is a popular platform among Swedish men as the proportion of men who use X is greater than the number of female users.

Most important international events in Sweden in 2024

The Eurovision Song Contest 2024 – This international songwriting competition is the world’s largest live music event and will this year take place in Malmö, Sweden. The Eurovision Song Context gathers approx. 160 million viewers globally and is an important cultural event that brings together European nations every year.

Almedalsveckan – Almedalen week is an annual democratic and political meeting point that takes place for several days at the end of June on the Swedish island of Gotland. Here, policymakers, NGOs, lobbyists, consultants and people from various industries and backgrounds get together and debate, network, and have meetings on different societal, corporate, and social issues.

The European Parliamentarian Election – Between June 6 and 9, Swedes as well as other EU member-states, are going to the polls to elect the members of the EU Parliament that will drive EU legislation for the next five years.

Sweden by the Numbers*
Population 10.5 million
Languages spoken Swedish
Religions (% of population) Protestant (63.9%), other Christian (4.1%), Muslim (2.5%), not religious (26.8%)
GDP per capita $56,785 (2023)
(Real) GDP growth rate -0.2% (2023)
Inflation rate 2.5% (Feb. 2024)
Unemployment rate 8.5% (Feb. 2024)
Key sectors and industries (% of GDP) Services (63.62%), industry (23.95%), agriculture (1.46%), other (10.97%) – 2022
Mobile penetration (X per 100 people) 97 (2023)
Internet users (% of population) 96% (2023 – over age 16)
Corporate profit tax: 20.6 (2023)
Rate of consumer tax or VAT: 25% (2024)

* Statistical data from, Swedish Foreign Ministry and the Swedish Statistical Central Database (SCB).


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Scandinavian Communications
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Denmark – a business-friendly frontrunner in technology, green energy and life sciences

16/05/2024By scandinaviancomChange Communications, Christina Rytter, Content Marketing, Crisis Communications, Management Communications, PR, PR Tips & Trends, Public Relations Global Network, Scandinavian Communications, Social Media, SoMe Tips & Trends, Strategic Communications

By Christina Rytter, Founder & Trusted Communications Advisor,
Scandinavian Communications

Business environment in Denmark

Denmark has earned a position as a global leader in innovation due to its different business environment and culture. Today Denmark is particularly strong in information technology, renewable energy, sustainability, and life sciences – and also has a vibrant creative industry, encompassing design, fashion, architecture, and media. Copenhagen, the capital city, is considered a global hub for green technology, design and innovation, offering numerous opportunities for creative entrepreneurs and businesses.

So, what drives the high level of innovation in Denmark?

First of all, the Danish business environment is characterized by a very high degree of trust and an easy-going Danish business culture with flat organizational structures. The focus on reducing the levels of management and hierarchy and decentralizing decision-making in Danish companies creates an innovative business environment with increased openness, trust, creativity, and faster decision-making. Also, with a focus on work-life balance, with a quite high degree of personal freedom for employees and as the latest trend coming up in Denmark “The 4-day work week” where leading private companies has shown how to reduce the traditional 5-day work week and increase business results at the same time.

Business-friendly ecosystem
Secondly, alongside the economic stability in Denmark the country has a thriving startup ecosystem with a network of incubators, accelerators, and venture capital firms. As well as a business-friendly Danish regulatory environment with straightforward procedures for starting a business, enforcing contracts and obtaining permits. The Danish government also has implemented various reforms to reduce bureaucracy and enhance the competitiveness of the Danish business sector as well.

Denmark has a high GDP per capita, and high standard of living and is along with other Scandinavian countries often associated with the Nordic Model – which combines free-market capitalism with a strong welfare state and social safety. Danes – alongside other Scandinavians – have a quite strong buying power, which is why many international companies find the Scandinavian markets quite interesting.

Technology and green economy drives business opportunities
Denmark is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and transitioning to a green economy. This creates significant business opportunities within cleantech and the renewable energy sector, including wind, solar and biomass energy.

Biotechnology and Life Sciences is other sectors where Denmark today has a strong reputation, with a focus on research and development as well as clinical trials and production. Denmark is home to several world-leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as research institutions and universities.

Communications, media and PR market in Denmark
Denmark has a strong tradition of public service broadcasting with DR (the Danish Broadcasting Corporation) being the primary public broadcaster together with partly public service broadcaster TV2. Especially DR offers a wide range of non-commercial television, radio and online content, catering to diverse audience and providing high-quality news, entertainment and educational programming.

In general Denmark has a very narrow media structure with only a few media in each category. To get through all communications must therefore be tailored very specific to the relevant audience and media – and followed up in person. In Denmark it’s quality over quantity and establishment of thought leadership working in both traditional and social media is key to create awareness in the Danish market.

While the circulation of newspapers has declined in recent years, print media still plays an important role in the Danish media landscape. Leading newspapers includes Berlingske Tidende, Politiken and Jyllands-Posten as well as leading daily business paper Børsen, which all provide comprehensive coverage of national and international news, business and culture. Of course all papers are digital as well and the Danish media landscape, meanwhile, is also evolving with the fast digitalization of content consumption and the ever-growing influence of social media. Businesses looking to establish a presence in Denmark should consider these factors and leverage the diverse media platforms available to reach their target audiences effectively. Don’t expect to get any control over the final journalistic content in articles! Danish journalists and media are very Independent – it’s just part of their DNA and the Danish and Scandinavian culture.

Top 3 advice for foreign companies to navigate Danish media

1. Write real journalistic content
Think through and create a real journalistic story from scratch for the Danish market – and then get your corporate or product messages to fit with a downplayed balance. Always work with a journalistic approach in your PR Press kit for Scandinavian media. A Marketing approach towards Danish Tier 1 media is a sure dead end – and your press release will easily end up in the garbage can at the newsdesk.

2. Find the Danish angel
Write a local angled story for the Danish market. Your PR core story for Scandinavia can be the same – but to really get it right, you then need to work out a local PR angle for Denmark as well. Understanding and acting on the small cultural differences between each Scandinavian market give you much greater PR results.
Work out a tailored media list with key journalists from Tier 1 media depending on your target group. Pick a broader range of media to get more volume, when you send out your press release – Denmark has a very narrow media structure with only a few media in each category.

3. Offer exclusivity & follow up
Work with exclusive sell-in of your press release / PR story. This means that you only talk in person with one leading key media at the time. It’s key for most Danish journalists to get their own stories with a unique angle. When you succeed with your PR sell-in. Wait for the agreed publication – and then go for a wide distribution of the press release to create a 2-waved PR effect. This can be very efficient!

Take into your planning that different Danish media work with very different timing. If you go for a business daily, you might only need to approach the editor a couple of weeks before you like to see some media coverage. But if it’s a high-end lifestyle Magazine in print, you might need to talk to the editor 3-4 months ahead. Follow up with journalists in person by phone and email to secure the sell-in of the story and final media coverage. In Denmark, this is a very delicate balance between being proactive without being annoying for journalists, who have a very busy and tight work schedule and a lot of people approaching them every day.

Most popular social media channels in Denmark

Facebook: 3,9 million users (67% of population) 2022 / 86% in 2023
YouTube: 2,8 million users (48% of population) 2022
Instagram: 2,6 million users (45% of population) 2022
LinkedIn: 2,4 million users (41% of population) 2022
SnapChat: 1,9 million users (33% of population) 2022
X: 1,2 million users (21% of population) 2022
TikTok: 1,1 million users (19% of population) 2022
Pinterest: 0,9 million users (16% of population) 2022
Reddit: 0,6 million users (10% of population) 2022
Twitch: 0,5 million users (9% of population) 2022

Source: Statista 2022

Most important international events in Denmark in 2024

Folkemøde: Citizens and decision-makers meet up in a three-day event to engage in dialogue and strengthen the Danish democracy. Folkemøde is created in cooperation with political parties, grassroots and different associations and companies.

Roskilde Festival: The Roskilde Festival is one of the largest music festivals in Europe and is known for its diverse lineup and cultural significance – the last year also been a test center for green start-ups testing their products.

Copenhagen Jazz Festival: The Copenhagen Jazz Festival is one of the largest jazz festivals in Europe and is a significant cultural event for Denmark.

Copenhagen Pride: The annual Copenhagen Pride Week is a celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community in the shape of a human rights festival with safe spaces and an environment where people are free to express themselves.

Denmark in Numbers*

Population: 5,8 million (2022)
Languages spoken (official)Danish
Religions (% of population)Evangelical Lutheran: 75%. Other Protestant and Roman Catholic: 10%. Other: 15%
GDP per capita (in USD)$63,000 (2021)
(Real) GDP growth rate (%) 2,8 % (2021)
Inflation rate (%) 0,8 % (2021)
Unemployment rate (%) 4 % (2021)
Key sectors and industries (% of GDP) Service sector: 75%. Industry: 21%.
Agriculture and fisheries: 3% (2021)

Mobile penetration (X per 100 people) 120 (2021)
Internet users (% of population) 96% (2021)
Corporate profit tax: (%) 22% (year – latest available)
Rate of consumer tax or VAT: (%) 25% (year – latest available)

* World Bank, Statistics Denmark, Pew Research Center and PwC


Do you need a single point of contact to Scandinavia?

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Christina Rytter, Founder & Trusted Communications Advisor
Scandinavian Communications
Mobile: +4523967733

About Christina Rytter

Christina Rytter is a dedicated Danish and international Trusted Communications Advisor and Founder of Scandinavian Communications. She has 25 years of hands-on experience with strategic communications, public relations, crisis and change communications, C-level leader training, digital marketing, social media and sales. So far she has been external advisor and Key Account Director for +600 international and Danish clients. She is also a former TV host and experienced entrepreneur responsible for start-up and business development of four international companies – two of them as founder. Also, she coach business owners of funded front-runner companies under the European Commission.

Last but not least Christina Rytter is Past-President and Chair in Public Relations Global network, where she currently holds the position as Vice President EMEA and is part of the Executive Committee and Advisory Board.

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 to learn more about how we can leverage your business in Scandinavia

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.

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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

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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.

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Scandinavian Communications adds New Zealand-based partner

29/11/2022By scandinaviancomContent Marketing, Management Communications, PR, Public Relations Global Network, Scandinavian Communications, Social Media, Strategic Communications

Our global network PRGN (Public Relations Global Network) is now expanding with the addition of New Zealand-based agency, Alexander PR.
This addition raises the number of member agencies in the network to 53 and adds local PR and communications expertise in the southwest Pacific area from Alexander PR’s office in Auckland, New Zealand. Welcome!

The World’s Local Public Relations Agency

Scandinavian Communications is a Scandinavian member of PRGN. We are a connected network of more than 50 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.

PRGN’s 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.

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New podcast episode about Crisis Communications

21/11/2022By scandinaviancomChange Communications, Christina Rytter, Crisis Communications, Management Communications, Podcast, PR, Public Relations Global Network, Scandinavian Communications, Strategic Communications

When a crisis hits, you need a team of key people in place to respond quickly and effectively before the situation escalates.

In this episode of the PRGN Present’s podcast, host Abbie Fink of HMA Public Relations sits down with Scandinavian Communication’s Founder, Trusted Communications Advisor Christina Rytter to discuss the key roles in a crisis communications team and how CEOs should be preparing for a potential crisis.

Episode 6: The CEO’s role in Crisis Communications: 

PRGN Presents is brought to you by Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), the world’s local public relations agency. With PR leaders embedded into the fabric of the communities we serve, clients hire our agencies for the local knowledge, expertise and connections in markets spanning six continents.

PRGN provides customized communication solutions that combine the scale and stature of an international PR firm with the deep insights and hands-on, senior-level service of a local agency. This offers our clients a unique competitive edge. Scandinavian Communications is a member of PRGN.

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