8 episodes

Outspeech is a monthly digital PR podcast which discusses and gives commentary on ongoing themes, topics, campaigns and beef (vegan options available) in the industry. The Outspeech podcast is hosted by Laura Hampton, Head of Digital PR at Impression, but we’re always looking for lovely guest speakers to take part. We like to chat with anyone. If you’re interested in being a guest, let Laura know - you'll find her on Twitter at @lauralhampton!

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Outspeech is a monthly digital PR podcast which discusses and gives commentary on ongoing themes, topics, campaigns and beef (vegan options available) in the industry. The Outspeech podcast is hosted by Laura Hampton, Head of Digital PR at Impression, but we’re always looking for lovely guest speakers to take part. We like to chat with anyone. If you’re interested in being a guest, let Laura know - you'll find her on Twitter at @lauralhampton!

    OutSpeech: Darren Kingman, Root Digital - Skills of a Digital PR Professional

    OutSpeech: Darren Kingman, Root Digital - Skills of a Digital PR Professional

    In this episode of Digital PR podcast OutSpeech, Darren Kingman, founder of Root Digital, joins Laura Hampton of Impression to discuss the skills needed to succeed in the digital PR industry.

    • 25 min
    OutSpeech: Olivia-Mae Foong - Digital PR & Marketing in the Beauty Industry

    OutSpeech: Olivia-Mae Foong - Digital PR & Marketing in the Beauty Industry

    SEO and marketing specialist Olivia-Mae Foong joins Laura Hampton, head of Digital PR at Impression, to discuss PR and marketing in the beauty industry. Liv brings a huge amount of experience in and passion for the beauty industry and shares her insights into beauty as a YMYL entity.

    • 18 min
    OutSpeech: John Rowley, Ferrero - Progressing Customer Journeys through Digital PR

    OutSpeech: John Rowley, Ferrero - Progressing Customer Journeys through Digital PR

    John Alexander Rowley has been helping businesses improve their digital performance for over 15 years. His ethos around customer journey enhancement and a commitment to positive user experience has helped him shape the online fortunes of an array of companies, most recently Thorntons as part of global brand Ferrero.

    In this podcast, John speaks to Laura Hampton about the role of digital PR in building customer journeys, how omni channel experiences are more important than ever and how marketers should be prioritising their budgets in the coming years.

    • 30 min
    OutSpeech: Kirsty Hulse, Roar Training - How to Be Creative In a Pandemic

    OutSpeech: Kirsty Hulse, Roar Training - How to Be Creative In a Pandemic

    Kirsty Hulse, confidence coach and all round positive human being brings her exceptional knowledge and take on neuro-based coaching to digital PR podcast OutSpeech. Kirsty talks about how to stay motivated and creative when things are feeling a bit flat. Loads of tips and advice for anyone in the creative industries.

    • 26 min
    OutSpeech: Tim Soulo, Ahrefs - The Future of Link Building and Digital PR

    OutSpeech: Tim Soulo, Ahrefs - The Future of Link Building and Digital PR

    Tim Soulo is the CMO at Ahrefs, one of the world's most used backlink analysis and SEO tools. He caught up with OutSpeech host Laura Hampton to talk about all things digital PR and link building - from what link building looks like today, how marketers should be using digital PR in their strategies and the best bits of Ahrefs itself.

    • 28 min
    Traditional vs Digital PR: OutSpeech Episode 3

    Traditional vs Digital PR: OutSpeech Episode 3

    For this episode of our digital PR podcast Outspeech, we invited Laura Hogan from Birmingham based PR agency Jellybean to discuss the latest events in our industry and her thoughts on the blurring lines between traditional and digital techniques.







    Traditional PR tactics in digital PR







    One of the things we discussed with Laura was the increasingly blurred line between traditional and digital. While the early days of digital PR were all about generating coverage through online assets like infographics, today's digital PR is far more open to investments in offline stunts, events and product trials as a means to gaining online links.







    What digital PRs have over traditional PRs is a working knowledge of how links influence online visibility and great digital PRs know how best to channel the equity gained from their links to best influence SEO improvement.







    But what traditional PRs have over digital PRs is the built in ability to spot news stories in every facet of a business - from simple new hire announcements right through to more complex ideas driven from an in depth knowledge of the company, its plans and its values. As Laura points out in the podcast, traditional PRs know brand far better than many of their digital equivalents.







    What digital PR does that traditional doesn't







    We also discussed with Laura the key differentiators between traditional PR and digital PR. Measurability, of course, remains a key factor - with digital being arguably much more measurable than traditional in that the interaction earned with audiences is trackable right through to conversion. Meanwhile, traditional PRs will tend to measure on factors such as advertising value equivalent (AVE) or circulation figures of the publication - which are harder to track through the user journey.Though the measurement metrics differ, there is a common theme of measurability that runs through both traditional and digital. In many ways, PRs at any point of that traditional-to-digital spectrum want to be able to prove their value through measurable gains and as such, consideration of all of those metrics can be beneficial to a campaign.For example, while a link from The Guardian might be unfollowed and therefore thought by many to hold less SEO-value, the circulation of that newspaper in terms of number could well make it a desirable target for digital PRs to earn visibility for their campaign. Deeper circulation insights can also show how relevant the audience is to the brand, further proving the value of being seen by that audience if the relevance aligns.Equally, for traditional PRs, there is so much value to be gained through simply including a link in press releases - learning more about links and how they work will undoubtedly increase the value delivered by traditional PRs to their clients.







    Other digital PR news







    Our podcast also includes the rowdy roundup and DR-op it like it's hot, two features where we explore what's been going on in the world of digital PR and the campaigns we've enjoyed most.Check out our podcast today on the link above or via your favourite podcast platform.







    Want to be a guest on Outspeech?







    We're always looking for new guests for Outspeech; if you'd like to be involved, email laura@impression.co.uk.

    • 49 min