From ASDA’s ‘spot the difference’ to ‘dot-to-dot’, with the next Panel discussion which involved Joining the Dots – PR, Social & Search in Perfect Harmony, with Andy Barr (Visionary for 10 Yetis), Robin Wilson (Director Digital and PR and Social Media at McCann Erickson), Rob Weatherhead from MediaCom), and the Chair was filled by Simon Wharton (from Push ON).
One opinion follows that there is increasingly more and more conflict between PR, Social and Search. However, these forms of marketing need to work together more to manage a brand more efficiently. They are all trying to do the same thing, ie. create good and engaging content and all achieve similar outcomes (to imprive search rankings, engage followers and build a brand’s reputation). Afterall, “you’re not who you say you are, but what Google says you are”, so you need the ability to build links as well as build the brand’s image, fusing the various practices together.