Entries by Brendon Craigie

What makes an influencer? Behind the scenes at the #Tech500

Those of us in the integrated marketing and public relations sector often speak of ‘influencers’ as central to our industry, and to the business landscape as a whole. Undoubtedly, influencers are crucially important. After all, they shape the public’s thoughts around current events. They define how information narratives are presented and even influence the products […]

The influence of government – Top 10 influencers in UK Government #Tech500

Government is an area that, prior to now, had not been widely represented within the UK influencer landscape. Although government and the officials who make its policies obviously influence the daily workings of national business and individual lives, government officials themselves haven’t typically been seen as influential within the tech community. That is, the social […]

Women of Influence – Top 10 UK women influencers, #Tech500

Each year, the Tyto Tech 500 Power List identifies the most influential individuals across the UK in business, media and government, and each year sees a number of leading women represented in its ranks. We are pleased to report, however, that 2019 reveals a banner year for female influencers, with women making up 40% of the Top 10 influencers in the UK.   Most notably, […]

Tyto launches Tech 500 Power List 2019: Women and Media grow influence on UK tech

Today, European PR agency Tyto publishes its third annual Tyto Tech 500 Power List, revealing the most influential individuals in the UK tech sector. The Tyto Tech 500 Power List, the only objective data-driven influence study into the UK tech sector, shows the increasing influence women and the media have on the sector. Emily Gosden, […]

Why strong brands need marketing leaders not consensus builders

It’s a fact that original ideas come from individuals, not groupthink. A group can hone and improve an idea, but groups do not originate ideas. A company can provide an environment for original ideas to surface, but a company doesn’t have original ideas. Strong brands need original ideas like crops need sun and water. Being […]

The tech sector may be at war, but the peace can still be won

These are troubling times for the tech sector. The giants that once attracted only admiration are now forced into defensive mode and many players across the industry feel it is time for fundamental change. This year alone, Google has been fined $1.7bn by the EU for strangling competition in the advertising market; 2020 US democratic […]

What’s the cost of a London PR commute?

Today we’re launching Tyto’s inaugural ‘Cost of a London PR Commute’ study. We love London, but we don’t love commuting or the financial and time costs that come with it. And wow, are those costs staggering! PR professionals that have opted for a commuter’s life – be it for affordable housing, a better lifestyle or […]

What should I say?

This is a question we’ve all grappled with on countless occasions. Whether it is an internal announcement at a staff meeting, an interview with a journalist, or conveying a difficult conversation with a colleague. We have all asked ourselves, what should I say? If it is a particularly difficult or important communication, you might have […]

Not the hammer! Diversify your Comms toolbox

I’ve a confession to make. I’m useless at DIY. It doesn’t matter how small the job is, somehow I manage to make a mess of it. Even something which should be straightforward like hanging up pictures. Lift any picture off my walls at home and you will usually find a number of “practice holes” in […]