Sustainable businesses are more likely to get PR coverage. With COP26 on the horizon there is a real buzz in the media on showcasing the businesses that are taking the lead, and it presents a great opportunity for businesses to catch the eye of the journalists.
“Sustainability” is today’s hot topic for journalists. Other than helping to save our planet, promoting your sustainability helps to build your brand and can become a defining factor in your company’s commercial viability.
With research showing 2/3 of us are willing to pay more for sustainable brands (and that number is rising year and year) and that we are willing to spend up to 20% more on environmentally sound products and services, sustainability and profitability are not mutually exclusive. This is a win for your brand, your customers, and you as a successful PR story.
How can you make your sustainability initiatives into a PR story?
With 100s of national and international awareness days, these are the perfect opportunity to highlight specific initiatives that relate to these causes, such as:
It is great to have sustainability and ESG practices within your business, however you’ll need to be creative on how you tell the media to make sure you stand out from the crowd. This could be:
Telling a compelling story to the media will increase your chance of being picked up more than just factually stating your sustainability efforts.
Who are you writing this press release for? If you are focusing on ESG policies you should research eco and social journalists to understand the type of material they are looking for. You can find out more usually on publications’ websites or find them on social media.
Here at JournoLink, we have decided to increase our sustainability as well. We are proud to be involved with several projects, including EcoLogi, a tree planting initiative to help make our planet a greener and cleaner place to live.
For help with your sustainable PR contact the JournoLink team on firstname.lastname@example.org