The key to great PR is simple: you need an exceptional story and someone to tell it. You can have a revolutionary product, but without a meaningful narrative showing your value, reporters will be wary about covering your company or product.
You can elevate your media efforts with a case study—a piece of content that tells the story of how your product or service solved a unique business problem—demonstrating how it works in practice, rather than dogmatizing its purported advantages. A high-quality case study drives a brand’s narrative and increases your audience’s confidence in a product’s performance.
Here are three reasons to utilize case studies in your marketing program:
1. You’re providing a customer’s honest insight
Direct quotes from your customers can greatly help your brand reputation. Readers see these sources as reliable, and they’ll listen when your customers speak about how your product helped solve a common problem. Their firsthand experience allows readers to place their trust in your brand and investigate how they might receive the same benefits from your product.
Case studies also benefit the customer. A case study shows the customer as an expert and problem solver, providing increased credibility and visibility to potential customers. This can bring in more business to your client, further bolstering your professional relationship.
Remember, a case study is a customer providing their seal of approval, so use it to bolster your brand’s reputation.
2. You’re assisting the media with their goals
Over the years, media outlets reduced their staff while increasing the need for content. Reporters feel the pressure to meet the demands for compelling stories and more clicks than their competitors.
You can alleviate the stresses of reporters and editors alike by offering a case study. Its’s a win-win: editors fulfill their needs while you receive a chance for substantial media coverage. Furthermore, this creates an opportunity to develop a relationship with the reporter, ensuring continued future coverage.
3. Case studies give you an opportunity to boost social media engagement
Your social media team can also leverage a well-written case study. While your social platforms should showcase a brand’s personality, they should also provide educational content to engage your audience.
Case studies present your social media team with an opportunity to share stories that capture a product’s key selling points. This can entice the audience to learn more and engage with a brand, allowing you to maintain industry visibility.
By leveraging case studies, you can open doors to countless media opportunities that lead the way to new business. Consider working with our PR team to get the most out of your current case studies, develop new ones, and enhance your media efforts.