Peak Communicators
January 15, 2016

Kelowna PR

All the services of Peak Communicators are available in Kelowna.

No matter what your public relations needs, we can help through Kelowna-based Senior Consultant Chris Olsen.

Chris spent 30 years in radio and TV and is best known as an award-winning CTV consumer reporter, “Olsen on Your Side.” Chris knows what stories media like to tell and helps clients find the stories that will get them noticed. More about Chris and other Peak people.

Chris specializes in getting clients positive news coverage. It often starts with media training for individuals or groups, teaching you how to take advantage of all positive opportunities and deal with any crisis, then developing a public relations strategy and plan to deliver continuing positive news coverage, including social media.

If you’re facing a crisis, Chris is a calm presence who can guide you through the media minefield.

If your needs are more modest, we do that too. Peak does it all, from a single news release about an event or issue to ongoing work to help you build a powerful brand.

At our core we are storytellers, and we’d like to tell yours.

Peak Services

We offer a wide-range of public relations services to Kelowna including:

  • MEDIA RELATIONS; Peak knows how to generate a buzz about your business in traditional and social media.
  • MEDIA TRAINING; Peak has trained thousands of people in cost-effective half-day or full-day sessions. Media training can be individual or groups, even different businesses in the same session.
  • CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS; Let us help you develop a crisis response plan before an incident happens. If you are currently in the midst of a crisis situation, do not worry — we can manage the communication from start to finish.
  • ALL SERVICES; Yes, there is more. A lot more — browse and see how we can help you.

To contact Chris Olsen please email Chris@peakco.com or KelownaPR@peakco.com.

Call 250-808-4910 or Peak Vancouver at 604-689-5559.

July 21, 2015

Sponsorship

Sponsorship can be a great way for brands to increase exposure among a targeted audience. The trick is to identify the right opportunity that aligns with your brand.

Whether you’re beginning to consider what sponsorship opportunities are out there, or if you’re already part way through a sponsorship program, we can help.

Our services include:

  • Researching sponsorship opportunities with events, campaigns, teams or individuals that are relevant to your target audience
  • Recommending which opportunities are most valuable to your brand
  • Connecting with organizations to explore opportunities on your behalf
  • Directing and managing the execution of the sponsorship program
  • Evaluating the value of the sponsorship once it’s complete

We excel at making sponsorship opportunities exceed the objectives of our clients. Peak consultants have worked on a number of high-profile sponsorship opportunities, representing large brands such as BBC, CTV, Dyson and Goldcorp.

July 6, 2015

Strategic Planning

Every company’s communications plan should align with its overall business objectives.

We can take a company’s vision and business objectives and translate them into a long-term communications strategy.

Our plans typically incorporate the following, although it may vary depending on the individual organization’s need and goals:

  • Objectives
  • Competitive differentiators
  • Audience profiles
  • Tactics
  • Timelines
  • Measurable targets for activity

Depending on your organizational goals, we will integrate an approach for communications with different stakeholders including employees, media and investors. Your goal is to take your brand to the next level, and our goal is to guide you to that.

 

July 6, 2015

Digital + Social Media

Discussions are happening online right now about your brand, your industry and your issues. Are you an influential part of the conversation?

In the space of just a decade, digital tools have changed the way we connect, meaning we can now reach audiences directly, without relying on traditional publications and media. Understanding the benefits, and the risks, of these communication methods can make or break a business.

Social media is easily accessible, instantaneous and powerful. It is no longer just for personal use but it has become a professional staple too, and can be an excellent platform to build your community.

Peak Communicators has the experience and knowledge to ensure your communications strategy works in the ever evolving digital landscape. We work with the latest social tools to manage your brand across multiple platforms, that allow you to engage with your target audiences directly.

Don’t just be a participant, be an innovator in your industry. Let us help you develop a strategy for your online conversations to build your brand and audience reach. We will ensure your social profiles represent your brand voice and persona, and support your online content through SEO, marketing, and ad spends where appropriate.

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July 6, 2015

Internal Communications

As far as stakeholder management goes, employees can be the  greatest brand ambassadors.

Story-telling is just as important on the inside as it is on the outside – keeping employees ‘in the know’ about company news, achievements or changes is critical to inspiring and motivating your biggest asset: your people.

Communications can motivate your employees during times of change. Or, if you are finding that your internal audiences can’t answer basic questions about your business, an internal communications campaign can change that.

We are experienced in developing and executing internal communications campaigns, as a stand-alone initiative or as part of a larger communications plan that encompasses both external and internal communications.

Our track record speaks for itself: one of Peak’s consultants has won awards for an internal communications campaign executed globally.

 

July 6, 2015

Event Management

If you have a public announcement to make, a cause to promote or simply a reason to celebrate, then an organized event can be a great way of communicating with stakeholders.

We’ve organized events on every scale, for groups of 10 to 100,000. We’ve hosted over 100 events since the agency was founded, some lasting an hour, some lasting up to three days.

The events we plan are successful because our team takes a considered approach to each event to generate the greatest awareness, attendance and media coverage.

We also provide a full event post-mortem to identify what worked – and what didn’t – and how to create an even better event the next time around.

We are a one-stop shop for event management and we excel at event visualization and incorporating concepts that surprise and delight the audience.

Other services that form part of the event management package include:

  • Managing all logistics, from sound systems to entertainment
  • Securing speakers and VIP guests
  • Creating content such as invitations and event programs
  • Factoring in media relations and inviting journalists (if relevant)
  • Providing on-the-day event direction and management
  • Executing real-time social media updates as the event unfolds
  • Hosting or chairing the event as a whole, or individual panel/speaker sessions

Let us deal with the logistics of event planning where possible so that you can enjoy announcing your company’s newest campaign or celebrating your latest milestone to its fullest.

June 30, 2015

Crisis Communications

An unexpected issue can be daunting and damaging. Demonstrating leadership during a crisis is critical, and how the situation is handled can often be as important to your reputation as the issue itself.

Prepare for a crisis in advance. Ensure your team is ready to react should an incident occur, whether that’s a product recall, an accident, a cyber-attack, forced downsizing or other issue.

Implement a comprehensive plan in the case of a crisis that includes simple steps for managing communications, along with templates that can be customized for any situation.

We can work with you to create a custom crisis plan to suit your needs. Peak won an international award for crisis communications in 2013 and we have the team to back it up, with five crisis communication experts on staff, including Alyn Edwards, an award-winning TV journalist and Chris Olsen of CTV ‘Olsen on Your Side’ fame to meet all your communications needs.

Let us help you develop a crisis response plan before an incident happens. If you are currently in the midst of a crisis situation, do not worry – we can manage the communication from start to finish with services including the following:

  • Develop a strategic response
  • Provide real-time counsel
  • Craft materials and messaging for all audiences, including employees and media
  • Manage the media and interview requests
  • Media train spokespeople and provide guidance through interviews
  • Monitor reactions in the media and on social media in real-time
  • Analyze media and social media responses

Let’s chat about your communications needs. Call us at 604.689.5559.

 

June 30, 2015

Media Relations

While the media landscape is constantly changing, the importance of getting your message to your target audience hasn’t.

Media relations is the stable tool in any public relations program. It can increase your brand awareness, improve SEO, drive traffic to your website and increase your customers.

Peak was founded by two well-networked TV journalists, giving us an edge with the media — and we’ve since earned the reputation as the go-to agency in Western Canada for delivering quantity and quality media coverage. We’ve represented almost 500 clients and secure thousands of media hits each year from a local to national level.

Part of our job is being informed which communications channels – new or established – will have the greatest impact. We keep a close watch on the forecast for traditional media such as print, TV and radio, and the uptake and readership of blogs, social media and review sites. These insights inform our tailored campaigns.

Many clients ask us about the benefits of media relations when compared to advertising. To generate coverage, we need journalist buy-in on your story. This validation means the resulting coverage can be used as a third-party endorsement for you to showcase.

Predominantly media relations involves identifying and pitching news, features or opinion pieces to media. We do this as a matter of routine, as well as consider other tactics that can support your objective such as:

  • Identifying award opportunities
  • Identifying speaker opportunities
  • Hosting news conferences
  • Hosting consumer events

There are many more tactics for reaching your audience. We would work with you to identify which would be most effective.

Let’s chat about your media relations needs. Call us on 604.689.5559 to arrange a free consultation.