Sappi PR agency
Paper and Packaging
International press work
Specialised articles with in-depth industry knowledge are highly valued, especially in B2B communication. Increasingly, potential customers worldwide are informing themselves digitally via trade media or portals. The cornerstone of our successful press work for Sappi is long-standing, close media relations to ensure that we are in constant contact with the journalists and develop the latest market topics.
- 2018 beginning of the collaboration
- 860 editorial addresses
- 250 total number of clippings
- PR formats such as press releases, user reports, references, product launches
Press conference and press briefings
International online press conference
On 4 March 2020, Sappi shifted its press conference to the web to inform about the company’s new sustainability goals and present current developments in the field of barrier papers. The response from international trade journalists was consistently positive.
Transmitted via live stream, the online press conference doesn’t in any way have to be anonymous and impersonal (which is often a concern). Decisive are a clear concept, meticulous planning and the design of the conference as a moderated, interactive event for the press.
As with a conventional press conference, media representatives are invited on a selective basis. They can make use of various interaction options. For example, a live chat for questions to the podium, which are then answered by experts on set – in this case Vice President and Head of Development. Strong moderation is very important here to carefully guide the press conference despite all the interactions. Multimedia content clearly illustrates the messages to be conveyed while anchoring the brand presence in the corporate design.
Film / Interview format
Market insight: industry talk video series
“Blue Couch” is the innovative industry and expert video talk series from Sappi Europe Packaging and Speciality Papers.
Exciting guests offer a look behind the scenes of the group and into the future of the paper industry, e.g. with product news, innovations and sustainability topics.
Launched on 4 November 2020, the video format for the paper and packaging industry has enjoyed considerable success since its inception. The growing number of viewers confirms the interest of industry insiders to be continuously informed about current topics and background information on the market. The focus isn’t just on the latest published episode on www.sappi-bluecouch.com. Evaluations show that older Blue Couch episodes are viewed again and again.
As before, in addition to concept, moderation and production, we also handle the accompanying PR and digital media for the cross-channel promotion of the streaming format in classic and social media.
An old yet new Newsletter touchpoint
In spite of stricter data protection guidelines, newsletters continue to be an important marketing channel. We use them selectively and precisely for interest-based campaigns, such as for Sappi in the context of important trade fairs.
On the one hand, the aim is to stay in contact with existing customers and maintain their loyalty. On the other, we always associate e-mail marketing with a call to action (CTA). The use of e-mail marketing at trade fairs, for example, is aimed at providing information about the new products on display and, of course, at attracting as many trade visitors as possible to the trade fair stand. And all the better when this also works for lead generation. Whether directly via our own software tool or via the digital publishing platforms of key leading media: with e-mail marketing we can avoid large waste coverage. Clients such as Sappi also benefit from immediate and measurable success – ensured by detailed reporting of the key performance indicators (KPIs), such as opening and click-through rates.