TRS ROADBOOK: an easier way to do communication strategies

In digital communications and advocacy, you must be agile enough to begin, accelerate or change direction quickly. This is why traditional frameworks for developing communication strategies don’t work anymore. If you’d like to try an easier way to do communication strategies, click below to get your free and editable version of the TRS Roadbook. 5 […]

The D Scale: we’ve updated our formulas to measure your digital impact

Over the past year, some digital spaces have become more crowded and competitive. Others, such as TikTok and podcasts, have presented new opportunities. To reflect a digital landscape that’s constantly changing, we’ve once again updated our formulas for the various editions of The D Scale. See the 2022 formulas below or contact Klym for your free Digital […]

Most communication strategies are a waste of time. Try the TRS Roadbook instead.

RICHARD MEDIC Strategy & Creative Director, Cofounder If you’re communicating or advocating on behalf of industry, a non-governmental sector or public institution, you know it’s very different to selling a product or service. You’re in the business of selling a message, building awareness and managing reputations. Unlike B2C and B2B communications, your “end goal” is […]

How do you communicate in times of crisis?

We saw it in the pandemic, and we’re seeing it again now. Communicating and advocating in times of crisis is harder in a digital age. When family updates, business advice and images of war can snugly coexist in our media feeds, it’s harder to make the right decisions. We usually think of “crisis communications” as […]

Why is Photonics less well known than Photophobia?

It’s not right that “photophobia” (fear of light) is googled more every day than “photonics” (science of light). How can there be more people who are afraid of light than people who are interested in the technology that harnesses it? So together with our friends at EPIC, we’re running a campaign to introduce more people to […]

The #GooglePhotonics Challenge

I was introduced to the word “photonics” when I first met Carlos Lee in 2019. He said he wanted the word to become as well known as “quantum” is today. I’ve been thinking about how this might be done. Both words are associated with enabling technologies that have, in the last 50 years, made possible some of […]

Does your audiovisual have an audio?

One day we’ll be able to smell, touch and taste each other on the internet. Until then we can only see and hear. How you look is important. How you sound is so much more. I see things all the time that are clever, inspiring or memorable. But I’m moved more by what I hear. […]

Request a miracle for Robert Schuman’s 135th birthday!

You may have heard last week that Robert Schuman, the Father of Europe and a devout Catholic, took another step towards sainthood. Pope Francis recognised the “heroic virtues” of Schuman just in time for his 135th birthday next week, 29 June. For the past few years, I’ve hosted #AskSchuman, an annual tweet chat where Robert […]

Ask me anything at #askschuman

Robert Schuman’s 134th birthday comes at a time when old white politicians are scarcely as important or influential as they used to be. He is therefore appointing 12 Europeans to answer questions at his annual appearance on Monday 29 June. Live tweeting Schuman’s spirit since 2015. Every year we host #AskSchuman, a live tweet chat with “the […]

MEP EDITION

Measuring the digital impact of Members of the European Parliament.

total score

11.0/11.0

Max.
The Right Street prediction point
1.0

Social media

Twitter
Max.
Follower/Following ratio divided by 10
1.0
Add 0.1 for every 2k followers
0.5
Add 0.1 for every tweet with 10+ interactions in last 7 days
0.5
Linkedin
Max.
Add 0.1 for every CEO or Page/Community post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
TikTOk
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post published in last 7 days
0.5
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
Facebook
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post published in last 7 days
0.5
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
Instagram
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
Subtract 0.1 for every hashtag found in latest post caption
0.5

Digital content

DESCRIPTION
Max.
Published original video and/or audio content on YouTube in last 30 days
0.5
Published live video and/or audio content in last 30 days
0.5
Hosted a live virtual event in last 30 days
0.5

Website

DESCRIPTION
Max.
Website appears on first page of name Google searches conducted in Brussels and home country
0.5
Website has newsletter signup or other email capture form
0.5

Accessibility

DESCRIPTION
Max.
Has a Contact area/box on website
0.5
Has a newsletter signup form on website
0.5
Replied to a public user question/comment on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook in last 7 days
0.5
Has a Wikipedia page
0.5

Trade Association EDITION

Measuring the digital impact of EU Trade Associations based in Brussels.

total score

11.0/11.0

Max.
The Right Street prediction point
1.0

Social media

Twitter
Max.
Divide Follower/Following ratio by 10
1.0
Add 0.1 for every 2k followers
0.5
Add al for every tweet with 10+ interactions in last 7 days
0.5
Linkedin
Max.
Add 0.1 for every 100 connections/followers of Secretary General’s personal Profile
0.5
Add 0.1 for every 200 Page/Community followers
0.5
Add 0.1 for every Profile or Page/ Community post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
Facebook
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
Instagram
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
TikTOk
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
Other
Max.
Profile spotted on other community platforms (e.g. Reddit)
0.5

Digital Content

DESCRIPTION
Max.
Published branded content on website or social media in last 30 days
0.5
Published original video and/or audio content on YouTube in last 30 days
0.5
Published live video and/or audio content in last 30 days
0.5
Hosted a live virtual event in last 30 days
0.5
Advertising spotted on social media, Youtube or Google
0.5

Website

DESCRIPTION
Max.
Website appears on first page of Google search conducted in Brussels
0.5
Website has newsletter signup or other email capture form
0.5
Has a Wikipedia page
0.5

NGO EDITION

Measuring the digital impact of EU Non Governmental Organisations based in Brussels.

total score

11.0/11.0

Max.
The Right Street prediction point
1.0

Social media

Twitter
Max.
Divide Follower/Following ratio by 10
1.0
Add 0.1 for every 2k followers
0.5
Add al for every tweet with 104 interactions in last 7 days
0.5
Linkedin
Max.
Add 0.1 for every 100 connections/ followers of Secretary Generals personal Profile
0.5
Add 0.1 for every 200 Page/Community followers
0.5
Add 0.1 for every Profile or Page/ Community post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
Facebook
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
Instagram
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
TikTOk
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
Other
Max.
Profile spotted on other community platforms (e.g. Reddit)
0.5

Digital Content

DESCRIPTION
Max.
Published branded content on website or social media in last 30 days
0.5
Published original video content on YouTube in last 30 days
0.5
Published live video and/or audio content in last 30 days
0.5
Hosted a live virtual event in last 30 days
0.5

Website

DESCRIPTION
Max.
Website appears on first page of Google search conducted in Brussels
0.5
Website has newsletter signup or other email capture form
0.5
Has a Wikipedia page
0.5

B2B EDITION

Measuring the digital impact of B2B companies in Europe.

total score

11.0/11.0

Max.
The Right Street prediction point
1.0

Social media

Twitter
Max.
Add 0.1 for every 1k followers
0.5
Add 0.1 for every tweet with 10+ interactions in last 7 days
0.5
Linkedin
Max.
Add 0.1 for every 100 followers connections to CEO’s personal profile
0.5
Add 0.1 for every 100 Page followers or Community members
0.5
Add 0.1 for every CEO or Page/Community post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
Facebook
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
Instagram
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
TikTOk
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5

Web content

Branded content
Max.
Consistent audiovisual identity on all digital platforms
0.5
Published branded content on website or social media in last 7 days
0.5
Audiovisual content
Max.
Website includes a video featuring company and/or product/s
0.5
Published original video and or audio content on YouTube in last 30 days
0.5
Website & Newsletter
Max.
Website appears on first page of Google search in home country
0.5
Add 0.1 for every customer testimonial on website
0.5
Website has newsletter signup or other email capture torm
0.5
Sent out a newsletter in last 30 days
0.5

Digital tools

Advertising
Max.
Ran an ad campaign in last 30 days
0.5
Add 0.1 for every digital platform where an ad campaign has been implemented
0.5
Online events
Max.
Organised an online event for a community and/or prospects in last 30 days
0.5
Add 0.1 for every online event attended in last 30 days
0.5

THE CORPORATE EDITION

Measuring the digital impact of inhouse EU Public Affairs teams.

total score

11.0/11.0

Max.
The Right Street prediction point
1.0

Social media

Description
Max.
Has a verified (blue tick) profile/page on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram
0.5
Twitter
Max.
Follower/Following ratio divided by 10
1.0
Add 0.1 for every 2k followers
0.5
Add O for everv tweet with 10+ interactions in last 7 days
0.5
Facebook
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 days
0.5
Instagram
Max.
Add o for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 davs
0.5
Linkedin
Max.
Add 0.1 for every 100 connections/ followers of the Head of Office persona Profile
0.5
Add 0.1 for every 200 Page Community followers
0.5
Add 0.1 for every Profile or Page/ Community post with 20+ interactions in ast 30 davs
0.5
TikTOk
Max.
Add 0.1 for every post with 20+ interactions in last 30 davs
0.5
Other
Max.
Profile spotted on other community platforms (e.g. Reddit)
0.5

Website

Description
Max.
EU webpage appears on ist page of Google search (in Brussels) for company name
0.5
EU webpage has newsletter signup or other email capture form
0.5
EU office is mentioned on the company’s Wikipedia page
0.5

Digital content

Description
Max.
Published branded content on website or social media in last 30 days
0.5
Published original video and/or audio content on Youtube in last 30 days
0.5
Published live video and or audio content in last 30 days
0.5
Hosted a live virtual event in last 30 days
0.5
Advertising spotted on social media, Youtube or Google
0.5