Using newsjacking to build expertise, authority and trust with 56 links acquired and coverage in 23 publications

The Client

Spreadex Ltd is a British-based company that offers financial spread betting, sports spread betting and sports fixed-odds betting. They commenced trading in 1999.

The Challenge

Spreadex wanted Edit to help them improve their visibility and authority in the financial industry. Ultimately, we aimed to position them as a leader in financial and sports spread betting by building expertise, authority and trust.

The Strategy

In order to build the authority that Spreadex wanted, we decided to focus on a newsjacking strategy. In its simplest form, this means offering a comment to a journalist or the press about a current news story which may be of interest to/have an impact on the client’s target audience.

As we never know when a story is going to ‘hit the headlines’, we have very little planning over the strategy. However, in our experience this is probably one of the most effective tools when it comes to gaining online coverage and increasing back links.

As part of the recommended newsjacking strategy, we continually monitor the news (planning around future events that we know are scheduled to happen), and build relationships with influential online journalists.