Guide to Comms Planning: Key dates #UKMFGPRDiary

A guide to comms planning

Looking to plan your marketing and PR activities throughout 2023 and beyond? Check out the full UKMFG PR Diary here, complete with more tips on comms planning and seizing opportunities. For April Key Dates for UK Manufacturers, read on.

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Comms planning is a fine art, and a necessary skill if you want to be strategic and stay ahead of opportunities.

We work with lots of UK manufacturing clients, and so we’ve got our ear to the ground when it comes to looking ahead. Over the years, we’ve compiled lots of resources and industry insights to support our clients’ strategies, including our own list of key dates – The UKMFG PR Diary for UK Manufacturers.

The UKMFG PR Diary contains all the upcoming events, industry announcements, awards, statistical releases, and more.

To better understand comms planning, let’s look together at this guide, and how you can use it to plan your PR, marketing, and communication activities effectively.

Comms planning using The UKMFG PR Diary for UK Manufacturers

This blog post will be looking at the key April dates, but for those of you already thinking beyond, The UKMFG PR Diary for UK Manufacturers 2023 guide is available now via our resource page. There, you’ll find not only the April key dates, but 12 months of upcoming events and updates to help you throughout your 2023 comms planning endeavors.

For a list of all the ways to use these dates effectively, including content ideas and inspiration, visit this page, or keep reading for the April key dates.

A guide to comms planning

April 2023

1st: New Energy Bill Discount Scheme comes into effect

3rd: IHS Markit / CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI

4th: Deadline for businesses with over 250 employees to report gender pay gap information

6th: New Financial Year 

13th: U.K. Manufacturing Production MoM 

13th: ONS UK index of production

13th: ONS UK Trade Statistics: Feb 2023

13th: GDP monthly estimate, UK: Feb 2023

18th: ONS Labour Market Overview 

19th: ONS Producer Price Inflation 

20th: The Sustainable Manufacturing Summit

20th: ONS Business insights and impact on UK economy

20-24th: CBI Industrial Trends survey 

20-31st: Lloyds Bank Business Barometer

22nd: Earth Day

23rd: St George’s Day 

24th: ONS Retail Sales Report

24th: Fashion Revolution Day

25th: CBI/Accenture quarterly Industrial Trends Survey

26th: Industrial Data Summit (The Manufacturer)

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More tools to assist in your comms planning

If you’re looking for ideas on how best to use The UKMFG PR Diary, head to our resource page, where you can access more key dates, see advice on creating effective content, and read our tips on how to land great coverage slots.

Download this handy template to make a note of the key dates that matter to you, what opportunities they present, and what action to take.

If you find the guide helpful, don’t forget to share and use the #UKMFGPRDiary hashtag. Other great UK manufacturing and PR hashtags include #UKMFG #ManufacturingUK #UKmanufacturing #SupportUKMFG

Find out more

Don’t forget to sign-up to get regular PR tools, updates, advice, and invites from Nellie PR, and to download the full UKMFG PR Diary for UK Manufacturers.

Visit Nellie PR and check out our blog and see our other helpful PR advice and resources, including lots of advice and tips for expertly manufactured PR.  

See an event that’s missing?

If you’re attending an event that you think others should know about, or else are planning any upcoming industry announcements, events, research, or survey dates, let us know so we can include it in the guide.

Simply complete this form and provide details of your event or key date for UK manufacturers.

Need a hand with your comms?

At Nellie PR, we offer strategic PR and communications support to many UK manufacturers so do get in touch and book a free, no-strings-attached conversation about your business, and how we could help you.

Tillie Holmes

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