COMPANY OVERVIEW: Somfy, the world’s largest manufacturer of motors for interior window coverings and exterior solar protections, has been improving the quality of life for more than 270 million people over the past 50 years. From the first roller shutter motor, heralding the end of the crank handle, to the first motorized shade, Somfy has produced more than 200 million motor, making life easier for users across 58 countries.
Somfy’s technology integrates with a variety of leading modern commercial and residential smart technology devices and systems, including Samsung SmartThings, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Crestron, Alarm.com, and many others. Somfy is committed to creating reliable and sustainable solutions that reduce the carbon footprint of the housing industry through sustainable and eco-friendly manufacturing.
Looking for support with public relations efforts to increase brand awareness and market positioning, Somfy North America turned to Magnolia as a strategic communications and public relations partner to position the company as a leader in the smart technology and home automation industry. Through Magnolia’s extensive experience in the technology and manufacturing industries, Magnolia was a seamless addition to the Somfy team..
Digital Public Relations Program
In order to build brand awareness for Somfy North America and its products in both the commercial and residential industries, Magnolia developed an extensive PR roadmap for the communications strategy. This tool outlined all of the ongoing and upcoming PR activities to align with key company milestones, and product or partnership announcements, among others, along with trend stories that could boost brand awareness efforts in target regions and verticals. In addition, Magnolia also supported Somfy with award research and recommended potential opportunities.
Press Release Strategy
The extensive press release program ensured announcements contained key product and corporate messaging and reached key publications which secured consistent media coverage for Somfy North America throughout the year.
Magnolia worked closely with the Somfy team to identify key target verticals and conducted a series of relationship-building meetings with journalists who cover the residential, commercial or hospitality sectors. Magnolia explored interview and byline opportunities for the client to promote corporate announcements and gain further exposure to help establish Somfy spokespeople as thought leaders and as the go-to resource for media.
Earned Influencer Collaboration
To promote Somfy’s products, Magnolia explored opportunities with influencers and smart home product reviewers to secure more varieties of coverage from trusted sources in the smart home technology space.
Social Media Community Management Strategy
Magnolia delivered a social media strategy that guided content for 2022 across Somfy’s organic social media channels. Following a social media audit and competitor research, the content strategy provided recommendations, best practices, content themes and pillars that aligned with corporate goals for the year.
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