Is Your Business Ready to Talk Bitcoin?
Back for more about bitcoin and blockchain? Now that we’ve discussed their capabilities it’s time to consider whether the two innovations should be part of your company’s strategic messaging. From identifying an internal expert to narrowing your focus, the following three questions can shed light on whether bitcoin or blockchain are topics your company should speak to.
1. Do you have an expert?
The first step to position your business as a trusted resource on bitcoin and/or blockchain is finding the right thought leaders to help drive the effort. Reach out to executives who may be interested in authoring bylines or jumping in on conversations about bitcoin and blockchain. Those who possess an in-depth understanding of your business as well as familiarity with cryptocurrency may be the best candidates.
Remember though, just because someone is considered an expert on bitcoin doesn’t mean they have the same level of knowledge when it comes to blockchain. Divvy up thought leaders based on their grasp of the two technologies.
Having trouble drawing interest? Don’t forget to mention what’s in it for them. Not only will speaking about bitcoin and blockchain raise awareness of your company, but it may also help your thought leaders gain recognition within the industry.
2. What’s the angle?
Once you’ve identified thought leaders, narrow down your company’s messaging. While there’s plenty to talk about when it comes to bitcoin and blockchain, not all of it is important to your audience. Choose an angle that’s relevant to prospects, interesting to your customers and easy for thought leaders to knock out of the park.
Whether the focus is on how bitcoin or blockchain technology may impact your business or the broader industry as a whole, make sure to stay on top of new developments. There are a number of go-to resources for the latest cryptocurrency news and trends, including:
3. Are your thought leaders prepared?
Get the most out of interactions with the media by thoroughly training thought leaders ahead of their moment in the spotlight. Helpful resources such as Q&A documents or suggested talking points can go a long way toward ensuring your company’s messaging is understandable and consistent – no matter the thought leader.
If time permits, consider conducting a mock interview before the big day. Not only will it help calm any nerves, but it may also give you the chance to answer questions and simplify key messages.
Stay tuned for part three of our bitcoin and blockchain series!