State of the Blogosphere: Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere 2009 report has hit the Web, offering insights into professional blogging activities, brands in the blogosphere, monetization and bloggers’ impact on national and global events. Among this year’s findings and insights:
Archive: November 2009
According to a survey of more than 400 communications professionals conducted by PR News and BurrellesLuce, the two most important media categories that help execs attain their goals are print and broadcast (38% and 24%, respectively), with social media coming in fourth at 15%.
Digital communications’ impact on meeting business objectives is more indisputable than ever, but that doesn’t mean executives have abandoned traditional media measures—quite the opposite. A recent survey of PR News and BurrellesLuce measuring goals in integrated marketing programs yielded interesting results.
1. Employees are blocked • Reach: No impact • Influence: No message 2. Employees have access but aren’t trained • Reach: Marginal impact • Influence: Accidentally on message 3. Trained spokespersons • Reach: Limited impact… Continued
The question is not how to engage and build relationships online, but how to determine the best mix of traditional and social media in outreach efforts.
If you’re thinking of launching a green communications platform, make sure to keep multiple stakeholders in mind.
For a campaign with as many moving pieces as LEGO’s “Go Miniman Go,” streamlined communications between LEGO and its agency partner Flashpoint PR was critical to successful execution. Kristin Greene, a principal at Flashpoint PR, attributes the campaign’s success to the following best practices for effective collaboration: