While much has changed on Instagram since its launch in 2005, one thing that has remained constant is the platform’s use of hashtags—the all-important connectors that allow brands to tell their stories, associate themselves with trends and monitor campaigns.
Stories by Brian Greene
Merchandise displaying the Confederate battle flag is swiftly being prohibited from sale by major retailers in what has turned into a nationwide movement sparked by the killing of nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., last week.
Brian Williams’ “apology” interview with Matt Lauer has been panned by most reviewers. If Williams’ goal was to prove that he is ready to be reinstated as the anchor on NBC Nightly News—now or in the future—he didn’t accomplish it.
Almost everyone has a phone in his/her pocket with more power than the computer we used to get to the moon in the ’60s. And consumers assume that next-generation technology will be twice as good. This is democratized technology at a global scale. How do communicators manage in this environment?
Visual storytelling helps brands inspire and engage with their audiences better and faster than text-based messaging. The trajectory of social media has always been toward more visuals, and the platforms gaining the most popularity these days—Snapchat, Instagram and Periscope among them—are all based on sharing images and videos.
PR pros commonly say they love their jobs because no day is quite the same. A given day for a communications professional can include many different, exciting challenges—from handling media relations during a front-page crisis to implementing a new social media platform to coordinating the latest corporate sustainability initiative and everything in between.
Many have championed Caitlyn Jenner as a hero for the LGBT movement. But it’s her creative use of the media that should hold the attention of communications professionals.
Golin and Always on Communications helped generate brand awareness for PetSmart Charities, Inc. and its documentary, “The Journey Home: A Rescue Waggin’ Story,” which tells the story of the rescue of two homeless dogs.