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When H.J. Heinz Co. announced its acquisition of Kraft Foods Group recently—creating the third-largest food and beverage company in North America—a smorgasbord of PR accompanied the move.
The death of long-form writing may be greatly exaggerated. But when it comes to distributing PR- and marketing-related content that your constituents will pay attention to (and maybe even share), “snackable” content is the most promising recipe for success.
Telecom companies are looking for a new lifeline on their social channels. Social media engagement in the telecom sector grew just 1 percent, from January 1-March 15, compared with the same period in 2014, according to an exclusive study by social media analytics company Shareablee.
Stronger alignment among PR, marketing and advertising executives is one goal shared by brands and organizations, at least on paper. Despite the best of intentions, however, many PR, marketing and advertising pros have been stymied by a siloed business approach, senior managers who are reluctant to start collaborating on their media budgets or, in many cases, corporate inertia.
Call it disruptive or innovative—in the context of digital PR, the terms are relatively synonymous these days. Either way, the Taco Bell “blackout” serves as a compelling reminder that, as online communications become commoditized, PR pros are on the hook to create unusual campaigns that grab the attention of consumers and the media alike.
Brands and organizations of all stripes have spent the last few years moving to a digital-first marketing strategy. But they shouldn’t get too comfortable, as the digital-first approach is about to get eclipsed by the mobile-first approach.
Eclectic Mix of Summer Events Helps Spark Engagement For N.Y.’s Soon-to-Be Refurbished South Street SeaportSeptember 30th, 2013 by PR News Editors
Lower Manhattan is about to get a major facelift. This week marks the start of a $200 million redevelopment project at South Street Seaport’s Pier 17. When development is finished in 2015 or 2016, there will