Here are the stories that were making headlines in the professional communications industry during the week of April 27 – May 1, 2015.
Stories by PR News
The growing manifestation of becoming a joke has sparked a new and growing phase in the lifecycle of your crisis and recovery plan. What do you do when your brand becomes the object of the latest globally trending Internet meme? What’s the right course of action when thousands of satirical, animated GIFs are being produced and shared every hour?
Older brands that have shied away from digital for one reason or another can still get into the game and get caught up quickly as long as they have the right mindset: a willingness to “fail forward,” or rather accept the fact that mistakes are going to happen along the way and an understanding that digital isn’t free.
Are you a PR executive who lacks a strong relationship with your company’s IT department? Now you have a perfect excuse to fix that: Google’s recent and significant overhaul of its search algorithm that boosts search rankings for “mobile-friendly” sites.
The CPG category grew 43 percent in the first quarter, compared with the same period in 2014, according to social media analytics company Shareablee. Photo- and video-sharing site Instagram was the main beneficiary.
Partisanship and policy aside, the campaign trail offers key PR lessons. Whether it’s a presidential hopeful hitting the campaign trail or a new CEO meeting with stakeholders, making a strong first impression is crucial. And perception may trump reality.
While the demise of the press release is greatly exaggerated, ongoing criticism of it remains. Many press releases, regardless of the sector, continue to suffer from flowery language, jargon and buried leads (when the real news is stuck in the penultimate paragraph), among other shortcomings.