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4 Services Your Agency Should Offer (But Didn’t 3 Years Ago)

June 28th, 2016 by

Clients have more media channels than ever, with new ones being added every year. All of these channels represent potential opportunities, but this also means a lot of content creation is needed. Your clients expect access to the latest technologies, to be kept up to date on popular trends and offered efficient solutions for maximizing each dollar spent on all channels.

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Create Compelling Images With These 4 Photography Tips

June 28th, 2016 by

Even though still images are taking a back seat to video this year by both content producers and the big social media networks, images are still the backbone of great social content. Luckily for communicators the technology required to create amazing still images continues to get cheaper and easier to acquire—everything you need comes built into any of the current flagship smartphones. But it’s not just about having the newest technology or the best tools available. The most important aspect of taking a great picture is the person behind the camera.

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5 Simple Steps for Creating a Twitter Mini-Series

June 27th, 2016 by

With Twitter and Facebook pushing their new live streaming services, it’s easy to forget about planned video content, which still grabs billions of viewers per day. A mini-series focused on authentic, reputational storytelling is a great way to give your brand a content boost without investing in a walloping video budget. It may sound like a challenge, but with a few simple steps it can be accomplished in a reasonable time frame.

The Week in PR

February 29th, 2016 by

Here’s something journalists don’t see often: a prompt and full press release from a brand that’s lost a court case.

What The Martian Teaches Us About Employee Communications in a Crisis

February 29th, 2016 by

With the Academy Awards dominating the conversation, we thought it would be instructive to see what the heralded film The Martian can teach us about communications. In the film, things go badly quickly for NASA and the agency adds to the crisis by making some communications errors.

Why AVEs Persist as a Metric—and What to Do About It

February 29th, 2016 by

Of late, it seems that there are more debates happening around Advertising Value Equivalents (AVE) (aka Assessment by Voodoo Economics) than about the 2016 election.

Data Shows Paid Posts Should Be Part of Your Multi-Step Social Media Effort

February 29th, 2016 by

Those who think social media is an easy way to attract a crowd likely have never attempted to mount a digital PR campaign.

Ditching PPT: How to Give Great PR Presentations Without Slides

February 29th, 2016 by

Most of us in PR have become accustomed to using slides for most or all of our presentations. But do we now rely on slides too much?

How to Make Your Team’s Brainstorming More Effective

February 29th, 2016 by

PR and communication agencies are known for brainstorming with their employees to spark creative concepts—ideas that take shape as clever campaigns, strategies, taglines or other essential messages.

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How to Use YouTube’s Proprietary Features to Build an Audience

February 17th, 2016 by

Even though YouTube shows no signs of slowing, many brands still look at it as either a check box or a content dump.