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Did Silos, Groupthink Ignite Bud Light Debacle?

Bud Light apparently was trying to be anything but boring with a new marketing message on some of its beer bottles—and got burned in the process. | MORE »

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Sharp Contrasts in Response to Crises

There’s a British proverb that says, “Youth looks forward but age looks back.” That pretty much sums up the way Blue Bell Ice Cream and Twitter handled their respective crises last month. | MORE »

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Is Your Content Ready for Prime Time?

If you’re like most PR pros, one of your concerns is feeding the content maw virtually 24/7. Perhaps a new report can sharpen your targeting plan. A generational study shows most people consume online content between 8 p.m. and midnight. | MORE »

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What Pro Sports Say About PR

An axiom in pro sports is that there is no such thing as an off season. Athletes keep themselves in shape year round and sports execs constantly seek ways to improve their team’s competitive edge. Ditto for PR. | MORE »

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Hard Work Begets Talent

“My parents taught me quitting is not an option. My mom is an educator and my dad was a forester. They were all about giving back to the community. Although I’ve had great jobs and some not-so-great jobs, I’ve never quit a job.” | MORE »

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Steering the Right Content

For Jeff Kuhlman, VP of global communications for Nissan Motor Co., it’s crucial to get out the company message as it relates to the three biggest challenges facing the automotive industry: autonomous driving; zero emissions; and the connected car. | MORE »

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The Week in PR, May 4 – May 11

Airbnb sends a strong message and Walmart’s insult to injury.  | MORE »

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Bolt Visual Storytelling to Your Social Platforms

Ink-on-paper isn’t going away any time soon (well, not too soon). But tomorrow’s decision-makers have been conditioned on social media and visual storytelling, so expect those mediums to converge. | MORE »

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How Do Legacy Brands Pivot in a Digital Age?

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. | MORE »

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When a Crisis Becomes Satire

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? | MORE »

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