Our friends in marketing have been conducting observational research for years, and now leading communicators are following suit. Think of it as a tactical adaptation bred of a Darwinian necessity—it’s a messaging jungle out there, and if we are to survive we must be ruthlessly in touch with our stakeholders’ realities so we can somehow influence them with our words and images.
Marketing Florida’s inviting beaches and sun-dappled weather is an easy sell, but the real challenge is finding the best way to remind people to visit when its not peak season.
What do you do when your CEO is under siege, the media smell blood and the story you’re trying to control takes on a life of its own?
My previous two articles set the stage for developing a successful tracking program. We begin by defining objectives and establishing tracking mechanisms to ensure proper data collection.
PR News will announce the winners of the 2013 PR People Awards at a Dec. 10 luncheon at Washington, D.C.’s National Press Club. We’ll also honor this year’s inductees into the PR News Hall of Fame and the 2013 People to Watch list of Rising PR Stars (listed here).
Last summer a group of five Klick Health employees travelled to Rwanda for 10 days to check out multiple projects and cooperatives throughout the country, accompanied by three people from one of Klick’s charitable partners, Plan Canada. The crew visited several livestock cooperatives, a few schools, a vocational training center and two water projects, where they realized that the difference Plan and Klick made in various communities was exponentially larger than anyone could have ever imagined.
Talk about reeling them in. At the Public Relations Society of America’s 2013 International Conference last week in Philadelphia it was standing room only for two separate work sessions focusing on how PR pros can deploy video to enhance their communications strategy.