Face it, data alone is unable to tell a story. It can’t highlight the most important issues; tell you what to do next or where to focus limited resources. And adding more data won’t help.
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“I see communications as a team sport, with people working together on big projects across the organization. I seek candidates who are leaders but won’t need all the credit and those who create opportunities to help junior staff grow.”
Named VP, corporate marketing at Splunk in 2012, Sherry Lowe doesn’t mince words describing the software company’s corporate marketing department at the time she took charge.
Social media’s ability to allow brands to engage directly with customers is fast becoming an imperative for successful content marketing.
For some of us, the term “content marketing” is just a highfalutin term for things we’ve been doing for years: writing and producing interesting content and trying to earn the eyeballs and loyalty of our target audiences. For many others, it’s a whole new ball game that you just can’t buy a ticket to.
It seems every company is a media company. In the digital age, more and more brands and organizations are taking on the characteristics of traditional media outlets and building online newsrooms—and communicators are at the center of the action.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but for PR pros an article with text remains the most popular content marketing format and earns the highest level of engagement, according to a study conducted by Fractl exclusively for PR News.
Most PR writing is like a snapshot in time, such as a new product that needs promotion via press release. But developing a social media narrative, or giving your social posts a sense of continuity for your audiences, requires a different mindset.
To be effective, PR, internal communications, marketing, advertising and government affairs need to be integrated. Consistent messaging through all channels is essential and employees should not be lost in the mix.