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The Week in PR, May 4 – May 11

May 11th, 2015 by

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

Did Silos, Groupthink Ignite Bud Light Debacle?

May 11th, 2015 by

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.

Sharp Contrasts in Response to Crises

May 11th, 2015 by

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.

Is Your Content Ready for Prime Time?

May 11th, 2015 by

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.

‘Mobilegeddon’ Is Here: How to Survive It

May 4th, 2015 by

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.

A Team Approach to Web Development

May 4th, 2015 by

As industry lines in advertising, marketing and PR continue to blur, millennials must continue to expand their skillsets and background knowledge in website creation

Bolt Visual Storytelling to Your Social Platforms

May 4th, 2015 by

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.

How Do Legacy Brands Pivot in a Digital Age?

May 4th, 2015 by

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.

When a Crisis Becomes Satire

May 4th, 2015 by

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?

The Week in PR—April 27 – May 1, 2015

May 4th, 2015 by

Here are the stories that were making headlines in the professional communications industry during the week of April 27 – May 1, 2015.