Here are the stories that were making headlines in the professional communications industry during the week of April 27 – May 1, 2015.
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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.
The CPG category grew 43 percent in the first quarter, compared with the same period in 2014, according to social media analytics company Shareablee. Photo- and video-sharing site Instagram was the main beneficiary.
While the demise of the press release is greatly exaggerated, ongoing criticism of it remains. Many press releases, regardless of the sector, continue to suffer from flowery language, jargon and buried leads (when the real news is stuck in the penultimate paragraph), among other shortcomings.
For Liam D. Leduc Clarke, senior VP of business management at APCO Worldwide, a growing number of clients are asking for the same thing these days: Help us break down silos and cross-function PR, marketing and communications throughout the entire organization.