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Developing an ‘Earned’ Media Plan

In today’s world, advertising is evolving towards ‘storytizing,’ which is driven by earned media, not paid. In earned media, our customers are deciding what is relevant, what they will share and whether they will, quite frankly, pay attention.  | MORE »

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PR’s Goal: ‘Talk Less, Say More’ as Brevity Becomes Norm

In an increasingly mobile (and hyper-busy) society, the trend in content format has been to serve messages in smaller and smaller morsels that consumers could accesss without committing much time. | MORE »

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Communicators Track an Uncharted Terrain

Pre-Web, the marketing and communication vehicles were largely defined by media relations, advertising, print and events. But in a digital age, the rules have changed for communicators. | MORE »

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Case Study: Toshiba Lends Helping Hand to the Nation’s Helpers

In 2010 Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) created the Helping the Helpers Technology Makeover contest, which pitted nonprofits against one another to win a full-blown technology makeover. | MORE »

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Back to the Future (Again)

If you want to get on the fast track in your organization via communications, you need to master two of the most traditional PR skills: written communications and media relations. | MORE »

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How To Harness Your LinkedIn Profile for PR Purposes

It’s not enough anymore for PR pros to get their brands and organizations exposure in appropriate media channels. Communicators need to provide their organizations with a ROI. | MORE »

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PR’s Key Role in Managing Big Data

The promise of Big Data is slowly giving birth to a generation of metrics-driven PR professionals who have embraced stats and trend lines as powerful story telling devices. | MORE »

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Social Chats Can Backfire, So Have a Plan in Place First

Whether they are social media trolls looking to start trouble or people with a legitimate gripe about your products and/or services, PR managers need (in most cases) to address detractors in a dignified way, one way or another. | MORE »

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Break Down the Silos and Connect the Dots

Today’s communicators need to practice a kind of integrated leadership that allows us to collaborate with others and see the connection points in everyone’s role. | MORE »

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Case Study: ‘Nightclub Series’ Gives Zumba a Brand New Beat

With their dance floors and built-in sound systems, nightclubs would seem to be a natural extension for the Zumba brand. | MORE »

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