There has been relatively limited effort by corporations, agencies and especially colleges and universities, to properly train the next generation of communications leaders as cross-functional, multi-disciplined marketing managers.
There is one area that is problematic even for the most seasoned PR pros: helping to drive communications when their company or organization makes layoffs.
Developing your core message is an essential exercise. It gets everyone, internally and externally, on the same page in terms of explaining your brand’s attributes and differentiators.
For years, the measurement experts, including me, have told you to spend 10 percent of your communication budget figuring out whether the other 90 percent is working. But that doesn’t really tell you how to allocate that 10 percent, nor does it cover all the scenarios.
In addition to rethinking how (and how often) we monitor for potential issues, how we organize to effectively manage crisis situations must also evolve. Issues management expertise is no longer sufficient to succeed in this environment.
If a substantial amount of your products or services are manufactured or assembled in the U.S., you may be able to jump into the American Made movement that’s starting to accelerate.
A new survey lends credence to how communicators can boost their value in a digital age: Create content tailored to the various stages of the purchasing process. Rinse and repeat.
Joining us as emcee will be Ginger Zee of ABC News’ “Good Morning America.” To register, please go to prnewsonline.com/platinum-luncheon-2014.