We are living through a creative and transformative period in professional communications. With each passing year comes a time to reflect on how far we’ve come and, perhaps more important, how much we still have left to figure out.
Whether you’re a technophile unable to contain your excitement about the latest release of your favorite product or a Luddite lamenting the days of pen, pad and typewriter, it’s a certainty that the brands that stay abreast of the latest digital trends will have the best footing in 2015.
Content marketing. Brand journalism. Branded content. Call it what you will, but communicators are increasingly on the hook to produce editorial-based content that can help tell their brand’s story and, with any luck, put more fannies in the seats.
The growing challenge of how to develop (and sustain) content marketing programs was cast into the spotlight earlier this month when Verizon Wireless shuttered its Web publication, SugarString, a little more than two months after its debut.
PR pros must be excellent storytellers. Today that means tailoring material for a variety of platforms and being familiar with all aspects of your company’s or client’s business.