Much has been written about the importance of eliminating jargon and buzzwords. Yet we continue to have a difficult time weaning ourselves from jargon and corporatespeak.
It’s another sign for communicators that if they want to extend their reach—and spike their brand’s Google rankings—they’re going to have to add more visual storytelling to their messaging.
Toxic leaders destroy productivity and bring organizational progress to a full stop. They lack compassion, and their attempts to exert power and control ultimately break the spirit of employees. How do you spot bad leadership and avoid becoming a toxic leader yourself?
In our nervous-twitch workplace environment, PR execs who provide media training often face an executive or a team that has received coaching previously. They know—or think they know—the basics and don’t want to waste time on Training 101. How should communicators react? Here are three things an expert media trainer needs to be able to do.
As a millennial, there will be times when your suggestions aren’t taken seriously and when references or jokes are lost on you. How do you conquer the task of getting through to employees who have been with the company longer than you’ve been alive?
While still early days, the track record among brands trying to develop content marketing programs has been decidedly dicey.
Having a thorough understanding of an agency’s capabilities, approach, and methodology contributes to how expectations are set from the start. It’s critical to deliver on your promises and be direct if you think something won’t work as planned.
In a digital age, spontaneity rules. Social messages that are unscripted and on the fly help to humanize the brand. But messages that seem overly packaged are about as popular as the measles. It’s a different situation when giving a speech (or commenting) on behalf of the brand.
Today’s communicators follow trends that lend themselves to stories about their brand or organization. Getting the media to bite is another matter, however. To increase your chance of landing a story with a reporter or editor is to think like one.