As they wade into the 2015 pool communicators will be on the hook to show positive returns for a growing number of disciplines, ranging from online analytics to content marketing to mobile apps.
It may have seemed like a good idea, at least on paper. Aggregate pictures and posts as a way to remind users of some of their milestones this past year. But the effort backfired miserably.
With the New Year approaching, The Writer, a language consultancy, collected data on emerging vocabulary from CEOs’ speeches, websites, corporate content and business publications. After having its app audience vote on the best new words, the consultancy came up with a list of words that are expected to take off next year.
No doubt, the press release will continue to evolve. But whatever new form it takes the fundamentals of writing a solid press release (that will get read by the intended audiences) are not going away anytime soon.
The Sony Pictures hacking scandal is getting ugly. The computer breach has turned into a PR nightmare for the Hollywood studio, with the company’s reputation now hanging in the balance.
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.