In-house journalists increase the rate and quality of content production and can help PR strategists to get the right stories in the right places—a major boon for organizations of all stripes.
The PR field is growing, but at a decidedly sluggish pace. Top-line revenue grew a total of just 1.6% in 2013 compared with 2012, according to an exclusive study conducted by SGP Worldwide.
If you’re churning out boring, jargon-filled releases day after day because that’s how it’s always been done, what value are you bringing to your company or your clients? You might as well delegate release writing to the interns.
Detroit’s financial emergency and trip through Chapter 9 bankruptcy have been more than 60 years in the making, so it is no surprise that the crisis management lifespan for this event is longer and more protracted than others.
The PR field has perhaps undergone more transformation in the past five years than in the previous two or three decades. Changes in the way content is produced, distributed and consumed have had a dramatic affect on marketing communications, from mobile to social media. But there may be an even more profound change afoot.
The events that transpired early on Saturday morning involving a Wal-Mart truck and comedian Tracey Morgan certainly won’t help the retailer’s embattled image.
Even though PR stunts will probably be eliminated from your strategy, creating them can expand your thinking on ways of gaining media attention for clients.