Midsummer is the perfect time for public relations and communications-agency owners and leaders to evaluate their companies’ achievements over the past six months. Many will review work product, staff performance, and new business wins, as well as client results and satisfaction.
There was a time when PR professionals tried to demonstrate the value of their contributions by counting clips and calculating the cost of the placements, as if that space had been bought as advertising. That time was, sadly, now. I’m saddened to hear that that’s still the method some agencies and their clients use.
Case Study: Academy of Country Music Generates New Engagement For its Awards With Multifaceted Twitter PR CampaignJuly 29th, 2013 by PR News
Country music fans are considered some of the most loyal among all the musical genres. There’s an emotional bond between fans and country music artists that is generally lacking among jazz aficionados and rock connoisseurs.
When Twinkies parent company Hostess went out of business late last year there was an outpouring of sentiment from millions of people for the spongy cake with the creamy filling, which dates back to 1930. Saying goodbye to such an iconic brand was hard to, er, swallow for a lot of older consumers, who equate Twinkies with their childhood.
Maintaining a satisfactory work environment is not only an ethical practice, but also a way to help craft a quality external image. 24/7 Wall St. recently released its list of America’s worst companies to work for and identified nine exceptionally bad corporate work environments.
Branded content is ubiquitous, but you need to have a solid strategy in place to capitalize on it. Doing so will not only ensure that your content gets seen, but also that it doesn’t end up going viral for the wrong reasons.
Facebook is going to implement menus and options that will enable users to say why they are hiding a particular ad or sponsored post in their news feed. This presumably voluntary feedback will help brands target their paid content better on Facebook.
Former President George H.W. Bush shaved his head to show support for a two-year-old suffering from leukemia, according to Politico. Patrick, surname withheld, is the son of a member of Bush’s security detail.
Personally, most of us know that communication is more about listening than talking. As marketers and corporate communicators, however, our professional training has too often driven us to think of our job as the science of monitoring, followed by the art of persuasion.