More Than 30 Social Media Topics Headlined the PRSA Conference, But Influential Traditional Media Still Has Its Day
The future of traditional media, new research on the PR skills needed by 2015 and ways to leverage social media platforms dominated the final day’s sessions at the Washington, D.C., event.
While many political candidates are getting social media right, others have proved that having a presence online can lead to more harm than good if not executed correctly.
With digital/social communications in the forefront, and with corporate and CEO reputations at an all-time low, why aren’t more leaders dipping their toes into cyberspace, at least in the shallow part?
Social media and new digital technologies were also hot topics as PRSA’s International Conference kicked off, with online expert and Time columnist Bill Tancer delivering the keynote.
The Keller Fay Group finds from analyzing data from more than 3,600 panelists in the 13-17-year-old bracket that 74% talk about the media and entertainment.
Almost 90% of U.S. and U.K. consumers prefer multichannel options for interacting with businesses, and more are using texting for appointment reminders, payment reminders and coupon deals.
A study found that nearly all senior-level corporate communicators surveyed expect social media to change significantly how corporate communications teams reach their target audiences.
This simple, user-friendly enhancement meets a genuine need to share information with subsets of friends on Facebook.
Case Study: Post-Haiti Quake, Cruise Line Turns Rough Docking Decision Criticism Into a Smooth CSR story
After a wave of negative press followed Royal Caribbean’s decision return to its long-visited Haitian port just days after the massive earthquake struck the island in January, the cruise company was able to turn the course of the coverage with consistent messaging.
Data shows that “product” stories resonate with the media, particularly when corporate reputations are suffering. Nevertheless, in good times and bad, push product news only when you really have something to say.