Research

The 12-Step Method…to Jargon-Free PR Writing

February 16th, 2015 by

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.

Speak Up

February 2nd, 2015 by

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.

Edelman Trust Barometer 2015: By the Numbers

January 26th, 2015 by

The 205 Edelman Trust Barometer shows that many people feel the pace of change in business is moving too fast. Conversely, nearly one-third of respondents believe the pace of change to be too slow. It’s a fine line that corporate communications navigate.

Better Use of Data Analytics a Major Theme at CES ’15

January 19th, 2015 by

While PR executives in the tech sector have attended CES for years, the increasing ubiquity of high technology throughout multiple markets—not to mention how to wed a message to wearable technology—means that non-tech PR execs should consider attending CES.

A Decline in Engagement

January 19th, 2015 by

Consumers dial back the amount of time spent on the telecom companies’ social channels, primarily due to a drop in Facebook interactions.

Tailor Content to Points in the Buying Process

January 19th, 2015 by

As a baseline, PR executives must understand the buyer persona: What kind of content does your prospect require at each stage of the buying cycle?

Infographic: Women Predict 10 Trends For 2015

January 7th, 2015 by

When it comes to the issues that women expect to be most concerned about in 2015, 29 percent of the respondents said they are worried about healthcare, followed by racial tension (20 percent) and job security (15 percent).

4 Visual Storytelling Tips for Social Media

January 6th, 2015 by

The ability to meld their visual storytelling with their social media channels is shaping up to be one of the biggest challenges this year for business communicators.

Visual, Mobile Issues Confront Communicators in 2015

January 5th, 2015 by

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.

Less Is Not More

January 5th, 2015 by

A new survey corroborates what PR pros have heard for years, but not necessarily heeded: Social media platforms require constant attention.