For anyone who followed trends in digital media professionally—journalists, PR pros and marketers alike—the death of David Carr is a huge loss.
For users and those looking to communicate a message or call to action to them, a poorly received ad on social media is a lose-lose. Facebook knows this, and they are working on it. On Wednesday, the company announced the introduction of “Relevance Score,” its latest step in the effort to improve the relationship between users and advertisers.
As millennials move into the decision-making process, BuzzFeed, Funny or Die and the other outlets they grew up on need to be a part of the media relations conversation.
As companies start to shift from “storytelling” to “storymaking,” or creating organic content that didn’t originate from a slideshow or press release, they have another option to consider: the proliferating number of branded content studios designed to help companies tell their stories.
The Pew study found that 38 percent of African-American adults and 34 percent of Latino adults on the Internet use Facebook’s photo sharing service, as opposed to only 21 percent of white adult Internet users.
The measure of a good traveler is how lightly he or she travels. Forget the excess baggage of 2014. Here is a notable short list for PR pros to keep in mind for 2015.
Nationwide Insurance’s Super Bowl ad featured the ghost of a young boy narrating scenes in a life he didn’t get to live because of an accident, and critics didn’t take kindly to it. Still, if you subscribe to the “no such thing as bad publicity” dictum, the spot was a win for the insurer.
JCPenney’s decision to revive its print catalog is a stark reminder to PR pros that—despite the digital lurch throughout most business sectors—print remains a viable marketing tool.