Research

Vested Interest

September 22nd, 2014 by

▶ The Unyielding Power of Perception: Sure, things may look great on paper. But when it comes to how the public views your brand, the perception is out of whack. Case in point: the investment potential

Social Media: Companies Wade Into the Talent Pool

September 22nd, 2014 by

Companies of all stripes are scrambling to recruit, hire and retain social media talent. That encompasses people well versed in content creation, SEO, design, video and several other disciplines that are not in the traditional PR mold.

Pew Study: Millennials Read More Books Than Older Generations

September 15th, 2014 by

According to Pew, 67% of those ages 16 to 29 read a book at least once a week, considerably more than the 58% of adults ages 30 and older who do so. For PR pros, it’s time to challenge the conventional wisdom regarding millennials.

The Fickle Consumer

September 15th, 2014 by

Even the most popular brands are not immune to rapidly changing consumer tastes.

Sharing Your Content Starts at Home

September 15th, 2014 by

While brand ambassadors are appealing to some companies because they appear more regulated, they simply aren’t authentic and therefore aren’t effective.

As Budget Season Begins, Pricing Models Attract Scrutiny

September 8th, 2014 by

As PR managers prepare for the fourth quarter and early 2015, they’re creating new and innovative programs designed to leverage both social media channels and digital PR. Yet altering pricing models remains decidedly below the radar.

Rate of Change

September 8th, 2014 by

With advertising schedules on the wane, more and more marketing dollars are flowing to PR agencies. But whether agencies are capitalizing on the trend is another story.

Infographic: When’s the Best Time to for PR Reps to Send Emails?

August 21st, 2014 by

Getting your timing down can make the difference between a purchase and unsubscribe, a happy customer and a disgruntled one.

Delivering a Killer Presentation, By the Numbers

August 18th, 2014 by

Most of us fear presenting or speaking in public. No one is a born speaker. It takes discipline, practice and good habits to channel your nerves.

The 8 Essentials of ‘Brand Security’

August 18th, 2014 by

When we think of “brand security,” we often think in terms of information technology, software and solutions that are done by “somebody else.” This thinking is actually incorrect. In fact, it is incumbent upon communicators to learn how to improve the security of their brand.