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Traditional vs. New Media; Media Spend’s Sharp Decline; Marketing Plans Fail; CMOs Pick Up Slack

Majority Still Questions Blogs’ Credibility: The Rosen Group polled Americans on their media preferences, and the results suggest that, despite the prominence of emerging digital media platforms, print is still deemed the most credible news … | MORE »

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Quick Study: Traditional vs. New Media; Media Spend’s Sharp Decline; Marketing Plans Fail; CMOs Pick Up Slack

Majority Still Questions Blogs’ Credibility: The Rosen Group polled Americans on their media preferences, and the results suggest that, despite the prominence of emerging digital media platforms, print is still deemed the most credible news … | MORE »

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Maximizing Digital Influence

A research study conducted by MS&L identified key behaviors of online influencers and outlined the following program for maximizing the digital influence they have over audiences: 1. Understand influencers’ motivations: High level of interest, sense … | MORE »

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Online Video Consumption Rises at Work

New Year Brings Wary Ad Forecast: According to a new report by FitchRatings, the projected contraction in output among the major advanced economies will represent the steepest decline since WWII, with GDP in the U.S. … | MORE »

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PR News/DS Simon Online Video Survey

Indeed, media’s fragmentation and the growth of digital platforms is redefining television, with industry executives looking for ways to override the powers that DVR technologies and downloaded Web videos grant viewers to digest content (and bypass advertisements) at their leisure. The results of a joint survey conducted by PR News and DS Simon Productions reflect this reality in the context of business communications, revealing an ever-interesting use among public relations executives of channels like online video, social media and blogs to reach and influence target audiences. | MORE »

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As Media Continues to Fragment, Communications Pros Take Note

Funnyman Jay Leno’s recent announcement that he’s leaving his late-night throne for a prime-time spot on NBC has all media buzzing about the move’s larger implications. After all, it’s the first show of its kind … | MORE »

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Quick Study: ‘Health-Info-entials’ Wield Power; One in Four Firms Planning Layoffs; Media Pros Want Online News Access

*Consumers Want More Health Engagement: A study just released by Edelman shows that people want more active, trusted and personal health interaction with companies, organizations and brands. Consumers want companies to help address their specific … | MORE »

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Lessons from the Year of the Recall: New Best Practices in Crisis Management

The following is an excerpt from the just-published Crisis Communications Desktop Reference from Levick Strategic Communications. Recalls aren’t new and corporations have long had sound management and communications tools to minimize their impact. However, the … | MORE »

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Social Media Survey: Execs Have Motivation, Lack Confidence

The results of the PR News/Cision Social Media Survey are in, and one thing is for certain: Engaging with and tracking social media are now standard PR practices. That said, the more than 900 communications … | MORE »

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Gen Y Lives for Tech; Sales & Marketing’s Shared Interests; Branded Content Sites Score Big

*Hip Gen Y-ers Lead the Tech Charge, Companies Try to Catch Up: Companies are still searching for ways to integrate their services into the life of Generation Y, the tech-savvy 18-to28-year-old demographic so vital to … | MORE »

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