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- How to…Strategize for Mobile Apps
- Branded Content is Now Top Priority
- Helping the PR Team Soar
- Communication Lessons From the Ebola Outbreak
- Think Through the Downsides Before Engaging on Twitter
- Family Values
- Communicators Leverage LinkedIn to Raise Awareness
- Six Questions in Search of Crisis Communications
- Case Study: How Telecom Company Boosted Lines of Communication
- How to Reconfigure a (Bad) Press Release
How To Get PR Boots on The Ground
Our friends in marketing have been conducting observational research for years, and now leading communicators are following suit. Think of it as a tactical adaptation bred of a Darwinian necessity—it’s a messaging jungle out there, and if we are to survive we must be ruthlessly in touch with our stakeholders’ realities so we can somehow influence them with our words and images.
How To Shed Light on Complex Stories
On a daily basis, we see Democrats and Republicans trying to shape the narrative and control the story and, therefore, public opinion.
How to Make the Value Proposition in Content Work for the Brand and End-User
Creating quality content without keeping your target audience in mind is an empty endeavor. The same goes for content created in a silo without the benefit of an overarching strategy.
4 Visual Storytelling Tips for the Text-less Age
It took less than two weeks for Instagram’s newest video feature to overtake Vine for social media shares. On June 27 Topsy reported that Instagram video shares were north of 1.5 million, versus Vine, which came in just south of a million.
Authenticity, Agility and Pursuit of Brand Clarity
As communications professionals, we position clients to appeal to and influence a diverse range of audiences while retaining their singular authentic brand.
Case Study: Kroger Tackles Sustainability One Lonely Orange at a Time
Kroger, the nation’s largest grocery retailer, now donates 50 million pounds of perishables annually, which associates rescue store-by-store, taking the extra time to gather the donations and separate them in the back room for pick up by local food banks.
Northwestern Mutual Goes to Bat for Childhood Cancer
Northwestern Mutual's Childhood Cancer Program, which debuted in July 2012, is designed to accelerate the search for cures to childhood cancers by providing research funds and supporting families facing the daily struggles of these diseases.
Case Study: Klick Health Program Rewards Employees Doing Well By Enabling Them To Donate To Charity of Their Choice
Last summer a group of five Klick Health employees travelled to Rwanda for 10 days to check out multiple projects and cooperatives throughout the country, accompanied by three people from one of Klick’s charitable partners, Plan Canada. The crew visited several livestock cooperatives, a few schools, a vocational training center and two water projects, where they realized that the difference Plan and Klick made in various communities was exponentially larger than anyone could have ever imagined.
Case Study: Nikon 1 Uses Celebrities and Consumers in a Facebook Photo-Sharing Campaign Designed to Expand its Market
Nikon 1 was ready for its close-up. The latest camera line from Nikon debuted in late 2011, accompanied by a TV ad campaign featuring Ashton Kutcher, while the camera landed on store shelves soon after.
Case Study: Academy of Country Music Generates New Engagement For its Awards With Multifaceted Twitter PR Campaign
Country music fans are considered some of the most loyal among all the musical genres. There’s an emotional bond between fans and country music artists that is generally lacking among jazz aficionados and rock connoisseurs.
Online Marketing Needs a Mobile-First Approach
Brands and organizations of all stripes have spent the last few years moving to a digital-first marketing strategy. But they shouldn’t get too comfortable, as the digital-first approach is about to get eclipsed by the mobile-first approach.
Sharing Stories Is Job One
Oscar Suris, executive VP and head of corporate communications at Wells Fargo, talks about the importance of sharing stories, life in a post-banking crisis universe and what he does to unwind.
PR, Marketing and Advertising Syncing Up
Stronger alignment among PR, marketing and advertising executives is one goal shared by brands and organizations, at least on paper. Despite the best of intentions, however, many PR, marketing and advertising pros have been stymied by a siloed business approach, senior managers who are reluctant to start collaborating on their media budgets or, in many cases, corporate inertia.
How to…Find Influencers on Instagram
It is becoming increasingly difficult for brands to be heard amongst the (visual) clutter on Instagram. To break through, it’s important to focus on building authentic relationships.
Millennials have an insatiable appetite for social media and mobile communications. But their elders are not too far behind when it comes to where they spend their time online.