It’s no surprise that the number of Michelle Wolf’s Twitter followers tripled over the past several days. As far as timely publicity stunts go, putting provocative words to things many are thinking but few are saying is succeeding in both politics and entertainment. For now, that tactic is not an option for brand communicators, who can only watch as their content drowns in a sea of outrage and affirmation.
Not every communicator has time to study the best technical practices behind creating an effective image, of course, but understanding why certain images engage the eyes more than others requires no advanced study. Having shot news events and concerts for the better part of a decade, PR News’ Justin Joffe shares some common characteristics among his featured images that have garnered the most love, shares and engagement.
We’re down to just two contenders in PR News’ 2018 Most Overused PR Words & Phrases Tournament: “thought leader” and “engage.” PR News’ community on Twitter has been voting for the past several weeks through four rounds of brackets. This time around “thought leader” bested “industry-leading,” and “engage” edged out “elevate.” The shockers of this year’s tournament so far are the relatively early exits of “at the end of the day” and “quite frankly.”
We hear it from senior PR and marketing executives time and again: The most effective CSR programs are those that have solid buy-in from the rank-and file (as opposed to aligning the brand to a cause that’s close to the CEO, but no one else in-house).
During PR News Digital PR Awards Tuesday several attendees were asked what their number one rule is when it comes to proving the value of social media and digital communications.
Resistance is futile. Visual storytelling is fast moving to the core of marketing communications, as PR pros migrate many of their messages to the visual medium from the written word.
This was inevitable. Twitter has added photo and video items that users see when they log onto the social network from the Web or a mobile device. The move comes just ahead of Twitter’s I.P.O next week, as the company looks to feature more multimedia elements and expand its appeal among consumers.
We may be going out on a limb here, but we’re guessing that a decent share of PR execs are now discussing how to measure their messaging via Pinterest and Instagram. Visual storytelling is a relatively new marketing discipline, of course, so it helps to walk before you run.
For Calvin Stowell, director of digital and content at DoSomething.org, the website focusing on younger people and social change has all the tools to construct a successful digital team. The trick is to make sure there is a sense of camaraderie among the team members.