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Quick Study: CMOs Not Interested in Socializing; Marketers Pressured to Show ROI; Millennial Journos Lead New Media Usage

*Social Networks a Low Priority for CMOs: Despite the cultural phenomenon that Facebook and MySpace have become the past five years, 55% of the CMOs at leading brands surveyed by Epsilon, in partnership with GfK … | MORE »

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How To…Conduct Communications Research

Undertaking research is an increasingly important part of communications executives’ jobs, whether it’s to contribute to measurement efforts, facilitate integration, justify budgets or simply gather intelligence about their target stakeholders. But research is the stuff … | MORE »

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Measurement Redux: PR’s Holy Grail Still Tests Business Intangibles

Calling measurement the Holy Grail of PR is as cliché as revisiting the struggle to get a seat at the table, yet somehow the term’s continued relevance (despite drastic changes to the communications landscape) justifies … | MORE »

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How Cause Marketing Can Help Generate Publicity

One sure-fire way to generate buzz for both your company or product/campaign is to align it with a cause. Following are some short tips for your review and edification: Pick your favorite non-profit organization and … | MORE »

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How To Avoid Learning Blog Lessons The Hard Way

The blogosphere has seen its fair share of imposter bloggers whose stated identity or affiliation is far from the truth. Sony indulged in such identity concealment in 2006 when its marketing agency launched and maintained … | MORE »

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2008 PR News Platinum PR Issue Winner: Research/Measurement

The winners and honorable mentions in this year’s PR news Platinum PR awards issue exemplify the most innovative approaches to redefining traditional PR with anything-but- traditional strategies. From a marketing communications effort that united a … | MORE »

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2008 PR News Platinum PR Issue Winner: Video Program

The winners and honorable mentions in this year’s PR news Platinum PR awards issue exemplify the most innovative approaches to redefining traditional PR with anything-but- traditional strategies. From a marketing communications effort that united a … | MORE »

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How to Court and Win Over Editorial Boards

We’ve seen it happen over and over again. A newspaper writes a scathing editorial about a politician, a non-profit organization or a company that did something stupid—prompted, in part, by the refusal of the news … | MORE »

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Time Names Top Ten Green Stories for 2008

Time Magazine has just named its top ten green stories for 2008. The choices range from completely unsurprising (i.e. Barack Obama, offshore drilling) to eyebrow-raising. Check it out and see if you agree with Time: … | MORE »

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The Ten Commandments of Cause-Related Marketing

Cause-related marketing is a partnership between a for-profit and a nonprofit where each has something to offer the other, and both realize a benefit. When you select a potential partner that has a natural affinity … | MORE »

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