Stories by Hayley Jennings


Research Finds Brands Don’t Prioritize Employee Engagement [INFOGRAPHIC]

September 19th, 2018 by

A key factor in recruiting and maintaining a fulfilled and productive workforce is good internal communications throughout the company. An engaged employee, who feels that their company is keeping them informed and prioritizing their well-being, is a happy employee. But how many businesses are actually making internal communications a priority? Not as many as there should be, according to a recent infographic from Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., a risk management, insurance and consulting firm.


Diversity at the Emmys: Actors of Color Snubbed Despite Assurances of Inclusion

September 18th, 2018 by

The 70th annual Primetime Emmy awards talked the talk about increasing diversity on television and Hollywood at large, but did not walk the walk. Despite numerous jokes and skits poking fun at the traditional snubbing of people of color in the entertainment industry, and the most diverse group of nominees in the history of the program, 22 of the 26 award winners were white.


Tips for Writing a Stand-Out Press Release [INFOGRAPHIC]

September 13th, 2018 by

Imagine this: Your company has an exciting new product, service or achievement to share, and you’ve been tasked with writing a press release to get the word out to the media. You’ve taken your time, carefully curating the proper information and crafting the release with painstaking precision. Finally, it’s ready, you’ve released it to the press, and…crickets. Perhaps it’s time to switch up your strategy.


A New Blueprint for Emergency Communications as Hurricane Florence Looms

September 12th, 2018 by

As Hurricane Florence makes its way towards the U.S. Eastern seaboard, officials are urging residents of coastal North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia to evacuate before the storm makes landfall. But, as with all with major storms, some people just won’t listen. Communicators across government agencies and political offices alike must contend with skepticism, fear and just plain stubbornness from constituents when making announcements about hurricane preparedness and evacuation.


Too Little, Too Late? Twitter Bans Alex Jones in Apparent PR Move

September 7th, 2018 by

Twitter has finally banned conspiracy theorist and Infowars host Alex Jones from the platform, citing violations of its abusive behavior policy. While this may seem like a step in the right direction for the social media site, which has been criticized over the past month for allowing Jones to remain active on Twitter despite evidence of previous policy violations, there are still questions surrounding whether this was just the platform bending to public pressure and how the policies actually deal with hate speech and will do so going forward.


Misinformation Spreads After Reports of Sick Passengers on Emirates Flight

September 6th, 2018 by

After an Emirates Airline flight originating from Dubai landed in New York just after 9 a.m. on Sept. 5 with over 100 passengers complaining of illness symptoms, the spread of information was seemingly as swift as the reported illness. And as is typical during public health concerns, much of the information was later proven to be incorrect or misleading.

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Takeaways from Adidas’ Snapchat Shows Ecommerce Ad Campaign

August 30th, 2018 by

Snapchat’s foray into ecommerce has proved to be very successful, as shown by its most recent campaign with Adidas. The two companies collaborated on the new Snapchat show “Fashion 5 Ways,” which was used to market a pre-release of Adidas’ new Falcon W shoe on Aug. 21. While watching the show, users were able to swipe up and buy the shoe directly in the app, with ecommerce company Shopify powering the shopping experience. The shoes sold out in six hours. Here are some best practices from the campaign.

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Social Good in Puerto Rico: LG Partners with Aubrey Plaza to Assist Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts

August 29th, 2018 by

LG Mobile has partnered with actress Aubrey Plaza to bring $200K worth of LG G7 ThinQ smart phones and service to aid recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, which is still recuperating from the aftermath of the 2017 hurricane season. Plaza announced the initiative on Twitter, and LG sent her to Puerto Rico to hand-deliver phones with the non-profit The Hispanic Federation.

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3 Tips for a Better Brand Newsroom From Monster

August 29th, 2018 by

Brand newsrooms are becoming an essential part of any business venture, but too often they become a repository for press releases and marketing materials. With the right strategy and editorial direction, a brand newsroom can transform into an engaging content hub to help you truly connect with your readers. The question is, how to take your brand newsroom to the next level? Here are some tips from Monster’s B2C content lead.


How Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn Measure Up [INFOGRAPHIC]

August 23rd, 2018 by

Though social media marketing is vital to the success of any business, staying abreast of changing trends can be a challenge. To help communicators keep up, Pan Communications has released an infographic of user and marketing data for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn that shows how much things have changed in the past year.