At nearly 200 years old, Western Union is anything but a stuffy, conservative company, reluctant to change. In an interview with the company’s new communications chief, we discuss how Western Union is raising awareness of its new businesses.
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In this third in a series of Intrado Digital Media-sponsored articles about measurement, we look at the hurdles of measuring media ROI. The first two articles in the series appeared in the November 2019 and December 2019 editions
With CES beginning today in Las Vegas, we take a look at technology and tech-related issues for PR pros as the year begins.
With CES 2020 beginning, we asked our data partner Shareablee to look at the technology influencers who were most active on social media during the past year. Several famous tech names made the list.
In this third set of 2020 predictions, communicators anticipate strong demand for mergers and acquisitions of PR firms, a rise in personalized stories and PR pros increasing their use of sophisticated data as audiences become more difficult to reach. Other predictions include a fierce response from healthcare to political criticism and an increase in relationships with non-traditional media outlets.
In the second of a multi-part series of predictions, several PR pros anticipate a rise in the need for crisis communications in 2020. They also see rises in diversity and inclusion as well as transparency. There also will be a need for storytelling that allows consumers to escape from the noise of the 2020 elections.
As is our tradition, in late November PRNEWS asked senior communicators to prognosticate about the coming year. This is the first installment of a multi-part series containing their predictions for 2020. In this first installment, one of the dominant themes was the importance of personalization in various aspects of PR. We’ll run subsequent parts of this series throughout this week.
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg is no longer atop the world’s largest aircraft maker. That he survived this long offers hope to those who believe that crisis can be overcome by ignoring it. Or by insisting for as long as you can that your brand is not to blame. Communicators can add Muilenberg’s name as proof that those tactics usually don’t work for very long.
Girls and boys, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for: Ashley McCown’s year-end video with her choices of the top PR crises for the final 6 months of 2019. So, fire up your Google machine and get ready for McCown’s eclectic mix of popular and outside-the-box PR crises. Hats off to those of you who can guess all five of her top picks before watching this video. Hint: Look for a clue in this post.
TV journalist Soledad O’Brien offered attendees at last week’s PRNEWS Media Relations Conference plenty of tips about storytelling and pitching. For example, when telling an ostensibly dry policy story, she looks for people whose lives are affected by the policy.