The Week in PR
Stories by Seth Arenstein
Many communicators and marketers make their bones on consumer engagement. Mission accomplished, for Q1 on Instagram at least. Spurred by B2B brands’ 21% increase in Instagram posts, consumer engagement rose 97% vs the same period in ’15, according to Shareablee data provided exclusively to PR News.
Governments and world leaders are increasing their presence on social media. And like brands, some are committed to it, while others use a Facebook page as a placeholder, posting mundane announcements or no content at all. Indeed many of the trends brands have observed on social are apparent with the social accounts of world governments and leaders.
It was big news Monday when Google unveiled a redesign for AdWords to select users of its cash cow product. The product of years of observing reportedly hundreds of global clients using AdWords, this first redesign in forever is expected to make it easier for users to track the words they’ve bought. Deploying Google’s Material Design strategy, users will find a series of graphs called Overviews replacing pages of data about specific words.
Are these signs of the times? Last week a sports announcer was pilloried for what some felt was an inappropriate remark. The University of Virginia men’s basketball team in the Elite 8 of the NCAA tournament had what seemed to be a comfortable 15-point lead over Syracuse with fewer than 10 minutes to play. When… Continued
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“What your body says is as important as what your mouth says.”
Who’s the real competition for PR pros, brands in their space or Kanye and Taylor, who’ve become brands themselves?
In PR, diversity often is a topic of relatively quiet discussion, although when people voice their criticisms they are similar to those of Lee and the Smiths.
The lull of the holidays is over, and while the new year brings a sense of endless possibility, the reality is far less hopeful for some, particularly those for whom the start of the year means being restructured out of a job.
With some 176,000+ people converging on Las Vegas, January 6-9, for CES, how does one survive? Get around? Think?