March Madness begins today on hardwood courts around the country for a select group of college basketball teams. To mark this event, our monthly publication PR News asked several members of the 2018 PR News Rising Stars class to dish on the following questions: What about PR and marketing gets you mad and what can be done about it?
The amount of corporate attention to the 2018 midterms during the last few months is a sign that the relationship between companies, consumers and politics is undergoing a significant and permanent change. Brand publicity in this election cycle is a harbinger of what’s to come as consumers expect brands to take stands on relevant issues.
It is little surprise that millennial members are a sought-after target audience as they compose the nation’s largest living generation. The group is so large that it is almost impossible to make sweeping generalizations about its members. With communicators’ and marketers’ abilities to define and reach segments, it makes little sense to target millennials with a one-size-fits-all approach.
We have all seen articles talking about perceived downfalls of the millennial generation. Often mentioned is the fact that this cohort is known to be flighty, with a penchant for leaving a job after perhaps two years. As a person who falls within the millennial bracket, the author can discuss for days the merits of her generation. Instead she provides tips on how to attract and retain millennials in your PR shop.
As you seek entry-level talent for your organization do you wonder what college students are learning and how it is priming them for PR careers? To inform you, the senior executive, about this we asked newly minted PR pros Farley Fitzgerald, communications manager, National Geographic Society, and Ariel Miller, account manager, INK PR, to share their thoughts. Their former professor, Dr. Julie Lellis, also provides insight on how good academic programs should shape our generation’s best communicators.
How has a Trump presidency changed the way millennials think about helping to do good works for society? That issue was in the forefront of millennial panelists’ minds as they discussed the importance of brands doing social good. The millennials were given a platform when W2O Group hosted Firing Up Emerging Leaders (FUEL), Feb. 28 in New York City during Social Media Week.