In late July Kia Canada launched its EV6 crossover with a press event featuring Canadian singer/songwriter Fefe Dobson. The car’s battery powered the electric guitar of Dobson’s guitarist. Our curiosity led to a conversation with Michael Kopke, marketing chief, Kia Canada.
A new joint study from PRNEWS and IPR takes a comprehensive look at the perceptions, roles, structures and future of communication.
As is our end-of-summer tradition, we asked data partner Shareablee to look at consumer engagement with back-to-school social posts. The data were provided exclusively to PRNEWS and predate the late-July CDC mask advisory the Delta variant spurred.
Based on these data, press release distribution services should consider closing shop. Purely as a pitching tool, the mass-distributed press release may have lost its relevance for communication professionals. That said, press release wires still offer benefits to media relations pros. And several new wrinkles may surprise you.
At press time, the outlook for in-person events seems precarious. As such, we asked Jamie Kightley, head of client services, IBA International, to discuss how B2B companies can bolster media opportunities at virtual events.
We asked PR professors about trends in education for the approaching academic year. Where do students need instruction most? What skills or knowledge do they hope their charges gain before heading into the business world? We inquired of PR pros about skills/talents they seek most in young candidates. What areas require on-the-job training, which, during COVID-19, has been done remotely?
Interest in PR measurement, research and evaluation have never been greater, for two main reasons: low-cost SaaS platforms put media analysis within reach of even the smallest organizations; and C-suites demand PR be measured, just like every other part of the enterprise.
[Editor’s Note: Since many of our readers will take time off during August for a well-deserved break, we follow our July books reviews with another installment. It’s our way of wishing you a good vacation
We asked Rachael Horwitz, operating partner at Andreessen Horowitz, about ‘translating’ a new currency format. We also asked what communicators at small companies need to consider as crypto continues its increasingly larger role in the business zeitgeist.
To shed some light on how PR pros can successfully promote cultural change inside and outside of their organizations, we gathered some of this year’s Top Women in PR together in a virtual roundtable to share their recent efforts and best practices.