PR professionals are in the business of influencing public opinion. But the methods around that influence have changed with the times, says Andy Cunningham, PR entrepreneur, author of “Get to Aha!” Discover Your Positioning DNA and Dominate Your Competition” and PR News’ 2018 Digital Awards Luncheon keynoter. Cunningham, who helped Steve Jobs launch the original Macintosh, shared best practices for establishing a digital footprint using memes and a special kind of content marketing in an exclusive Q&A with PR News.
In our continuing series for Measurement Month, professor Ana Adi offers tips on measuring the use of AR and VR in communications efforts. The key, she writes, is to avoid obsession with collecting and measuring data that means little to your business. Instead focus on what success looks like and the behaviors and attitudes you are trying to influence.
Confidence is critical to good writing, writing guru Jonathan Rick told attendees during today’s the PR News Writing Boot Camp in NY City. “You have to believe you’re an intelligent person. If you’re having trouble understanding something, it’s not you, it’s bad writing,” he says.
Sue Grafton, author of the alphabet mysteries, once wrote, “Ideas are easy. It’s the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats.” This article is not about the idea or a theoretical… Continued
Even the most adept social media professional can struggle to effectively show their C-suite why their contributions matter. But these conversations are an unfortunate reality, so here’s how you can determine which metrics are right for your brand and how to explain these metrics in a way the C-suite understands.
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.
For all the sometimes contentious back-and-forth between PR pros and journalists, both types of communicator share some similar goals when it comes to getting a story published. Similarly, both roles share a need to master artful pitching, and knowing what an artful pitch looks like. When it comes to media pitching, staying mindful of your audience means that the PR pros getting the highest return on their pitches know what it means to think like a journalist.
It’s not a secret that today’s leading businesses are turning to purpose to articulate their mission, power growth, unite and motivate the organization, and become future-ready in a world of nonstop change. Study after study… Continued
Content may be king, but even top-notch content needs to be timed strategically in order to get seen. As new social platforms grow in prominence and user habits shift, it’s worth periodically evaluating your posting cadence and strategy. Here’s a handy guide to keep in your back pocket for the best posting times on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest in 2018.
Even just a couple of years ago brands were more than a bit cautious when wading into social and political issues. Things are different now. Consider the size and scope of the 56 companies that signed a letter yesterday protesting rule changes for transgender people. Still, brands need to be careful when taking stands on social and political issues.