Let’s list the ways in which you’ve helped the careers of your competitors in the job market by clicking “apply” while driving or walking across a street against a red light.
Getting face time with reporters who cover your sector doesn’t ensure that they’ll give your story/company/campaign coverage—although that’s certainly a possibility—but it should go a long way in helping to cultivate the relationship and put your company on a short list of sources.
Writing obituaries for the traditional press release has become a growth industry. Nevertheless, organizations continue to rely on press releases as a cost-effective means to disseminate their messages. Yet the nature of the press release is changing.
For those seeking employment in professional communications, the in-person interview is the most critical part of the job search process. Nailing an interview takes practice, and it also helps to know some of the types of questions or tasks you’ll be asked to do.
“I see communications as a team sport, with people working together on big projects across the organization. I seek candidates who are leaders but won’t need all the credit and those who create opportunities to help junior staff grow.”
Named VP, corporate marketing at Splunk in 2012, Sherry Lowe doesn’t mince words describing the software company’s corporate marketing department at the time she took charge.
With Facebook leading the pack, social media channels are fast moving to a pay-for-play model. Yet nearly half of communicators surveyed by PR News are foregoing purchasing Facebook’s paid media offers.
A business crisis can cause myriad disruptions for customers and partners before PR even has had a chance to assess the situation.
The lines are blurry. As a communicator you are usually selling something – an idea, a story, an interview to the media, a budget, a campaign. To close on that effort – to get the story, win the account, score a larger budget – is a similar feeling your Marketing counterpart has when her campaign […]