Digital PR

Why CES Matters to Communicators

January 8th, 2019 by

Not long ago, communicators outside the tech industry tended to ignore CES, the country’s largest trade event. The new reality, where every device is connected, blurs the distinction between consumer and business technologies. This new reality and has made CES an important event for all communicators.

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3 Pillars of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Digital Domination

January 7th, 2019 by

In the last few weeks, AOC has seen a high school video go viral (and combated the backlash), been interviewed on “60 Minutes” and has collected myriad headlines in top-tier publications. In other words, she’s a PR professional’s dream, racking up consistent wins in the mainstream media and on social. So how has AOC come to dominate the digital space? Here are 3 ways the politician is leveraging communications best practices to grow her digital footprint and own the news cycle.

10 Cryptocurrency Terms For Future-Forward Communicators

December 31st, 2018 by

Here are 10 terms that can make communicators sound smart when discussing how using a cryptocurrency might help their businesses.

The Top Musical Branding Wins of 2018

December 26th, 2018 by

Pandora, the largest streaming music provider in the U.S., published a list of the most notable instances when users added songs to their personal Pandora stations around specific events, showing just how strongly audiences associate music with milestones.

How 3 Brands Leveraged Spotify for Smarter Targeting in 2018

December 21st, 2018 by

The brands on Spotify’s “The Year in Advertising” differ, but they all have one thing in common: They leveraged Spotify’s unique insights into user behavior to target audiences where and when they listen. Spotify has amassed a vast collection of data over the years, having integrated with other personal data collectors like Facebook and Instagram. Here are three highlights from the 2018 list, along with the user behavior insights behind each campaign.

How Should Brands Handle Influencers Posting Fake Sponsored Content?

December 19th, 2018 by

Brands are still learning how to assess positives and risks when working with influencers. In light of this report, however, new questions emerge: How do brands protect themselves by properly vetting influencers, and what do they do when someone is falsely posing as a legitimate brand influencer?

When Programmatic Advertising Goes Wrong: What Should Communicators Know

December 13th, 2018 by

We’ve all been there. You click on a product, perhaps even buy it. And then ads for that product and similar ones chase you around the internet. Things are particularly bad when these targeted, programmatic ads follow people who are grieving. That’s a position no brand wants to find itself in. Here’s what communicators need to know in such cases.

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5 Best Practices for Entering Industry Awards

December 10th, 2018 by

Entering for industry awards is often a major part of PR professionals’ work, but it poses significant challenges. How do you ensure your entry copy will stand out among a slew of other awards entries? And how to best discern exactly what judges are looking for? Lucky for you, the PR News editorial team judges its fair share of industry awards each year, and offers up the following tips for strengthening your industry awards entries.

CMOs and Influencers Share Their Top Predictions for 2019

December 7th, 2018 by

Tis the season for listicles. With every holiday party or cup of eggnog poured comes a treasure trove of lists recapping significant marketing and communications developments from the last year, along with forecasts for 2019. Among them, Boston-based agency Pan Communications has shared a roundup of what 19 notable CMOs and influencers are expecting for their fields in 2019. Here are some of the list’s top takeaways.

It’s Time to Seize PR’s Dynamic Moment

December 6th, 2018 by

The future appears bright for PR as advertising will cede its authority, a panel of veteran PR executives says. Yet PR pros must be prepared to grab the mantle, bolstering their knowledge and use of technology and working strategically. In addition, communicators must continue to build relationships with clients.