One of the pandemic’s few bright spots is that it has been a catalyst for communicators’ creativity. Examples abound, including a virtual red-carpet/press screening that National Geographic Channel staged for a new series recently.
Digital & Technology
We’ve all heard about the new normal, but what does it look like in the sector you represent? One way to find out is to use predictive landscapes that help communicators build possible behavioral models. Here’s an example using the travel industry.
The PRNEWS staff comes across many examples of brand advertising and communications every day. We have compiled a weekly assessment, with staff members providing their choices of the most notable, good or bad. We hope these brief examples will provide a learning experience about what works and what to avoid.
PRNEWS judged a stellar group of candidates for this year’s Digital PR Awards. In digital, PR can innovate into all sorts of new forms. We noticed some trends among the winners.
As the world of mainstream social media enters its second decade—and at a time when global attention is understandably fixated on coronavirus-related content—many communicators find themselves at a loss. Still, there is no better time than the present to start experimenting with new features, so we asked several social media experts to recommend the features that they see as overlooked.
Hallmark found inspiration for its latest Mother’s Day commercial from a Facebook fan who shared her journey of parenting a child with a disability on its page. The fan noted that not all motherhood looks the same, but should be celebrated nevertheless.
Fake news is not a new phenomenon. Its proliferation during the pandemic, though, when life and death are at stake, has elevated the issue to a new level. As a result, Hill + Knowlton’s (US) new analytics chief John Gillooly believes verifying data will be hot after the pandemic subsides. He also thinks it’s important for people to laugh now. Even for data analysts.
With a homebound audience during the pandemic, it’s tempting for brands and organizations to flood the digital zone with endless rounds of messages. That’s a mistake, Evoke KYNE global digital chief Julie O’Donnell says. Instead, consider first whether your message is adding value or noise.
Cinco de Mayo usually welcomes revelers for one of the prime party days in America. Spring has sprung, the weather is warmer and there’s not much to dislike about Mexican food or margaritas. The day… Continued