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10 Content Trends to Watch in 2018

In January the Content Marketing Association laid out 10 trends they predicted would be big this year. Diversification of content channels Brands become content companies Diversification and expansion of content teams Content producers develop closer relationships with e-commerce Social issues play a larger role in content  A changing relationship with Facebook Concerns about legislation and data Quality […]

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Measurement, Analytics a Hot Skill

Just this last week there were several articles in the news about the value of measurement and analytics. These are just a few of the stories published recently: Forbes: Data Science is the Key to Marketing ROI. This year alone, the U.S. is projected to absorb a shortfall of 190,000 data scientists — and that’s not even […]

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3 Digital Tools That Improve PR

If the idea of technology invading the practice of PR freaks you out a little, perhaps all you need is a different perspective.  Yes, technology can be daunting, but it can also make your life a lot easier, help you achieve better results and demonstrate the value of your work. These three tools can do […]

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5 Tips for Creating High Quality Content

91 percent of B2B brands and 86 percent of B2C brands use content as part of their marketing efforts. (Source: Content Marketing Institute 2018) That’s a lot of content being dumped online every day. Why are these brands so content focused? They know that content powers the customer journey. Customers search for information when they’re […]

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Why PR May be the Answer to the Future of Search

  Rand Fishkin is very smart when it comes to what’s happening in the world of Search Engine Optimization. (SEO) His latest blog post is about the trend for searchers to find what they want right on the search results page (SERP) and not bother to click though to a website and how this may […]

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Data, Analytics and the Everyday Practice of PR

  3 minute read You keep hearing that it’s vital to learn how to use data and analytics, but the very thought gives you a headache. You’re a PR person, not a data scientist. (And that’s probably the last thing you’d ever want to be.) You love your job and you thrive on creating content […]

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Big Changes Ahead in the PR Industry

If you’re studying PR, or you’re working in the industry, the recent study from USC Annenberg should be by your bedside. The report covers the disruption of the PR industry, what’s changing, what talent is needed in the new model of PR, and where the industry is headed.  Here’s the Cliff Notes version: PR Agency Forecast Most PR […]