10 Content Trends to Watch in 2018

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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 … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Creating High Quality Content

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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 considering purchasing an item, … [Read more...]

Data, Analytics and the Everyday Practice of PR

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  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 and messaging that builds awareness, authority, and affinity for your brand. … [Read more...]

Big Changes Ahead in the PR Industry

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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 agency executives feel positive about the … [Read more...]

New Study Highlights Skills Gap in College Graduates

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If you are one of the bright-eyed and eager college graduates ready to enter the workforce in 2018, your future might not be quite as bright as you expected. A new study from Learning House revealed that about half the US. Human Resources leaders don't think college prepares young people for work. What prompted these HR managers to respond this way?  In 70 percent of the … [Read more...]