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...]

Measurement, Analytics a Hot Skill

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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 counting the 1.5 million more analysts and leaders … [Read more...]

3 Digital Tools That Improve PR

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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 just that. A digital newsroom. There are many vendors out there … [Read more...]

B2C Influencer Trends in 2018

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(78%) of respondents to the Linqia survey reported that influencer content either outperforms their brand-created content (51%) or matches it (27%) in performance.  However, the big challenge is  still measurement and showing ROI. According to this survey, 75% say they struggle to  measure the results.  This could be because of the preference for engagement metrics rather … [Read more...]

Earned Media vs Paid Media Driving Results

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I've seen several webinars and articles this week about the rise of earned media in the marketing mix. 35% of people online have installed ad blockers.  They trust reviews and editorial content. (Forrester Research) This is very good news for PR practitioners.  But as more agencies not familiar with the ethos of media relations jump on this bandwagon there are some … [Read more...]