PR Insights from the 2017 Trust Barometer

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  The 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer has some interesting data for PR practitioners. These are the top 10 insights from the report: Trust in Authorities is Eroding Worldwide.  Trust in business, government, NGOs and the media all declined this year. Trust in media is now at an all time low. The Trust Gap Widens. The measure of trust between the well-informed … [Read more...]

How Fake News Affects PR

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  Fake News has always been around, but 2016 saw a sudden rise in stories that were blatantly false or misleading or partially untrue. This sudden rise in fake news was fueled by a combination of the heated emotions created by the divisive Presidential election and the ease of publication and sharing of news online and on social media. Facebook and Google were so … [Read more...]

Social Media Content Cheat Sheet

social media cheat sheet

Every blogger or brand has content that could and should be re-purposed for use on social media. However, this is not a one-size-fits-all activity. Each social platform has its own "language" if you will and you content will get the best results when you  create it in that native language, so that it shines on each platform or network. Here's a quick Cheat Sheet on what … [Read more...]

Post Election Digital Skills Shortage

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  One of Donald Trump's major platform promises is to tighten immigration laws. We already have a shortage of workers with digital skills and recruiters report that they are struggling to find people with the right talent. Predictions are that tighter immigration laws will make it even harder to find technically skilled workers. Marketing and PR jobs are one area … [Read more...]

SMART News Content

SMART News content

  Over the past ten years the news media has been under a great deal of pressure. More than a third of the journalists in newsrooms in the US have been laid off. This has led to some major changes in how media relations is practiced.  According to the 2013 State of the Media report from Pew Research Center, shrinking newsroom staff has opened the door for news content … [Read more...]