PR, Attention, and Trust

content creation strategy

  We are living in an attention society – and they say that people now have the attention span of a goldfish! So, how do you attract attention, create affinity, and build trust?  With great content. What does this have to do with PR? Content is all done with communication techniques.  Communication is the bedrock of PR.  And gaining attention, affinity, and … [Read more...]

Google’s Content Rules

Google Content Rules

  Your audience finds your content in many ways, but one of the main ones is through search. And since Google dominates the search market, it pays to develop content that meets Google's content rules. Content has always been a major part of PR, but now it's become an integral part of all marketing. According to research from the Content Marketing Institute, 91 … [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

The future of PR New skills

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...]