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Facebook’s Ad Updates

2018-03-08T10:46:19+00:00 By |

You may have noticed some changes to your Facebook newsfeed this year. There’s a reason for that: According a post by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook has shifted focus from promoting branded content to promoting content that generates discussion and interaction. This has had an immediate effect on business and pages that use Facebook to communicate their message. [...]

Dating Apps Are Creating Content Now

2018-01-29T10:15:57+00:00 By |

Soon enough, we will be swiping right for our news content. Earlier this month, the female-led dating app Bumble announced that it would be diving into the world of content creation by establishing its own media brand. This isn’t necessarily a surprise, given that the app has expanded in recent years to offer networking opportunities and [...]

Being Apolitical Isn’t Always An Option

2018-01-10T13:51:37+00:00 By |

Sometimes you just have to go for it. In the past, all sorts of brands have publicly avoided politics in order to avoid upsetting their customers from blue and red states alike. Now, in the current political climate, it’s almost risky to avoid leaning in and participating in political debates, especially when these controversies involve companies’ [...]

Strategic Communications Toolkit: The Importance of SEO

2017-12-04T11:53:05+00:00 By |

On the Internet, we aren’t people, organizations, or companies: We’re brands. Whether you are a startup, an established name, a for-profit business or a nonprofit venture, you are being Googled, and what searchers see is what (they think) you are. A lot of things can come up when someone searches your company. It can be a [...]

Professionalism is in the Copy Edits

2017-11-06T11:08:03+00:00 By |

A recent oversight in a small Kansas newspaper reopened a common discussion this week. What was meant to be an innocent story about students getting job experience turned into an NSFW headline, all because they forgot a dash. And the Internet went crazy. Of course, for my network of journalists and media managers, this sparked a [...]

From the Toolkit: Making Communications Less an Art, More a Science

2018-01-10T14:02:57+00:00 By |

We’re pulling a Taylor Swift and making some things clear about our reputation - this post is here to snap back at those who would say that strategic communications is all art, and no science. In fact, developing communications strategy is steeped in theory, hypothesis, and method. While creativity and flexibility are still key, communications professionals [...]

The Importance of Good Judgment in PR

2017-08-31T16:52:45+00:00 By |

Arguably, nothing is more important to conducting effective PR than good judgment. Whether your organization is involved in a potentially controversial messaging campaign, or simply trying to raise awareness, the need for excellent judgment touches all aspects. Let’s explore just a few elements of PR requiring good judgment. When you speak publicly, your or your organization’s [...]

Charlottesville: Addressing the Crisis in Social Media

2018-01-10T14:03:12+00:00 By |

When choosing a topic of discussion for this week, it’s hard to stray away from the narrative that has dominated our news reels all week: Charlottesville. In a matter of days, we saw white nationalists storm the University of Virginia, counter protestors meeting them in defiance, terrorism, fear, anger—all at what ‘started’ with the removal of [...]

Facebook Changes Target Clickbait, Frustrates Social Media Specialists

2018-01-10T14:04:00+00:00 By |

Facebook has officially joined the fray to fight against fake news and has recently announced changes to the social media platform. Public relations professionals and social media specialists in particular, should be paying close attention since Facebook will be taking a microscope to the kind of language users employ when editing article headlines and leads. Posts using clickbait-y [...]