Category Archive for: Brand

Executive Brand Building and Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

Executive Brand Building and Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

A version of this post originally appeared on the National Blog, an AVENIR GLOBAL company. In today’s digital world, executives have far more to consider than just accountability to shareholders. Organizations are pivoting constantly to capture the attention of and build loyalty with their audiences. Except for when it comes to the C-suite. The majority of…

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3 Brands That Inspired Me on Social Media in 2018

3 Brands That Inspired Me on Social Media in 2018

A version of this post originally appeared on the Padilla blog, an AVENIR GLOBAL company. 2018 kicked off with major changes across the board to the core social media platforms. We saw long-term impacts from algorithm adjustments that changed everything from best practices on posting cadence, to reevaluating which metrics are the best measure of content…

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Planning

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Planning.

Where will Public Relations take us in 2019? Answer: wherever we want. Over the past few years the lines have blurred between affiliate marketing, internal communications, content strategy and earned media. When prospects reached out to us in the past we would generally be asked about securing earned media to drive awareness and generate leads.…

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Four Copy Editing Tips Every PR Professional Needs to Know-min

4 Copy Editing Tips Every PR Professional Needs to Know

When it comes to PR professionals, writing and editing content is the most important task. Even the most skilled of writers always need help with finishing big batches of work and there are many factors which can contribute to you achieving that. “Copy editing skills are always important for PR specialist and no matter how…

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values

Why Every Organization Needs to Find New Value in Their Values

When developing content, campaigns and ideas, I spend a lot of my time thinking about audience personas, and specifically, where to find overlapping values. Rarely do I worry about “traditional” demographics, like gender or age or income level. Instead, I like exploring what those demographic categories can lead to on a human level. Because sometimes,…

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digital media era

Does Old Fashion PR Still Have the Magic in the Digital Era?

You might not know Edward Bernays by his name, but if you have a bookshelf at home – congratulations, you’re a “victim” of the late PR guru’s master spinning skills. A bookshelf is an essential piece in most American homes today, whether realizing its intended function as a mini library or simply used as a…

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consumer

Inspiring the Consumer: You Can’t Do That on Television

I can remember the first time I was afflicted by consumerism. The Sears Wishbook, fresh from its plastic wrap. Me with a felt tip pen circling Barbies and pajamas with Care Bears. Flash forward a decade, I leafed through Seventeen and took note of teen lit book recommendations, Farah Fawcett shampoo, Kissing Potion rollerball lip…

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Facebook crisis

Lesson From Facebook: 5 Tips on Handling Crisis Communications

Crisis communications is the opposite of traditional public relations and involves putting out a “fire” of some sort. Your brand might be under scrutiny for something said or done from a product recall to a bad tweet. There is often a tide of public and media opinion that follows. Your response is the most important…

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Rethinking Data-Driven Marketing in the Wake of the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

It’s a strange time to be a data scientist. News about Cambridge Analytica’s ‘problematic’ (we prefer the term morally bankrupt) approach to data analysis has left the 23 million Canadians on Facebook feeling suspicious and defenseless. And the community of social, behavioral and data scientists who work in marketing and communications have never looked more like…

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Company culture

How Your Company Culture Can Become a Marketing Tool

Companies use marketing to attract new customers, retain current customers and to study what works and what doesn’t. There seems to be a new marketing strategy popping up: the idea that a business needs to market themselves and their company culture. Company culture, as defined by Andrew Hartley, director of alternative board at Bradford West,…

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