What’s in Your Fall 2014 Communications Toolkit?

PR Expanded

There are SO many tools that I’ve “ Tech Tested ” in 2014. The post What’s in Your Fall 2014 Communications Toolkit? It’s the end of the summer and fall marks the busy season for professionals, as well as PR educators and students who are back in school.

#CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of October 20, 2014

Melissa Agnes

The post #CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of October 20, 2014 appeared first on Agnes + Day. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! Another week come and gone. My week has been productive and inspiring. I hope yours has been the same for you.

So Did Those 2014 Predictions for the Communications Industry Come True?

Ishmael's Corner

Back in January, I offered 10 quasi-mad predictions on how the communications industry would unfold in 2014. Buffett only tweeted once in 2014. Apparently, Amazon’s ill-fated phone consumed Mr. Bezo’s time in 2014.

Google and Our World of Search in 2014

The Proactive Report

Take a look at the Google year in search video for 2014. By Cokey Falkow. In the world of Digital Public Relations and Marketing we are apt to become cynical fast. What is it about the new face of the web? Why is it so powerful? What has changed in the world?

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How social media changed in 2014

PR Daily

When we look back at 2014 through a social media lens, it may go down as the year social media went all-in on mobile. Several platforms saw significant growth in 2014.

#CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of October 13, 2014

Melissa Agnes

The post #CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of October 13, 2014 appeared first on Agnes + Day. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! It seems that the change in season and/or my busy schedule has caught up to me.

#CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of September 1, 2014

Melissa Agnes

The post #CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of September 1, 2014 appeared first on Agnes + Day. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! Summer has officially come to an end and it’s back to routine and business as usual… and I’m thrilled!

#CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of October 6, 2014

Melissa Agnes

The post #CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of October 6, 2014 appeared first on Agnes + Day. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! This week, I was in L.A. having a blast putting City officials through a simulated earthquake exercise.

#CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of September 8, 2014

Melissa Agnes

The post #CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of September 8, 2014 appeared first on Agnes + Day. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! How is it Friday already? Where does time go?

#CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of October 27, 2014

Melissa Agnes

The post #CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of October 27, 2014 appeared first on Agnes + Day. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! Happy Halloween!

10 of 2014's biggest PR mistakes

PR Daily

Here are some of the best examples of the worst offenses from 2014. In what may be the most awkward press conference of 2014, Commissioner Roger Goodell promised change while failing to outline any actual plan or action steps the NFL would take.

2014's best and worst communicators

PR Daily

There is no such thing as private speaking, and Decker Communications'' Top Ten Best and Worst Communicators of 2014 list proves it. These famous examples from business, politics, sports and pop culture have left indelible impressions this year—both for better and for worse. 10 Best.

#CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of September 29, 2014

Melissa Agnes

The post #CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of September 29, 2014 appeared first on Agnes + Day. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! The summer is officially over and Autumn is in full swing. That’s fine by me as it’s my favorite season!

TechnoVision Report shows Media Coverage of Top Tech Brands in 2014

The Proactive Report

This new report shows relative 2014 media coverage for ten top business-to-business (B2B) tech brands – Amazon, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and Oracle. Powered by Ocular8, a media analysis and tracking service, TechnoVision’s chart covers the first six months of 2014.

5 lessons from 2014's top brand tweets

PR Daily

Six of the top 10 tweets of 2014 were seemingly created on the fly or as a response to something that happened in the news. SNICKERS® (@SNICKERS) June 24, 2014. Chevy Trucks (@ChevyTrucks) October 30, 2014. Bud Light (@budlight) July 4, 2014.

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Merriam-Webster names 'culture' 2014's Word of the Year

PR Daily

The wordsmiths at Merriam-Webster have named “culture” the 2014 word of the year. Many of Merriam-Webster’s top words, including “culture,” encompassed the themes of 2014’s top Internet searches and social media conversation. Twitter’s 2014 most popular subjects.

#CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Weeks of September 15 and 22, 2014

Melissa Agnes

The post #CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Weeks of September 15 and 22, 2014 appeared first on Agnes + Day. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! To Dubai and back and another week just flew by! Dubai was pretty awesome.

Weekly Roundup of Awesome Links: Week of August 4, 2014

Melissa Agnes

July 2014: The Worst Video Media Disaster – by @MrMediaTraining. The post Weekly Roundup of Awesome Links: Week of August 4, 2014 appeared first on Agnes + Day. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! Below you’ll find our roundup of some really great articles that we’ve come across this week, as well as a roundup of what was published to The Crisis Intelligence Blog and Podcast this week.

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2014's top stories on Facebook vs. Twitter

PR Daily

recently published Twitter and Facebook’s top stories of 2014 , and the lists show a clear difference between the two platforms in terms of the content users want to read. The importance of personalized content was exemplified through NewsWhip’s best publishers on Facebook for 2014.

Announcing the finalists for the 2014 Social Media Awards

PR Daily

Next, our judges will go over the finalists and name the crème de la crème of PR Daily ’s 2014 Social Media Awards. The staff of PR Daily thanks all who entered the 2014 Social Media Awards and wishes our finalists the best of luck in the last round of judging!

Social media branding: The biggest winners and losers of 2014

PR Daily

Social media management company Sprinklr compiled a list of brands that improved most on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Instagram in 2014, as well as a list of brands that barely improved or fell back. It’s been an interesting year for brands on social media.

Weekly Roundup of Awesome Links: Week of August 11, 2014

Melissa Agnes

The post Weekly Roundup of Awesome Links: Week of August 11, 2014 appeared first on Agnes + Day. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! Here’s this week’s roundup of great articles, as well as a roundup of what was published to The Crisis Intelligence Blog and Podcast. Feel free to share your roundup of awesome links with us by using the hashtag #CrisisRoundup! From The Crisis Intelligence Blog.

Microvideo Will Dominate 2014

Waxing UnLyrical

Will Vine and Instagram videos be the preferred method for digital marketers in 2014? Microvideo Will Dominate 2014 is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. Twitter Google+ Microvideo Will Dominate 2014.

Weekly Roundup of Awesome Links: Week of August 25, 2014

Melissa Agnes

The post Weekly Roundup of Awesome Links: Week of August 25, 2014 appeared first on Agnes + Day. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! As classes begin to resume and summer comes to a close, I find myself looking forward to the Fall season. The beautiful colors, the smell of Autumn and the Fall fashion… I love it all! What about you? Are you looking forward to the start of Autumn, or are you sad to say goodbye to summer?

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Insights from INBOUND 2014

PR 20/20

A movement is rising in businesses and agencies across the country and around the world. It can be seen in the exponential growth of HubSpot’s ( @HubSpot ) annual conference, with attendance nearly doubling every year since 2010.

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Weekly Roundup of Awesome Links: Week of August 18, 2014

Melissa Agnes

The post Weekly Roundup of Awesome Links: Week of August 18, 2014 appeared first on Agnes + Day. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! The back to school season is almost here. I hope you’ve been enjoying your last few days of “summer” before the hustle and bustle begins again! In case you missed them, here are some great articles that were published this week.

The Best Business Storytelling Posts from 2014 (Part II)

Ishmael's Corner

I highlighted some of my top 2014 posts on Monday, ranging from interviewing my Mom on the PR profession to using the Budweiser Puppy Love video to illustrate how teasing out tension in a story requires bad stuff.

The Best Business Storytelling Posts from 2014 (Part I)

Ishmael's Corner

After 600+ posts, I feel that I’ve honed my voice. Of course, that doesn’t mean that every post hits the mark (or even gets horse-shoe close). Still, I’ve strived to apply the same counsel we share with clients: Offer fresh takes that help those in communications.

PR Search 2013 vs. 2014

AirPR

Can you imagine a world without Search? Take a deep breath. Now think about all the things you search for in a day. Go on, do it. Now that you’ve thought about it, without Search… How would you know where … Continued.

#CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of October 27, 2014

Melissa Agnes

The post #CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Week of October 27, 2014 appeared first on Melissa Agnes - Crisis Management Keynote Speaker. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! Happy Halloween!

4 Takeaways from Content Marketing World 2014

PR 20/20

What do movie stars, marketers and journalists all have in common?

5 times PR and marketing pros celebrated in 2014

PR Daily

Brands managers who won with social media in 2014. Occasionally PR and marketing pros experience moments when everything goes off without a hitch. The plans and preparations pay off to make that campaign, press conference or media placement a success. Those are the times you want to emulate Hugh Grant’s celebratory dance in “Love Actually,” or top off those accomplishments with a tall glass of congratulatory champagne. Here are five triumphs you probably celebrated this year: 1.

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PR Daily's top stories of 2014: Nos. 31-40

PR Daily

The new year is just a few days away, which means it''s once again time to count down the top stories of the past 52 weeks. To start, here are Nos. 31-40: 31. 10 signs you should work in PR. 15 tips to make the writing process less hellish. Dos and don''ts of press releases.

PR Daily's top stories of 2014: Nos. 11-20

PR Daily

There''s one more day in 2014, and we''re nearly to the end of our annual countdown of stories. Here are Nos. 11-20: 11. 5 signs PR is the wrong career for you. 4 PR lessons from ''Gone Girl''. 5 flawed social media strategies you should shun. 12 words and phrases you should never use. 11 ways dating and public relations go hand in hand. Spotify crafts entertaining response to Taylor Swift removing music. Goodbye, SEO: PR is the new king. Words that get content shared on social media.

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Social Media Strategy Template

The Proactive Report

In January 2014 almost three-quarters of all adults were active in social media, according to the Pew Research Center. That grew to 45 companies (9%) in 2013 and 2014 saw a massive jump to 178 (36%). Download the PDF of the Social Media Strategy Template here. link].

Person of the Year, 2014?

David PR Group

Last year, I had great responses from a blog post and survey about TIME ’s Person of the Year, so I decided to revisit the topic as we start to look back on the people and events that shaped the news in 2014. My nominees for 2014, in no particular order, are: Jeff Bezos.

2014: Year of the data breach

Reputation Us

Data breaches were an unfortunate theme of 2014. The post 2014: Year of the data breach appeared first on LTPR. Target, Home Depot and a dozen other companies are just a drop in the bucket, all of whom are likely looking forward to putting this year in the rearview mirror.

Launching Women Worldwide Podcast With Host, Deirdre Breakenridge

PR Expanded

On October 6, 2014, I shared the launch of #50shows with my blog community. I’ve been working Jim Nico and Dr. Jane Karwoski of the Social Network Station to create awareness around a movement, giving women a voice and a platform via 50 Internet radio shows.

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PR Daily's top stories of 2014: Nos. 21-30

PR Daily

December is close to being a memory, so here''s a reminder of some of our top stories of 2014. Here are Nos. 21-30 on our list: 21. 36 redundant phrases to eliminate from your writing. Have you committed these 8 social media crimes? David Ogilvy''s 10 tips for clear, concise writing. Ogilvy: We ''deeply regret'' ad about shooting of 14-year-old. Studies: Digital media thriving, but press releases still most trusted. The science of colors in marketing.

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PRLab and PRStudChat Prepare Students for an 18-Hour Pro Bono Marathon

PR Expanded

On November 21, 2014, PRLab, the nation’s oldest student-run public relations agency, will host its third PRoBono event. A Guest Post By Rebecca DeLuca.