3 Landmark Studies that Sum Up the State of Creativity for the CMO [UML]

Sword and the Script

I sense we are reaching that point in marketing, with respect to data and creativity. This is the role of creativity in marketing: to drive an emotional connection and feeling of belonging. 1) Digital is killing creativity in marketing.

Crowdsource Your Team’s Creativity for More Influential Communication

Ronn Torossian

With that in mind, do you have a tool you use to collect and “bank” all the creative energy on your team? The post Crowdsource Your Team’s Creativity for More Influential Communication appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Messaging isn’t a one-time deal.

Four Tips on Successfully Building Your Own Creative Department

PR Expanded

Recently, my colleague Patrick Walsh shared a few great tips on finding the right creative partner to take on some of your design projects. It’s time to start thinking about bringing your creative work back in-house. Look to hire creatives who are both extroverts and introverts.

The Power Of Creativity In PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Some people don’t think of PR professionals as particularly creative – except when it comes to hatching wild PR stunts or gimmicks, like KFC’s fried-chicken-flavored nail polish in 2016. Yet creativity plays a part in much of a PR person’s daily work.

How To Get The Best From Your PR Agency

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Bringing on an external PR agency , or really any outside firm, is an investment of time and budget for any company, no matter its size. Naturally, things will go better for both parties if the agency team gives their all, and the client manages for the best possible outcomes.

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5 Tips to Get in Your #Creative #PR Groove

PR Expanded

Years ago, I was a PR person working at a creative marketing communications agency. The company had three distinct divisions: PR / Communications (that was my area), Creative Marketing & Advertising and Web, Multimedia & Video. Tip #5: Read Creative Blogs.

5 Reasons PR Agency Relationships Fail

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Nobody enters into a PR agency partnership thinking it will fail, just like no one gets married thinking they may one day divorce. But when client-agency partnerships end prematurely, there are often avoidable factors involved. Why do some agency relationships fail?

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What The PR Agency Isn’t Telling You

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Any good public relations agency should want to have an open conversation about what clients can expect for their investment. But even the best agencies don’t always spill the tea at the very first meeting. What might the agency not want you to know?

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7 Ways To Spark Creative PR Ideas

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As with any creative process, brilliant ideas don’t come out of nowhere; in fact, they are usually hard earned. More often than not there’s a process that came before the inspiration, and PR teams can use these steps to trigger those great, creative ideas.

Two Creative PR Stunts that Turned a Press Release Upside Down

Sword and the Script

I recall an agency staffer running around the PR firm making sure everyone knew how to prevent it from happening. It’s one of two creative press releases examples that recently crossed my radar and I’m sharing here in this post. A Creative Press Release for B2B Tech.

Oregon agency gets creative in product testing

PR Daily

Many PR pros would argue that the most effective agency employees are the ones that most fervently and enthusiastically use their clients’ products. The Roundhouse agency from Portland, Oregon, apparently agrees.

Agency Work/Life Balance

Critical Mention

When other industries think of creative agency hours, they go EEK! Don’t forget, they’re more creative. If you’re at a creative agency, this means breaking ties with clients and projects that aren’t beneficial to you.

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Holding women back in PR limits agencies' effectiveness, creativity

PR Daily

On Wednesday, the MSLGGroup—the world’s fifth-largest public relations agency—agreed to a $2.9 Though the agency did not admit to wrongdoing, employees claimed that women were paid and promoted less than men and subject to discriminatory reassignments, demotions and firings.

PR Creative: A 7-Year History

Shift Communications

I did it for the challenge, but I knew that applying my traditional creative director background to the world of earned media came with uncertainties. The strategic side of the PR coin can, and should be, as creative in nature as any other type of marketing. Creative Director.

An A to Z guide to marketing and PR agency management

Stephen Waddington

Agencies are straightforward organisations to manage. He’s an agency boss based in New Zealand that helped build Edelman in Europe, and latterly Asia. His presentation guide on agency management is a must read for anyone in the business. Agencies – client, talent and a clear proposition are the three ingredients that you need to build a successful agency. Community – the era of command and control is over, especially in networked agencies. agency

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Everyone Wants Creativity in Communications. What’s Holding It Back?

Ishmael's Corner

Everyone perceives advertising agencies as creative. The Super Bowl delivers three hours of programming that essentially turns into a promo for creativity in the ad biz. People also categorize the digital shops under creativity. So we know how to describe creativity in PR.

15 Top Questions To Ask During A PR Agency Search

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Selecting the right public relations agency is a bit like dating, and it can be fraught with some of the same perils and challenges. It helps to break down the PR agency search process into key phases and to articulate questions to elicit the best responses.

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PR Agency Offsite, Japan Style

Ishmael's Corner

Whether it’s taking over a restaurant to cook a meal or trying to stay upright playing broom ball (hockey minus ice skates,) company off sites often bring a creative bent to team building for a PR agency.

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3 tips for establishing a strong client/agency partnership

PR Daily

Here’s how you can make sure you get the most from your agency partners. “We We don’t think of you as our PR agency, you’re part of our team.”. A truly symbiotic partnership between an agency and client is hard to come by, and typically doesn’t happen overnight.

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Creative Storytelling as the Soul of B2B Marketing [UML]

Sword and the Script

Yet that’s the central responsibility of the creative marketer – to convert the uninteresting into something interesting. 3) Creativity is the Soul of CMO. Is your PR agency bring creative ideas to the table? It’s far too easy to say that B2B technology is dull.

Why Are PR Agencies So White?

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The public relations industry has done a good job speaking out about the lack of ethnic and demographic diversity in our business – particularly at PR agencies , where middle-class whites predominate, and where C-level management is mostly Caucasian men.

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How To Get A Running Start With Your PR Agency

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The best public relations partnerships are client-agency collaborations that involve a serious time commitment on both sides. But what if the client has limited time to invest with the agency team? Or if it lacks experienced staff to manage the agency effort?

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8 rules for working with a creative agency

PR Daily

If you’re going to spend money on an agency, you want to get as much out of the relationship as possible. By following these eight tips, you can help ensure strategies are aligned and your agency partner and production team are able to react quickly to snags or changes.

How Creative, Agile and Metrics can Sing in Marketing Harmony [UML]

Sword and the Script

Limited is the operative word, because while measurements are important, you can’t directly measure everything, like the impact of creativity, and yet we know these things have value. 1) Creative and analytics as whole-brained partners. “I’m Is Creativity a Skill or Talent?

Libraries, Long-Term Value and the Influence of Creativity in Content Marketing [UML]

Sword and the Script

That’s how Jimmy Daly begins his piece – 5 Content Marketing Power Laws – for Animalz a marketing agency and it had me hooked as a reader. 3) Rising influence of creative in content marketing. Marketing content marketing creative ideas creative marketing unscripted marketing

Injecting Creative Into Marketing for More Earned Media

Cision

Overreliance on analytics overshadows creativity, which can hinder your chances to earn more media. When you focus solely on optimizing for clicks or conversions, you miss the opportunity for the audience to emotionally connect with a clever or creative piece of content.

Creative Uses for Google Analytics in Public Relations

Shift Communications

The solution seems to be to get more creative. Matt’s presentation about Google Analytics demonstrates a creative way to utilize an analytical tool for public relations work.

Creative PR: 4 Idea Generation Techniques

Shift Communications

In 1926, psychologist Graham Wallas outlined the basic creative process, which has been the overall framework for understanding and fostering creativity for almost a century. The Wallas process has four general stages: Preparation : loading up your mind to be creative.

13 Ways Our PR Agency's Blog Blew It -- And What Kuno Creative Did To Fix It

MaccaPR

Just as every parent thinks their own sons and daughters are the best looking and most brilliant children on Planet Earth, too many companies and marketing agencies – our Minneapolis PR firm included – are convinced that their blogs could hardly be better. Image Sources: Nike , Kuno Creative.

5 PR Agencies You Should Follow on Twitter

Critical Mention

With 120,000 agencies just in the United States, the competition is steep. If you’re knee-deep in agency life (or you want to be) here are some agencies that will inspire you and keep you up-to-date with the latest in PR around the world: Golin.

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Popcorn and a Movie: A Creative and Integrated B2B Marketing Campaign that Could Work in Any Vertical

Sword and the Script

Creativity and risky marketing efforts don’t always find receptive purse strings in B2B, but it could well be the only thing left in “a sea of sameness.”. Looking for an agency partner that can both bring creative ideas and.

For PR Agencies, Does Cannes Really Matter?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity – the Oscars of the advertising business – was held last week, and apparently it was a big disappointment for the public relations industry, which won fewer awards than in previous years. The problem is, the work is often led by ad agencies.

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What Clients Should Expect From A PR Agency

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And we’ve written about what agencies need from their client partners in order to be successful. The chief parameters of the client-agency relationship are covered in the letter of agreement, and planning documents will further outline expectations.

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Creative Headlines Will Drive PR SEO & Success in 2017

Cision

It continues a thought leading series based on Agency and Client-side workplace issues, and is the basis of a forthcoming coaching and mentoring book to be published in 2017 alongside the 15th anniversary of the agency. Insights provided by the agency practitioner client-side include the importance of mobile, from both a creative and business standpoint. This news article was written by Courtney Lukitsch, Founder and Principal at Gotham PR in New York and London.

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How I Started One of the Top B2B Agencies

B2B PR Sense

Over 20 years ago I built my company, Marx Communications, which now rates as one of the top B2B agencies in the industry. To my surprise, I discovered I had a talent for it, and that PR could be creative and challenging. The focus of my agency has always been B2B public relations.

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Why Your First PR Job Should Be At A PR Agency

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Let’s face it, any of the above would be a win for a recent graduate, but — barring a rich equity offer from a high-flying tech startup — I’d strongly advise jobseekers to take a position at a PR agency as opposed to a corporate or nonprofit gig.

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A Journalist’s POV: 3 Questions From A PR Agency

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When putting together a media strategy for a new project, creative p ublic relations teams know to look for ways to work with popular local or regional pubs. John was good enough to answer our “three questions from a PR agency” for this post. John Turiano.

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26 Thoughtful Marketing Predictions that Could Actually Happen in 2019 Across PR, Content, Digital, Social Media and Customer Success

Sword and the Script

It’s a list worth perusing carefully because there are real gems in here from CMOs, agency leaders and many consummate professionals. 8) Creativity over productivity. Weak agencies will go out of business because they’re irrelevant. Creativity is back.

6 PR agency pet peeves

PR Daily

In my first PR agency job, during the times that drove us crazy, the owner had a favorite line: “This would be such a great business if it weren’t for the clients.” But many years later, it’s still a reminder of the unique pressures of the agency life.

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How Agencies and In-House Teams Bring Out the Best in Each Other

Cision

There’s a new trend in the creative world — more companies are building their own in-house teams for a range of creative work that used to be assigned to external agencies. For one, agencies (particularly large ones) tend to be slower than in-house teams.

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