5 Apps to Help Boost Creativity for Writers

Cision

If you're feeling unfocused and could use a boost of motivation and inspiration, check out these smartphone apps to get you back on a creative track. Media Blog

10 creative ideas to emerge from COVID-19 ennui

PR Daily

If your creativity is flagging, sagging or bone-dry, try these ideas to spark a bit of fresh inspiration. Please tell me I’m not alone in feeling a lack of creative spirit these days. Creativity is flagging. Your creativity suffers when you only follow news.

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20 ways to unleash creative writing energy

PR Daily

How do you find the muse when your creative energy is zapped, sapped or tapped out? A bit of brisk exercise can snap you out of a sluggish funk—and provide a jolt of creative writing energy. Please share in the comments what you do to get a jolt of creative energy. This post first appeared on the The Publication Coach blog. . The post 20 ways to unleash creative writing energy appeared first on PR Daily. Writing & Editing creativity

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Four Ways to Stay Curious & Creative in Our Digital World

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By Abby Bacardi, American University Student, PR Expanded Blog Post Winner. So, how do you stay creative when you are inundated with so many different platforms to promote your ideas? So, here are a few tips that I have learned which have helped me reclaim by curious, creative spirit. By asking “why” and familiarizing yourself with the messages and tactics that others are using, you open the door to new opportunities to be creative and different.

Top 10 PR Blog Posts of 2020

Bianchi Biz Blog

While the year 2020 will go down in history as a year of challenges for individuals, institutions and business alike, it was also a year where PR professionals rose to the occasion to show their creativity, resiliency and grace.

Tips for Effective, Creative PR Ideas

Public Relations Sydney

Here are some tips to help generate effective and creative PR ideas: Keep up to date on trends Public relations is an ever-changing industry, where a 24/7 […]. The post Tips for Effective, Creative PR Ideas appeared first on Public Relations Sydney. Blog tips build your profile Catriona Pollard creative thinking creativity from unknown to expert ideas personal brand PR tips reputation

4 Creative PR Ideas for Crisis Communications

Sword and the Script

Constraint breeds creativity. Writing on the Ignite Social Media blog, Bruna Camargo gave the vehicle manufacturer good grades for its response, “Instead of issuing some lame press release about how they’re sorry their guy couldn’t be more eloquent, they embraced it, rolled with it, and are now about to bank on it. A few days later, the Times allegedly refused to publish a letter to the editor submitted by the company, which instead published on its blog.

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. At the time, I was not intimately involved in the brainstorming, creative design and the development of innovative marketing concepts at my firm. We shared ideas, concepts and I was able to watch how creative ideas came to life.

5 tips to ignite creativity

PR Daily

Fortunately, there are loads of ways to spark creativity and generate fresh, compelling article ideas. If you’re stuck in a 500-word, five-bullet blog post rut, consider creating: A how-to guide. For inspiration, check out the Travel Channel blog, which features a lovely mix of topics and formats. If you’ve maintained a blog for a few years, there’s a good chance that older posts could be valuable for your audience.

3 Creative Ways Public Relations can Partner with Human Resources and Recruiting to Attract Talent

Sword and the Script

To that end, here are a few creative PR ideas to help the recruiting shop out. It’s worth putting a little paid spend to boost links to announcements, invitations and blog posts with targeted social media advertisements. 2) Think creatively: guerilla recruiting tactics. One of the more creative ideas I’ve seen could have been a page from the guerilla marketing book. Thinking Creatively about Recruiting Events.

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. For example, I blog frequently on my personal blog about how World of Warcraft’s concepts apply to marketing. Content Marketing Creative Marketing Public Relations

9 Blogs To Make You PR-Smart

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

One of the best ways is to stay on top of key PR industry blogs as well as more general sites that offer a fresh take on business, creativity, and content. Why limit yourself to PR blogs when there’s a whole world of interesting stuff that can offer important information as well as increase specific skill sets? Blogs That Can Make You Smarter. Industry or Workplace Blogs. ” The blog is a reliable source of macro PR information and industry trends.

The New Modus Operandi for Public Relations Professionals: Creativity as the Differentiator

Doctor Spin

Data-driven marketing approaches, algorithmic placements, and understanding human behaviour are far more important for advertising success than being able to dazzle audience with creative uniqueness. PR professionals must master the art of high-level creative output and professional-level media production. I will make sure to explore this idea further, both in my professional life and right here on the blog. Never did i think that I would write this post, but here we are.

It’s not OK to hibernate your mind – bringing back creativity for Autumn

PR in High Definition

But whilst we’re busy rushing to get sales and keep the cash flowing quickly, we could potentially be destroying our need to think creatively about the situation we find ourselves in. Explore ways to be creative and innovate. The word ‘OK’ has been around for about 180 years.

Best Blogging Tips For PR Professionals

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

But good, crisp writing is only part of what makes a blog well-read and shareable. There are some do’s and don’ts that can make the difference between a blog that “talks to itself” and one that is a must-read. Take a look at the tips below and see if you can’t take your blog to the next level. Do blog with a purpose. Sure, many professionals feel they must have a blog now to be au courant. Do follow some basic blogging rules.

The Beginner’s Guide to Blogging 10/10: Bulk Blog Topics Generation

Shift Communications

Blogging isn’t going out of style any time soon; with the ascent of content marketing, blogging, podcasting and video are on the minds of marketers and PR professionals all the time. In this 10-part Beginner’s Guide to Blogging series, we’re going to explore what makes a blog great and give you some structures and frameworks to help make blogging easier. Beginner's Guide to Blogging Series: Part 1: Blog Core Values. Bulk Blog Topic Generation.

Unrestricted creative thinking in an ever more restricted world

PR in High Definition

If ever there was a time for some creative thinking, it’s now. What we need now is to learn how to think creatively alone, or with the help of your loved ones (yup, really), or your virtual pals and colleagues. Granted, it’s not quite the same as a brainstorm in the boardroom with frisbees and jelly beans but there are many ways to creatively get around your current challenges – whether work, or life in general. Brainstorming can be a brilliant way to boost creativity.

10 offbeat ideas to spark creativity and promote collaboration

PR Daily

I crave creative collaboration. Creative collaboration is my No. Aside from making work more fun, creative collaboration is a tremendous way to unlock new ideas, solve problems, engage employees and fire up productivity. Here are 10 fun challenges to spark your crowd’s creativity—whether you’re a team of two, 12, 20 or 200: 1. Write a collection of creative (possibly hilarious) out-of-office messages for the various things that keep your team from answering emails.

How Long Should a Blog Post be in 2019? [And Other Key Blogging Statistics You Should Know]

Sword and the Script

Writers that report success with blogging share the following characteristics: They are more likely to write longer or more in-depth content; They tend to spend six or more hours writing a post; They are 2.5 To that end, I started blogging for business before starting this blog, which celebrated 10 years of publication earlier this month and eventually became a natural platform for starting an agency three years ago. 1) How long should a blog post be?

10 outstanding corporate blogs

PR Daily

There seems to be a lot of noise about the "death of the company blog.". In a world with so many shiny balls to chase—such as Snapchat and Instagram—are blogs still viable? A few years ago, I did a comprehensive study of the best company blogs in America, and it''s time to reconsider this channel. What is the state of the art in company blogging? What are the best company blogs today? list, the elite designees would be all tech blogs.

Creative Ways to Pitch Media During a Pandemic

5W PR

All of this means that public relations experts should be creative in creating and pitch stories to the media outlets and the public. The post Creative Ways to Pitch Media During a Pandemic appeared first on NY PR Agency 5W Public Relations Blog - 5WPR.

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. For example, I blog frequently on my personal blog about how World of Warcraft’s concepts apply to marketing. Content Marketing Creative Marketing Public Relations

Get creative: 5 ways to revive your writing

PR Daily

Here’s how to tap into the power of creative writing before you tackle that next pitch, post or press release. Communicators can be perfectionists,” says Rebecca Ferlotti, a freelance writer with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a client list that includes Executive Arrangements and FreshWater Cleveland. Pick the time you’re most creative, whether it’s during lunch break, before work or after you get home.”. Is your love of writing on the ropes?

6 unconventional ways communicators can fuel creativity

PR Daily

Amid a steady stream of bland assignments, finicky readers (and executives) and the constant search for inspiration, what’s the best way to keep the creative wick lit? Here are six outside-the-box ways to spark the creative pistons and get the mental wheels turning: 1. Whether it’s changing a tire, repairing a deck, building a fort, mending a fence, hanging a door or fixing a toilet, tinkering is an easy way to boost dopamine , and fixing something also enhances creativity.

Top Blogs For PR To Follow

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

There are many public relations industry blogs that offer know-how on everything from crafting brilliant media pitches to perfecting presentation skills. But how to determine which blogs are me-too, and which are worth your while? After that, the blog world is your oyster! Follow these blogs to increase your PR acumen. Bad Pitch Blog. But instead of fearing that a pitch may end up in a post, use the blog for good! The Grammarly Blog.

Should I keep blogging?

Communications Conversations

Two Facebook posts in the last week got me thinking: Should I really keep blogging? First, Geoff Livingston talked about how if he had to do it all over again, and start his social presence from the ground up, he would NOT blog. Then, I followed a conversation thread on a private solo PR group I’m a part of where many folks were talking about why they really don’t consider blogging a great tool in terms of new business and inbound marketing.

Yossarian: Getting creative with AI

PR in High Definition

We may slightly dismiss AI’s own knack for creativity, but there’s now one AI tool that is helping us to get our creative juices flowing again. The post Yossarian: Getting creative with AI appeared first on Firefly Communications. Blog PR tools Technology creative creativity support tool yossarianFinding that those group brainstorms are starting to lose their fizzle?

Yossarian: Getting creative with AI

PR in High Definition

We may slightly dismiss AI’s own knack for creativity, but there’s now one AI tool that is helping us to get our creative juices flowing again. The post Yossarian: Getting creative with AI appeared first on Firefly Communications. Blog PR tools Technology creative creativity support tool yossarianFinding that those group brainstorms are starting to lose their fizzle?

Analysis spotlights need for greater public engagement in creative process

Stephen Waddington

New research published by Ketchum in conjunction with Fast Company is a klaxon for dissent and diversity as part of the creative process in public relations. It’s an issue that we were keen to investigate at Ketchum in the lead up to this year’s Cannes Festival of Creativity. We worked with Fast Company to explore the attitude of 500 creative professionals. We wanted to understand their unconscious bias, insularity and sources of creative inspiration.

The Craft of Creative Writing

Barokas

The Craft of Creative Writing. For 2017, my super awesome Secret Santa, Michelle, gave me a book by Dani Shapiro, titled, “Still Writing – The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life.” While some might view control as a positive thing as it can drive efficiency, it can have the opposite effect on creativity. I loved this chapter as it reminded me that loosening the reins on what should be (aka the way it’s always been done) can lead to new levels of creativity.

The New Modus Operandi for Public Relations Professionals: Creativity as the Differentiator

Doctor Spin

Data-driven marketing approaches, algorithmic placements, and understanding human behaviour are far more important for advertising success than being able to dazzle audience with creative uniqueness. PR professionals must master the art of high-level creative output and professional-level media production. I will make sure to explore this idea further, both in my professional life and right here on the blog. Never did i think that I would write this post, but here we are.

5 techniques for boosting PR creativity

PR Daily

Here are five tricks for fighting stagnation and fostering creativity in your work. According to a recent study , there’s a reason why creative folks often huddle over their laptops in coffee shops. The caffeine doesn’t hurt, but what actually seems to spark creativity is the noise level. If you’re aiming to get your colleagues’ creative juices flowing, one of the best things you can do is leave the office and go to a moderately loud environment.

Creativity in PR: Too Focused on the Big Idea?

The Hoffman Agency

I’ve been mulling the idea of creativity in public relations lately. It was prompted by a decision not to enter an award scheme specifically focused on creativity, not because I don’t think we do creative work — far from it — but because the awards sponsor stated that they aimed to reward “those who create the ‘big idea’ and make it happen.”. I’ve nothing against the big idea, and the creative thinking that goes into it. Tips for structuring a creative PR programme.

How many blog posts should you publish?

PR Daily

There’s no universal magic number of blog posts that every organization should create per month in order to see results. Though the perfect amount of blog content doesn’t exist, there is a range to shoot for. Depending on what your company goals are and what your capacity is for creating content, you can find a blogging sweet spot. Think of this option as the bare minimum, as in one blog post a week or one blog post every other week.

Remembering Gene Wilder's creative spirit

PR Daily

RELATED: Tell better brand stories on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and your blog. Social media has become an increasingly popular outlet to pay tribute and honor impactful people that have passed away. Gene Wilder, famous for legendary comedic turns in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” “Young Frankenstein” and “Blazing Saddles,” was honored across the web after he died Tuesday at age 83 from Alzheimer’s-related complications.

The Beginner’s Guide to Blogging 9/10: In Media Res

Shift Communications

Blogging isn’t going out of style any time soon; with the ascent of content marketing, blogging, podcasting and video are on the minds of marketers and PR professionals all the time. In this 10-part Beginner’s Guide to Blogging series, we’re going to explore what makes a blog great and give you some structures and frameworks to help make blogging easier. Beginner's Guide to Blogging Series: Part 1: Blog Core Values.

The New Modus Operandi for Public Relations Professionals: Creativity as the Differentiator

Doctor Spin

Data-driven marketing approaches, algorithmic placements, and understanding human behaviour are far more important for advertising success than being able to dazzle audience with creative uniqueness. PR professionals must master the art of high-level creative output and professional-level media production. I will make sure to explore this idea further, both in my professional life and right here on the blog. Never did i think that I would write this post, but here we are.

Marrying creativity and accountability in PR

PR Daily

One question plagued me that day: Why did public relations practitioners who attended the working sessions express concern about being labeled “creatives” while PR’s most notable creativity evangelizer was the keynote speaker? In two sessions I attended, the presenters noted that PR practitioners are often known internally as “creatives” or “idea people.” They must also celebrate and encourage creativity. Creativity in public relations is informed creativity.

Yossarian: Getting creative with AI

PR in High Definition

We may slightly dismiss AI’s own knack for creativity, but there’s now one AI tool that is helping us to get our creative juices flowing again. The post Yossarian: Getting creative with AI appeared first on Firefly Communications. Blog PR tools creativity tool of the month yossarianFinding that those group brainstorms are starting to lose their fizzle?

How to write blogs humans want to read

PR Daily

Here are 10 steps to take before every blog post: 1. If your blog is too difficult to read, your bounce rate will be high and the time spent on page will be very low. Use Creative Commons images (we love Pixabay ) and Canva to create images that can’t be copied by everyone else on the web. The last thing on your blog checklist when writing for humans is to include examples, case studies, and testimonials.