Practicing Creativity

The Hoffman Agency

Working at a tech PR agency, you quickly learn how fast the markets move, what the trends in your sector look like and what it takes for a company to create a lasting brand image and voice. The post Practicing Creativity appeared first on "What's HAppening" 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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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. The role I play creatively is distinctly different. Creative PR 2.0

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. The company is getting accolades from other reputable marketers. If there was a way to plan that — marketers would! 7 Sexy and Creative PR Ideas.

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. Vice President, Marketing Technology.

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?

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.

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

Doctor Spin

The digital transformation has changed marketing forever and the field of public relations is no exception. Some PR functions have merged with marketing, some have gone the full digital route, and some have just gone back to basics (publicity). 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.

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

Sword and the Script

While the rate has been trending down since 2010, it’s still largely been an employer’s market since the housing market popped a couple years before then. To that end, here are a few creative PR ideas to help the recruiting shop out. There’s a clear benefit for the employer, but what’s the benefit to talent in a market that’s 96% employed? 2) Think creatively: guerilla recruiting tactics. Thinking Creatively about Recruiting Events.

Injecting Creative Into Marketing for More Earned Media

Cision

Analytics has opened up an entirely new world to marketers, sending many down the data rabbit hole. 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 is a critical factor in the success of any marketing communications team. Blogs.

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.

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. Vice President, Marketing Technology.

Marketing Communications

Onclusive

Ever since Regis McKenna published The Regis Touch , high-tech marketing executives have known that their earned media (PR, for those of us antiquated enough to use that term) has far more credibility and impact than advertising, especially in B2B markets where purchase decisions are reviewed by multiple parties before a transaction is approved. This blog was originally published by Geoffrey Moore on LinkedIn. The post Marketing Communications appeared first on Onclusive.

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.

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. Understand how marketing and comms needs to change to reflect societal shifts.

11 creative ways to pump up your content marketing game

PR Daily

Jeff Bullas identified eight main barriers to your content marketing plan: 1. Without a solid plan—that includes creating, drafting and scheduling your posts at least a week at a time—content marketing can feel overwhelming. This is an awesome opportunity for brand managers, because it enables them to share more content marketing material without clogging up customers’ newsfeeds and appearing spammy. Repurpose your organization’s blog posts. the agency’s blog.

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.

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.

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

Doctor Spin

The digital transformation has changed marketing forever and the field of public relations is no exception. Some PR functions have merged with marketing, some have gone the full digital route, and some have just gone back to basics (publicity). 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.

Get creative: 5 ways to revive your writing

PR Daily

Just ask any communicator or marketer. 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.”.

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.

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

The digital transformation has changed marketing forever and the field of public relations is no exception. Some PR functions have merged with marketing, some have gone the full digital route, and some have just gone back to basics (publicity). 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.

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.

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. Marketing Media Relations Writing & Editing

Creative Ways to Pitch Media During a Pandemic

5W PR

Typically for this time of year, businesses and marketers would be focusing on pitching and marketing things around the holiday season. All of this means that public relations experts should be creative in creating and pitch stories to the media outlets and the public.

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.

Marketing Ideas: ‘New’ Product Marketing?

Ronn Torossian

The marketing industry is a crowded space. As consumer attention spans decline and quality engagement becomes harder to come by, marketers are forced to get even more creative. The eternal battle for attention, for a way to stand out, requires marketing professionals to stay on top of trends, have the ability to predict consumer behavior, […]. The post Marketing Ideas: ‘New’ Product Marketing?

Putting Your Blog to Work: 4 Milestones to Hit Before Trying to Turn Your Blog into Your Business

Shift Communications

Blogs are like opinions — nowadays, it seems like everyone has one. So, say you have a blog, but you want to take it to the next level and turn it into something profitable. Here are 4 milestones you need to meet before you try to make your creative outlet into a brand, a business, and beyond. Before you can turn your blog into a business, you need an audience. Try to follow the X-factor rule – why is your blog, out of thousands, unique?

10 creative ways to optimise your B2B content

Doctor Spin

Inbound marketing and B2B content publishing is giving brands lots of control. It’s common dismiss blogging as a bygone phenomenon. And in terms of how everyone used to have a blog, they’re not wrong. Most forms of blogging have slowed down and almost disappeared from the media landscape. Some blogs were so successful that they today are considered media companies in their own right. If nothing else, to earn the blog article the respect it deserves.

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

Doctor Spin

The digital transformation has changed marketing forever and the field of public relations is no exception. Some PR functions have merged with marketing, some have gone the full digital route, and some have just gone back to basics (publicity). 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.

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.

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

Sword and the Script

One of the risks in marketing is the tendency we all have to get caught in a habit. As the conversations around the marketing table often begin with, “At my last company we…”. However, if there’s one thing the internet did for marketing, it showed us how dramatically things can change – and that they are changing at increasingly faster pace. This means we must, as marketers, maintain a student’s mindset , continuously challenge assumptions , and actively seek out new ideas.

5 Ways to Get More Blog Reads With Social Media

Cision

Marketing is more than the sum of its parts. While each component of your marketing strategy (email, PR, social media, blogs) should bring you results, it’s often better when two or more components work together. Take blogging and social media. You can write knock-’em-dead content, but without a push from other places, your blog may see little to no traffic on its own. Here’s how you can boost your blog’s traffic with a few social media tricks.

The Top Public Relations and Marketing Blog Posts on Sword and the Script for 2019

Sword and the Script

There were 62 posts published on this blog in 2019. In going through the reader analytics for the full year, these are the top 10 most-read posts on this blog about public relations (PR) and marketing. If you haven’t already, consider subscribing to these blog posts by email or RSS. In addition, I publish a monthly newsletter ( sample ) that curates must-read articles from across marketing and PR. 6) How Long Should a Blog Post be in 2019?

Injecting Creative Into Marketing for More Earned Media

Beyond PR

Analytics has opened up an entirely new world to marketers, sending many down the data rabbit hole. 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 is a critical factor in the success of any marketing communications team. Blogs.

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.”. That sea of sameness is how the Cindy Klein Roche , the CMO for Cybereason, describe the competitive landscape in cybersecurity during an interview with the Marketing Smarts podcast. In addition, the theme of the documentary can be seen woven into other marketing assets including, a report and webinar.

Repurpose Does Not Mean Regurgitate in Content Marketing

Sword and the Script

Most B2B marketing organizations don’t do this enough. This means the burden of creating more content, at least in part, could be solved with a little creative effort. The key to repurposing in content marketing is to add value along the way. If you enjoyed this post, you might also like: PR is the Best Kept Secret in Effective Content Marketing. The post Repurpose Does Not Mean Regurgitate in Content Marketing appeared first on Sword and the Script.

Expand your business with 5 creativity tactics

PR Daily

With so much PR and marketing advice floating around online, it’s important that you stick to the most essential information. When marketers want to improve their brand’s presence online, they usually look to add a channel to their repertoire. When you write a series of blog posts, you can repurpose some of them as free opt-ins for white papers or parts of an e-newsletter. She's creative, but she struggles to get new business.

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. Bulk Blog Topic Generation. Vice President, Marketing Technology.