Separating Creativity from Technology in Thinking about Marketing Innovation [UML]

Sword and the Script

In marketing, we tend to use those two words interchangeably (I’m guilty of this too). However, when I really consider the word innovation in marketing, I tend to think of creativity. In some ways, innovation in marketing is like positioning – it’s a mindset.

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.

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.

How PR pros can break out of a creative rut

PR Daily

Look around to see what other brands are doing to get their message out. If you don’t keep an eye on what the latest approaches are, you risk lacking creativity. Every best practice promises to be the best,” writes marketer, speaker and author Jay Acunzo in his @Medium piece.

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 post Marketing Ideas: ‘New’ Product Marketing?

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

Sword and the Script

The pendulum of marketing can only swing in one direction at a time, but at some point, the forces of gravity slow the swing and eventually take it back in the other direction. I sense we are reaching that point in marketing, with respect to data and creativity.

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. Even in B2B technology, marketers will find better success focusing on story in which the prospect sees themselves. 3) Creativity is the Soul of CMO.

State of Content Marketing 2019: Creativity Strikes Back

Contently - Strategy

The brand had a slick new site, detailed persona work, and a strong SEO gameplan. “Content marketing just doesn’t work,” they said. I’ve worked at Contently, one of the pioneers in content marketing, since 2013. Creativity strikes back.

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. Creative is a critical factor in the success of any marketing communications team.

Creative Communications: Lessons from Health and Wellness Brands

Waxing UnLyrical

These messages are tired and far from creative. Yet, health and wellness brands refuse to let them go. Instead of following the herd to captivate and activate your audience you must flex your creative muscles. Positioning: Lärabar as a Lifestyle Brand.

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…”. 1) Content marketers as librarians . “If Does Blockchain Really Have Marketing Potential?

Creative Branding In a Fredericksburg Loo

Waxing UnLyrical

Does your business’ restroom – often just a necessity you don’t give much thought to – have such creative branding that it makes your customers want to come back? which plays up the creative “twist” of their food.

Infographic: How to nurture creative, productive writing habits

PR Daily

Delivering the creative goods every day, throughout a career, requires a more strategic approach. An infographic compiled by the inimitable Henneke from Enchanting Marketing makes a compelling case for why writers shouldn’t rest on their laurels, waiting for the muse to arrive.

4 Creative PR Ideas for Crisis Communications

Sword and the Script

Constraint breeds creativity. Can’t cry over spilled milk, or Rikk Wilde’s sweat beads that surely moistened that Chevy-branded trophy. The company is getting accolades from other reputable marketers. If there was a way to plan that — marketers would!

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. Thinking Creatively about Recruiting Events.

Report: Overcoming creative marketing professionals’ biggest challenges

PR Daily

From outstanding infographics to engaging videos, creative elements can make your marketing campaigns pop. Those surveyed listed the high demand volume for creative work and the speed at which they’re expected to complete work as the two biggest hurdles they frequently face.

4 INSPIRING EXAMPLES: How to tell your brand story via an end-of-year report

PR Warrior

The post 4 INSPIRING EXAMPLES: How to tell your brand story via an end-of-year report appeared first on PR Warrior | Trevor Young. Content marketing Buffer Creative Market Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream MailChimp

Coca-Cola Freestyle combines content and creativity with “Make Your Mix” contest

PR Daily

CNBC reported : If you’re determined to score the $10,000 grand prize, you’ll first need to find one of Coke’s 50,000 touchscreen Freestyle machines nationwide that dispense a wide variety of the company’s fountain drink brands. A refreshing marketing mix. Marketing PR

5 tips to ignite creativity

PR Daily

Fortunately, there are loads of ways to spark creativity and generate fresh, compelling article ideas. RELATED: Craft engaging stories that inspire audiences, build brand loyalty and more. ]. All writers struggle to consistently generate creativity, inspiration and fresh content ideas.

Creative Headlines Will Drive PR SEO & Success in 2017

Cision

No marketing and public relations executive is immune from the educational curve of bringing their client up to speed on the latest in search, bridging the digital and SEO divide on an hourly basis. Insights provided by the agency practitioner client-side include the importance of mobile, from both a creative and business standpoint. Most businesses rely not only on their brand equity, but market reputation and repeat clients.

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4 Lessons Learned While Managing Creative Marketers

Beyond PR

Creative people are the heart and soul of marketing and communications. They are gifted contributors to our marketing and PR teams. Having managed both creative and analytical people over the years has taught me a few things.

Brand Awareness: It’s All About Content

Onclusive

CMOS and CEOs Sound Off on the Essentials for Getting Buzz and Building Your Brand Awareness. For marketers, this makes brand awareness a huge challenge: How do we stand out above the noise? Pick one differentiating facet of your brand and focus on it consistently.”.

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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?

Challenger Brands: Here’s How To Win At PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Regardless of the industry, a challenger brand can have a natural PR advantage. Challenger brands can shake things up through unique points of view, innovation or a better story. But many brands don’t have Casper’s $240 million venture funding.

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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. Creative is a critical factor in the success of any marketing communications team.

Teaching and creatively executing influencer marketing for real clients

Karen Freberg

Influencer marketing has become one of the MAIN things many professionals working in social media are asked to do. Whether you are at an agency or working for a brand, engaging with influencers is one of the components of a successful and current social media plan. As a professor, I know many of my fellow colleagues are actively teaching influencer marketing. How is influencer marketing taught or incorporated into assignments?

How Tweetchats Boost Your Brand

Cision

Tweetchats are fabulous for branding because you become known in your industry as the leader for the topic that you host your chats on. She’s successfully branded herself as the SmallBizLady as a result. Click here to create outside-the-box content marketing!

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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.

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.”. In addition, the theme of the documentary can be seen woven into other marketing assets including, a report and webinar.

6 Ways To Use PR To Build Brand Marketing

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Some say the goal of a great PR program should be to build brand reputation, while sales and marketing actually drive sales. The reality is that the lines between PR and marketing are getting blurrier all the time. Generating credibility for the brand message.

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Reactive PR Opportunities in Brand Mentions

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Most often, reactive PR is associated with “newsjacking,” where a brand may seize on a trending news story through social posts or expert commentary in the media. PR wins from brand commandeering. Chevrolet even incorporated ChevyGuy into its future marketing campaigns.

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Is Creativity a Skill or Talent and Can it be Lost and Learned? [UML]

Sword and the Script

Is creativity a talent or a skill? It seems to me if creativity is a talent it can be fine-tuned, like a natural athlete trains to compete in professional football. On the other hand, if creativity is a skill, it can be taught in the same way, we might teach our children to throw or catch a football. Sometimes creativity just exists. Creativity can’t be pre-ordered, ordered on-demand, purchased on credit, or saved and stored for use on another day.

Why Brands Need to Get Emotional

Cision

Brands know that emotions are powerful motivators and an emotional campaign can heavily influence buyer behavior. Brands that are shying away from emotion as a motivator, or merely only as a data-set to inform a marketing persona are fighting with one hand tied behind their backs. .

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Deborah Weinstein on the Challenges Confronting PR and Digital Marketing

Flack's Revenge

Today I share Deborah Weinstein’s answers to questions about the challenges confronting social media marketing and digital communications. Are the social media waters still safe for marketing? The thing about marketing is that to fill your net you have to fish where the fish are.

Leverage Your Brand’s Poker Face Into a Competitive Edge

Cision

In business, the point of keeping a poker face (aka “brand identity,” for the purposes of this article) is to encourage consumers and competitors to make choices that benefit you, without having to directly nudge them into making those decisions. Executive Insights Featured brand identity

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Should Your Brand Be On Vine?

Shift Communications

You may be wondering what these little video snippets can do for your brand, or why you should invest into a Vine profile of your own. Vine is great when it comes to capturing a younger audience, and attracting them to your brand. Marketing Coordinator.

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3 bad reasons for changing your branding

PR Daily

Clients frequently come to PR pros for help developing a new logo and brand identity. Here are three reasons NOT to change your brand identity: 1. Organizations work hard to establish a familiar logo and brand identity that connects with audiences.

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Why Your Brand Should Be on Tumblr

Shift Communications

What separates Tumblr from the rest of the pack, and why should your brand use it? Tumblr can also boost your brand’s SEO – it allows search engines to index your blog, and you can tag posts with keywords you want related to your brand. A Brand That Dominates on Tumblr.

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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

As I’m wont to do at year’s end, I ask many brilliant marketing and PR types for their take on what might transpire over the next twelve months. 5) Alignment of marketing and customer success. “A 6) Marketing spend rationalization. 8) Creativity over productivity.

7 ways to reignite your creative spark

PR Daily

When the creative juices have clogged, it can seem like they will never flow again. PR pros and marketers know the horrors of creative slumps, of struggling to meet deadlines in a world where maintaining an innovative and imaginative edge has never been more vital.