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How employee communications technologies are enabling ‘continuous listening’

PR Daily

Dramatically increased interaction on real-time connectivity platforms lets communicators collect vital data on the workforce’s state of mind. Build community on digital tools. In turn, they’ve transformed what the workplace looks like and how employees expect to communicate.

Why Your Technology Company Needs PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

A high-impact PR program can be a technology company’s greatest asset – provided it’s well conceived and skillfully executed. Good will and strong community relations are also in demand as Silicon Valley is blamed for a host of problems, from data privacy threats to income inequality. Yet even if the PR program is executed internally, public relations and influencer marketing can help put a tech company on the map.

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When approaching DE&I, lean on your communities

PR Daily

For Facebook, everything comes back to its stated mission of bringing people together through technology. Having a strong foundation for why you are doing what you are doing is crucial for having a cohesive story around D&I, says Jo McRell, diversity communications lead for Facebook.

How to build community during the current global pandemic

PR Daily

Communications professionals play a unique role in times of crisis, usually because they are some of the first called into action as their organizations develop a response. RELATED: Tune in June 18-19 for our Social Media & Digital Communications Virtual Conference ].

Consumer brands must tap technology to stay relevant post-pandemic

PR Daily

One way to do so is by tapping into technology, and we already are seeing this success exemplified through brands that have developed a hybrid approach that mixes traditional with digital. FREE DOWNLOAD: 2019 Internal Communications Measurement Survey Results ].

A Community Manager’s Toolbox

Shift Communications

Being a community manager may sound like a cool, trendy job filled with fun and creativity. Whether you’re managing a community of thousands or one of 100, you are the eyes and the ears of the company on platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Luckily there are some tools and assets out there than can help make a community manager breathe a little easier on a day-to-day basis. As community manager, one of your main tasks is responding and interacting with audiences.

Why can’t employee communications be exciting?

PR Daily

PepsiCo Foods’ Joan Cetera chips away at outdated notions of internal comms. The pandemic has permeated everything we do in the communications department.”. RELATED: Join Ragan's Communications Leadership Council, exclusively for leaders in employee and internal communications ].

Addressing diversity through mentorship and better communication

PR Daily

Communicators can help their organizations have difficult conversations by being facilitators, creating safe forums, and by investing in mentorship programs. Courtney Newell, founder and CEO of Crowned Marketing and Communication s, says that the first step is owning past missteps.

Cruise lines embrace CDC restrictions amid government fight, P&G works to overcome Apple’s privacy measures, and eBay removes auction for art made in Japanese internment camp

PR Daily

Hello, Communicators: Facebook is adding additional labels to posts that appear in News Feeds that identify the posts as “public official,” “fan page” and “satire.”. CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS. CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS. The business community is facing a workplace wellness revolution.

Celebrating the PR Profession’s LGBTQ Community

PRSay

Let’s recognize the power of public relations to shape ideas and forge opinion,” said Galloway, vice president of communications for Wells Fargo Bank and chair of the PRSA 2020 International Conference. “PR What challenges do communicators face during the current coronavirus pandemic?

Chats with Chip: Ryan Williams on Internal Communications and Measurement

Media Bullseye

The most recent episode of Chats with Chip featured a conversation about internal communications and measurement with Ryan Williams , a partner with Tekara Effectiveness. Ryan, who has 20 years of experience in this field, illuminated trends, difficulties, and advantages of formulating a regular plan to measure and implement internal communication tactics. Despite the positives of internal communications strategies, Ryan recognizes the difficulties.

CBD Technology and Products Changing the Industry

5W PR

Cannabis and CBD technology products have been on the rise in recent years, with many consumers using them daily thanks to CBD’s potential to provide medical and therapeutic benefits.

‘The whole person’: Internal publication tells employee stories

PR Daily

Though digital communication has finished off some internal magazines, others have found new life, as organizations move from stodgy corporate promotions to people pieces. Published for decades, in recent years it has transitioned from a collection of short, business-related stories to more of a consumer publication, says Amanda Jo Deppe, senior director of internal communications and community programs.

Announcing Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards finalists

PR Daily

This past year has had its share of crises and obstacles—and internal communications was not spared. Entrants in Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards never cease to amaze, though. We received a flurry of incredible internal communications work from the past year.

How to offer ‘greater good’ in your COVID-19 communications

PR Daily

With many organizations looking to offer help to their communities, it’s crucial to communicate these efforts in a way that feels authentic and thoughtful. The current coronavirus crisis is dominating the news media, as well as brand communications.

4 ways to get the most out of your communication technology

PR Daily

The technology that transforms our personal lives eventually finds its way into the workplace. Employees expect company communications to reflect the world they live in, and their employers, often begrudgingly at first, come to realize that these tools can help everyone be more productive and efficient. In today’s mobile, mixed-media reality, we depend on internal blogs, community forums, and social media. And it’s up to communication professionals to lead the way.

Being a Successful Communicator For Your Team

Scott Public Relations

Communications is an essential part of just about any professional team or business. But how does a communicator ensure they are giving their colleagues the best benefit of their work that they can? Ragan’s singled out important roles a communicator should play in their article “ 5 things communicators must do to succeed.”. Communicators play a big part in helping their organizations stay focused and on the same page.

Importance of Corporate Communications

5W PR

While corporations have always been legal entities in their own right, new communication technologies have forced a change in the way companies communicate. Communicating as Part of a Wider Community. Internal Communications Matter.

How comms services providers see the future of communications

PR Daily

We asked our community of vendors and agencies how they see the future of the PR world after COVID-19. What’s next for communications after COVID-19? With more people working from home … tools and technology are not enough, their mindset and skillset also have to be aligned.”.

The Misinformation Age: Misinformation, Lies, and Communications

Scott Public Relations

professor at the University of California at Irvine and author of the book “The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread”, explained at the annual meeting of PR Boutiques International that understanding how false beliefs propagate may lie in defining “belief” as a social phenomenon. Understanding the psychology of misinformation is critical for communicators who must combat it. “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.”.

Dotted Line Communications’ Aimee Clark: ‘Be ready for anything’

PR Daily

Here’s how this agency leader sees the landscape for the next six months and beyond—and where she sees opportunities for PR and communications pros. And Dotted Line Communications Co-Founder Aimee Clark agrees. 10-11 to find out what the future of communications holds ].

The Misinformation Age: Misinformation, Lies, and Communications

Scott Public Relations

professor at the University of California at Irvine and author of the book “The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread”, explained at the annual meeting of PR Boutiques International that understanding how false beliefs propagate may lie in defining “belief” as a social phenomenon. Understanding the psychology of misinformation is critical for communicators who must combat it. “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.”.

International Perspectives From PRSA’s Global Affairs Committee

PRSay

Quentin Langley, chair of PRSA’s Global Affairs Committee, teaches PR, marketing and journalism at the Fashion Institute of Technology and at Fordham University, both in New York City. We asked him how recent events have influenced international perceptions of the United States and its brands, and how the COVID-19 crisis has affected global communications. How can communicators influence the conversation on racial equality? .

At ServiceNow, every communicator is a storyteller

PR Daily

Empathy is essential when your audience stretches from California to Hyderabad and spans both internal and external communications. Every member of the communication team is a storyteller, says Emily Russel, head of the employee communications and engagement team. Storytelling is woven through all the company’s communications, both internal and external. ServiceNow hired Russel last year to create the employee communications team from scratch.

Report: How communicators should proceed with COVID-19 vaccine messaging

PR Daily

The first major challenge for communicators in 2021 is already here. Not surprisingly, it centers on the global health crisis that upended 2020—and specifically on how communications teams should handle the complex messaging around vaccinations. Technology can help increase uptake.

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Cisco, Florida Realtors, JBL, Pan Communications among Communicator of the Year Award winners

PR Daily

Dozens of remarkable professionals—including two Hall of Fame inductees—light up Ragan’s Communicators of the Year Awards for outstanding efforts in social media, marketing, internal communication and more. Internal Communications PR Industry Ragan Awards

Future of PR and social media for International Air Transport Association crisis communications conference

Stuart Bruce

Stuart Bruce speaking at the IATA Crisis Communications in the Social Media Age conference. (c) This morning I gave a keynote at the global ‘Crisis Communications in the Social Media Age’ conference in Istanbul. I will be talking about mobile, data and wearable technology as the drivers and ethics, real time and content as the issues. Mobile, data and wearable technology.

10 Takeaways From PRSA’s 2018 International Conference

PRSay

Austin, Texas, was the backdrop for PRSA’s International Conference this past week. The theme: “Communications Convergence” covered a range of topics including conflicts, creativity and client relationships. If we think for a moment that we are in ‘just” a technology and social revolution, make no mistake that public relations and news are in the midst of a similar evolution and revolution. ” — Stella Low, vice president of communications, Dell.

Lowe’s new top communicator addresses tech, DE&I and the post-COVID era

PR Daily

Here’s what Ben Boyd, VP of internal and external communications for the home improvement chain starting Oct. He’s been announced as the new top communicator for Lowe’s, leaving his role at BCW to take on a different kind of challenge, one that has him buzzing about the future.

More on PR2020: social media activism, internal comms resurgence, storytelling and professionalism

Stephen Waddington

There were some clear misses in my original essay: social media activism, internal communications, storytelling and professionalism in PR. The resurgence of internal communications Internal communications is one of the hottest areas of contemporary PR.

How G&S Business Communications is embracing a moment of change

PR Daily

This is a moment of intense disruption for the business community and communications pros serve as strategic advisors for the new moment. That investment in technology had a profound impact on the insights the agency was able to deliver. “It

In focus: Communicators’ power to drive business purpose

PR Daily

The day and a half of sessions focused on how PR pros and corporate communicators can help their organizations attract customers, employees and investors around the unique value they offer their communities. Wardle put the problem in the context of defunct brands like Blockbuster versus innovators like Netflix that have adapted to disruption and rapid technological change. The key is to marry your internal efforts with your external efforts.

How COVID-19 has taught comms pros to lean into their strengths

PR Daily

The top communicator for FIS shares how her team has adapted during the current crisis and offers lessons for others. I never thought coordinating communication with the Indian government would be at the top of our daily agenda—but so it was for several days in late March.

What’s in Your Fall 2014 Communications Toolkit?

PR Expanded

Gearing up for a productive fall means having the most efficient tools in your PR and communications toolbox. Here are nine resources (both free and paid tools) I’ve discovered that have the power to enhance your communications program in a variety of ways. I’ve also recently received information on being a Skim’bassador, which is a great way to enjoy the theSkimm and get involved in their fun contests and giveaways and to become a part of a dynamic community.

7 ways to take a stand, engage talent and communicate internally

PR Daily

Experts agree that before planting your flag in an issue or patting yourself on the back for your good deeds, you should do a deep dive internally. So how do you adopt a cause that is authentic to your organization, communicate that to employees and position yourself as an employer of choice?

The Real Value of Virtual Reality for Healthcare PR

Scott Public Relations

Technology has constantly altered how we communicate since the beginning of civilization. From the advent of writing, to the printing press, to the discovery of radio waves and TV broadcasting, new inventions have changed how well we can communicate and how we perceive these messages. Virtual reality, or “VR”, encompasses several communications innovations. As cool and futuristic as this is, the question becomes, “How can this tool impact communicators?”.

What Makes News ‘News’

Scott Public Relations

Today, tools such as the Internet and social media have given millions more people the power of mass communication, and reduced the influence of professional journalists to set the agenda. A savvy communicator or PR professional can take advantage of these signals to craft a message and brand that catches the journalistic eye. Michael Grimaldi described these elements in “What Makes News” for PR Boutiques International.

5 Ways to Staff Your Community Management

prTini

As your online community expands, how can your brand balance continuously improving content creativity and performance while providing a high-touch, personalized experience for the community? It’s not as black-and-white as hiring a community manager or outsourcing to an agency. In our experience, there are quite a few ways the agency-client partnership can work to strengthen community management while maintaining authenticity and connection to the brand.

How Talcott Resolution keeps employees engaged virtually

PR Daily

RELATED: Earn recognition for your influential nonprofit communications work ]. The sense of calm that our approach created gave the communications team an opportunity to transform our positive in-office culture into a virtual workspace that felt engaging and inclusive.

Disruptive Technology Merits Disruptive PR

David PR Group

In Miami, Uber and Lyft took nontraditional approaches to PR and community relations. Neither Uber nor Lyft joined any of the local chambers of commerce or made any visible connections to charities or other community groups. Here’s why: Disruptive technology merits disruptive PR. Throw-in that it’s an international controversy and the story becomes leading local news for weeks. One of the big stories of the summer is the rise of ridesharing services.