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Ragan survey: Brand storytelling increases in importance

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And communicators are doing a lot more of it, too. Brand storytelling has dramatically increased in both importance and volume over the last three months, likely driven by the communications urgency of the pandemic and associated crises of 2020.

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The current crisis demands more external communication

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Here is why the current business environment calls for scaling, not slashing marketing and PR efforts. Often it is the difficult and brave decisions which come with the biggest reward—which means that external communication is a necessity during the COVID-19 crisis.

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The importance of solid messaging and storytelling

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, being able to deliver on communications goals has been a matter of life and death. In a morbid way, the pandemic has been a communicator’s dream. RELATED: Learn innovative strategies to ensure your content is resonating with audiences ].

6 reasons your content marketing program is struggling

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Content marketing has emerged as one of the most effective ways for organizations to communicate with their key audiences. Through content marketing programs, they can tell compelling stories, highlight their successes, and otherwise engage their current and future audiences.

5 ways to get purposeful communication right during the COVID crisis

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Invest in clear, consistent, integrated communications as an essential part of your social purpose plan. 8 for our Crisis Communications Virtual Conference ]. Once you have a social purpose, it should make it easier for you to put it at the heart of your communications.

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5 stories to tell before a crisis strikes

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We all know how important content development is to companies’ ability to engage their customers and drive marketing efforts and brand loyalty. What isn’t talked about as frequently is the role it can play in blunting attacks on your brand and reputation when crisis hits.

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6 storytelling lessons from the ‘NBA Bubble’

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Besides being a fantastic personal branding move, Thybulle’s YouTube channel can provide PR and marketing pros several video storytelling takeaways. Whether you use Adobe Premiere or a free video editing tool , share the steps of your success with other communicators.

Announcing PR Daily’s 2020 Content Marketing Awards finalists

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The finalists in PR Daily’s 2020 Content Marketing Awards know about the power of storytelling. Content Marketing Assets: Blog. iQ 360: For Communicators, By Communicators: The iQ 360 Blog. Content Series. Interactive Content.

Why Now Is the Time for Content Marketing

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Now is the time for content marketing. The world is dealing with a pandemic, a public health crisis that has disrupted every industry. Content marketing is your way of telling your story — one they’ll want to be part of. Why does content marketing matter right now?

From crisis to hope: Marriott’s journey through COVID-19

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At the beginning of the pandemic, CEO Arne Sorenson shared a powerful video message with stakeholders as the company stared down the worst public health crisis in a generation—events that would lead to layoffs and massive global disruption. RELATED: Showcase your crisis comms work ].

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How the CIA hit its storytelling stride on Twitter

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The spy agency’s former social media director shares insights on tailoring fascinating content for a diverse audience of ‘skimmers,’ ‘swimmers’ and ‘divers.’. Successful exhibit content is accessible, highly visual, easy to understand and absorb—and relevant.

6 ways to up your storytelling game

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You’ve transformed your communication department into a modern, digital newsroom, and your team is acting like the reporters they should be. Brand journalism helps organizations rise above the clutter of content on the web. Here are six reasons to take your storytelling to the next level—or maybe the one above that. This is a roundtable discussion among communicators who are doing brand journalism, or thinking about how to get started.

Post-pandemic, communicators must integrate the online and offline experiences

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In a report from G&S Business Communications, the digital transformation of the past year shows up in all kinds of ways, from trade shows to customer service. It’s this hopeful backdrop that underpins a dire warning in G&S Business Communications’ report “The Future is Loading.”

What communicators know, and what they must teach

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What I learned from Larry Ragan and a thousand other communicators is what I hope to teach the world. When it became available for pre-order a year and a half ago, the topic was topical and relevant: communication lessons for tense times.

3 Crisis PR lessons from a #CoronaBride

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I had a backup crisis PR plan for my wedding’s backup plan. 10-11 to find out what the future of communications holds ]. Here are three key takeaways for communicators trying to bring people together during the COVID-19 crisis: 1. Communicate early and often.

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Why and how to embrace multimedia storytelling

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Storytelling is also a growing trend within the communications discipline. In our Future of the PR Pro Report , 73% said storytelling was the No. And in the modern media landscape, storytelling is visual.

Take our survey: The State of Communication Summer 2020

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Tell us how your job as a communicator has changed, including what’s working for you in this short survey. We all know our lives have been disrupted for myriad reasons—and continue to be—which affects your job as a communicator.

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The 10 Best PR & Content Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2019

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PR and content marketing are rapidly evolving with new access to data and insights, new methods of measurement and more channels to reach your audience than ever. Attending conferences can not only be an effective way to sharpen your skills, but can provide you with lots of networking with other PR and marketing pros navigating our evolving industry. International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) World Conference. Content Marketing World.

Lippe Taylor’s Stephanie Smirnov: It’s an ‘extraordinary time’ for communications

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In her previous role as executive vice president of communications for Scholastic, she was brought in to run a centennial celebration to mark the company’s founding. Three months into her new role, the COVID-19 crisis disrupted so much of what was previously guaranteed in American life. “I

Take our survey on COVID-19’s impact on communications

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The current crisis will forever change many industries, including our own. The demand for internal and external communications has arguably never been higher. This data will help you and your peers better prepare for how this crisis has changed our industry.

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5 tips for more effective brand communications in 2021

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Tactics and platforms change, but bedrock storytelling principles remain. Scouring the internet for the most current marketing techniques is like searching for almost anything – there’s too much content. Keep communications going in a non-obtrusive way – their desired way.

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How to build a stronger brand to withstand the social media haters

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These trends are great for crisis communications firms and political activists, but they portend disaster for small businesses which don’t have the time or money to respond to social media trolls and rebuild reputations. Don’t scrimp on marketing, branding or earned media.

How to measure the impact of communications during COVID-19

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Many organizations have overhauled their master plans for outreach and engagement because of the crisis. It enables an organization to stay in touch with community stakeholders and participate in the conversation around an all-consuming crisis.

48 quick hints to craft better business copy

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Add these tips to your storytelling arsenal to make your messaging sparkle and sing. Communicating bad news? Content Marketing Crisis Communications Executive Communication PR Industry Storytelling Writing & Editing

McKinsey apologizes for role in opioid crisis, Redbox launches streaming service, and Google’s Year in Search

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Hello, communicators: Universal Orlando Resort is racking up engagement and kudos on Twitter for a tweet poking fun at a message from January that proclaimed 2020 would be a “wild ride”: This did not age well. CRISIS LEADERSHIP NETWORK.

WhatsApp limits forwarding to slow misinformation, SeaWorld CEO resigns, and measuring PR in a crisis

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Good morning, communicators: Austin-area assisted living facility The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living recently spiced up its bingo night with a special virtual guest: Matthew McConaughey. It’s an excellent example of simple ways you can connect and uplift audiences during the crisis.

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Get the latest crisis news delivered daily to your inbox

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We’re introducing a new digital newsletter—the Crisis Communication Daily—a rundown of the top tips, best practices and headlines on crisis management to help guide communicators through COVID-19 and future crises. These are the times where communicators’ value couldn’t be more apparent. In the depths of the worst health care crisis in over 100 years, and the economic shockwave that accompanies it, many are turning to their employers for information.

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

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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 LEADERSHIP NETWORK. CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS.

3 social media trends to embrace in 2021

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What type of content will perform the best on Instagram? For public relations and marketing professionals specifically, 2020 was transformative. Social media has introduced a brand-new intersection for customer communication and e-commerce cues.

CDC stresses caution with new relaxed travel guidelines, Facebook deals with resurfaced data leak, and Florida issues state of emergency over waste water leak

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Also: Feds require Johnson & Johnson to oversee vaccine production at partner facility, Instagram shares tips for influencer marketing, LinkedIn releases guide to crafting thought leadership content, and more. Remain transparent in your messaging by communicating early and often.

How are brands defining employee experience in core values statements?

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The COVID-19 crisis has led many to claim that 2021 is the year of empathy and the employee experience is under more scrutiny than ever. Some might say that isn’t so surprising for an iconoclastic brand as it continues to build its formidable market position.

Wanted: Talented brand storytellers

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How has content helped you meet your recruitment, brand awareness, crisis recovery or lead generation goals? Was a piece of internal content particularly successful? We’re seeking brand storytellers who know their way around a clickable headline, a viral video or a fleeting social trend. We want to know how you tapped into the way people consume content today and used that to your brand’s advantage. Content Marketing Assets: *NEW!*Audio

PR Daily’s top stories of 2020: Nos. 1-10

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RELATED: Join us for our virtual Business Fluency Boot Camp for Communicators ]. 5 communication lessons from Dr. Anthony Fauci. The end of the year is finally upon us. Here are the most relished and shared stories from our site for 2020. via GIPHY.

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How clarity of purpose is the key ingredient for navigating ‘messessary’ conversations

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The complexity of the modern world requires urgency and precision from communicators looking to engage on ‘messy, but necessary’ discussions. This inspired me to unpack a few things as it relates to the “messessary” (both messy and necessary), work of communicating through constant complexity.

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We want to know more about our readers—can you help?

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Content Marketing Crisis Communications External Communications PR Industry Storytelling The Workplace Visual & Video CommunicationsHelp us learn about the resources and insights you most covet in 2021 by taking our reader survey.

How your PR and customer service can—and must—work together

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RELATED: Attend our Internal Communications and Culture Next Practices Virtual Conference ]. The following communications plan fundamentals can be applied to any organization, helping you help your clients bring to the customer experience true satisfaction: 1.

Amazon, Instacart and other essential workers strike, Disney offers branded face masks, and Deloitte shares crisis recovery tips

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Also: Communicators shine in an ROI musical, Reddit puts the brakes on group chat feature, join our Twitter #RaganChat with special guest from OKCupid, and more. — Twitter Marketing (@TwitterMktg) April 27, 2020. CRISIS LEADERSHIP BOARD.

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Brands tone down April Fools’ Day gags, Microsoft and others speak out against Georgia voting law, and Johnson & Johnson loses 15 million vaccines

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Hello, communicators: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill legalizing recreational marijuana use for the Empire State yesterday after the bill passed with majorities in both the state Senate and General Assembly. CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS. CRISIS LEADERSHIP NETWORK.

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How to turn virtual teams into real communities

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Business practices are evolving rapidly, from procurement and manufacturing to marketing, customer service and beyond. RELATED: Join Ragan's Communications Leadership Council, exclusively for leaders in employee and internal communications ].

How sincerity is better than a generic response during a global crisis

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In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s better to address business challenges head on than to try to gloss over any shortcomings. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing businesses to shutter, as well as individuals to be hyperaware of their health habits and take shelter until the crisis is resolved. RELATED: Stream our Crisis Communications Virtual Conference on March 31—without leaving your desk ].

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