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Podcast measurement essentials

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But as more brands jump into the podcast space they’re asking how they measure results and efficiency. One of the original methods of measurement on radio was providing a telephone number for listeners to call for a special offer. 22 for our Change Communications Virtual Workshop ].

Are employees suffering from click fatigue?

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Let’s use data to discover why we are seeing a 5% decline in corporate communications click rates this year, but engagement is significantly higher. This increased flow of digital communication is taxing our time and attention. FREE DOWNLOAD: The State of Corporate Communication ].

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Scale Content Marketing: Employees are the Secret

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The biggest challenge is that we are moving from an industry that could create one amazing commercial to reach consumers to an ecosystem with a diversified channel structure,” according to Mike Scafidi , marketing operations with PepsiCo. His commentary was presented in a white paper titled The Future of Content co-produced by The Content Counsel and an AdAge team that writes sponsored content for brands. The Secret to Scale is Employees. Frictionless content.

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. Yet, is the pivot to place employees at the center of the organization being reflected in publicly available messages about company core values?

How to measure the efficacy of your channels

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Orangefiery’s Mike Kuczkowski shares how his team worked with a client to quantify the success of various communications channels for messages to employees. RELATED: Learn innovative strategies to ensure your content is resonating with audiences ].

Instacart, Amazon employees strike over COVID-19, Macy’s furloughs employees, and Google thanks health care workers in video

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Here are today’s top stories: Instacart and Amazon employees strike for COVID-19 protections. Why it’s important: In a time when most communicators, both internal and external, are struggling to keep up with crisis responses, don’t forget the importance of employee communications.

Shake Shack returns $10M loan, P&G embraces marketing during COVID-19, and grocery employees get asked to wear masks

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Hello, communicators: Actors Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have partnered with Nocking Point Wines and Battle Creek Vineyards to launch “Quarantine Wine”—a drink in which 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to COVID-19 relief efforts. MEASURED THOUGHTS.

The New PR: The Intersection of Positioning and Content Marketing

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At the New PR Conference hosted by AirPR Software in San Francisco, discussion swirled around ‘New PR’ and an evolution of public relations, including PR’s place in the greater marketing mix. Marketing and communication expert and author Andy Cunningham spoke about how to create a company’s positioning and branding as the foundation for success in the New PR. To be successful in the New PR is to identify the intersection of positioning and content marketing.

Boyd Gaming lays off 2,500 employees, Apple asks retail employees to WFH, and earned media drives 88% of consumers to websites

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Hello, communicators: Though many brand managers took part in #NationalFrenchFryDay on Monday, fewer seem to be taking advantage of #NationalTapeMeasureDay. A tape measure might help. Here are today’s top stories: Boyd Gaming lays off 2,500 employees. MEASURED THOUGHTS.

Hasbro and Scrabble association ban slurs, United Airlines might lay off up to 36,000 employees, and 51% of PR pros are burned out

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Hello, communicators: The social media manager behind Potbelly Sandwich Shop recently tweeted a reminder to digitally detox: stop checking email set slack to away ignore your phone. MEASURED THOUGHTS. 1 in an environment where travel demand is so depressed,” the airline told employees.

Twitter expands COVID-19 policies, Snap reports ad revenue growth, and Lowe’s highlights employees for the NFL Draft

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Also: Email is the preferred channel to communicate with employees during the pandemic, Wendy’s offers free nuggets, takeaways from the Ragan community, and more. You can help social media platforms including Twitter by reporting misleading content. MEASURED THOUGHTS.

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 COMMUNICATIONS. MEASURED THOUGHTS.

Zoom chief focuses on winning back trust, Hobby Lobby closes and furloughs most employees, and Apple makes COVID-19 face shields

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Good morning, communicators: Agency Berlin Cameron launched an effort to help small business owners struggling to stay afloat during the current crisis. VIRTUAL EVENT: Keep employees informed, engaged and inspired ]. MEASURED THOUGHTS. You made it, communication pros.

IBM stops facial recognition work, employees seek fewer open workplaces, cosmetics brands drop talc, and more

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Good morning, communicators: Google is offering notices on its Maps app to help users avoid crowding and maintain social distance. Public transit use is a key concern for many organizations’ leaders as they try to chart a way back to the office for their employees. MEASURED THOUGHTS.

Spotify and LinkedIn to launch social audio apps, YouTube refuses employee request to remove rap song with anti-Asian lyrics, and Netflix touts plan for net-zero carbon footprint

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Hello, Communicators: Just days after the conclusion of its multi-year internal investigation into its ‘Dieselgate’ emissions scandal, Volkswagen announced a campaign that will rebrand the embattled automaker as “Voltswagen” to emphasize its renewed focus on electric vehicles.

LG touts strategy in decision to stop making phones, Publix hits back on ’60 Minutes’ investigation, and how businesses are using employee wellness data

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Hello, communicators: Tesla has filed an appeal against the U.S. Communicators, take note that you should always have a crisis plan in place for executives’ social media messages to mitigate the damage before outside parties are pushed to intervene. MEASURED THOUGHTS.

Adidas rejects employee claims on diversity, employee welfare tops ranks of reopening concerns, Publix stays the course on BLM attire, and more

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Good morning, communicators: After Quaker Oats announced it would retire Aunt Jemima because of the brand’s association with slavery and racial inequality, other brands are also taking a close look at their mascots and images. MEASURED THOUGHTS.

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GitHub apologizes for firing employee over ‘Nazi’ remark, hospitals and governments turn to influencers for COVID-19 campaigns, and the NRA declares bankruptcy

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Hello, communicators: Cuisine Aunt Dai, a Chinese restaurant in Montreal, is grabbing both headlines and kudos for the honesty that its owner, Feigang Fei, includes in his menu. The effort underlines the power of honest reviews and communications. MEASURED THOUGHTS.

Survey Finds Improving Optimism in Content Marketing

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Marketers are reporting better results stemming from content marketing. That’s according to a recent survey published by Ascend2 titled 2016 State of Content Marketing Survey Summary Report. The study found the vast majority of the 219 respondents to the June 2016 survey were fairly upbeat on content marketing effectiveness. Marketing: Investment, Cost or Profit Center? Marketing Curiosity: The Cliff Notes to 5 Recent Surveys.

33 Statistics Summarizing the Year in Public Relations, Content Marketing, Social Media and SEO

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It’s good to know where and how other marketers are finding success. We are after all forever students of marketing. In the continuing effort to put a bow on content this year, I went back through each of 80 posts published this year pulling out interesting statistics and linking back to the original piece. Those categories are: Content marketing statistics. Social media marketing statistics. Marketing measurement statistics.

Airbnb lays off 1,900 employees, Nike donates 30k shoes to health care workers, and James Corden debuts a ‘Pet Gala’

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It’s an understandable ‘script’ when you need to communicate a meaning quickly and smoothly,” she explained—benefits that are even more important with so many meetings occurring remotely now. Are some terms helpful for short-hand communication, or should you cast aside all corporate jargon?

Cirque du Soleil cuts 3,000 jobs in bankruptcy filing, Target and Chobani join social media ad boycott, and Amazon offers $500M in employee bonuses

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Hello, communicators: The cast of Netflix’s “Queer Eye” recently attempted to make over the popular mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers, Gritty. The remaining 259 employees will remain with the company to perform “basic operations” such as planning future shows and selling tickets.

Uber lays off 3,700 employees, Frontier Airlines’ social distancing fee provokes anger, and Kraft Heinz Canada offers ketchup puzzles

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Hello, communicators: Kraft Heinz Canada is offering Canadian consumers a respite from quarantine boredom with a contest to win one of 57 of its Heinz Ketchup puzzles : View this post on Instagram. Here are today’s top stories: Uber lays off 3,700 employees. MEASURED THOUGHTS.

Ford to cut 1,000 jobs, Verizon to hire nearly 1,000 WFH employees, and Twitter rolls out ‘Quote Tweet’ feature

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Hello, communicators: “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” is returning for a special episode: Now this is a story all about how… the cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunites for a one-time special! Ford to cut 1,000 jobs as Verizon hires nearly 1,000 employees. MEASURED THOUGHTS .

WeWork to lay off 2,000, Deloitte marketing report reveals ‘experience debt,’ and LinkedIn debuts employee engagement features

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Here are today’s top stories: WeWork to lay off 2,000 employees. Adding to the startup’s woes is news that its employees are complaining of a toxic work environment as well as the announcement that WeWork shuttered 2,300 phone booths across its locations in the United States and Canada because of high levels of formaldehyde. MEASURED THOUGHTS. LinkedIn introduces page features to boost employee engagement. How Target hit the bull’s-eye in employee engagement.

Walmart walks back guns stance, content marketers stay loyal to text, and Forever 21 sued over Ariana Grande ‘lookalike’

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Forbes wrote : A list of 77 stores that will be closed circulated over the weekend and was obtained from someone believed to be a former employee who said it was understood to involve Kmart branded stores in “the majority.” When it comes time to close shop, it is important for communicators to share the news and be transparent , but to take care of stakeholders like employees first. MEASURED THOUGHTS. For content marketers in 2019, the written word is still the king.

5 ways to get purposeful communication right during the COVID crisis

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These days employees, customers and clients demand that brands have a narrative with a central purpose around contributing to societal good. Invest in clear, consistent, integrated communications as an essential part of your social purpose plan.

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Tyson fires employees involved in COVID-19 ‘betting pool,’ Burger King turns Instagram over to competitors, and Twitch bans derogatory lingo

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Also: Blue Apron and Disney+ provide socially-distanced ‘dinner and a movie,’ GroupM forecasts e-commerce success in 2021, holiday gifts for communicators, and more. Here are today’s top stories: Tyson fires employees involved in COVID-19 ‘betting pool’. MEASURED THOUGHTS.

Best Buy to furlough 51k employees, Carnival chief promises robust comeback, and Google reminds people to wash hands

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Also: Ohio Department of Health’s video on social distancing racks up 20M views, no new emojis because of COVID-19, pitfalls of email marketing, and more. Here are today’s top stories: Best Buy to furlough 51,000 employees. VIRTUAL EVENT: Keep employees informed, engaged and inspired ].

Survey: Measurement, storytelling cited as top weaknesses

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From PR pros to internal communicators, tracking one’s impact is a top concern. A wide range of communicators—from public relations pros to human resources specialists—perceive measurement as their major Achilles’ heel. A Ragan survey of 576 communication professionals reveals that most place measurement at or near the top of their weaknesses. The survey of Ragan Communications readers asked, “Which of these are your top three weaknesses?” Marketers.

Interview Series: CMO of UL Discusses How PR & Content Marketing Are Evolving in 2018

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. Kathy Seegebrecht is SVP and Chief Marketing Officer for UL (Underwriters Laboratories). She joined UL in 2015 and is responsible for brand and marketing strategy, communications, public relations and crisis management, corporate social responsibility, events, customer experience, digital marketing and social media, as well as the marketing organization at large. Kathy has also worked in a variety of marketing and sales roles at Navistar and BP.

ESPN, Discovery Education, Ketchum among the winners in Corporate Social Responsibility awards

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Communicators showcased their ability to influence public opinion, tackle tough issues and give back to their audiences in PR Daily’s most recent awards program.

BuzzFeed to acquire HuffPost, YouTube launches audio ads, and Nintendo issues marketing rules for ‘Animal Crossing’

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Also: COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting diverse employees, Twitter UK taps ‘BBC Dad’ in new ad, BarkBox launches ‘Home Alone’ tribute merchandise, and more. As more digital publishers struggle to stay afloat, reporters and editors have been testing stories and content that resonate.

Report: Only 10% have extensive plans for a return to work

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Communicators play an essential role. The role of the communicator has never been more valuable to an organization. According to a survey from Peppercomm and the Institute for Public Relations, the communicator has been a major resource for the C-suite. Communicating more?

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Employee emails worsen Boeing’s reputation, Taco Bell offers $100K salaries, and Carnival bans offensive clothing

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Communicators looking to hone their skills might enjoy the “resolution suites” aimed at expanding your network, building a business or cultivating photography skills that can boost your social media content. That’s another big reason employees stay (or leave) organizations.

Microsoft loses TikTok bid, Amazon to hire 100,000 employees, and Peeps won’t be on shelves for holidays

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Hello, communicators: Marketing cartoonist and author Tom Fishburne recently tweeted about the conundrum of measuring long-term branding efforts. Communicators, how do you help set expectations for your efforts? MEASURED THOUGHTS.

Walmart announces employee bonuses and extended leave, Warner Bros. to stream films with theatrical releases, and Southwest warns of 6,800 job cuts

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Hello, communicators: As many employees continue to work remotely and workforces are dispersed during COVID-19, holiday office parties are being canceled or turned into virtual gatherings—the latter of which is another obstacle for employee engagement during a time of Zoom fatigue.

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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. VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: Best Practices in Internal Communications & Culture ].

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United Airlines to furlough 16,000 employees, Walmart creates virtual toy focus groups, and Facebook to block political ads the week before presidential elections

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Also : Venice Film Festival holds first industry event in six months, 49% of employees say their organizations excel at COVID-19 safety measures, Unilever’s sustainability pledge, and more. United Airlines to furlough more than 16,000 employees. MEASURED THOUGHTS.

Bon Appétit journalists quit YouTube series, Facebook employees to WFH until July 2021, and Hasbro pulls Trolls World Tour doll

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Also: Course Hero’s contest embraces the future, how video content and D&I efforts can affect your bottom line, Miller Lite adjusts to ‘International Beer Day,’ and more. Contributing” workers at Condé Nast are contractors, rather than staff employees; Ms. MEASURED THOUGHTS.