5 Free Resources to Spice Up Your Content

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Category: Flack Me Summary: Whether you want to get focused, get creative or get to the point, these sites can help you polish and beef up your content. Best of all, they’re free

Cultivating Creativity

HMA Public Relations

Ragan’s PR Daily recently published a post on four methods to jolt communications creativity. The post Cultivating Creativity appeared first on HMA Public Relations. Available here, it details how lateral thinking, perspective shift, concept porting (taking […].

Can You Teach Creativity? The #PRStudChat Community Shares Insights

PR Expanded

Organizations need communication professionals who have a raised creative quotient. You have to be more creative and innovative in your approach to connect and engage with audiences today. One question focused on whether creativity is inherent, or if it can be taught.

7 Ways To Spark Creative PR Ideas

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

As with any creative process, brilliant ideas don’t come out of nowhere; in fact, they are usually hard earned. More often than not there’s a process that came before the inspiration, and PR teams can use these steps to trigger those great, creative ideas.

Four Tips on Successfully Building Your Own Creative Department

PR Expanded

Recently, my colleague Patrick Walsh shared a few great tips on finding the right creative partner to take on some of your design projects. It’s time to start thinking about bringing your creative work back in-house. Look to hire creatives who are both extroverts and introverts.

#BookClub – Creativity in Business

HMA Public Relations

Scott, who self admittedly is not much of a book reader, has recently taken up a book titled, Creativity in Business, by Igor Byttebier and Ramon Vullings. The post #BookClub – Creativity in Business appeared first on HMA Public Relations. Featured PR Observations and Preferences PRGN books Creativity in Business Igor Byttebier public relations global network Ramon Vullings Scott Hanson

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.

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.

PR Creative: A 7-Year History

Shift Communications

I did it for the challenge, but I knew that applying my traditional creative director background to the world of earned media came with uncertainties. The strategic side of the PR coin can, and should be, as creative in nature as any other type of marketing. Creative Director.

Injecting Creative Into Marketing for More Earned Media

Cision

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.

Join #PRStudChat on Feb. 16th for a Discussion on #Creative #Content to Excite Your Community

PR Expanded

Content marketing has become an important part of your communication program, and your storytelling requires a strategic and creative approach. ET, the #PRStudChat community will gather to discuss Creative Content to Excite your Community.

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. 3) Creativity is the Soul of CMO. Is your PR agency bring creative ideas to the table? Marketing PR B2B creative marketing storytelling unscripted marketing

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

Sword and the Script

3) Rising influence of creative in content marketing. The UK team at LinkedIn took an underperforming ebook created by the US team, redesigned, polished it up with better creative and better title. Marketing content marketing creative ideas creative marketing unscripted marketing

3 benefits of slowing down and finding a creative outlet

Public Relations Sydney

The post 3 benefits of slowing down and finding a creative outlet appeared first on Public Relations Sydney. Entrepreneur arts and crafts creative activities destress perform better at work slow downIn today’s digital age, it’s hard to avoid being involved in technology in some way.

Analysis spotlights need for greater public engagement in creative process

Stephen Waddington

New research published by Ketchum in conjunction with Fast Company is a klaxon for dissent and diversity as part of the creative process in public relations. It’s an issue that we were keen to investigate at Ketchum in the lead up to this year’s Cannes Festival of Creativity.

The Craft of Creative Writing

Barokas

The Craft of Creative Writing. For 2017, my super awesome Secret Santa, Michelle, gave me a book by Dani Shapiro, titled, “Still Writing – The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life.” The post The Craft of Creative Writing appeared first on Barokas Public Relations.

4 Ways to Spark Creativity in PR

prTini

PR pros are often encouraged to think outside the box, but that doesn’t mean creative ideas just come pouring out of our brains all the time. Last month, I spoke at PRSA International / PRSSA National Conference about creative PR. How else do you spark creativity? Creative PR

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.

Creative Headlines Will Drive PR SEO & Success in 2017

Cision

Insights provided by the agency practitioner client-side include the importance of mobile, from both a creative and business standpoint. As Harvard Business Review notes, the ability of the agency to critically and creatively coach the client is vital in order to engage specific solution. The desire for news opens an intensified need to generate compelling content, driven by creativity, headlines and related visuals.

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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. Content Marketing Creative Marketing Public Relations

Check out Geek Art & Design at Creative Tech Week NYC

Flack's Revenge

My local tech networking and meetup wanderings took me to a cool destination last night – the opening party of Creative Tech Week , at the Clemente Center on the Lower East Side. What is all this about a mashing up creativity and tech?

4 Creative PR Ideas for Crisis Communications

Sword and the Script

Constraint breeds creativity. In very creative rebuttal posted to Walmart’s blog titled, Fact Check: The New York Times “The Corporate Daddy” , David Tovar, then a vice president of communications with the company, offered edits to the Times’ writer’s “first draft.”

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.

Getting More From the Creative Brief Process

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Category: Flack Me Summary: Creative briefs that lack rigor and clear objectives are the earliest warning sign of a doomed client-agency relationship

How to get more from the creative brief process

PR Daily

Early in the creative process, details matter. Creative briefs that lack rigor and clear objectives are the earliest warning sign of a doomed client-agency relationship. Don’t treat the creative brief as an email update or a checkbox on a client to-do list.

Viva Creativity in Las Vegas: A social media professor’s experience at EDUMax and Adobe MAX

Karen Freberg

This conference captured not only attention, but my creative soul, and that is a first. This is my third Creative Campus event by Adobe, but my second MAX. However, I was invited as a Creative Campus Thought Leader, one honor I will truly treasure. I have a confession to make.

Secret to Creativity? Ditch the Phone! Get Bored!

Flack's Revenge

But new research shows that the biggest threat may be to our creativity. It should especially be of interest to people in creative and info-driven fields like marketing, journalism and PR.

Everyone Wants Creativity in Communications. What’s Holding It Back?

Ishmael's Corner

Everyone perceives advertising agencies as creative. The Super Bowl delivers three hours of programming that essentially turns into a promo for creativity in the ad biz. People also categorize the digital shops under creativity. So we know how to describe creativity in PR.

Creative Director - Dallas, TX

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Company: Agency Creative Location: Dallas, Texas Industry: Not Specified Career Level: Management (Manager/Director of Staff) Minimum Education: Bachelor's Job Status: Full Time Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Creative Director - Towson, MD

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Company: MileOne Automotive Location: Towson, Maryland Industry: Advertising - Creative Career Level: Senior Level Career (10+ yrs experience) Job Status: Full Time Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Secret to Creativity? Ditch the Phone! Get Bored!

Flack's Revenge

But new research shows that the biggest threat may be to our creativity. It should especially be of interest to people in creative and info-driven fields like marketing, journalism and PR. ” The article notes the important role of daydreaming in creativity (although there can be downsides, like negative thoughts and distraction). ” The WNYC project challenges us to rethink the relationship with our phones and get more creative.

Creative Director - Dallas, TX

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Company: The Integer Group Location: Dallas, Texas Industry: Advertising - Creative Job Status: Full Time

On Creativity and Content

Waxing UnLyrical

But the biggest tool we have is our creativity. And it’s this creativity of Erin’s that I hope to showcase here on WUL. Which is why I asked, at the start of this post, how much are you showcasing your creativity by mixing up your content? On Creativity and Content.

Creative Director - Chicago, IL

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Company: 321 Fast Draw Location: Chicago, Illinois Industry: Advertising - Creative Career Level: Senior Level Career (10+ yrs experience) Minimum Education: None Required

Remembering Gene Wilder's creative spirit

PR Daily

Social media has become an increasingly popular outlet to pay tribute and honor impactful people that have passed away.

5 Examples of Insta-Creativity

prTini

” While your brand may not need to create a film experience, there are ways to creatively connect hashtags to calls to action. ” The post 5 Examples of Insta-Creativity appeared first on prTini Time online needs to be time well spent.

Creative Director - Hamilton, NY

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Company: Colgate University Location: Hamilton, New York Industry: Advertising - Creative Career Level: Senior Level Career (10+ yrs experience) Job Status: Full Time Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Creative Director - Seattle, WA

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Company: Wunderman Location: Seattle, Washington Industry: Not Specified Career Level: Senior Level Career (10+ yrs experience) Minimum Education: Bachelor's Job Status: Full Time

Creative Director - Plano, TX

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Company: St. Andrew UMC Location: Plano, Texas Industry: Not Specified Career Level: Management (Manager/Director of Staff) Minimum Education: Bachelor's Job Status: Full Time Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Creative Director - Washington

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Company: Everfi Location: Washington, District of Columbia Industry: Advertising - Creative Career Level: Mid Level Career (5+ yrs experience) Minimum Education: Bachelor''s Job Status: Full Time Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience