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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Two Creative PR Stunts that Turned a Press Release Upside Down

Sword and the Script

It’s one of two creative press releases examples that recently crossed my radar and I’m sharing here in this post. The commentary in the tracked changes was corny, so question is, could this work in B2B marketing ? 11 Simple Ways for PR to Score Content Marketing Points.

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.

4 Creative PR Ideas for Crisis Communications

Sword and the Script

Constraint breeds creativity. The company is getting accolades from other reputable marketers. If there was a way to plan that — marketers would! Related Content: Art or Science: Creative Marketing and PR. 6 Creative PR Ideas for Blended Media.

5 tips to ignite creativity

PR Daily

Fortunately, there are loads of ways to spark creativity and generate fresh, compelling article ideas. All writers struggle to consistently generate creativity, inspiration and fresh content ideas. Tabitha Jean Naylor is a sales and marketing pro based in Florida.

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

PR Expanded

According to a Marketwired survey in November 2015, PR and marketing professionals plan to increase their content marketing programs by 64% in 2016. According to the same survey, 79% of these professionals have a content marketing plan in place.

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.

PR Creative: A 7-Year History

Shift Communications

Six months before any of us knew the market would crash, I considered my decision to enter the PR industry a calculated career risk. 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.

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.

Should Marketing Be Held to a Higher Standard? Off Script No. 38: Lacey Ford of insightsoftware

Sword and the Script

Marketing with a quota. Those are the words and phrases Lacey Ford uses to describe marketing today. She got her start as an entry-level marketing associate for SBC Communications, which is now AT&T. Today she’s the senior vice president of marketing for insightsoftware.

Creative Communications: Lessons from Health and Wellness Brands

Waxing UnLyrical

These messages are tired and far from creative. Instead of following the herd to captivate and activate your audience you must flex your creative muscles. snack bar market is estimated to be valued at 6.8 Go Beyond to Get Creative with Your Communications.

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.

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.

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.

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. As a professor, I know many of my fellow colleagues are actively teaching influencer marketing. How is influencer marketing taught or incorporated into assignments? These are all fine and good, but – we have to raise the bar in how we approach influencer marketing. Creating evidence you have actually DONE influencer marketing.

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.

Creative Uses for Google Analytics in Public Relations

Shift Communications

During a PRSA Boston event, Matthew Raven, VP of Marketing Technology at SHIFT Communications, presented an insightful discussion about the power of Google Analytics and how it can serve PR professionals. The solution seems to be to get more creative.

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.

5 Important Planning Considerations from a B2B Content Marketing Study

Sword and the Script

B2B organizations that find content marketing effective are committed to these programs. These organizations have a content marketing plan in writing. For responses to be included, the respondent’s organization had to be using content marketing for at least one year.

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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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Creative Storytelling: Picture This: It’s Not Just the Words – It’s What You Do with Them

Waxing UnLyrical

The great Brian Solis, who I had the pleasure of seeing live in 2013 as keynote speaker at the PRSA’s International Conference, recently published this article on LinkedIn about creative storytelling. Lots of resources are out there to guide us on our creative journeys.

New survey tells a cautionary tale as CMOs take creative work in-house

Agility PR Solutions

A new survey of creative and marketing pros finds that leaders in both camps scored marginal grades—and points to a range of challenges in the organizational relationship, team alignment and collaboration, which stem from the natural challenges that come with growing in-house creative teams.

History and Stock Photos: 5 Creative Public Relations Ideas

Sword and the Script

None of these topics are especially interesting, yet all of them have provided examples of creative PR ideas for bringing those topics to life and in some cases reinvigorating a name or product long past its prime. Have you seen some especially creative PR of late? PR creative PR

6 In 10 companies plan to expand creative teams in first half of 2019

Agility PR Solutions

What’s the employment outlook for creative talent? According to The Creative Group‘s latest State of Creative Hiring research, 60 percent of advertising and marketing hiring decision makers plan to expand their teams in the first half of 2019.

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.

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.

5 Digital Tools to Capture Your Creative Marketing Ideas

Stern + Associates

Marketers and comms pros are ideas machines. The post 5 Digital Tools to Capture Your Creative Marketing Ideas appeared first on Stern Strategy Group. Marketing/Advertising Marketing/PR Strategy Public Relations/Communications brainstorm Creative Strategy marketing ideasIt’s what we do! But let’s face it. How many of our ideas are merely forgotten thoughts, fleeting nuggets of a concept, if.

5 Proven Ways PR can Develop Client Media References in B2B Organizations

Sword and the Script

Media references tend to take a back seat to the mad pace that is often B2B marketing. Marketing also has purse strings that can be creatively – and ethically – spent to appease a specific rep with the right reference.

18 Marketing and PR that Read Like a Meta Description for the Year 2018

Sword and the Script

As we close in on the year’s end, I looked back over these marketing and PR statistics in an effort to surface those points that in some way, shape or form, help to summarize 2018 as a year. Statistics about content marketing. 2) The marketing budget as a percentage of revenue.

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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.

13 memorable taglines to fire up your creativity

PR Daily

Creativity of phrasing. Here are 13 standouts to get your creative juices flowing: 1. RELATED: Join us in San Jose for the Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference at Intel. ]. Bazaarvoice seeks to build authentic relationships through content marketing.

Marrying creativity and accountability in PR

PR Daily

One question plagued me that day: Why did public relations practitioners who attended the working sessions express concern about being labeled “creatives” while PR’s most notable creativity evangelizer was the keynote speaker? They must also celebrate and encourage creativity.