5 Professional Development Exercises Your Marketing Team Should Try

PR 20/20

Exercising your mind, especially in the workplace, is a great way to improve key traits and characteristics needed to fuel a successful career. One way the PR 20/20 team exercises the mind is by conducting monthly morning meetings to focus on a variety of professional development activities.

‘Ask Bobby’ Twitter exercise fails

PR Daily

Here’s the tweet that kicked off the doomed #AskBobby experiment, which The Daily Dot described as “another ill-advised, wobbling clambering for social media relevance by a person profoundly unsuited to the exercise”: Have questions for Bobby Jindal? New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was supposed to own the news day Tuesday, with his announcement from his old high school that he was entering the 2016 presidential race.

5 exercises to improve your storytelling skills

PR Daily

In " The Talent Code ," Daniel Coyle names it "deep practice," small exercises that are both challenging and repetitive. Tired of the same advice to "read more" and "write more," I've been experimenting with my own challenging and repetitive exercises to. Try a few of these exercises.

Use These Collaborative Exercises to Tone Your Idea Muscles

PRSay

Do you feel like you’re running in circles trying to develop new ideas for your organization or clients? Is your boss pressuring you and your team to make a breakthrough? Do you want to develop something really cool that pushes the edge?

3 improv exercises to improve communications

PR Daily

For this exercise, ask your partner questions to find out two things that you have in common. If there is someone in your life who interrupts you constantly—such as a teenage son or daughter—this exercise can help you address it. Inspiration comes to those who seek it.

10 exercises to shake off the writing doldrums

PR Daily

Consider trying out a new writing exercise: constrained writing. Having trouble coming up with the right words? Unable to string more than a few sentences together? Perhaps your brain needs a workout.

Writing is like Exercise

Bad Pitch Blog

Social media is changing the skill sets needed to succeed. That said I think writing is more important than ever. From long form to short form, from using text speak to fitting something into 140 characters -- the better you can communicate, the more successful you will be.

Here’s What Your High School English Teacher Meant by “Show, Don’t Tell” in Storytelling

Ishmael's Corner

One of my favorite go-to exercises for our storytelling workshop leans on the movie, “500 Days of Summer.” The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications.

How I Was Inspired by a “First-time Voter”

Waxing UnLyrical

I figured there wouldn’t be much of a crowd (it was just past noon), I’d exercise my franchise, and know I’d done all I could to get my candidate in the door at 1600 Pennsylvania, NW. You may remember that we have this thing called the U.S.

Top of Mind Among Senior Marketers: Cliff Notes to 3 Significant CMO Surveys

Sword and the Script

I like to ask that kind question because it’s an interesting mental exercise that really makes marketing think about what they want to achieve. That’s also a useful mental exercise. If your marketing budget grew by 5% or more in the next year, how would you invest that money?

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7 Media Statistics from an Annual Survey of Reporters that Gives PR a Glimpse of their Mindset

Sword and the Script

This another reason why content marketing is a useful exercise for PR – the action figuring out what resonates and what doesn’t will help improve your pitching skills. .

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How Long Should a Blog Post be in 2019? [And Other Key Blogging Statistics You Should Know]

Sword and the Script

Let’s continue with the exercise analogy: Will you get in shape going to the gym once per month? Writers that report success with blogging share the following characteristics: They are more likely to write longer or more in-depth content; They tend to spend six or more hours writing a post; They are 2.5 times more likely to publish new posts weekly or even more often; They are twice as likely to go back an update older post; and. They always use analytics to measure performance.

A Three Week Check-In

Waxing UnLyrical

For me, this means making some form of exercise a regular part of my day, whatever shape that exercise takes, getting enough rest, and eating better food… which means I have to cook more, and cook regularly. Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali A Three Week Check-In January 22nd, 2011 Tweet One of the things I wanted to do more of this year was to pay more attention to wellness.

9 Highly Recommended Marketing Podcasts that Stand Up over Time

Sword and the Script

Whereas second screen devices distract from television shows or even conversations, listening is one of the few consumption activities we can do while engaged in another: commuting, exercising or doing chores. Podcasts have been on a steady growth streak for years.

7 Reasons Your B2B Content Marketing Program Fails to Deliver that You Probably Haven’t Heard Before

Sword and the Script

That’s a fruitless exercise for all involved, which brings us to the next point. Content marketing in B2B isn’t a benevolent exercise in goodwill. This is an exercise that occurs over months and years. The surveys have started.

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3 Strategies for Overcoming the Internal Struggle of Crisis Ready Resistance

Melissa Agnes

In chapter four we’ll discuss your organization’s high-risk scenarios, but before we get there, following is an exercise to consider undertaking with different members of your leadership team. This exercise will help you spark discussions and gain necessary awareness.

10 Pain Points PR Pros Will Face in 2018

PR News

On the other hand, we easily can turn this exercise on its head and say, dripping with optimism, “These are issues communicators most… Continued. It’s traditional to look to the New Year with hope and optimism. As a result, this post, which highlights difficulties communicators will face in 2018, might not be the most pleasant read.

The Year of the PR Tech Tester

PR Expanded

The exercise I discuss in my video is a fun way to increase Tech Testing opportunities among friends, and to learn so much more about different types of technology with your colleagues and peers. We’re moving into the year of the PR Tech Tester.

An Open Letter to Public Relations Professionals

B2B PR Sense

In a world of fake news and a blurring of paid and earned media, PR professionals must exercise integrity and caution. "PR Dear PR Professionals: PR is evolving at warp speed. In fact, in five years, what we know as PR will have a different complexion.

Infographic: 5 types of emails every organization should use

PR Daily

Email is still an effective marketing channel, but it’s crucial that marketers exercise caution when reaching out online. Email marketing is economical and effective—but marketers worry about overloading readers. Here are the basic approaches that you should consider sending your customers.

Discovering the Roadmap in Teaching Social Media

PR Expanded

I remember thinking how wonderful it would be if there was a book that provided not only additional resources on how we can create assignments, exercises, or exercises, but really showed you what you need to know to teach social media. A Guest Post By Karen Freberg.

How PR Measurement Can Put a Smile on Your Face

PR News

Similar to regular exercise and eating a balanced diet, measurement is something communicators know they should do, but often find ways to avoid it. If economics is the dismal science, then measurement surely must make a compelling argument for being PR’s grim discipline.

TCIP #036 – How To Conduct a Crisis Simulation with Garth Rowan

Melissa Agnes

”; “who should be involved in the exercise?”; So I decided to dedicate this week’s episode of The Crisis Intelligence Podcast to answering these questions and helping those of you out there who are interested in conducting a crisis simulation, develop the best scenario and exercise you can for your team. This episode of The Crisis Intelligence Podcast discusses: What a crisis simulation is and why it’s such a rewarding exercise.

Crisis Management Concerns That Leave You Vulnerable

Melissa Agnes

’s Emergency Management Conference, where I put city officials through a simulated earthquake exercise. Using Agnes + Day’s crisis simulation platform , the exercise simulated the digital noise that is a guaranteed result of any crisis or emergency today.

Whole Grain Isn't the Whole Story

Mindful Marketing

Consumers should read the labels and exercise good judgment for the products they use. by David Hagenbuch , founder of Mindful Marketing & author of Honorable Influence You’re at a restaurant with friends and order a pepperoni pizza.

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Making That Pesky and Inaccurate Information on the Internet Go Away

Ishmael's Corner

The app evangelizes a healthy lifestyle, encouraging people to embrace the one exercise that can be done anywhere, walking. The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. It’s not easy. Here’s the situation.

Social Media Strategy Template

The Proactive Report

Analyze the data gathered from this monitoring exercise. Download the PDF of the Social Media Strategy Template here. link]. In January 2014 almost three-quarters of all adults were active in social media, according to the Pew Research Center.

Commencement speeches aren't just for college grads

The Stalwart Blog

I''d like to make this an annual exercise to reset and not "lose my youthful idealism" as Katie Couric so eloquently stated: . It''s college graduation season and I always get nostalgic right about now.

10 tips to improve your writing and ignite creativity

PR Daily

For a terrific writing exercise, pluck out several miscellaneous words and phrases from your spam folder, and reanimate them into an original poem. This is a fun exercise that can work for almost any type of writing. However, enforcing brevity is a great exercise. Of course, adverbs aren’t all bad , but this sort of exercise will help you weed out weak words and increase brevity. To get the words flowing, try starting at the end.

Social Media Strategy Template

The Proactive Report

Analyze the data gathered from this monitoring exercise. Download the PDF of the Social Media Strategy Template here.

How to “Play Ball” with the Media

Business Wire

When Business Wire’s Florida team had the innovative idea to host a baseball themed media luncheon, they didn’t know just how effective the exercise would be for all those in attendance.

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Sealy scores with new partnership deal kick-off

Prohibition

As we launch head on into our spring campaigns, it’s an exciting time across the board at Prohibition, but for one of our clients it allows us to get stuck in with some of their exciting sponsorship partners – a great chance to exercise our PR muscles in the world of sport!

Data, Analytics and the Everyday Practice of PR

The Proactive Report

3 minute read. You keep hearing that it’s vital to learn how to use data and analytics, but the very thought gives you a headache. You’re a PR person, not a data scientist. And that’s probably the last thing you’d ever want to be.).

6 Tips For Better Strategy Sessions

Flack Me

Category: Flack Me Summary: Brainstorming is often a meandering exercise that ends up wasting time. But that’s not to say group strategy sessions aren’t crucial

Common Crisis Simulation Question Answered: How To Prepare

Melissa Agnes

At the end of the video, I invited viewers to ask me questions so that I could help them – and you – prepare and conduct a successful exercise.

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3 Must-Do’s (Right Now) to Make 2015 Crisis-Free

Melissa Agnes

I’m not talking about a traditional table-top exercise here, those are lame and ineffective. Then, work with a specialized team that will help you make this exercise a great success. Happy New Year!

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Can You Teach Creativity? The #PRStudChat Community Shares Insights

PR Expanded

At the same time, we agreed that exercising Creative PR is both valuable and a necessity today. With technology advancing, consumer behavior changing and shorter attention spans, it has become increasingly difficult to build relationships.

Noel Edmonds boasted about driving his sports car at 186mph while NAKED at 4.30am

Mark My Words

He said: “I thought I’d take it out for a breather, the poor thing was stuck in its stable and needed exercise. In a 2006 interview with lads’ mag Loaded, Noel revealed how he had woke up one morning and decided to take his Ford GT40 out for a spin in his birthday suit. “I remember arriving at a roundabout horrendously fast, I almost didn’t stop.”

The 5 most popular stories on PR Daily this week

PR Daily

Here are the five most widely read stories this week on PR Daily : 5 exercises to improve your storytelling skills. 4 tips for better press releases. 7 ways to reignite your creative spark. PR takeaways from Maria Sharapova's doping crisis. How to boost content marketing with video. RELATED: Executive communicators— Join our new LinkedIn group and get FREE tips and strategies to improve leadership communications. Image via

4 experts shaking up the PR world

PR Daily

You’ll network with industry peers, take part in interactive learning exercises and even get to tour PayPal’s innovation showcase. See how they’re helping MSNBC, Spotify, PayPal and ESPN gain unprecedented engagement. For PR pros, it seems like everything is getting smaller these days.