T-Mobile’s John Legere swipes at competitors for 5G ‘lies’

PR Daily

Branding Executive Communication Leadership Communications Social Media T-Mobile telecommunicationsThe telecom giant seeks to complete a merger with Sprint as it strives to bring affordable 5G to the entire U.S. To make its point, the CEO has lashed out at AT&T and Verizon in a blog post. Vigorous competition for telecoms dominance has, perhaps fittingly, devolved into a war of words.

Tech & telecom industry earns brand intimacy points during COVID

Agility PR Solutions

The technology & telecommunications industry, which has historically performed well in developing brand intimacy with consumers, has become increasingly important in the daily lives of people across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research from marketing intimacy agency MBLM.

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As adoption rises, companies race to unlock applications of blockchain

Agility PR Solutions

While blockchain implementation continues to increase across financial services, its transformational importance is starting to gain momentum across multiple sectors, including technology, life sciences, media, telecommunications and government, according to the newly released 2019 Global Blockchain Survey from Deloitte.

Apple remains undisputed champ of tech & telecomm brand intimacy

Agility PR Solutions

When it comes to establishing emotional connections with customers, Apple is still the reigning champion in technology & telecommunications, as well as overall category leader in the U.S., Mexico and UAE, according to the latest Brand Intimacy 2018 Report, the largest study of brands based on emotions from intimacy marketing firm MBLM. In the U.S., Google […]. The post Apple remains undisputed champ of tech & telecomm brand intimacy appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

Overcome The Talent Gap: 7 Skills You Need To Become A Hybrid Marketer

PR 20/20

M ore than 40% of the world’s population (roughly 3 billion people) are online today , as compared to a mere 7% in 2000, according to the International Telecommunication Union. It’s no wonder the marketing industry has experienced a disruptive shift over the past few years. We have more data, more technology and more channels to engage with customers on than ever before. Talent

How the APR Changed My Future

PRSay

Working for a national telecommunications firm in Atlanta, I lost a seismic bump up the corporate ladder. A few years later, after the sale of the telecommunications firm, I decided to invest my retirement package from the firm — at age of 40 — in myself.

Twitter to fight misinformation through crowdsourcing

PR Daily

based telecommunications company (no Google Voice numbers or other workarounds). The social media platform said it hopes to ‘more quickly build an effective community-driven solution’ that cuts down on fake news.

Study: Employee loyalty, engagement plummet to 12-month low

PR Daily

Education, Hospitality, Utilities and Telecommunications, Services, and Manufacturing (jobs where frontline workers deal with customers) are experiencing large decreases in employee engagement so far in 2021, off by six points or more compared to the second quarter of 2020.

Motorola offers insights on multi-year effort to develop brand identity

PR Daily

The team landed on a motto that identifies the purpose of telecommunications advances, which it sees as empowering users, all while living up to values of inclusion and trustworthiness. “It’s

The most valued skill for comms leaders, Capitol One’s message on overdraft fees centers inclusion, and CNN suspends Chris Cuomo

PR Daily

The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) announced plans to hold listening sessions to better understand how data privacy issues intersect with civil rights concerns for online users.

Content fuels Verizon purchase of AOL for $4.4 billion

PR Daily

billion to acquire AOL, and the biggest draw for the telecommunications firm was AOL’s content offerings. Verizon announced Tuesday it is paying $4.4 A press release from Verizon states: AOL is a leader in the digital content and advertising platforms space, and the combination of Verizon and AOL creates a scaled, mobile-first platform offering directly targeted at what eMarketer estimates is a nearly $600 billion global advertising industry.

3 tips to prepare your hurricane communications plan

PR Daily

If a storm causes power and telecommunications outages, it is essential to have a plan in place for how to communicate with authorities, industry partners, customers, travelers and journalists. Ensure off-site contingency plans for who will communicate to partners, customers, travelers and journalists if power and telecommunications go down. Hurricane season is here.

Spotlight on a Solo PR Pro: Meet Stu Opperman, APR

Solo PR Pro

Stu refocused his sights and graduated with a degree in Telecommunications, eventually landing his first professional job doing news, sports, and as a DJ in California. Stu Opperman, APR hadn’t always planned on being a solopreneur. In fact, he hadn’t even intended on working in PR.

AT&T calls FCC’s $100 million fine ‘unprecedented and indefensible’

PR Daily

Now, the telecommunications giant is doing just that. When the Federal Communications Commission hit it with a massive $100 million fine in June for throttling customer data, AT&T promised to “vigorously dispute” it. In its official response [PDF] to the commission’s order, AT&T calls the fine “unprecedented and indefensible,” yet AT&T isn’t completely denying that it did reduce data speeds after customers who supposedly had “unlimited” data plans hit usage caps. “It

4 keys to savvy influencer marketing campaigns

PR Daily

Consumer trust in what influencers have to say sits at just 4% , and advertising has a trust level of 37%—behind banking, energy, and telecommunications—according to Edelman’s most recent trust barometer. Obstacles abound, such as consumers’ plummeting trust and waning attention spans. Here’s how to make this approach work for you without busting your budget. Global influencer spending will run as much as $10 billion by 2020 , but all that money can’t buy trust.

Want More Fans? See 3 Brands’ Secrets

Cision

Some industries, like telecommunications, are unlikely to be associated with heart-warming, exciting feelings. Do you know what customers think about your brand? With brand journalism, you can increase customer loyalty and satisfaction. In fact, data from Content Marketing Institute reveals that 82 percent of consumers think more highly of a brand and are more likely to purchase after reading custom content.

Report: It’s crucial to prove digital marketing ROI, but many still struggle to measure

PR Daily

More than half (51 percent) of marketing pros in the IT and telecommunications fields said their primary metric was very effective in measuring the success of their efforts. The majority of marketers say their metrics show if budget choices boost their bottom lines, but many say they’ll need to change those metrics and better understand the data. For many digital communicators, measurement is a tough nut to crack.

Behind the Headlines With Ashley Simmons

Cision

Ashley Simmons, director of communications at the Telecommunications Industry Association, says you must first develop a plan for how you will achieve your goals. What are you most excited about in your new role as director of communications at the Telecommunications Industry Association? New tools and technology are always accessible, but if you don’t have a plan for how you will use them, you won’t benefit from them.

Building Media Lists That Get Results

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

While a mobile apps reporter may like the story, a telecommunications or consumer electronics reporter will be annoyed with your offbeat pitch. It’s easy to relegate media list development to the remedial PR file — things that are too basic to analyze or improve. But for PR and media relations people, a good media database is critical.

Bad Reputation: The Co$t & Steps To Mitigate Risks

Reputation Us

A 2018 global study by London-based Pentland Analytics, Reputation Risk in the Cyber Age , study compared UK telecommunications firm TalkTalk with US home-improvement retailer Home Depot after they were hacked. “An’ I don’t give a damn ’bout my reputation.

PR Daily publisher Mark Ragan joins the Dynamic Signal board

PR Daily

Between social media and telecommunications breakthroughs, new ways to stay informed about your community and your place in the world emerge every day. The world has never been more connected than it is today. The downside? Traditionally powerful communicators—including employers—struggle to cut through the noise.

Pfizer says third dose protects against Omicron, business travel meets hesitancy, and an alliance forms to combat AI hiring bias

PR Daily

The Wall Street Journal reports : “The FAA plans to use data provided by telecommunications providers to determine which airports within the United States have or will have C-band base stations or other devices that could potentially impact airplane systems,” the agency’s order said.

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Bad Reputation: The Co$t & Steps To Mitigate Risks

Reputation Us

A 2018 global study by London-based Pentland Analytics, Reputation Risk in the Cyber Age , study compared UK telecommunications firm TalkTalk with US home-improvement retailer Home Depot after they were hacked. “An’ I don’t give a damn ’bout my reputation.

Everything You Need to Know About the TPP (But Were Too Scared to Ask)

ReimaginePR

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the TPP’s Electronic Commerce and Telecommunications Chapters “encourage your personal data to be sent across borders with limited protection for your privacy.”. Depending on where you get your news from, you’re either constantly bombarded with information about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, or you have absolutely no idea what we’re talking about.

Blackberry pulls out of Pakistan following consumer data request

PR Daily

The company is pulling its operations out of Pakistan at the end of this year due to what it deems as unreasonable requests from the country’s Telecommunications Authority. Blackberry is taking a stance on privacy and customer data. That agency wants access to Blackberry data that the company says would pose a major breach of user privacy. The Pakistani government has requested that the company allow it to monitor email and text messages that are received in the country.

Why it’s important to prepare for a PR crisis

Prohibition

For example Chinese telecommunications company Huawei was accused by the U.S. Brands and businesses know how important it is to protect their reputation. In the midst of a crisis, reputations that have been so hard to build can be easily destroyed and the effects can be hard to undo.

TalkTalk hack exposes up to 4 million UK consumers’ data

PR Daily

UK broadband and telecommunications provider TalkTalk went into damage-control mode after a “significant and sustained cyber attack” potentially exposed the data of its 4 million customers. Hackings aren’t only becoming all too common for American organizations—United Kingdom organizations are under fire, too.

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Report: It’s crucial to prove digital marketing ROI, but many still struggle to measure

PR Daily

More than half (51 percent) of marketing pros in the IT and telecommunications fields said their primary metric was very effective in measuring the success of their efforts. For many digital communicators, measurement is a tough nut to crack. It’s also an increasingly crucial element in securing a bigger digital marketing budget. A recent Xaxis survey. sought to uncover how marketers track the ROI of their digital marketing efforts against the amount of money they spend on these efforts.

Iger returns in Disney’s hour of need, AT&T’s wireless offer for frontline health care workers, and Pinterest’s heartwarming video

PR Daily

The telecommunications company is offering first responders and emergency health care workers three months of free wireless service: Thank you @JohnKrasinski for letting us share @SomeGoodNews tonight with you!

Report: Top 10 most- and least-trusted industries

PR Daily

Telecommunications. Few themes have overtaken American society over the past few years quite like trust has. Reading PR case studies (including those on PR Daily ) can be a crash course in which organizations you can and cannot trust. Reading political news today, you might get the sense that there’s no one you can trust. Still, we have to trust someone or something , right?

Verizon and AT&T criticize open Internet rules proposed by FCC chief

PR Daily

Broadband is currently classified as an “information service,” which means it’s free of the regulations governing telecommunications. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Wednesday proposed rules that would ensure net neutrality and protect an open Internet. Providers of Web access—namely Verizon and AT&T—don’t like the stipulations. Wheeler’s proposal.

How to Choose a PR Strategy, Part 2 of 6: Traditional environment

Shift Communications

Another example of a traditional environment is the telecommunications industry. Strategy is one of the most abused, misused words in the entire lexicon of business. Ask 100 executives what strategy means and you’ll get 150 different answers. In this six-part series, we’ll look at how to choose a PR strategy based on visible, measurable criteria and a meta-strategic framework. Today, we’ll examine the traditional PR environment.

McKinsey: 5 Factors Driving a New Golden Age of Marketing

Sword and the Script

The article cites a telecommunications CEO who noted: …a cumbersome organizational structure was getting in the way of delivering the top-notch customer service that the CEO had designated as a strategic priority. by Frank Strong. McKinsey & Company gave marketing organizations a nudge in February when it published an article on its site titled: The dawn of marketing’s new golden age.

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

PR Daily

The media company will purchase HuffPost in a deal with Verizon Media that gives the telecommunications company a minority stake in BuzzFeed.

The Importance of Staying Current on the Tech Innovations That Affect Our Clients

PRSay

Using “telematics” — a field that combines telecommunications with vehicular technology — safety metrics such as how fast you drive and how hard you hit the brakes determine your car-insurance rates. As head of business development for Makovsky Integrated Communications , I attend networking conferences in many different customer niches.

5 ways Qualcomm engages with a worldwide workforce

PR Daily

Qualcomm , an American multinational semiconductor and telecommunications giant headquartered in San Diego, must find ways to connect with 30,000 employees in more than 40 countries, says Christi Gilhoi, who leads global employee engagement. The multinational tech giant has 30,000 employees in more than 40 countries. How to build unity and company loyalty among such a diverse workforce? Editor’s note: This story is taken from Ragan Communications’ distance-learning portal Ragan Training.

TCIP #044 – Organization Fined $1.1 Million for Emailing Canadians (CASL) with Maanit Zemel

Melissa Agnes

Canada’s Anti Spam Legislation (CASL) came into effect in July of 2014 and it seems that since it came into effect, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has been out for blood. Welcome to episode #044 of The Crisis Intelligence Podcast, with Melissa Agnes and Maanit Zemel. Does your organization email Canadian stakeholders? If so, have you developed a CASL Compliance Policy? If you haven’t, you may be in store for some serious repercussions.

Priceless Lessons by Maxim Behar: A Story with Prince Kardam of Bulgaria

Maxim Behar

Kardam was in a very high position at Telefonica, Spain's telecommunications giant, and since we happened to be next to each other at the lunch, we had enough time to talk. The leading PR expert and CEO of the communication agency M3 Communications Group, Inc.,

PR Interns or Assistants – Which is Right for You?

Solo PR Pro

Mary’s clients range from Alaska Native corporations, tourism and telecommunications to a variety of food organizations and two successful US Senate campaigns. This is a guest post from Mary Deming Barber, APR, Fellow PRSA, president of The Barber Group. A continually important topic, it has been updated from the original version, which ran on this blog in 2010. Solo practitioners regularly seem to chat about the best way to scale up their businesses.

4 Important Years in Copyright Law History

Cision

Example: For those in the automobile, gaming or telecommunication industries, take note. Sharing (content) is caring… that is if you and your team are complying with copyright laws. But when was the last time you sat your team down for training? Each week, people share content with a minimum of 11 people in their network. At first glance, that number doesn’t impress.