In 6 PR and social media predictions for 2013 author Sandra Fathi says public relations will win the battle over which corporate discipline “owns” social media. Hear, hear! Digital and mobile technologies continue to transform the PR practice. The lines separating PR, marketing, branding, advertising, and customer service are blurry indeed in social media. Do PR professionals… Continue reading 6 reasons PR pros are perfect for social media
Is your organisation truly social? This was one of questions raised at the 2012 International Social Media and PR Summit in Amsterdam. Edelman Digital's Marshall Manson presented three models for creating social organisations. The first was the centralised model we are all familiar with. Social media is managed by a central division and provides the official voice of the… Continue reading Seven reasons why companies should decentralise social media
I recently heard a term that has really stuck with me: refrigerator journalism. It was used by Ragan Communication’s CEO and publisher of PR Daily Mark Ragan at the 2012 International Social Media and PR Summit (SMPR2012) in Amsterdam. During his opening presentation on brand journalism (aka content marketing) Mark said the Holy Grail is… Continue reading Eight ways to create refrigerator journalism
I recently had a conversation with a communications professional that completely surprised me. It went something like this... Me: I'm experimenting with Pinterest at the moment. Response: What's Pinterest? Me: [A little shocked ... okay, what about Facebook ...] Me: Facebook could be used as our primary communication channel for students because 100 per cent of them are there, but… Continue reading Changing times
It's quite strange when your son reaches an age where he is not only taller than you are - but is also smarter than you are. And probably always will be. Being an average Generation X mother to an exceptionally bright Generation Z is quite the eye opener. I'll break it down for you. I stopped… Continue reading What’s parenting got to do with it?