Digital & Technology

Goodyear-Trump Debacle Offers Plenty of PR Lessons

August 21st, 2020 by

A household name found itself having to explain what seemed to be a typical workplace guideline this week. An employee for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company shared a photograph of a slide, allegedly from a corporate diversity training session. The resulting political brouhaha offers several takeaways for PR pros.

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DNC Can Teach Communicators About Virtual Event Dynamics

August 17th, 2020 by

Traditionally touted as a celebration for political buffs of all things blue and democratic, the Democratic National Convention will certainly boast a different feel this year, as guests and the nominee’s acceptance speech will be broadcast nationally, but conducted virtually. No former U.S. president Bill Clinton fawning over falling balloons. No real-time booing of Sen. Ted Cruz. No Al Gore swooping in for a spontaneously awkward kiss with Tipper. Because of the coronavirus, it will certainly be a much different experience to watch or stream. 

How to Shift PR Plans to Succeed at Virtual Trade Events

August 2nd, 2020 by

No doubt the pandemic has narrowed choices for brand communicators, especially those accustomed to decamping to Las Vegas every January for CES. With the task of creating and maintaining brand images, communicators will have to change their PR plans for all-digital events, such as CES. A CES veteran, communicator David Wolpert offers tips on how to do this successfully.

[VIDEO] PRNEWS talks to Lou Dubois of Hilton about brand responsibility during COVID

July 22nd, 2020 by

PRNEWS welcomes Lou Dubois, Director of Editorial Content for Hilton to talk about brand responsibility during COVID and delivering that sentiment in messaging.

AMEC Summit is Virtual Yet Vital as Macnamara Tackles Misinformation

July 8th, 2020 by

The start of the AMEC Global Summit featured a terrific talk from well-known academic Jim Mcnamara. The Australian professor highlighted research from his new book, which looked at misinformation in various forms. A multi-faceted approach is needed to combat the scourge, he said.

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Everything PR Pros (and Brands) Need to Know About Deepfakes

July 6th, 2020 by

Using AI to create realistic but deceitful video content, known as a deepfake, is rapidly moving into the business world. As such, communicators need to know how to recognize and combat deepfakes to protect their business and the brands they represent. Kglobal’s Ellen Huber offers tips and tactics.

Don’t Believe Your Eyes: Deepfakes Could Haunt PR Soon

July 1st, 2020 by

Deepfakes, or Artificial Intelligence-generated synthetic videos, have been on the crisis communications periphery since 2017. Here’s what you and those you represent need to know about them.

How the Tech Tapestry Can Work for PR Measurement

June 29th, 2020 by

It’s no secret that during times where marketing and communications budgets continue to be slashed, that teams have to do more with less. Whether it is a reduction in team members or resources, everyone needs to work together even closer to get the job done. One aspect to look at to help alleviate this burden is technology and the tech tapestry.

Gilead Sciences Outlines Pricing Process for Treatment in Statement

June 29th, 2020 by

While the announcement of an effective drug treatment available worldwide for those suffering from the cryptic virus should be something to celebrate, delving into an explanation about pricing for a possibly life-saving drug may cause some reader’s stomachs to churn. Gilead’s statement attempts to strike a delicate balance, focusing on the importance of the treatment while justifying its value. 

How to Navigate Being Dragged During a Social Media Crisis

June 16th, 2020 by

PR and social media management make for a dynamic couple. These employees hold up the front lines of companies and organizations, no matter what. In a world with access to endless information and instant publication of disputes and occurrences, a social media manager becomes essential to navigating the choppy seas of a restless public.