Digital & Technology

Wendy’s Twitter Silence on Brooks Speaks Volumes

June 15th, 2020 by

When a brand gets caught in the middle of a crisis, what IS the proper response? Is it better to be a punching bag for the public and stay silent, or is it the responsibility of the middleman to explain or absolve themselves from the situation? So what is Wendy’s role?

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Face, Off: IBM, Amazon and Microsoft Limit Police Use of Surveillance AI

June 11th, 2020 by

Earlier this week, IBM and Amazon said they will pull back from facial recognition technology contracts with law enforcement. The use of machine learning technology that detects faces has come under renewed scrutiny for racial bias. In addition, the technology is known to be flawed, particularly when applied to non-white faces. Until today, Microsoft was notably quiet on the issue, given it too has provided facial recognition software to police.

[VIDEO] LinkedIn Live Secrets With CompTIA’s Kelly Stone

June 11th, 2020 by

CompTIA’s senior director of global social media Kelly Stone shared LinkedIn Live best practices with PRNEWS senior content manager Sophie Maerowitz.

During the Pandemic, PR Pros Find New Ways to Communicate

May 28th, 2020 by

One of the pandemic’s few bright spots is that it has been a catalyst for communicators’ creativity. Examples abound, including a virtual red-carpet/press screening that National Geographic Channel staged for a new series recently.

The Road to an Executive Order: A Twitter Drama

May 28th, 2020 by

The latest battle between the White House and social media platforms began on May 26, when Twitter attached a “Fact Check” notification to President Trump’s tweet which included misinformation about mail-in voting.

How to Model Predictions for Post-COVID-19 Behavior

May 26th, 2020 by

We’ve all heard about the new normal, but what does it look like in the sector you represent? One way to find out is to use predictive landscapes that help communicators build possible behavioral models. Here’s an example using the travel industry.

PRNEWS GRADES: Brand Creations for the Week of May 17

May 21st, 2020 by

The PRNEWS staff comes across many examples of brand advertising and communications every day. We have compiled a weekly assessment, with staff members providing their choices of the most notable, good or bad. We hope these brief examples will provide a learning experience about what works and what to avoid.

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The PRNEWS 2020 Digital PR Awards Highlight Industry Content Trends

May 18th, 2020 by

PRNEWS judged a stellar group of candidates for this year’s Digital PR Awards. In digital, PR can innovate into all sorts of new forms. We noticed some trends among the winners. 

PRNEWS GRADES: Brand Responses to Coronavirus for the Week of May 10

May 15th, 2020 by

The PRNEWS staff comes across many examples of brand advertising and communications every day. We have compiled a weekly assessment, published Fridays, with staff members providing their choices of the most notable, good or bad. We hope these brief examples will provide a learning experience about what works and things to avoid during this difficult moment.

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Top Social Media Features and Tools You May Be Overlooking

May 15th, 2020 by

As the world of mainstream social media enters its second decade—and at a time when global attention is understandably fixated on coronavirus-related content—many communicators find themselves at a loss. Still, there is no better time than the present to start experimenting with new features, so we asked several social media experts to recommend the features that they see as overlooked.