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The Summer of Strategy: Tying Tactics to Business Objectives

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Summer is a wonderful time to make yourself crazy. Of course, that is not entirely serious, but the slower months before the sprint to year-end are indeed the best months to work on communication strategy—for the balance of the year and beyond.  And strategy can make people nuts, since it is never an easy process.… Continue Reading The Summer of Strategy: Tying Tactics to Business Objectives

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Pitching a story cold? Try changing the subject (line).

Changing the Subject (Line)

As a local TV reporter, my inbox, along with all my other colleagues in the newsroom, was ever expanding by the minute. 10 percent internal e-mails from sources, assignment desk and the news director. The rest was filled with dozens of account executives and publicists trying to entice me with the “news” of their client’s… Continue Reading Pitching a story cold? Try changing the subject (line).

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Pack Like a Correspondent, Become a TEDFellow and Listen to Larry Wilmore

Lunch Break: May 23

Quick PR Reads You Can Tackle Between Bites Happy Tuesday, Lunch Breakers! After reading the Lupita Nyong’o and Rhianna heist movie meme is coming to screen for real, I’m working on my meme-to-film adaptation about a shiba inu with his head stuck in a hedge. Here’s hoping Tracy Morgan will voice the shiba inu. In… Continue Reading Pack Like a Correspondent, Become a TEDFellow and Listen to Larry Wilmore

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The ‘London Bridge is Down’ Crisis Plan, Chatbots Hit SXSW and Puppies!

Lunch Break March 28

Quick PR Reads You Can Tackle Between Bites Hi Lunch Breakers! It’s finally spring on the East Coast. The cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., felt confident enough in the forecast to come out of hiding, hitting peak bloom this past weekend. Here’s our forecast for today’s read—The Guardian gets a detailed… Continue Reading The ‘London Bridge is Down’ Crisis Plan, Chatbots Hit SXSW and Puppies!

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Snapchat, Emojis and Harnessing the Power of Visuals

Power of Visuals: Snapchat, Emojis

3 Ways to Harness Snap’s Image-Dominant Future If you watched Arrival—the sci-fi film with Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and squid-like aliens called heptapods—you may have noticed the story hinged on visual communication. The aliens bet their future on the power of visuals and—spoiler alert—it pays off. Similar to those hopeful heptapods, humans have long tried… Continue Reading Snapchat, Emojis and Harnessing the Power of Visuals

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Content Marketing: Where to Start

Content Marketing: Where to Start

Content marketing is now recognized as a staple—and even a driving force—for a strong online brand presence. As demand for content marketing expands, the industry continues to evolve and mature. You likely already know the impact content marketing can have, but if your company is just starting to build its presence, where do you start? In a recent post, SnapWryt… Continue Reading Content Marketing: Where to Start

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Why Local Broadcast Still Matters

Local Broadcast Still Matters

  I’ve come to (loosely) consider myself a connoisseur of the local broadcast game. Over the past few months, I’ve provided support to the Maryland Office of Tourism on multiple broadcast segments. From promoting craft beer with events in “FeBREWary” to the races at Preakness, there has been no shortage of cheerful, light-hearted segments to… Continue Reading Why Local Broadcast Still Matters

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How to Use Visuals to Communicate the Complex

Communicating the Complex

On Monday, the AISTech show opens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. AISTech is the steel industry’s largest annual trade show event attracting industry analysts, buyers and media from around the world. More than 8,000 attendees will travel the show floor during the four-day conference. Our client W. L. Gore & Associate’s Industrial Products Division is exhibiting a… Continue Reading How to Use Visuals to Communicate the Complex

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Get Your Content Noticed with Effective Digital Strategy

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An effective digital marketing strategy is more important than ever for companies to achieve their business goals. Planning your content strategy enables you to reach existing target audiences and tap into new communities like online influencers, who can have a hugely positive impact on your online presence. Recently, I wrote a blog post on behalf… Continue Reading Get Your Content Noticed with Effective Digital Strategy

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The Recipe for a Comprehensive Media Plan

Recipe for a Media Plan

As an account executive, my days are typically filled with tactical projects, from conducting media outreach and writing editorial, to developing social marketing content or researching clients’ competitive landscape. However, I recently had the opportunity to undertake a more strategic task that turned out to be one of my most fulfilling projects to date: to… Continue Reading The Recipe for a Comprehensive Media Plan

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