The role of a marketer or communicator can be stressful. Reputations and revenues are at stake, budgets can be significant, deadlines short, outcomes uncertain and scrutiny high. It’s fun – but it can have its moments. So how do you cope? Here are three ways to manage your stress and avoid a meltdown.
The robots are coming! At least to the journalism industry – specifically earnings and crime reporting. As a fan of automation in PR, I was asked recently what I thought about this trend. Are we all about to be replaced by robots, as we’ve seen in manufacturing? In short, no. Here’s why!
Brand journalism – organizations creating professional content – is a real and significant trend. But what impact will it have on corporate reputations and the media?
Following the launch of the iPhone 5 where the rumors were true, have we entered an era where Apple can no longer ‘wow’ us with its press events?
NBC has made a number of programing decisions recently, which have attracted strong criticism. Has it lost touch with its moral compass? And what can we learn?
We’re obsessed with time in our working lives. We trade our most productive hours for salary and benefits. We agree office hours, vacation time and PTO. But time is just an input. It’s not a deliverable. Are we measuring the right thing?
Why it’s rare to achieve personal gain over a sustained period by doing a disservice to others.
Children can teach adults an awful lot, such as how to enjoy the moment and how to play. But what can they teach us buttoned-up consultants? More than you’d think.
Truth may be a casualty of war, but ethics are a casualty of recession. When the going gets tough, the weak cheat. It’s just easier than competing fairly. It’s an economic barometer, and we’re seeing and uptick right now.
If you are a manager, should you be friends on Facebook with your team? The jury is out on whether it’s a good idea or not, but there are some areas of agreement and lessons to learn.