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?
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.
Smoking is bad for you, in fact potentially fatal. It’s hard to change behavior. Traditional marketing could also be commercially fatal. So why wait?
It’s not just governments which face threats from whistle-blowing sites, like Wikileaks. Organizations, especially consumer-facing brands, can easily attract a negative online presence from a disgruntled customer or employee. We’ve all seen those Brand X Sucks sites. So what should you do?
A popular request in Silicon Valley is to ‘meet for coffee’. This is often a euphemism for a short meeting with no fixed agenda, beyond getting to know one another. As far as it goes, this can be productive – business is social after all. Many strong business relationships – with clients, partners, investors and potential employees start with an informal intro. But how do you make the most of them?
Amid the ever expanding choice of communications methods, the use of the humble telephone is in decline. Who responds to voicemails right? But here are ten task which need you to pick up the phone. Don’t hide behind email, take a deep breath and dial. It’s faster and more productive.