A Powerful Communication Model for Content Marketing On the one hand, when our organization’s marketing communications are producing results, we are able to build a connection with our audiences. We know this. These connections are the result of the right information, being delivered at the right time, to the right audience. We share our ideas,… Read more
Communication plans often include these six key components: Communication goals and objectives Target audiences Communication strategies Tactics and/or activities Evaluation tactics Budget, materials, timetable and/or task list Here we’ve customized the basic outline of a communication plan for purpose-driven organizations. And, we’ve included a central question that each component should be able to answer. Here… Read more
I often see terrible marketing and advertising promotions from businesses as I go about my day. I’m sure you do too. They land in my inbox or my mailbox or cross my line of sight. I’m talking about promotions that seem to be begging for attention. Others seem to be screaming for attention. Most are… Read more
In a noisy world that has become the norm, it is more and more difficult to have our organizations’ messages heard above all the racket. Some organizations are succeeding, while others hope that they’ll see some results when their messages “go viral.” Many organizations are adopting the latest–and seemingly greatest–technology for broadcasting their messages–resulting in a… Read more
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both)… | This week: Another article on the benefits of reading, a review of Edelman’s Digital Trends report for 2018, reasons for choosing face-to-face communication over all other forms, the key to creativity and how to create high-quality, high-performing content.
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both)… | This week: How to avoid a PR disaster, why a brand plan is more important than your business plan, the value of quality over quantity in content marketing, the use of video in your marketing mix and content curation versus content aggregation.
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both)… | This week: Straight-forward tips for communication audits, trends in content marketing for 2018, content marketing for B2B organizations, staying on top of industry trends and research around the competencies and strategies needed to build a modern communications shop.
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both)… | Here’s an excellent article that outlines the struggles marketers experience with content marketing and how to overcome those challenges.
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both)… | If your organization is focused on purpose, as many are these days, this article does a great job of describing how the purpose has to be more than a set of values printed on a wall. Purpose must be a “marriage of purpose, values and habits.”
They say everyone has a story … Communication for Positive Change embodies a new vision. For you to better understand how I arrived at where I am today, this is part of my story. The recipe that is Communication for Positive Change is made up of: Flexibility: Nine cities and counting … I’ve relocated my… Read more