Posted March 3, 2020 by K. Barker
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
Posted September 1, 2019 by K. Barker
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
Posted July 1, 2019 by K. Barker
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
Posted April 20, 2019 by K. Barker
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
Posted December 30, 2018 by K. Barker
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both)… | This week: Tangible examples of companies making business decisions based on purpose and conscious capitalism, which comes first – employee engagement or business success and writing tips from a prolific fiction writer of our time.
Posted December 16, 2018 by K. Barker
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both)… | This week: Reading fiction broadens your perspective, four priorities for a successful digital strategy, and why trust in organizations is at an all-time low and what organizations, of all kinds, can do about it.
Posted January 28, 2018 by K. Barker
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both)… | This week: History of content marketing including brand case studies, creating positive organizational culture by starting with marketing functions, trends we’ll see for content marketing in 2018, popular content marketing tactics that attract links and the link between reading and knowledge as it applies to corporate communication.
Posted August 14, 2017 by K. Barker
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
Posted July 5, 2017 by K. Barker
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both)… | The military can teach business leaders a lot about leadership and communication. Stanley McChrystal is one of those inspiring leaders. In his TED Talk, he explains his beliefs about the positive effects of sharing information, good communication and leadership. It’s an inspiring six-minute presentation.
Posted June 10, 2017 by K. Barker
A wave of change towards a more socially conscious world is coming. Business and consumers are progressively interested in doing more good and less harm. At the centre of this activity is the focus on a higher purpose. What is Purpose? Organizations with a higher purpose have answered two important questions related to their mission:… Read more