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Where Strategy Lives

Strategy may be one of the more overused and misunderstood words in business. Where some may think it’s ‘ivory tower’ for MBAs or C-level execs, and others can’t get above the tactical demands of their workday, and yet, we’re all capable of being strategic. At SA, it is our belief that we can all engage in strategic thinking, and thus, have developed a place for strategy to be recognized and rewarded.

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PR Trends 2018

Three PR Trends to Watch in 2018

It’s 2018 and the PR industry continues to evolve right in front of our eyes, with social media and mobile technology driving a large part of the transformation. While we need to keep our strategies fresh and relevant, it’s important not to lose sight of the fact that the fundamental essence of PR has not changed: Building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships between an organization and the public they serve.

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Direct mail footprint

A Year in Review: Direct Marketing and Analytics at Strategic America

As another year closes out, we take a little time to reflect on what has transpired in our industry and what we can learn from it in order to improve in the new year. The infographic below shows a snapshot of Strategic America’s 2017 direct marketing and analytics efforts. U.S. companies spent $10 billion in 2017 on third-party audience data for marketing efforts and slightly more on solutions to support its activation.

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Facebook’s News Feed Overhaul: How Businesses Can Refocus Their Native Strategy

By: Leah Findley and Heather Weaverling Facebook’s announcement yesterday regarding updates to the newsfeed has flooded the advertising industry’s discussions this morning. Founder Mark Zuckerberg announced, via a personal post, that Facebook would be making a more concerted effort to increase content that connects people and show less “public” content, such as posts from businesses, brands, and media.

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Video SEO in 2018 and Beyond

Video SEO in 2018 and Beyond

Every once in a while, Google likes to shake things up for us. They make minor to major updates every day, and one of the big ones occurred between October 11th and October 12th this year. On October 12th, the prevalence of video carousels nearly doubled across the globe. This means that whether you’re in the US or Germany, you’re going to see a lot more videos in carousels.

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Finding our agency’s collective strength—associates

Alternately titled: All the things you can do with spaghetti and a marshmallow By Dawn Buzynski and Jill LaBarre Can we ask you a question? What motivates you? More specifically, what is it about your professional occupation that drives you to give your best every day? If something did not immediately jump to mind or if you cannot really vocalize—even to yourself—a meaningful purpose to your work, chances are you are disengaged or simply disinterested in your job.

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PR Trends

A Review of PR Trends and Predictions for 2017

In December of 2016, PR News posted “5 Key PR Trends to Watch in 2017,” predicting the changes and progress the public relations industry would experience in the next year. 2016 saw an elevated PR profile in national news, thanks to the magnitude of our presidential election and a variety of corporate mishaps. 2016’s lesson to us was this—the public relations industry is ready for significant growth, and it all relies on credibility.

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