A few weeks ago, Mark Zuckerberg made a platform-changing announcement regarding the ranking system for Facebook. The newsfeed algorithm will now be even more selective of the content we see on a day-to-day basis. Facebook is concerned about the clutter of posts from pages and is determined to make the platform more purposeful to everyday users.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
It is an incredibly exciting time to be joining Strategic America. There is a buzz in the air over recent growth (with both existing and new clients) and a collective commitment to a bright future ahead. The force behind this growth is very simple for me to observe, even after only being here a little more than a month.
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.
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.
As Google releases a new product, we can expect the roll out to go slowly so they can correct errors and make updates as they go along. That way, once the product is working how they want, they can release a working product across wider audiences and not need to worry about as many issues.
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.