If you walked into the BIGfish office today, you would see the acronym HGG dotted all over our to-do lists, project tracking grids and August goals. So, what is requiring so much of the account team’s attention in August? Holiday gift guides, curated lists of top gift ideas for everyone on your holiday shopping list published by your favorite digital and print outlets. Yep that’s right: the sun is still warm, the birds are still chirping, and Red Sox are still the main focus of Boston sport fans, but the holidays are at the front of our minds at BIGfish.
by Anna McGeady
Creativity is as elusive as it is coveted, making it one of the most intriguing professional qualities in demand today. There are entire award shows and magazine features dedicated to recognizing those who demonstrate this superior kind of imaginative thinking, and it is consistently deemed one of the most important “soft-skills” an employee can have. But honing this skill is no easy task.
As PR professionals, we work tirelessly to craft stories reporters care about, attending to both the reporter’s personal interests, as well as the collective interests of their audience. But what is it that makes one reporter bite on a pitch while another decides to pass it up? What makes one reader rave about an article while another dismisses it as underwhelming? Let’s explore the science of interest to figure out exactly what it is that makes us care.