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The Science of Interest: What Makes Us Care

by Anna McGeady

marketing public relations

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. 

This Is Why Your Email Pitches Aren’t Working

by Anna McGeady

marketing public relations writing

In the past few years, reports surfaced claiming humans have shorter attention spans than goldfish. In 2013, the average attention span was about 8 seconds (down a whole four seconds from 2000); goldfish reportedly have an average attention span of about 9 seconds. Yikes.If your email pitches aren’t getting the traction you hoped they would, chances are it’s because you failed to engage your readers in those first 8 seconds. But what exactly are you doing wrong? 

How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Public Relations

by Anna McGeady

marketing public relations technology

While most of us have gotten over the fear that artificial intelligence is some insidious robot plotting to take over the world, we may linger on another, more plausible concern: AI is coming for our jobs.Artificial intelligence is already largely inculcated in our day to day routines (think Pandora stations, Amazon suggestions, Netflix options), but many of us can’t help but feel uneasy about what further advancements of this technology might mean for our respective industries. How plausible is this fear that AI will make human employees obsolete? 

How Brands Are Interacting With GenZ

by Meghan Azralon

marketing public relations

Marketing to the youngest generation has always been a challenge. According to GenZ, trends come and go so quickly, it’s hard for brands to catch on. So, what do teenagers find cool? I have no idea. But the people at Google are trying to crack the code to GenZ with their new report outlining the coolest trends, tech, and brands according to the world’s newest generation. Will this new data help public relations and marketing professionals reach this audience? Let’s dive in. 

How to Find Social Media Influencers: The Definitive Guide

by Anna McGeady

marketing public relations social media

With all the social media platforms available, there is no shortage of opportunities for companies to get noticed online. But brands have to consider carefully who would be the best person to relay their message, especially when non-celebrity endorsements are 10 times more likely to drive in-store purchases than their conventionally famous counterparts. Noting this trend, PR professionals, marketers and advertisers alike are scrambling to figure out who best champions their brand. 

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