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2017 AP Stylebook Changes You Need to Know Before 2018

by Abbey Treamer

writing

Each year, the AP Stylebook is updated with new words, formats and grammar changes. As this year comes to a close and we prepare for future updates in 2018, it’s time to take a look at the important changes made in 2017. 

How Blogging Can Increase Traffic to Your Website

by Anna McGeady

branding public relations seo social media writing

PR pros are constantly looking for metrics to gauge the efficacy of their communications efforts. And while social shares, mentions, likes and comments tell an important story, often the main metric a client is looking for is website traffic. Here, the lines between PR, marketing and sales get a little blurry, as the main goal of PR is to establish awareness about a client’s product, whereas other departments are responsible for turning that awareness into leads. That being said, there are some effective methods PR teams can employ to help drive additional traffic to a client’s website. One of the best ones? Blogging. 

How To Be More Creative: 3 Strategies You Can Use Everyday

by Anna McGeady

business marketing public relations writing

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. 

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? 

What the Future of Long-Form Journalism Means for PR

by Chelsea Higgins

mobile public relations technology writing

How we access to information has been and continues to be an important aspect of everyday life. As technology becomes more and more ingrained in our society, the way in which we receive that information has changed.