Tag: Business

It seems there are two important aspects that do not gain the attention they deserve when we talk content marketing. One is content curation and the other is the emerging importance of “filters”. Content Curation: In the rush to become “brands as publishers” and the desire to showcase company and brand messages, businesses often end up delivering advertorial content that is all about... Read More
The use of social media is not all about marketing per se.  It is also about reaching people to share views and impact opinions.  In that respect, it is not just social marketing, it is also about social corporate communications and public relations.  Several news items involving Pope Francis and President Obama over the last week showcase the smart use of social media to share views, impact... Read More
Just as turmoil and transition in the news business is a quest to garner attention impacting media relations, the avalanche of information on the Web is a challenge for communications and marketing professionals in the quest to garner attention.  Whether trying to communicate a business’ story by whatever means or through a brand's action as publisher, generating its' own content (and in... Read More
Is the News Business in Trouble or Not: The news about the news business has been mixed over the last little while.  There have been a number of events and posts that continue to showcase a media/news market in transition, as well as one that is experiencing an increasingly broad range of new competitors. Many of these changes are driven and impacted by peoples’ use of the Web/social networks... Read More
It's that time of the year:  People in the Unites States take a pause and give thanks.  It is also the time when the end of the year creeps up on all of us and we reflect on the year gone by and year ahead. While many of the festivities and focus are on family and friends, it is also a good time to give professional thanks and reflect on the year behind us and the opportunities for an... Read More
I recently had the honor and pleasure to arrange and attend a series of meetings in New York City and San Francisco with a group of Swiss and Italian business leaders focused on digital and social adoption. The US Roadshow was organized by my colleagues and partners at Lundquist PR and focused on three themes: Business best practices: This included discussions about social and content... Read More
Businesses wanting to take advantage of social media may not be ready to seize the opportunity.  McKinsey reports that social media adds up to $1.3 trillion opportunity for the economy. At the same time, Capgemini notes that “Ninety percent of all jobs in the next year will require information and communication technology skills, yet more than half the companies polled lacked social media... Read More
Business Implications of Visual Communications in Today’s Mobile and Socially Connected World With the ease of communications, publishing and distributing information using the social Web and that, increasingly, people walk around with a camera in their pocket (or perhaps have a camera in their "glasses",wristwatch or other “wearable”), there are increasingly powerful possibilities for the... Read More
Just a few weeks ago I mentioned the “S” Curve in a post about the social media road trip -- with a focus on that little plateau in the “S” curve that has proven to be a real trouble spot for many industry leaders who appeared, at one time, to be the unstoppable and way ahead of their game. The failure to fully adopt and then continue to innovate some more can lead to any industry leader... Read More
Taking a break from the series of posts exploring visual literacy and communications to post about something else I care deeply about – equipping employees to do their best and succeed-- in their careers, for their own professional development and for the business where they work.  In a recent survey, online career site Glassdoor noted that more than 60% of the employees surveyed said learning... Read More