Elise Mitchell

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Cannes Musings: Thriving in Complexity

Posted by Elise Mitchell on August 15, 2018

How Public Relations Helps Brands Navigate Uncertainty and Create Buy-In

This is part of a series featuring highlights from the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Elise represents Mitchell in her role as president of the International Communications Consultancy Organization. As ICCO president, she sat down with colleagues at the ICCO House of PR to discuss current trends and issues. She shares highlights here.

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Topics: Authenticity, inspiration, change management, Cannes

Cannes Musings: Emerging Technology Insights (video)

Posted by Elise Mitchell on August 1, 2018

How to Use and Measure Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Your Next Campaign

 

From virtual reality to mixed and extended reality, there are many new technologies communicators can use to create memorable, engaging experiences. It’s easy to become enamored by the shiny ball as well as confused about the best way to bounce it, which is why as PR counselors we must be willing to learn how these new technologies work and understand how to best use and measure them effectively.

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Topics: Digital and Social, Innovation, trends, DAN, analytics, industry headlines, Cannes, emerging technology

Cannes Musings: What It Takes to Win at Cannes (VIDEO)

Posted by Elise Mitchell on July 3, 2018

Winning a Lion is, in the minds of most marketing communications professionals, the equivalent of winning an Oscar or a Grammy.  Everyone wants to know: What does it take to win?

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Topics: Travel, Public Relations, Innovation, Insights, DAN, industry headlines, Cannes

Cannes Musings: Data is Everything (Video)

Posted by Elise Mitchell on June 22, 2018

The smart use of data is an imperative for communications professionals today. With the growing access to data and the proliferation of tools to analyze, measure, and report results, you could argue that data is everything.

That was certainly one drumbeat heard at this year’s Cannes Lions Festival. Many of the presentations, award entries and vendor exhibits focused on the power of data to drive the creative process.

Then again, without the right people who know how to sift through data, synthesize it, draw insights from it, develop a communications strategy based on it, and monitor it to know when something’s working or not, data does you no good. 

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Topics: Digital and Social, Digital Marketing, Digital, Public Relations, Employee Engagement, influencer marketing, Cannes