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: 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

Instagram Tunnel Vision Could Collapse Your Influencer Strategy

Posted by Ann Newland on June 19, 2018

Let’s face it. Sometimes, tunnel vision works. It helps you tune out distractions, it allows you to focus, and it keeps your eyes on the prize, as they say. But when it comes to influencer marketing, tunnel vision will lead you astray. 

This is particularly true when deciding which social channels to focus your time and resources on. Despite Instagram’s reputation as a fan favorite for influencers, it’s important that you avoid Instagram tunnel vision. Instead, adopt a multichannel strategy that ensures your influencers will connect with your potential customers — wherever they are.

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Topics: Digital and Social, Digital Marketing, influencers, influencer marketing, ripple

How to Strike While the Social Iron Is Hot: #NuggsForCarter

Posted by Lindsey Little on May 10, 2017

For many brands there is a lingering, unanswerable question of how to make something go viral. While there isn’t a formula for this phenomenon, it can and does happen from time-to-time. And when you’re suddenly the center of attention, it’s important to be poised and ready to participate in the conversation and become a brand everyone can love. That’s where you can have some control of the outcome.

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Topics: Digital and Social