Facebook’s Workplace arrives—In tests it was called Facebook at Work, but now that it’s available to any organization that wants to pony up for it, Facebook has named its workplace messaging tool Workplace. Designed to take on popular tools like Slack, Hipchat, Yammer, and Chatter, Workplace brings a Facebook-like interface to the enterprise. The tool features groups, updates, the ability to tag people, share files, chat with multiple colleagues, and publish Read More »
Three PR agency thought leaders were on the panel: Gerry Corbett, Phil Gomes, and Joe Thornley. Our topics included…
A couple brands — Ford and Skittles — had a chance to market themselves in real time when their names were invoked during the presidential campaign. Both declined, sticking strictly with public affairs messages. Is real-time marketing over? (And how did Ford and the UAW do when they responded to allegations claimed during the first debate?)
Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, thinks the future of PR is integration with other disciplines, focused on digital and data. Is he Read More »
Most crisis communication plans miss a critical element: Employees. Ignored, they can innocently (or maliciously) make your existing problem even bigger. After all, their online friends most likely know where they work and if employees aren’t volunteering information, people in their social networks are soliciting it.
When engaged, employees can become powerful advocates and expand the reach of your messages. In an eye-opening webinar on October 7 (noon ET), I will offer solutions for keeping employees up to date, maintaining the highest possible levels of engagement as the organization endures its crisis. But that’s just the Read More »
Facebook overestimated video viewing times—The average time Facebook has told advertisers people spent watching videos was seriously overestimated for the last two years. The excessive figure resulted from only counting videos seen for three or more seconds and didn’t factor in shorter views. “The miscalculation likely led to an overestimated viewing time of 60 to 80%,” according to C|Net, and may well have led advertisers to spend more than they otherwise would Read More »
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ExxonMobil still reeling from climate revelations—Investigations by the Los Angeles Times and InsideClimate News found that ExxonMobil’s scientists had concluded in the 1970s that “the most likely manner in which mankind is influencing global climate change is through carbon dioxide release from the burning of fossil fuels.” Once leadership was informed of the findings, according to the investigations, they worked hard to bury them. The PR impact might not have been Read More »