When I first joined Dittoe Public Relations as a bright-eyed intern, I thought I signed up to work with reporters and schedule interviews. After getting my feet wet, I quickly learned that the world of public relations is much more than just media relations. Yes, in its simplest form, the core of PR is media relations. But before you become dubbed a #PRpro, there are several different areas of expertise to master. This blog post is part one of a two-part series that will take a look at four different key areas of public relations. Part two will be shared [...]
The individual must demonstrate strong writing skills, a basic understanding of media relations, an ability to interact professionally with clients and good judgment.
The rules of SEO have changed—especially over the past two years. Updates to search engine ranking algorithms like Google’s “Panda” and “Penguin” mean you can no longer think in terms of keywords and inbound links alone. What matters now is quality, relevance and audience engagement.
Shrinking attention spans and squirrel comparisons have become go-to arguments for why people can no longer be bothered to consume long-form articles or online videos lasting longer than two minutes. But this is a cop out. The real reason why people don’t consume longer forms of media is that most digital publishers don’t want them to.