Stop, Collaborate, and Listen

While that phrase may take you back to 1990 with Hypercolor shirts and Saved By the Bell (you are welcome for your earworm of the day), there are actually some keys that you can apply when working on a project that keeps you spinning your wheels.

Stop
When you are not sure if you are heading in the right direction, often times the best thing to do is stop and evaluate what it is that you are trying to accomplish.  Often we get caught up in trying to do things the quickest way, but we are not doing it

Let’s go back to the good ole days of grade school. I understand that may have been some time ago for some, but humor me. Do you remember your first crush? – That cute boy or girl you couldn’t stop thinking about. How they smiled or styled their hair. 

You drew your crush’s name next to yours in hearts and wrote love letters you knew you would never show them. You would daydream about them thinking of you in class and you happened to somehow always be at your locker the exact moment they passed. It may seem a little

Are You Thoughtful?

I would like a quick show of hands (okay, not really)… How many times has someone told you (or you have told someone else) “I need a press release!”? And, that marks the extent of the solution to your public relations challenges. 

Unfortunately, a true strategy is often overlooked by marketers because PR appears complicated, not easily quantifiable and honestly, can be quite varied from one organization to another. All of the listed reasons are why a solid, personalized strategy is necessary.

There are many simple questions to ask yourself when developing your strategy. Be sure to think not only

These days, it seems the number of social media platforms are endless! Seeking professional relationships, there’s an app for that. Enjoy sharing videos, there’s an app for that too! Have a passion for sharing recipes, yes you guessed it, there is an app for that also. 

Don’t drown in the vast sea of social media apps! Here is how to effectively select the right social platform to effectively leverage your business.

Define Your Target Audience

This step will be the easiest of the three steps because your social media audience will be the exact same as the audience you target

When marketers think about utilizing technology to reach a particular generation, Millennials usually are the first to come to mind. Naturally so, this generation was an integral reason behind the explosion of technology giants like Apple and Facebook. But what about Generation Z and why should you take notice of this emerging new generation?

Let’s start with the basics. Who is Generation Z? Generation Z, also known as the iGeneration, are those born in 1994 to present. Unlike their generational predecessors, this generation has never seen a world without technology and have practically grown up with a smartphone in hand.