The Bill Cosby brand was built over the years by his ability to bridge the racial divide and a belief that he stood for traditional values. He was praised for lecturing young African-Americans about the importance of raising children in a two-parent household. During his heyday, appearing as Dr. Cliff Huxtable on NBC’s The Cosby ..
A big part of our work for clients is helping them crystallize their message, focusing it, stripping it down to the essentials. For a brand, that means articulating what you stand for and what customers can expect from a brand experience with you. Sometimes, people refer to this as having an “elevator speech.” Some people ..
One of the big trends in advertising and public relations lately is to use iconic images and nostalgia. Yet Brands who plan to co-opt iconic American images should probably make sure they cast those images in a positive light. Swiffer learned that lesson the hard way when it injected Rosie the Riveter—who symbolized female empowerment ..
Spanish-language outreach is an essential component of public relations. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Hispanic population increased 5 percent from 2000 to 2010, while the non-Hispanic population increased only 2 percent. Because the Hispanic population is fast-growing, relatively young and has larger households, they can potentially be more vital to future growth in ..
As PR professionals and counselors, we know it is our job to ensure our clients and their brands leave their customers with nothing less than a sweet taste. So how, you might ask, can PR professionals infuse sweetness into our campaigns and strategies? The ingredient is simple…add one cup S.U.G.A.R. Special In a time when ..
There has been a lot written about content marketing recently, but it’s more than just a clever buzzword. Creating an integrated content PR strategy that is relevant, engaging and social can make a huge difference when it comes to marketing your brand. Here are some tips for building a successful content PR strategy. Defining Content ..
We have all heard of how everyone targets women in marketing and publicity. In 2013, we will see a change and companies will be targeting men more than ever. The reason is more men are staying at home raising the family and making purchasing decisions that women previously made. Mattel actually has begun marketing Barbie ..
As the Hispanic population continues to boom (50.5 million or 16.3% of the total U.S. population), this young, upwardly mobile, ethnically diverse audience is flocking to the Web for communication and entertainment. • Two-thirds of online Hispanics use social networking sites, a level that’s slightly above the average general market rate. • Hispanic social media ..
A recent survey stated that 3 out of 5 customers will turn to online reviews for information about a product or service before they make a decision. At the same time, Google’s search algorithm gives greater visibility to social media reviews like those found on Yelp!, so that makes asking for online reviews a part ..
A key in public relations and marketing is finding the right balance of strategies and tactics dedicated to both consumer and enterprise audiences. This is a constant challenge for many consumer electronics brands, since both audiences present a sales opportunity. While some companies and brands have drawn a line in the sand and focused exclusively ..