What Is The Future Of Public Relations ?
As in case of the media industry, public relations is constantly evolving. Fewer people are spending their time reading newspapers and magazines, as they find online news more viable. Keeping up with the changing times, public relations professionals have to get in touch with journalists and producers through their usual methods of contact and occasionally publish their content on social media or on their own blogs. Here are some of the following areas where PR professionals need to pay specific attention to:-
This is something which a a number of public relations companies in Miami have already started doing. Brand journalism, or story telling as it is widely known as about telling a story about the specilaities of your brand. Though new, this method is very effective, and keeps the audience interested to know more about a brand.
Visual Media Based Marketing
The success of a PR campaign can no longer be decided by the number of impressions. Therefore, efficient utilisation of all mediums is necessary. PR professionals need to present their clients as interesting on visual media such as Facebook, YouTube and Vine. Each PR campagin must have a proper marketing and sales strategy to produce the desired results.
PR professionals can no longer depend on a lifestyle or business writer or editor for an outlet. Each category needs to be subdivided into a number of subcategories-for instance under lifestyle here can be subdivisons like fashon, music, shopping and entertainment. By creating these subdivisons, lifestyle public relations companies in Miami can reach out to the niche influencers in order to ensure that their client’s brand get sufficient recognition.
There are three functions which are going to be vital for the success of PR campaigns in the near future- traditional PR, advocacy PR and social media PR. Traditional PR involves through reasearch before creation and pitching of stories related to clients to the media across different mediums like print, TV and web. Advocoacy PR involves reaserchers and publicists, who make use of blogs and comments sections of newspapers to make well-crafted attacks, replies and talking points on a variety of topics.
As comapred to the other two functions, Social media PR is more affordable. Comapnies can make good use of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to present news related to their brands to their audiences. In times of crisis, social media can be used to provide timely response to conflicts, recalls, accidents etc. A number of publicly traded companies have already strating keeping a track of social media to give quick, effective replies to critics.
The future of public relations to an extent will be shaped by SEO. Generating quality content won’t be enough. People will link only with a site they know and trust. So, PR professionals need to play a major role in creating relations which help in link building. Influence marketing is also going to be a major factor. PR executives need to build long term, healthy relationships with the media, community and all other stakeholders. How a brand’s content distribution gets distributed is going to influence the success or failure of a PR campaign. Developing content distribution strategies for client’s brands will be something which every PR executive need to adopt to in the long run.