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  • High context culture: What PR-Pros need to know about South Korea

    *Click here to view an updated version of this article, with figures and information from 2020. The world’s attention was recently on South Korea as the nation hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics Games at PyeongChang in February.  As one of the affluent countries in the APAC region, South Korea has been wowing the world with high-tech devices and impressive innovations, as well as creating a worldwide k-pop sensation. In addition to that, South Korea is leading the region in terms of overall internet penetration (93%) and it also has the highest penetration (84%)…

    Asia Specials March 8, 2018
  • Why is Brand Building Like Marriage?

    You meet somebody that catches your eye. It could be their smile, their style, or their personality; you may even be attracted to their conviction and passion for something. You ask for their number. You text them that night (because calling at this stage is kind of lame), you flirt and get to know each other. Is this person a wacko? Does s/he fit my values? First, a coffee date, then a dinner. A movie. Over time, along with consistent and quality effort, you are in a committed relationship and…

    Content PR & Marketing December 29, 2017
  • 6 Cost Effective Ways to Promote Your Company Online

    Not every company has the budget to invest a fortune on advertising and marketing. Startups, those with cashflow issues or just business who want to take a cautious approach may benefit from a low-budget approach. While it may be hard to believe it in our relentlessly mercantile modern marketplace, free and cheap methods of advertising above and beyond tightening up your SEO do exist. They cost little more than your time, and while most lack much in the way of impact, they can easily draw enough attention to get your…

    Content PR & Marketing November 27, 2017
  • Your Website PR Is Not What You Think. You’ve Got It All Wrong.

    Think you know what does PR mean for your website? “PR” is probably the most over-used, over-abused, over-confused and just down-right misleading abbreviations in the whole Internet Marketing field. So what is PR? It doesn’t mean what you think it does. What it used to mean didn’t mean much anyway. And what it means now is something entirely different. But it is still critical to the success of your online marketing efforts, that hasn’t changed. And once you understand where it is at you can leverage website PR to take…

    Content PR & Marketing November 16, 2017
  • How Journalists Feel About PR Pros

    Journalists get frustrated with PR Professionals. You see it in blog posts and on social media — journalists frustrated with generic, relevant pages and irrelevant material. Pew Research published an analysis of the gap between PR and journalist income, and the relative number of PR professionals to journalists (there are a lot more of the former). With the advent of digital journalism, it is journalists who find their objectivity scrutinized more often than before. It’s not a surprise that many journalists harbor some misgivings for the PR industry. But how can…

    Media Relations September 26, 2017