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  • Chevy’s emoji press release: thumbs up or unamused?

    Who says press releases are old-fashioned and boring? On June 22, Chevrolet published the first-ever emoji-only press release to introduce the new Chevy Cruze. “Words alone can’t describe the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze,” the company explained, “so to celebrate its upcoming reveal, the media advisory is being issued in emoji, the small emotionally expressive digital images and icons in electronic communication.” Different. Isn’t it? As a 24-year-old millennial who considers herself as quite emoji-literate, I’ve taken the liberty of decoding the first section before I looked at the official translation…

    Content PR & Marketing July 27, 2015
  • Unilever Shares Practices in Social Communication

    “Weibo is media, while WeChat is social”. This was the main point stressed by Wu Liang, director of corporate communication and sustainable development at Unilever North Asia, during a discussion on the topic of corporate social communication at the recent PR Newswire Summit. As a large B2C company that has been in existence for nearly a century, Unilever has, in recent years, done its share of experimenting in how to best use social platforms to disseminate news about the brand. The company implemented differentiated communication strategies for Weibo and WeChat…

    China Comprehensive December 24, 2014
  • GE China’s Director of Brand & Communications Li Guowei: Three Things That B2B Brands Need To Do and Do Well

    At the recently held 2014 PR Newswire Summit, GE China Director of Brands & Communications Li Guowei (known by his colleagues as “brother-in-law Li”), shared an analysis of the predicament and challenges around branding that is confronting multinational corporations. With examples from GE China’s corporate communications efforts, he also talked about the transformative opportunities at multinational corporations with B2B businesses, shedding light on the possibility of reshaping the future for multinational corporations in transformation. [caption id="attachment_2414" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Li Guowei, Director of Communications & Brand, GE Greater China speaking at…

    Content PR & Marketing December 17, 2014
  • Tips for getting your press releases picked up by UK’s Press Association journalists

    Recently I came across an interesting little write-up that was shared within PR Newswire internal resource centre (which we called HUB) and think that the article contains useful tips that would probably be of interest to many of us, especially if you have PR and corporate communications responsibilities for the UK market.  Even if you have nothing to do with this European market, the tips that are shared in the article could very well apply to your region.  Andrew Woodall who is the author of this write up is the Manager of editorial and multimedia news release teams at PR Newswire…

    Content PR & Marketing September 19, 2014
  • Safeguarding Brand Visibility on Social Networks

    [caption id="attachment_1670" align="aligncenter" width="2998"] Source: We Are Social’s Social, Digital & Mobile in APAC in 2014 report[/caption] Asia-Pacific covers over half the world’s active social media users, so it’s no wonder many businesses invest in social media. However, with technology advancing and social media networks competing for a bigger piece of the pie in the social space, it is crucial not to put all your eggs in one basket and safeguard brand visibility – make your website or blog the center of your brand’s online universe. Sarah Skerik, PR Newswire’s vice president…

    Content PR & Marketing July 7, 2014