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by Robin Rectenwald, on Mar. 30, 2020

In our last blog post, we discussed the three phases to responding in a crisis: stop the bleeding, win hearts and minds and restore reputation. For many companies, the first …

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Topics:crisis communicationscommunications strategycrisis planningpr strategycoronaviruscovid-19brand loyaltyreputation management

by Robin Rectenwald, on Mar. 18, 2020

In just a matter of days, COVID-19 has taken a toll on nearly all businesses. You’ve probably seen a variety of emails and social media posts giving company updates on …

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Topics:crisis communicationscommunications strategycrisis planningcoronaviruscovid-19

by Dan Stefano, on Mar. 12, 2020

From political campaigns to coronavirus, simultaneous with news stories breaking down stump speeches, debates and briefings we see fact-checking articles in a greater number than ever before. It’s a sign …

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Topics:authenticityauthentic storycommunications strategyfact checkinghonest communication

by Jeremy Church, on Mar. 3, 2020

Today’s rapidly changing information cycle can either be a cure for bad news or make it worse. In the case of an epidemic (or likely pandemic) like the coronavirus, this …

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Topics:crisis communicationsauthenticityauthentic storycrisis planningcoronavirus

by Logan Armstrong, on Feb. 26, 2020

The lines between earned and paid media have begun to look like the world around me before I put my contacts in every morning – seriously blurred. The most recent …

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Topics:google advertisingdigital marketingdigital strategydigital advertisingppc adsserp

by Paul Furiga, on Feb. 19, 2020

Chances are, you haven’t met a storyteller like AREL. But someday soon, you will meet her—or someone (something?) like her. AREL is not a person and, in fact, it’s my …

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Topics:storytellingautomated journalismAREL

by Erin Hogan, on Feb. 7, 2020

A recent article in The Washington Post reported record sales for the popular beauty brand Bath & Body Works, which has enjoyed 40 straight quarters of growth. A rare bright …

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Topics:public relationsmarketing

by Megha Pai, on Jan. 30, 2020

We’ve seen social networks evolve from a place to connect only with people you know to a place where brands can connect with their fans. It’s a medium that’s forever …

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Topics:social mediasocial media strategyTikToksocial media 2020short-form video

by Dan Stefano, on Jan. 22, 2020

For those unacquainted with having a recorder in their face, a reporter rattling off rapid-fire questions at them, or the lights, cameras and uncomfortable actions of the media directed their …

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Topics:media relationsmedia coaching and trainingmedia traininginterviewing

by Robin Rectenwald, on Jan. 16, 2020

Media interviews aren’t easy. On-camera interviews are even more intimidating. So how do you stop dreading phone calls from the media? Interviewing is like writing. It’s a skill you should …

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Topics:media relationspublic relationsmedia trainingPVTC

by Robin Rectenwald, on Dec. 30, 2019

We thought 2018 was a big a year for WordWrite. In 2019, our 18-year-old story continued to delight us with twists and turns. From a new brand to a new …

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Topics:WordWrite Communicationsagency news2020

by Megha Pai, on Dec. 20, 2019

The future is now — 2020 is right around the corner. As we enter a new decade, marketing continues to evolve in fresh and exciting ways. Since these changes are …

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Topics:storytellingmarketing strategy2020Media Association of Pittsburgh

by Corinne Hebestreit, on Dec. 12, 2019

In August, I received the call from WordWrite asking me to join their team as the fall intern. It was my opportunity to gain experience at an agency before graduating …

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Topics:internspublic relations internshipstudents in pragency life

by Paul Furiga, on Dec. 4, 2019

It’s fitting that the release of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” the feature film celebrating public TV icon Fred Rogers, was timed to coincide with the holidays. While the …

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Topics:storytellingjournalismauthentic storyfred rogersa beautiful day in the nieghborhood

by Keira Koscumb, on Nov. 22, 2019

Is authenticity still authentic if it’s self-serving? Marketers have long known that customers value sincerity, transparency and genuine interactions with brands, each generation claiming to crave this authentic experience more …

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Topics:authenticityauthentic storymarketing strategypatagoniaellen degeneresduolingo

by Logan Armstrong, on Nov. 15, 2019

Advertising is one of the most powerful and widespread tools a brand can leverage — total U.S ad spend reached a staggering $151 billion in 2018, and it’s only going …

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Topics:digital marketingmarketing strategyspotify adsaudio marketingsocial media advertising

by Robin Rectenwald, on Nov. 8, 2019

It’s amazing to think how long humans have been using stories to connect and to teach important lessons. From cave drawings and Egyptian hieroglyphics to journalism and story time in …

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Topics:eventsstorytelling

by Jeremy Church, on Nov. 1, 2019

A World Series victory would have come at the perfect time for the Houston Astros. The Washington Nationals instead played the role of spoiler in more ways than one. A …

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Topics:public relationscrisis communicationshouston astrosworld series

by Erin Hogan, on Oct. 23, 2019

We’re a lucky group here at WordWrite. In any given year, our team is traveling to conferences, sitting in on webinars, attending local marketing events and even hosting a few …

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Topics:professional development

by Hollie Geitner, on Oct. 16, 2019

Credit: Ellen DeGeneres A football game made headlines recently. Well, yes, it’s football season, so what’s the big deal, you ask? This wasn’t just any football game. It was a …

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Topics:communication lessonsmessaginginclusionbiasdiversity

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