A harsh reality for today’s CMOs is lack of public trust in most brands, and it’s infiltrating into many of their organizations’ marketing channels. Fake news. Digital ad fraud. Brand safety. Data breaches. The list goes on and on. Proven public relations tactics adapted for the digital world can be your biggest ally in winning trust — and achieving credibility — for your products or services.
It’s the same old love song popularized by Janet Jackson in 1986: “What have you done for me lately?” Sometimes it feels to those in the PR world that they’re consistently trying to prove value in a monetary, quantitative way. But because they’re in the business of credibility and trust – they are balancing two things that cannot be directly measured with a solid line to sales growth. Or can they?
Trust is of higher importance for your brand than ever before. It has become increasingly difficult to answer the question, “who can you trust?” We share three sources of information that still hold a strong sway over buyers.
What are the big communications trends over the last 12 years? Our newest installment of the B2B Storytelling Infographic picks up in 2014 and shows the trends that shaped corporate communications, and what lies ahead for 2017.