For me, 2017 was a disruptive and disrupting year. The year was like a long drawn battle where it demanded every ammunition for us, and literally seem to fly by right before our eyes. There are many disruptive changes in the communications industry, and it would be wise to be prepared for the new year. There are some observations and some forward projections that fellow marketers would surely have noticed from their own work. Let me briefly articulate some of them.
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Everything related to marketing, including public relations (PR), publicity, branding, direct marketing, sales, event management, market research, and so on. Social media is included here, in so far as it is related to the practice of it. If it is about the technology of social media, it will be included in the “Technology” category.
Call me old-fashioned, but I still meander through the city malls here, usually to purge the cache in my brains, to be ready for the next wave of work that demands creativity. Yet, when I traverse through many of these malls, it is common to see white boarded walls in what used to be vibrant retail shops. There seems more and more white walled up spaces than there are active retail shops these days, and it is worrying. It reminds me of many years ago when I was in Melbourne, and there are streets of vacant shops, and plenty of “for lease” signs everywhere. We are now facing that here.
McGallen & Bolden Pte Ltd Wins Silver Stevie® Award in 2017 International Business Awards (sm) for “PR Agency of the Year for Asia, Australia and New Zealand”
Recently, there was furore over a couple of companies which pressed for “unlimited revisions” in their creative briefs, which some media published and sparked lots of debate, especially in the creative industry. The good thing was that the companies revised their briefs and took away the “unlimited revisions” clause. Happy ending?
There has been incessant talk by some myopic practitioners that startups do not need PR (public relations) at all, much less an agency. However, is that practical, realistic, or beneficial?