The End of the Written Word?
How can the communications industry retain its influence today? One answer is to reinvent communication itself. With public life, technology and time stacked against the industry, a near-term strategy is to let go of the written word—press releases, op-eds, blog posts and so forth—and embrace audiovisual formats...Read More
2020 Election: Key Communications and Campaign Trends
To analyze the issues at stake during an unprecedented American presidential election, APCO Worldwide’s Paris office and the American Chamber of Commerce hosted a webinar focused on understanding the key communications trends at the heart of the 2020 campaign...Read More
Communicators, Don Your Space Suits!
In a few days, on July 15, less than two months after Crew Dragon took off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral, the Emirates Mars Mission (an APCO client), part of the UAE’s National Space Program, is set to launch its Mars probe. Now is the time for communicators to don their space suits and contribute their creativity as well as skills in storytelling, public relations, and public affairs to propel the space industry forward, while helping a deeply divided public see beyond its differences...Read More
Five Lessons PR Pros Can Learn from Dungeons & Dragons
Even if you’ve never heard of Dungeons & Dragons, you’re familiar with the fight to get your messages out. It’s a battle to cut through the noise and reach your audiences. Sometimes competitors and the news cycle seem like monsters. So, we’re taking a page from the Player’s Handbook. Here are some lessons communicators can learn from our favorite tabletop roleplaying game...Read More
A ‘New Normal’ for Healthcare Communicators Post COVID-19
As painful, bewildering and traumatic as the past few weeks have been for businesses and society at large, one thing is clear: what we should really be hoping for is a return to ‘a new normal’—a world where we apply the many learnings of the current crisis and emerge stronger...Read More
The Last 2020 Digital Trends Post You Need to Read
There have been countless 2020 trends posts written as we enter the new decade. APCO's European digital team takes a closer look at which of the many-predicted trends will matter most to our industry in 2020 and beyond...Read More