5 Lessons on Brand Reputation from The New York Times

July 5, 2017Communication

“We live in an era dominated by the unyielding influence of social feeds,” so stated The New York Times in an article Sunday titled, “How Battling Brands Online Has Gained Urgency, and Impact.” This is a must read article for anyone managing a brand, corporate, or even a personal, reputation. In talking about the ousting … Read More

When It Comes To Influencer Relations, Play Small Ball

June 28, 2017Digital

The Double Forte team is off to watch the San Francisco Giants play the Colorado Rockies this afternoon and while the homeruns will probably bring us to our feet cheering, it’s small ball that could decide the game. The same is true about influencer relations. When planning influencer campaigns, we see so many brands wanting … Read More

How Employee Input Impacts PR: Witness Uber

June 21, 2017Communication, Uncategorized

In case you were holding on to that very untrue idea that all press is good press, read some recent articles about Uber. The ride service company has had it’s share of negative stories – the latest headline that Travis Kalanick has stepped aside as CEO. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns after months of crisis Uber … Read More

Actions Must Support Words

June 14, 2017Communication

In light of recent conversations at a PR Week-sponsored event and at an Uber all-hands meeting, we feel compelled to revisit a blog post written earlier this year by our colleague Joe Kowalke. In “Please Talk Politics At Work,” Joe wrote about our company’s practice of talking in the office about gender equality, executive orders … Read More

Why Don’t You Have a Podcast?!?

June 7, 2017Communication

We’ve said it before and we will say it again, podcasts are the new black, the new blog, the newest way to connect with the people who matter most. Why? Because podcasts are personal, authentic, informative, and relevant. And for the listener, they are convenient. You can listen when you want – on your run, during your … Read More

6 Content Creation Tools We Absolutely Love

May 31, 2017Content Marketing

If you’ve been paying attention, then you know your job is to create and publish content. Why? Because content is how you connect with the people who matter most to you. Content is how you control the message. So, in order to help you create great content, here are six content tools the team at … Read More

Several Social Platforms Roll Out New Features

May 24, 2017Digital

File this under news you can use: several of the major social platforms have undergone some changes recently and we’ve captured the key features for you here. What’s new: Instagram: Instagram now offers you the ability to search stories. You can browse stories from the Explore tab using locations or hashtags. This opens up a … Read More

Hiding In the Bushes: The New Rules of PR

May 17, 2017Communication

So by now we know White House press secretary Sean Spicer wasn’t actually hiding in the bushes to avoid the media last week. He was, per The Washington Post, “huddled with his staff among bushes.” Regardless, the events that have been unfolding last week in Washington, and the way they have played in the media, … Read More

Double Forte Wins New Clients

May 10, 2017Communication

Sometimes we use this space for you – tips and tricks of the trade, updates on social platforms, you know, news you can use. And sometimes, we use this space for us – news we want to share – which is also for you, because the more we grow and evolve, the more we have … Read More

How To Align Your Content Strategy To Your Business Goals

May 3, 2017Content Marketing

Content strategies are meaningless unless they are aligned with your business goals. So how does a marketing department and the C-suite make sure the two are aligned? We’ve got you covered with these 5 steps to align your marketing strategy with your business goals. Share your business goals with the marketing and/or content team. This step … Read More