Fear not. This is not a political message. This is a message about marketing and communications in a new era. All the rules have just been broken and we need a new plan. ASAP!

So what? Now what? How do we as professional communicators go forward? How do brands navigate in a media landscape of fake news, alternative facts, and Twitter storms so fierce they move markets, shift policy, and create aftershocks that can be felt across continents?

3 Ways To Stay Relevant and Break Through the Noise in 2017

  1. We can’t go back to business as usual. That just won’t work. So how do we  break through when breaking news never rests? Well, the name of our game has always been relevance. If you don’t stay relevant, if you don’t frame your messaging in a way that is relevant to others, you might as well whisper. Here are 3 ways to stay relevant in 2017.Up your social media game. If there was ever a time a brand needed to build a direct line of communication with customers, shareholders and employees, it is now. Use your platforms as a force for good. When it feels like the rest of the world is engaged in negative rhetoric and mud-slinging, positive messages can be disruptive.
  2. Use your platforms to build trust. Trust is currency you can cash in during a crisis. And you must prepare for crises. Consider this: there are currently 83 companies on the Grab Your Wallet boycott list. 83!
  3. Use your channels to listen. The speed at which messages are delivered and received, at which deals are made and perceptions shift, is dizzying. You need to monitor your brand and your reputation and listen to your constituents. Social media is an excellent way to do that.

And to help you get your social game in gear for the new year, we ‘ve created a new guide: How To Up Your Social Game in 2017. CLICK HERE to get your copy and join our newsletter so you’ll be the first to receive future guides.

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