Definition: Strategy – noun – a plan, method, or series of maneuvers or stratagems for obtaining a specific, goal or result.
When I hear people use the word “strategy”, I often wonder what they really mean or if they even know what they’ve just said. So I ask them what they mean by “strategy” and it turns out, the people that use the word the most, seem to understand the least. This post is for you guys.
Call it what you will….brand strategy…PR strategy….customer engagement strategy. Folks, it isn’t that hard to develop a PR strategy. There, I said it. The secret is out. Here’s how you do it: sit down, look at the challenges and the goals you want to accomplish, then map your tactics to them, and get to work. Sure it’s an over-simplification but I think this is better than watching people throw the word around or spin their wheels by over-thinking the best “strategy”. Let’s get beyond the buzzword to the real meaning behind the word as it relates to PR. Continue reading