A few days ago, I had the pleasure of attending the World Public Relations Forum (WPRF), one of the largest global gatherings of the greatest PR minds. The event was hosted in my hometown of Toronto and it was the conference’s North American debut, so I had to go! I was also invited to present my research findings on social sharing, viral content and word of mouth, a huge honour that I’m still buzzing about. For more details about my speech, check out my weekly #WPRFviral mini-series.
The three day PR expo was packed with useful tips, tricks and information from a brilliant lineup of speakers. I also learned a lot from chatting with other delegates. I’d like to share some of these key learning takeaways with you. This advice is useful for every industry, not just public relations. I hope that you can use these tips to grow your business, improve your cross-cultural communication methods and inspire that “AHA!” moment you’ve been waiting for.
— Judy Gombita (@jgombita) May 31, 2016
This weekend I’m speaking at the World Public Relations Forum, one of the largest global gatherings of PR professionals. I’m thrilled to present my findings on three topics I’m immensely passionate about: social sharing, word of mouth and viral content. During the presentation, I will demystify how to create an effective social media strategy and engaging content for your organization, client or brand. It is my hope that this information will help your business and truly change the world.
The forum’s theme, Communication Across Cultures is not only integral to the advancement of the PR profession, it is also necessary for the overall progression of society as a whole. The media landscape is changing, distrust in institutions is rampant and it has never been more important to develop trustworthy and authentic content to reach audiences in the convoluted and noisy digital landscape.
Tune in every week as I publish a #WPRFviral blog post with more insight on how brands can create shareable content with the potential to go viral. Have you ever wondered why certain information gets shared viciously while other messages barely engage anyone? What makes content go viral? Why do people share online?