The last two years have been fraught with uncertainty for most businesses, regardless of industry. As the ongoing pandemic continues to contribute to supply chain woes and other disruptions, businesses are searching for ways to stay relevant — and get a jump on the competition. In fact, many companies tag greater competitiveness as one of their top goals for the coming year, making brand awareness a key objective.
The worlds of public relations, marketing, and advertising are hectic at the best of times — and frenetic at the worst. As a PR professional, you must keep multiple tasks and projects in order and to do this, organization — and lack of distraction — is essential.
The brand identity of your business is how your public sees you, and it creates the ideal framework for developing a strong (and loyal!) customer base and exceptional customer retention. Getting a handle on those things can, in turn, result in a true competitive advantage over other businesses in your industry.
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a bite out of the American economy. Over 800,000 U.S. businesses permanently closed during the first year of the virus, a 200,000 increase over previous years. Moving forward, many companies still struggle to stay afloat in the ever-changing environment of post-pandemic uncertainty. And, with more businesses cutting budgets, marketing firms are seeking to stand out from the crowd to continue to earn business from the survivors.
In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic forced businesses from all industries to take a closer look at their operations and move toward a more digital environment. Digital transformation was a buzzword and the shift to remote work and hybrid office environments only accelerated the trend. As expected, the resulting interest in digital technologies saw the managed services industry explode, with a market size that should reach $319.5 billion by 2024.