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Tips and Tricks for Relationship Marketing with Freelance Writers

PR professionals tend to look to established staff reporters and high-profile outlets when pitching as a direct pathway to a story getting published. It doesn’t always work out that way. Get an inside scoop from a freelancer to public relations professionals on best practices for relationship marketing.

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Internship Take-aways, Reflections & Pro-Tips

Internships are a great way to immerse yourself in your field of study—and gain so much more. Read through these interviews with past and present Castle employees whose internships launched their careers in public relations and event management.

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Prioritizing Health and Wellness in the Marketing Industry

Marketing is a dynamic, fast-paced, ever-evolving industry to work in. Making rest and personal wellness a daily priority allows for more energy and creativity to face challenges that arise. Here are three forms of rest that can change the way we live and work.

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Insights From The Wiki-World: Interview with an Anonymous Wikipedia Editor

The world of Wikipedia editing can be an inscrutable one for the uninitiated. A massive, online, open-collaborative environment with more than 55 million articles and 94 million registered users, any of whom can edit almost anything they choose, sounds like the stuff of nightmares for PR professionals. After all, the critical words of just a…

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Marketing to Generation Z from a Gen Zer

Businesses’ marketing strategies for young adults are dramatically shifting, and that’s because today’s young adults are no longer Millennials, they’re Generation Z. What is Generation Z? Although the start date for Gen Z is up for debate, demographers and researchers consider anyone born from 1997 onward to be part of Gen Z due to key…

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There’s A Podcast For Everything

The ever-changing media landscape has marketing and public relations professionals looking for the next big thing – and how can we get our clients involved. Over the past decade, podcasts have become a game changer in the industry, are increasingly more popular and provide great media relations opportunities for all types of people and businesses….

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What Are Marketing Goggles? (And what it means for marketers and consumers)

Imagine diving underwater without a good pair of goggles to see what lives below the surface – let alone prevent salt water in your eyes. Though it is safe to open your eyes in the ocean and many people become accustomed to salt water, having eye protection for visibility is a game changer! Now you’re…

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Five Essential Elements for Marketing SMBs

We once worked with a client, the CEO of a small business (with a relatively visible brand) who was overflowing with ideas: experiential marketing, shoot-for-the-moon event concepts, complex CSR programs that addressed intractable societal issues. Creativity is the lifeblood of marketing. It’s how we engage customers and build brands. All of these things were potentially…

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Events: The Missing Link in the Paid/Earned/Social/Owned Marketing Model

The ever-evolving marketing industry has defined the PESO (Paid/Earned/Social/Owned) model as a way to categorize marketing activities in the context of our digital world. It makes sense and is an important lens through which to consider our work. One critical element, however, always seems to be missing from the PESO model: events. As our team…

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Guest Blog: The Scoop on Amplifying your Brand through Branded Experiences

The #amplifycastle 20th anniversary campaign is fitting for the culture and caliber of work that distinguishes the agency, and it brought to mind a very relevant and underleveraged brand building tool that has gotten more attention over the past couple of years – branded experiences.

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