Are AI & Automation a Threat to Public Relations?

by Kavita Rao

CEO, India
December 13, 2018

Are AI & Automation a Threat to Public Relations?

Threat

Yes, it certainly does seem to me! I have been reading a lot about industries across the world incorporating Artificial Intelligence and automation in their operations. From manufacturing, driving cars, delivery services, warehousing, accounting, to the media and entertainment industry (Haven’t you heard of automated/algorithmic/robot journalism?), the words Artificial Intelligence and automation represent something unknown, … Read more

What CES 2019 Tells Us About the Experience Economy

Experience Economy

If you’re wondering why Millennials are reportedly killing everything from the diamond industry to paper napkins, the answer might be found, not in an artisanal coffee shop, but at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Evidence of radical transformation will be on display as a consumer economy becomes an experience one. This will have profound implications for anyone trying to harness the power of the public. One thing I like to keep in … Read more

Rakuten Optimism 2018: A Fellow’s Perspective

Rakuten

One day, one focus: optimism. That was the word that stood out after attending the Rakuten Optimism event in San Francisco. Not only did this retail and marketing conference bring together innovators in e-commerce and digital media, but it also connected the Bay Area tech community with each other. As recent Fellows at the H+K … Read more

The Blockchain Will See You Now

Blockchain Health

Originally published in WPP Health and Wellness’ “THINKWELL VOL. 2“.  Are you fascinated by blockchain technologies and intrigued by their potential applications to healthcare? Have you been waiting for an article that will explain it all perfectly? If so, this is not that article. How quickly this technology might transform healthcare is evident in looking … Read more

Smart City-zens Required

smart cities

Unsurprisingly, smart cities are high on the agenda at CES this year, with a dedicated smart city showcase focused on bringing this most utopian of ideas to life. According to Navigant Research, we can expect to see a global market for smart city solutions and services of $97.9 billion in 2026. The development of smart cities … Read more

The Most Magical Time of the Year: Preparing for CES, Of Course!

It’s the most magical time of the year… I love this time of year. That sense of expectation in the air, the sense of anticipation about the people we’ll see and the parties we’ll enjoy, all those boxes just waiting to be investigated, the travel plans, the anxious planning of footwear and bulk buying of … Read more

Pivot or Panic? Video’s Ascent Worries Writers, Captivates Consumers

Video

Is the rising popularity of video a pink slip, or a ticket to success? Editorial staff cuts at sites like ESPN, Fox Sports, Mashable, Mic, MTV News, and Rolling Stone have stunned even those in the industry who still had jobs after the dust settled. Writers have been swept away in a fit of deck clearing … Read more

No country for old communications – The Big e-Bang for rebooting Beijing’s public voice?

Mobile Communications

In recent years, the spectacular breaking of China’s digital dawn has unfolded at a pace and scale that has been unprecedented around the world. From ordinary citizens to massive conglomerates, the nation has fully plugged into the digital future, and Chinese officialdom has recognized the urgency of keeping up with its tech-savvy populace and corporates. … Read more

The Ethics of New Reality

As we discussed extensively in our Creativity + New Reality event last week, mixed reality technologies are developing rapidly. As always, new technologies lead us to new opportunities, as well as new challenges. We asked the members of Creativity + New Reality’s Mixed Reality panel one question: Are there any ethical issues that mixed reality … Read more