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How the University of Alberta quadrupled the amount of pageviews of its news stories in three years

CCAE eLearning Archive

Michel Proulx, Executive Director, News and Media Relations, University of Alberta

The presentation examines the strategy and tactics used to achieve these results. Michel Proulx discusses the ever changing media landscape that has made it increasingly difficult over time to deliver the institution’s story to a wide audience; the opportunity the Internet and social media provide us to reach a much wider audience directly; an overview of our brand journalism program, including the journalistic tactics used; the strategy and tactics used to successfully implement the change management strategy; how we use brand journalism to manage issues and influence the narrative by external media; and the lessons we learned along the way.