When Fletcher Marketing PR published this blog post last month highlighting the reasons I left my career as a journalist, so many people reached out to share their experiences. It seems many people feel the same way in their current careers (journalism or otherwise), and have either left, or are thinking of leaving soon. It doesn’t surprise me. Microsoft's Work Trend Index Report found nearly half the global workforce is considering quitting.
One of the first things that we learn in public relations and marketing is that it's all about your audience. Tailoring witty messages, pulling off elegant events and producing slick advertisements will only get you so far if they don't reach the ones they are intended for. Before you can reach any audience, you must first identify it...including understanding its make-up, segments and demographics.