9 PR lessons from ‘Best Picture’ Oscar nominees

The movies vying for the crown at this Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony carry many insights. Here’s what communicators can take from ‘Arrival’, ‘La La Land’ and more.

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The nine films nominated for best picture at this year’s Academy Awards differ in genres and plots, but all share one important element: They all tell great stories.

For PR pros, that’s also one of the most important aspects of the job.

We help clients determine their message, decide which audiences we want to affect, use the appropriate channels and find the most effective ways to tell captivating stories.

Though we might not be able to directly relate to Ryan Gosling’s experience as a struggling jazz pianist or Dev Patel’s quest to find his lost family, here are lessons from their characters’ journeys that we can apply to our own role as professional storytellers.

1. “Arrival”

IMDB Summary: “When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.”

 

 

The PR takeaway: Don’t assume.

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