Wow, 2014. It’s already time to say goodbye, but we feel like we just met you!
You know what, though? We don’t think we’ll be missing 2014 too much. If we were managing social media for a youthful, “horizon-scanning” lifestyle brand, we might use the opportunity to say “kthnxbai, bruh” to a year that was definitely not “on fleek.”
Over the past few days, we’ve shared the year in #PRFail, the year in social media predictions, the year in viral stories, and the biggest “winners” and “losers” of the past twelve months. Now it’s time to look inward…at our own traffic numbers. PRNewser didn’t quite succeed in trolling every journalist we follow on Twitter this year, but we still scored a few hits throughout 2014.
Here, then, are our top “earned media” wins from the past 365 days, listed in reverse order by clicks.
On a serious note, Laurent Lawrence of PRSA explored one of the industry’s most persistent challenges in 2014’s top guest post.
#NotAllTechExecutives are as bad as Nameless Dude, but the Biggest Tech Douche of 2014 competition is a last-minute toss-up between him and and Ride-Sharing Guy.
Does anyone think the Internet will learn not to steal stuff from other people in 2015? We’re taking bets.
“Never change, Steve Doocy.” – America
Hey, fellow New Yorkers: Most of these venues are still open for 2015 events…
Finally, a screw-up that can’t be blamed on Terry Richardson’s even creepier alter ego.
Well, did it?
The only battle CNN won in 2014.
2015 SEO pro tip: put “Fifty Shades of Grey” in front of anything.
Apple will be just fine in 2015, but our biggest scoop of the year helped us realize that a spot on the company’s international PR team might not be our “dream gig” after all.
Note to Lululemon, Calvin Klein, et al: THIS is how you do it.
In which PETA confirmed that people still read email newsletters.
Thanks for the clicks, everyone. Here’s to a great 2015.