Police Officers Among Most Trusted Professions in New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM. – New Mexico residents trust police officers, a trend that has been building since 2014 and the aftermath of isolated incidents throughout the state that created a crisis of confidence in the profession.  According to the 2020 Garrity Perception Survey (GPS), conducted in January 2020, 58 percent of residents trust police officers, 22 percent are undecided and only 18 percent distrust police officers. Compared to the fifteen professions identified in the annual survey, Police Officers are the fifth most trusted people/profession.

GPS 2020 Introduction, Industries and Institutions

In the midst of a crisis, who we trust and what information they share with us will shape our mindset, approach and response to the crisis.

 

Brackets of Perception

The Garrity Group Public Relations has announced it will unveil the results of the 2020 Garrity Perception Survey (GPS) over the next week using a process familiar with sports fans. 

 

 

A Week of Mondays

This month has felt like a week of Mondays! Right?  And now, it is Friday the 13th. It appears that St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will be mostly silent, water will be procured from a tap and we will be hopeful to have an appropriate number of squares for the necessities.

How did we get here? Where do we go from here? How long will this last? Why are people freaking out? Who do I trust for information? When will things return to the way it was? And, what can I do to reclaim the high ground on communication?

National Discussions to Curb Social Media Use.

A bill being considered in the United States Senate has the potential to change how consumers use social media as we know it. The act, introduced by Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO), acknowledges the addictive features of social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and proposes social media companies adjust and/or remove certain features from their platforms. 

The bill, titled Hawley’s Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology Act, is intended to 

Sustainable journalism against all odds

New Mexico First is a public policy think tank. Their recent First Forum event, featured some of New Mexico’s top journalists to discuss sustainable journalism in the state of New Mexico. 

The journalism panel was led by New Mexico PBS’s Gene Grant.  He moderated a panel that included the Associated Press’ Russell Conteras, USA Today’s Jessica Onsurez and KOB-TV’s general manager Michelle Donaldson.  The overarching theme was Sustainable Journalism, preserving the Fourth Estate. 

Surviving the restaurant epidemic

An epidemic of restaurant closings is sweeping the nation. According to an article published in Albuquerque Business First, although about 60,000 new restaurants will open this year, nearly 50,000 restaurants will close.

The article presents interesting information about the public relations aspect of the food and beverage industry, then transitions to present relevant information about New Mexico restaurants. This includes legislation that could hurt the industry and a list of restaurants that have opened and closed in the past year. 

The End of an Influencer Era?

In an earlier blog post, we unveiled Instagram’s newest update where likes and views are private to each user. This new feature is a way to place focus on the content according to Instagram but poses a threat to social media influencers around the world. 

Social media influencers have created a profitable business model where they are able to monetize their large followings in exchange for brand promotion. Below we explore the possible effects of influencer marketing based on hiding likes and views on this platform. 

Less Likes, More Content

In April, screenshots of an Instagram post without the number of likes available to the public went viral – a tell tale of how popular a post is. 

This new private likes update, began as a rumor based on those screenshots, but has since been confirmed by Instagram and rolled out as a test in Canada. 

What You Should Know About Social Media Influencers

Social media influencers have taken the world by storm. Perhaps you have heard of them because of Kylie Jenner or Olivia Jade. Both are social media celebrities with more than a million followers on Instagram. 

But, what exactly is a social media influencer? A social media influencer is someone who has established industry credibility through one of these applications. They generally have access to a large audience because of their following on platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat. 

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