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Inside Innovation: ING Bank Communications team

The Resolution Blog

Changing the traditional PR structure and workflow isn’t easy so when we heard about the success of ING Bank communications team in Amsterdam, we had to find out more. Here we speak to ING Bank communications director, Johan van der Zanden to find out how his comms team became Agile and the success they have felt since. However, in the UK, Agile in PR has been minimal so far.

11 Shrewd PR and Marketing Predictions You Can Bank On

Sword and the Script

As for the eleven predictions listed here –I predict the chances are good you can take them to the bank in 2016. The post 11 Shrewd PR and Marketing Predictions You Can Bank On appeared first on Sword and the Script. by Frank Strong. The volume of PR and marketing predictions reached an apex as we rounded the corner on a New Year and into 2016.  Here are those gems: 1.

Trump continues to ignore traditional media, banking on the strength of his brand

Ron Torossian

The post Trump continues to ignore traditional media, banking on the strength of his brand appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. Throughout his record-breaking Presidential campaign , Donald Trump had a tumultuous relationship with the media. Now that he’s officially been elected, Trump seems intent on keeping this going.

Royal Bank of Scotland chair exits after Snapchat pictures go public

PR Daily

Of course, I’m judging the former Royal Bank of Scotland chairman by his Snapchats, which ultimately may have cost him his job. He’ll leave the company April 30—just weeks after being appointed to lead RBS’s investment banking operation. that the bank has paid him millions over the last few years. Rory Cullinan seems like a cool guy and a decent dad. Guess what Bridget did.

Pitching Business and Technology Contributors: Q & A with Freelancer Anne R. Gabriel


Today, Gabriel covers business, technology, and IT as a freelancer and regularly contributes to BAI Banking Strategies, Channel Partners Online and Insurance Networking News. For BAI Banking Strategies, it’s pitches where an end user will go on record or “thought leadership” on technologies affecting banks/banking. Best Practices Featured Anne Rawland Gabriel BAI Banking Strategies Channel Partners Online Insurance Networking News media relations pitching tipsAnne R. How do you prefer to receive pitches? So keep those emails coming! Period.

Banking On Transparency

Online PR Thoughts

This former Fox news anchor is hoping to get her sexual harassment case tried in public.The titillation and revelations are sure to embarrass Fox and its chief, Roger Ailes and could cost Ailes' job. Transparency works on her side of the case, as I'm sure her attorney has told her. Whether or not she settles or wins, the damaging information is out there for the world to see. This is why Fox news will work hard to bring the case to arbitration where allegations remain secret. Even if a defendant is innocent, he is smeared before a trial begins. His reputation is in tatters. Is it fair?

Content We Love: Don’t Break Your Back (or Bank) When Planning Holiday Content

Beyond PR

However, you don’t necessarily need to break the bank. Fall is fast approaching, folks. At some point summer came and went, flying by just as fast as Usain Bolt crossed the finish line during the 2016 Summer Olympics. And while holiday content opens up earned media and revenue opportunities, planning all of those PR and marketing campaigns can be overwhelming. Stick to quick tips.

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Prom Queen or Prom Geek?

Spin Sucks

It it because our accounting process is the Sort ‘N Bank , which apparently makes people nervous? I don’t have an answer, which is why I’m blogging about it. Business Growth entrepreneur Arment Dietrich chicago PR digital firm PR firm prom queen snap 'n bankIn the past month, I have had three different people ask me if I can recommend a PR/digital firm.

The lie that won

Mark My Words

As Aaron Banks rationalised the arguments of Leave had “to be crude, clear and forcible, and appeal to emotions and instincts, not the intellect.”. Mark My Words Stuntwatch Aaron Banks cameron campaign edward bernays election farage Goebbels lynton cosby politics propagandaThe comedy is that David Cameron believed his own lie. The tragedy is, so did the rest of us. The Conservative victory at last year’s election sent shockwaves through the media and political establishments. The Conservatives had a clear economic message, supported by the business establishment.

What we can learn from brands that play the emotional connection card

PR in High Definition

Blog Advertising advertising reaction airbnb banks brand advertising nescafe PRBrands trying to strike up an emotional connection with you is nothing new. However, it’s a trend that’s on the up this year and we’ve noticed major brands starting to take this marketing approach. However, is the timing off? Or are consumers savvier and seeing past this marketing ploy?

2014: Year of the data breach


Data breaches were an unfortunate theme of 2014. Target, Home Depot and a dozen other companies are just a drop in the bucket, all of whom are likely looking forward to putting this year in the rearview mirror. Communication is crucial throughout any crisis – including data breaches. Many organizations look to their IT departments […].

Tailored Brands to shut 250 Men’s Wearhouse and Jos A. Banks stores

PR Daily

Bank stores, all Jos A. Bank and Men’s Wearhouse Outlet stores and up to 100 tuxedo shops. Bank label for $1.8 Bank’s sales dropped 31.9 Bank to profitability and improve other operating aspects of Tailored Brands. Bank offers a longer-term opportunity to profitably grow market share in the menswear business. Bank locations and 160 tuxedo storefronts.

Deutsche Bank boycotts N.C. as anti-LGBT laws draw more fire

PR Daily

Deutsche Bank is the latest company to cancel plans to bring its business to North Carolina after the state legislature passed House Bill 2, which limits protections for its LGBT community. Deutsche Bank joins PayPal, which recently announced plans to boycott the state, changing its plan to open an operations center that would have brought 400 jobs to Charlotte. The Consumerist.

Officials tread carefully around Greek banking crisis

PR Daily

As of Monday, the Greek government has ordered banks to shut down and to limit ATM withdrawals to 60 euros (about $67). Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras tweeted this after announcing the bank shutdown: What’s required over the next few days is sobriety and patience. NowThis posted this video which shows Tsipras offering a similar message on TV: Greek PM Alexis Tsipras tries to keep the nation calm after Bank of Greece recommends that banks close. The move has resulted in sights like this one: Barely off the plane and already in my first enormous queue for the ATM.

Cause Marketing and Credit Unions: Is Doing Good Good Enough?


For banking, at least, low fees, mobile banking services, service reputation and convenience are what matter most to consumers. We’ve worked with many credit unions and community banks. Branding Nonprofit banks branding cause marketing credit unions LT Public Relations marketing nonprofit Portland PR firm portland public relationsPeople helping people.

How to create great images for your business that won’t break the bank  

Public Relations Sydney

Click Here to Download The post How to create great images for your business that won’t break the bank   appeared first on Public Relations Sydney. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Images capture attention, create intrigue and have the ability to increase audience reach. Images can also help bring your social media content to life. This isn’t the case.

Pause, Breath, Focus: 4 Tips to Be Present


Communications Tools Public Relations Balance banks communications credit union credit unions financial communications Focus Health Healthcare Communications listening Meditation Portland PR portland public relations PR pr tips Present public relations tips work life balance More on our New Year of focusing on workflow and efficiency – how focused are you in the moment? Anderson Cooper recently did a piece on being “mindful” and in the moment on 60 Minutes. How many of us PR pros would admit that our minds are becoming more and more filled with excessive tweets, […].

Bank of England looks to quell currency backlash

PR Daily

The Bank of England’s shiny new five-pound note is making a splash—but not in the way that its communications team wished. The new currency is touted as “cleaner,” “safer” and “stronger” by the bank’s PR campaign : However, word quickly spread that the notes contain a small amount of tallow. Bank of England (@bankofengland) November 28, 2016. Forbes. One U.K.

Friday Wrap #186: Bank ethics, AI messaging, live-streamed debates, declining Twitter spends, & more

Holtz Communication + Technology

The news just gets worse and worse for Wells Fargo —Half a dozen former Wells Fargo employees report they were fired after blowing the whistle on the fraud they saw occurring at the bank. I extract items for the Friday Wrap from my link blog , which you’re welcome to follow. To make sure you never miss an issue, subscribe to my weekly email briefing. We want to hear from them.”

Banking on Marijuana: Study Reveals Public Perception of Serving the Legal Cannabis Industry


Yet, because marijuana is still illegal at the federal level, the willingness of banks and credit unions to navigate the regulatory risks and scrutiny remains tentative. We partnered with DHM Research to conduct a first-time study on the public’s perception of banks and credit unions providing financial services to the legal marijuana industry. With U.S.

The Speech

6 A.M.

Here are seven suggestions for those tasked with writing an effective speech: Include Personal Stories — Josef Ackermann of Deutsche Bank, in his address to the Atlantic Council a few years ago, told the audience about his very personal connection to America. have heard dozens of speeches by CEOs over the past three decades, some of them inspirational and many others interminable.

Got Data? Maximize it for Big PR Results

RH Strategic

But a data strategy conceived of correctly can be hugely valuable for a company’s brand without breaking the bank. A data strategy in PR may sound like a daunting task that’s not worth the time, effort and expense. Data, more than ever, is what journalists want for their stories; it’s what social media managers and. Read More. The post Got Data? Maximize it for Big PR Results appeared first on RH Strategic. PR Best Practices PR Insights data pr randstad technologies

Laughing to the Bank: Stand-Up Comedy Helps Win More Clients

Spin Sucks

So, one could say we’re laughing all the way to the bank. Guest post by Steve Cody , co-founder and managing partner of Peppercom. This may sound crazy, but stand-up comedy has helped win more clients for my business. Humor is a powerful differentiator in life. Think about it. You choose your friends, business “buddies,” and significant other based upon how much you like them.

Fintech: Top 100 Influencers and Brands


Traditional banking and accounting is being challenged as FinTech entrepreneurs and start-ups take matters into their own hands. In the next few years, we will continue to see our money go from physical paper and metals to a series of codes as these entrepreneurs take existing methods of banking and improve them for a new generation of financial technology. Banking is no different.

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Fintech 2015: Top 100 Influencers and Brands


Traditional banking is being challenged as Fintech entrepreneurs and start-ups take matters into their own hands. Jim Marous  – Owner at  Digital Banking Report. Fintech firms and legacy banks are beginning to realize the benefits of working together to deliver innovative solutions and superior customer experiences to an increasingly digital consumer. Secco Bank.

What Values-Driven Companies Really Look Like


Think, as well, of the positive publicity in a time of extreme consumer skepticism towards banks,” Oates wrote. But following the crash of 2008, banks, and big businesses haven’t really been investing in people. Banks are sitting on record profits but aren’t really lending. Can you believe it? In that moment, Income Inequality became a very real thing for him.

Bad PR

Online PR Thoughts

What does it say about a bank that it cannot control its employees better than this? Wells Fargo, one of the leading and some say the leading, bank in the US has fired more than 5,000 employees for fraudulent credit card dealings. The bank is paying a steep fine, and that is the least of its bad PR. One wonders how more than two million phony debit and credit card accounts could have been opened without that bank being aware of it. Clearly, there was a management breakdown of major proportions. Wells Fargo had a good reputation before this incident.

The Positive Economy

6 A.M.

spent a half hour yesterday with Jacques Attali, former chief of staff to French President François Mitterand and then first president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. This enables them to get a loan from the bank.” Banking Finance France Jacques Attali; Positive Economy A version of this post originally appeared on LinkedIn. The Index ranks the U.S.

FIR Podcast #30: The Employee Experience

Holtz Communication + Technology

Today’s panel includes internal communications consultant and speaker Steve Crescenzo; ROI Communications CEO Barbara Fagan-Smith; and Frost Bank’s Vice President of Employee Communications, Culture, and People Development, Sheri Rosen. Sheri Rosen is Vice President of Employee Communication, Culture & People Development at Frost Bank, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

Finding The Content Marketing Sweet Spot


Joe brings up a few examples, but Jyske Bank sticks out the most. The Danish bank previously spent a lot of money on outside advertisement to reach its audience. Over time, Jyske Bank successfully established itself as the only media company with its own bank. Last year, 90 percent of B2C marketers used content marketing, but only 34 percent felt they were successful.

Shrink-Wrap #10: Throwing employees under the stagecoach

Holtz Communication + Technology

Wells Fargo CEO Defends Bank Culture, Lays Blame With Bad Employees (Wall Street Journal) Wells Fargo Sales Quotas Top List Of Workers’ Complaints (YouTube, April 2015) Former Wells Fargo Employee Tells of Unethical Practices (YouTube, May 2014) Supervisor Of “Massive Fraud” At Wells Fargo Leaves Bank With $125 Million Bonus ( Links from this episode.

Crisis Preparedness Strategy for Data Breach Hack Crisis

Melissa Agnes

Being strategic and proactive – Desjardins Bank gives you food for thought. At the top of Desjardins Bank’s (a bank in Quebec, Canada) monthly newsletter today, was the following message with a link (my newsletter comes to me in French so I’ve translated): “Mobile devices are attracting more and more interest by fraudsters. What does this mean?

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Pinterest


Odds are that Bank of America didn’t come immediately to mind, but that’s the answer. Bank of America’s popular Better Money Habits Pinterest boards host original content explaining many money-related questions, and they enhance their original content with relevant re-Pins such as wedding budgeting information. Search algorithm doesn’t penalize for publish date. We now offer 2.5

Communicators need to get familiar with blockchain technology

Holtz Communication + Technology

number of institutions are involved, including (but not limited to) banks, traders, exchanges, clearinghouses. Last year, Microsoft partnered with a blockchain startup called Consensys, launched a cloud-based blockchain platform for banks and insurance companies that use Microsoft’s Azure platform. Among the 11 banks: Barclays, UBS, and HSBC. But not for long. ”).

How to Fill Your Slow-Moving PR Pipeline Pitching Vertical Markets

Rock the Status Quo

have a local bank client that just started working with me in September. My bank client is a top ten SBA lender in my state who, naturally, funds a high volume of small business loans. Can I do a story on the impact of technology on banking cyber security? How hackers access your bank account? Pros/Cons of online loans versus local banks? That dreaded lull.

Why are PR and marketing ignoring the hottest video trend?

Holtz Communication + Technology

They come across like this video ad from Bank of America: Companies spending boatloads of cash on video ads that make no sense is driving the move toward default captioning. An important video trend has been gaining momentum for some time. They remain almost exclusively the province of the news media. The videos are ridiculously short and require no audio. Differently how? seconds vs. 2.5

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A Lehman Moment

Online PR Thoughts

This opinion piece discusses a "Lehman Moment " in relation to Deutsche Bank. A "Lehman Moment" is a time when the entire credit system seizes and participants stop making loans because of uncertain counterparty risks. It switched the system from trust to panic and was a singular moment when the core principal of banking was exposed -- trust. One has to have a reputation of trustworthiness to participate in global banking. Deutsche Bank is teetering and the banks of Europe are fragile. It is what happened when Lehman failed in 2008. Lehman had it and lost it.

Getting the Most Out of LinkedIn Pulse


Now that we have a bank of it, we’re always thinking about ways to creatively reuse and leverage what we’ve already created to continually share useful intel with our audience. As part of our overall marketing strategy, we spend a tremendous amount of time producing targeted thought leadership content. One of the things we’ve been exploring […].

What does your company’s dress code do for your reputation?

Return on Reputation

While some traditional companies, particularly in industries like banking and professional services, still embrace formal dress, the most desirable places to work these days are no longer blue collar or white collar jobs – they are no collar jobs.  Summer is here – temperatures are rising, and so are the hemlines. Which is exactly the point. Apple. Google. Facebook.

7 Important Principles Of Media Coverage Every Business Needs To Know


We’ve all seen the power of media coverage to change attitudes, build businesses and bring corporations to their knees. A few years ago, a media frenzy surrounded Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC) plans to use foreign workers to replace 45 people in their IT department.  It started when one of the displaced employees went to the media to tell his side of the story. Respect their deadlines.