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How To Take Control Of A Media Interview

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The headlines, social posts and PR takes were fascinating. “Guyana president blasts journalist when discussing country’s oil reserves” “Stop Lecturing Me’: Indian-Origin Guyana Pres. Shuts Down BBC Journalist, Exposes West’s Hypocrisy” “BBC journalist humbled by Guyana’s president…” Last week international communications expert (and my friend) Bob Pickard posted a fascinating “train wreck” excerpt of an exchange betwee

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Why Thought Leadership is Good Public Relations

Ronn Torossian

In the ever-changing PR arena, traditional press releases and media pitches don’t always cut it. Every day, people all swamped with info, making it crucial for brands to shine brightly and position themselves as trusted voices. Enter thought leadership, a strategic approach that lets organizations flex their industry expertise, form meaningful connections with their target […] The post Why Thought Leadership is Good Public Relations appeared first on.

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5 tips for building media relationships and ensuring coverage from a PR veteran

Agility PR Solutions

A PR professional’s responsibilities span everything from writing press releases, handling crisis communications, providing strategic recommendations and so much more, but their primary goal is to earn top-tier coverage for their clients. With that, much of a PR pro’s day is spent building relationships with media to maintain a steady stream of coverage.

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How To Integrate Digital PR with In-House PR Successfully

Prowly

The evolution of Digital PR has been quite a journey, from the early 00s days of shifty SEO link-building tactics to today’s proud industry that delivers campaigns that help get your brand front of mind and at the top of Google. Whilst an e-commerce or SEO team may fully appreciate the value of good Digital […] The post How To Integrate Digital PR with In-House PR Successfully appeared first on Prowly Blog.

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Peter H. Paulsen’s Inspiring Tale Continues to Resonate in 2024

Two years after its initial release, Peter H. Paulsen’s book, From Brick and Mortar to Prosperity, continues to inspire readers around the globe.

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Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty revolutionized marketing

Steve Barrett on PR

The Unilever brand’s iconic campaign turns 20 years old this week and is still influencing Dove’s communications to this day, proving that purpose and profit are not mutually exclusive.

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Tackling Misinformation: A Conversation With PRSA Chair-Elect Ray Day, APR

PRSay

Download a copy of “Tackling Misinformation: The Communications Industry Unites” here. Comms pros can find more resources on the topic here. This is a critical year in the ongoing fight against the proliferation of misinformation and disinformation. In 2024, more than 50 countries worldwide are in election cycles. According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2024 , disinformation is considered the world’s top risk in the next two years and the fifth global risk

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4 in 5 Gen Zers say multicultural and diverse communities largely shape brand preferences, along with more than half of the general population

Agility PR Solutions

Multicultural marketing has been a hugely important strategy for directly and appropriately targeting an increasingly diverse population to widen brand reach, but new research from marketing and advertising tech platform Direct Digital Holdings shows this approach goes beyond those borders. The outsized influence that multicultural and diverse communities have on the brand choices of mainstream […] The post 4 in 5 Gen Zers say multicultural and diverse communities largely shape brand prefe

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Advancing Your Media Relations Strategy: Essential Tactics for Seasoned PR Pros

Prowly

Refining PR strategies is key to making them successful. Even if you’re already a PR Pro. This article dives deep into advancing your media relations strategies, offering next-level essential tactics specifically designed for experienced public relations professionals. Use these tips to build stronger bonds with journalists, create press releases that really pop, and snag awesome […] The post Advancing Your Media Relations Strategy: Essential Tactics for Seasoned PR Pros appeared first on

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How and Why PR Should Be Involved in Social Media Marketing

Burrelles Fresh Ideas

Merging public relations with social media marketing into a single, powerful force is key to amplifying brand messages, sparking real-time engagement, and building lasting connections with your audience. Understanding the synergy In today’s digital age, the fusion of public relations (PR) with social media marketing is not just beneficial; it’s essential.

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Are Your Impact Comms Resonating With Stakeholders?

Whether your organization is at the start of its sustainability and impact journey or years into it, many brands share a common concern: the uncertainty of whether they are sending stakeholders mixed messages. Creating content that speaks to your audience's “love language” can be a tricky dance. But, worry not! 3BL has put together tips to ensure that your content not only finds its rhythm but also resonates with your target audiences.

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Crisis Management for B2B Tech Companies: A PR Perspective

5W PR

In the fast-paced B2B tech environment, new ground is continuously broken, but it’s not without its share of hazards. Data breaches, security loopholes, and service breakdowns are just some crises that could send a tech firm into a frenzy. Although companies can’t foresee every potential catastrophe, they can certainly gear up for it. Crisis management blueprint The foundation of public relations crisis preparedness is a detailed crisis management blueprint.

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USC Report Explores the Role of Comms in a Year Where Purpose and Polarization Are Colliding

PRSay

As companies face pressure to engage with social issues beyond their immediate business interests, communicators must anticipate how every word an organization says and every topic it raises will be received by different stakeholders, a new study finds. For the annual Global Communication Report, researchers at the USC Center for Public Relations surveyed PR professionals, investors, large company employees and consumers to study stakeholder expectations in a polarized political climate.

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4 quick steps for creating awesome video storyboards like a pro

Agility PR Solutions

High-quality videos require a planning stage where you figure out, organize, and optimize all the aspects you want to feature on the finished product. Whether it’s a movie, a YouTube show, or a branded video marketing piece, when we watch great video content, we’re looking at the result of a lengthy creative production process. And […] The post 4 quick steps for creating awesome video storyboards like a pro appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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How to Create a Comprehensive Media Report?

Prowly

If you’re overwhelmed by the sheer volume of time and effort it takes to create media reports, you’re not alone. Many PR professionals find themselves drowning in data, struggling to pull together information from a myriad of sources. What is a media monitoring report? Media monitoring report is a document that analyzes coverage received from […] The post How to Create a Comprehensive Media Report?

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Adapting to the Future: The Evolving Role of Crisis Management Firms in a Rapidly Changing World

As the Internet continues to grow and change, the role of Online Crisis Management firms is evolving. This article explores how these firms are adapting to the new topography of Online Crisis Management. Through interviews with industry experts and case studies, we uncover the key strategies and tactics that are driving success in this dynamic field.

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Rethinking the role of media relationships in earned media coverage

Axia PR

The right connections will open doors for your company, but the substance remains most crucial in earning media coverage. It's common for public relations firms to emphasize their close connections with journalists as a top selling point. The idea is that leveraging personal rapport can make it easier to pitch stories and gain coverage for clients. However, many experts argue that while relationships matter, their actual influence is limited.

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The Role of PR in Transforming Consumer Finance

5W PR

The world of financial services is experiencing a seismic shift. The old days of being defined by physical spaces and a reputation for complexity are fading. Instead, today’s consumer finance landscape is ripe with innovation, digital engagement, and a spotlight on financial literacy. At the center of this revolution is public relations, serving as a crucial connection between financial institutions and the evolving needs of consumers.

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Finding a Boyfriend and an Internship are Kind of the Same

Culpwrit

By Ceci Edelberg At some point in my college career, I decided that junior year was the year of relationships and internships. I’ve been saying I would have a “junior-year boyfriend” and a good junior-year summer internship since I was a freshman. So far, we have been 50% successful, and my only important announcement… Continue reading Finding a Boyfriend and an Internship are Kind of the Same The post Finding a Boyfriend and an Internship are Kind of the Same appeared first on Culpwrit.

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Do businesses prioritize profits over privacy rights? Despite increasing privacy legislation, more than 9 in 10 consumers think so

Agility PR Solutions

As advances in transaction technology increase, so too do the growing pains that create new challenges for IT and communications at every turn. Privacy issues have become so rampant that 137 out of 194 countries put legislation in place to secure the protection of data and privacy in 2023. But even with those safeguards, consumers […] The post Do businesses prioritize profits over privacy rights?

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Communicating During a Crisis & Navigating the Chaos

Speaker: Shawna Bruce, Director of M.D. Bruce & Associates Ltd.

Are you ready to face the unexpected? When the stakes are high and the pressure is on, there's no time to waste - you must be prepared to communicate clearly and confidently. In today's unpredictable world, mastering the art of crisis communication is a must-have skill for any public relations professional. Whether you're facing a weather disaster, a cyber attack, or a PR nightmare, knowing how to craft a clear and compelling message can mean the difference between chaos and calm, confusion and

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16 PR Crisis Management Examples: What (Not) to Do

Prowly

For every brand under the sun, it’s inevitable that problems arise every now and then. It could be a simple typo in a marketing campaign all the way to a full-blown international scandal. Crisis management examples show that some brands handle these crises well, while others… Not so much. Today we’ll make sure you fall […] The post 16 PR Crisis Management Examples: What (Not) to Do appeared first on Prowly Blog.

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How Motorpoint Used BuzzStream to “Drive” Over 400 Links in Year

Buzzstream

Motorpoint is the UK’s leading independent retailer of nearly new and used cars. Founded in 1998, the business has 20 stores across the UK and offers customers a multichannel car-buying experience. Over the last 18 months, the business has worked to bring more of its PR functionality in-house and reduce reliance on third parties when looking to secure coverage and links.

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Numbers Auto Suppliers Need to Know About CES 2024

Bianchi Biz Blog

Photo: Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® CES continues to be an important venue for many automotive and vehicle technology suppliers and decision makers, according to data recently released by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which produces CES. “Our annual show audit proves CES is where business gets done,” said Gary Shapiro. CEO, CTA.

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Social media updates: Instagram’s hashtag search changes, Facebook removes news tab and TikTok ban threats

Prohibition

In the ever-evolving landscape of social media, platforms continuously tweak features to enhance user experience and stay relevant. Recently, several major updates have captured the attention of users and marketers alike – check them out below. Instagram’s hashtag search changes One of the leading platforms for visual storytelling has revamped its hashtag search functionality.

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Discover the Actionable Habits of the World’s Best Strategic Communicators

Communication professionals can sometimes face difficult questions from internal stakeholders about the impact of their PR marketing initiatives. We know that nearly half of these professional say they need help with turning their PR data into actionable insights; and at least 20% don’t think they can measure their campaigns at all—but what if we told you all these obstacles can be easily combatted if you implement a few key habits.

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5 strategies PR pros must know to promote sustainability in the food industry

Agility PR Solutions

In today’s world, where sustainability is no longer a buzzword but a necessity, PR professionals in the food industry face the unique challenge of melding public relations with environmental responsibility. Mastering the art of communicating green initiatives is crucial to influencing consumer behavior and steering organizations toward a more sustainable future.

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If sales is like dating, so is public relations

Axia PR

Craft better stories and connections through shared interests, listening, and adapting. The process of sales is commonly compared to the journey of dating. The goals are similar: make a meaningful connection, demonstrate value, and build loyalty to lead to a longer-term relationship. The courtship activities involved in PR outreach parallel these dating rituals.

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Coffee with a Journalist: Farrell Evans, Freelance

OnePitch

Farrell Evans is a freelance journalist covering a range of topics including business, golf, history, and race. His articles have appeared in Inc., Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Bloomberg, and others.

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Do You Lead With Your #HeartFirst? Part Two

HMA Public Relations

Alison Bailin is back on the blog this week to share more nuggets of wisdom on leadership from the new book, "Heart First for Emerging Leaders" by David Grossman. Take a look!

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5WPR Consumer Culture Report 2024

5WPR’s fifth annual Consumer Culture report takes a look at consumer spending culture, the biggest influences behind buying behaviors, and emerging trends.

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The Two Wars and us in The Middle.

Maxim Behar

I'm not sure how many of you realize, but we've been caught between two wars for months. And we don't know which one is scarier. No, I don't mean the one in Ukraine, but the other one – in the Middle East. The real "military" wars may be more, but none of us here, in the small and baffled Bulgaria, cares about what's happening even a hundred kilometers from our borders.

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The untapped potential of first-party behavioral data: 3 in 4 marketers say collecting it is critical, but less than half are currently doing so

Agility PR Solutions

Brands and businesses are endlessly trying to figure out how to gain visibility into customer engagement and grow customer lifetime value, and marketers know that being able to collect meaningful behavioral data and derive insights from it is critical to optimizing the customer journey. But marketers struggle to leverage this data at all stages of […] The post The untapped potential of first-party behavioral data: 3 in 4 marketers say collecting it is critical, but less than half are curre

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Inside Taylor Swift’s ‘unconventional climb’ to billionaire status

Mark My Words

Hello As for Miss Americana, she became the brand – an “unconventional, unexpected, and utterly mesmerising” transformation, Mark Borkowski, brand expert and founder of PR agency Borkowski, tells HELLO! And it didn’t happen by accident. “She’s not just a singer; she’s a narrative weaver, a community builder, and a master of the art of connection,” says Mark.