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PR Golden Turkey Awards, 2022

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It has been way too long since I have posted a PR Golden Turkey Awards. But circumnstances scream for a reboot, in this special “Tech Billionaires Gone Wild” episode. No two people are more deserving of this award than the following characters.

Boo! Now will you cover my PR?

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Tapping emotions is a time-honored tactic in PR and marketing. This can involve fear-mongering. Scaring folks can be a great attention-getter, particularly if you are promoting solutions in areas like cyebrsecurity, public safety and infrastructure protection.

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Insurtech Round Table Explores Startup PR, Success Factors

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Episode 13 of PR, Done & Doner.

Frank Strong on the State of PR Tech

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I enjoyed speaking with PR blogger Frank Strong (of Sword & the Script fame ) about the state of PR tech, for the PR, Done & Doner podcast (here’s a video of the interview ). The PR job of has never been more challenging. Tech can help, but it is not always easy to know where to invest.

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

Cision’s 4 Data-Driven Habits of Top Comms Teams details the habits of the world's best communicators. Uncover actionable habits that will give you the power to influence and amplify your story better. Download this free e-book today!

Analyzing Analyst Relations – New Research Schools on How to Get it Right

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At Fusion PR , we are big believers in the power of industry analyst relations. Most of our programs include an A/R track. In the world of enterprise tech, they are extremely important influencers. But how can you reap the potential benefits of engaging and working with analysts?

Hail the Superforecasters: Towards Better Predictions in Tech and PR   

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I recently listened to a podcast that radically changed my thinking about forecasts. In this post I explain the relevance of predictions in technology and PR, and about armchair superforecasters who can do a radically better job than experts.

Acting the Part (of Thought Leader and Spokesperson)

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I had the great pleasure of meeting Brette Goldstein when my old friend Jeffrey Koeppel introduced us a while back. He’s a Maryland-based corporate, securities, and M&A lawyer who knows Brette from his work in the film business.

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Top Tech Words to Banish in 2022

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Every year Lake Superior State University publishes a list of words that should be banished because they are so overused. It’s based on thousands of submissions from around the world. . As reported in CNN. The 2021 list includes an interesting mix of words, from Gen-Z speak (“Wait, what?”),

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Diego Pineda on Why you Need Thought Leadership vs. Content Marketing

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I saw a piece of content that drew me in recently. It was a story on Medium by Solo Thought Leader author Diego Pineda called Content Marketing is Dying; Here’s why you need to Develop Thought Leadership Instead. My first reaction was, “give me a break! Another XXX is dead (or dying) story!

7 Trends in ESG: What PR Pros Need to Know in 2023

What does the evolution of ESG programs mean for communicators? As it turns out - a lot. New challenges are coming into focus, driven by the increasing attention to corporate sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs, and the evolving state of ESG reporting regulations. This new ebook from 3BL Media explores seven trends in detail and unpacks what they mean for communicators. Access your copy for free today.

He fired me and Launched my Career in Tech PR

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People sometimes wonder how I started out in engineering and wound up in PR. Something that happened recently really made an impression and brought my career journey full circle, 35 years later. Read on to learn more, and I hope you enjoy the story! Geeking out with Audio.

He fired me and Launched my Career in Tech PR

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People sometimes wonder how I started out in engineering and wound up in PR. Something that happened recently really made an impression and brought my career journey full circle, 35 years later. Read on to learn more, and I hope you enjoy the story! Geeking out with Audio.

Top Crypto Reporter offers Tips for PR and Startups

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If you work for a crypto or blockchain company and want to improve visibility and marketing results, check out our latest podcast. Fusion PR CEO Jordan Chanofsky interviewed CoinDesk Deputy Business Editor Danny Nelson about the state of the space and implications for media and PR.

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Osaka Episode puts Media, Sports and Celebrity on Trial

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By now you have likely heard of the biggest news from the first days of the French Open this past weekend. It was actually about no news, or rather the refusal of one of the shining stars to engage in press activities surrounding the event.

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Managing a PR Crisis

Any brand is vulnerable to bad press, so we compiled key strategies into our PR crisis management guide. From managing your team and crafting your responses to keeping tabs on the conversation, this guide is for anyone tasked with brand management.

From Breakthrough IP to Market Domination

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Here is the third installment in my series about maximizing “secret sauce” in tech marketing. In the first post, I explored the meaning and history of the term, and shared examples. Then, in the next one, I outlined steps to turn your core IP into a PR asset , and included case studies.

Tesla Slams the Brakes on PR

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Pixabay. The EV blog Electrek broke the news last week that Tesla is dissolving its PR department. Editor-in-chief Fred Lambert’s story covered journalists’ growing frustrations with the comms team leading up to its shutdown.

Frank Strong on the State of PR Tech

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I enjoyed speaking with PR blogger Frank Strong (of Sword & the Script fame ) about the state of PR tech, for the PR, Done & Doner podcast (here’s a video of the interview ). The PR job of has never been more challenging. Tech can help, but it is not always easy to know where to invest.

Hail the Superforecasters: Towards Better Predictions in Tech and PR   

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I recently listened to a podcast that radically changed my thinking about forecasts. In this post I explain the relevance of predictions in technology and PR, and about armchair superforecasters who can do a radically better job than experts.

2022 Media Database Buyer’s Guide

To maintain accurate contact information for journalists and influencers, a homegrown database doesn’t cut it. Cision created the go-to guide for selecting a new media database. Download and learn how to choose the right media database for you!

What’s your Hype Cycle Time?

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How to Surf the Tech Trends without Going Under. Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay. Everyone is familiar with tastemakers in fashion, music and popular culture. They indicate what is hot, and what is not, with words and actions. Those who want to stay ahead of trends pay close attention.

Top Tech Words to Banish in 2022

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Every year Lake Superior State University publishes a list of words that should be banished because they are so overused. It’s based on thousands of submissions from around the world. As reported in CNN. The 2021 list includes an interesting mix of words, from Gen-Z speak (“Wait, what?”),

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No, PR’s Not Dead Yet. Doing Just Fine Thanks! But Try Again Next Year

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Many wish to continue to write off public relations and kick it to the curb – by coldly saying that the profession and/or its trappings are dead. First it was gripes about the press release, and in the latest example, a report that tech PR is dead, which I just read in Inc.

Your Amazing Succession PR Scene Translator

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I am a big fan of Succession, an HBO Max drama about family media empire Waystar Royco, which is run by aging patriarch Logan Roy (played by Brian Cox with snarling intensity). There’s great writing, a superb cast, and always lots of palace initrigue over who will succeed Logan.

Cision's 2022 Global State of the Media Report

For Cision’s annual State of the Media Report, journalists shared their top priorities and what PR and communication pros can do to improve their relationships with the media. Read the report and learn how to create stronger media partnerships.

Your Amazing Succession PR Scene Translator

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I am a big fan of Succession, an HBO Max drama about family media empire Waystar Royco, which is run by aging patriarch Logan Roy (played by Brian Cox with snarling intensity). There’s great writing, a superb cast, and always lots of palace initrigue over who will succeed Logan.

Introducing PR, Done and Doner!

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We are proud to introduce PR: Done and Doner , a podcast that equips tech PR and marketing pros with the info needed to get the best possible results. It is not just about mastering the changing world of earned media, although that is key part (and not getting any easier, most agree).

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What’s your Hype Cycle Time?

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How to Surf the Tech Trends without Going Under. Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay. Everyone is familiar with tastemakers in fashion, music, and popular culture. They indicate what is hot and what is not, with words and actions. Those who want to stay ahead of trends pay close attention.

Check out our New Podcast: PR, Done & Doner

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I realized that I have been making a lot of noise on the Fusion PR website about PR, Done & Doner – but have said nothing here. Three great episodes in, I guess it is about time.

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5WPR 2022 Consumer Culture Report

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

Check out our New Podcast: PR, Done & Doner

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I realized that I have been making a lot of noise on the Fusion PR website about PR, Done & Doner – but have said nothing here. Three great episodes in, I guess it is about time.

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Another PR Rabbit Hole to Avoid: Obscure Analyst Reports

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From Pixabay. I had blogged a while back about all those time wasters we sometimes run into; e.g. the deluge of pay-to-play offers you get right after releasing news over a wire. There’s another that has been bugging me and my teams: obscure analyst reports.

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You’re out of your Bleeping PR Head – or Should be

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Working in PR seems the reverse of the old quote: “I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.” ” Groucho Marx. The club, or field of PR, can disdain those who want to join; particularly people so entrenched that they lack little “real world” experience.

Secret Sauce: What it is, and How to Apply for best PR Results

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It can go by various names. IP (short for intellectual property). Or proprietary tech. Or keys to the kingdom. I like “secret sauce” Most who work in IT understand that this refers to the magical ingredient that sets a technology or solution apart.

Spreading the Good News: Four Best Practices for Construction Projects

The I-5 High Occupancy Vehicle Improvement Project upgraded a 3-mile segment of the I-5 traversing Santa Ana and Orange, CA. Hill developed a public awareness and community outreach plan in collaboration with key stakeholders, organizations, communities,

Turn Your Secret Sauce into a PR Asset with these 4 Steps

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In my last post I explained the history and significance of secret sauce , or IP, in tech marketing. I also laid out the challenges of getting PR mileage from your core tech. To summarize, “secret sauce” underpins a solution or component.

The Pandemic Forever Changed these Words

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It’s hard to think of anything in our lifetimes that’s so taken over our lives and attentions. We’re all trying to adapt, with the best minds tackling the Covid health and economic crises, and focused on getting us back to work and the “new normal,” whatever that means.

Breaking Down PR’s Fourth Wall with ABM

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The fourth wall is a figurative one at the foot of a stage (the other three walls shape the room of the set). Actors breach this wall when they talk to the audience. Similarly, PR is being challenged to break through mass communications and take the message directly to individuals. .

PR – An Essential Business? Tips for Keeping Your Sanity, Job and Relationships in a Pandemic

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It’s dark in here. Let me find the light switch. There you go. Hey, where is everybody? It sure is quiet. These are the thoughts you might have, if you work in PR in the Age of Coronavirus. People are bunkered down. No one knows for sure when the crisis will end.

Generating Leads with Facebook: A Guide for Businesses

In this Facebook guide for businesses, we’ll help you strategize with tips and techniques straight from our playbooks. We also let you in on the best practices for improving your lead gen campaigns, starting with a review of your performance metrics.